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Ideas for Starting a Blog that Matters

Ideas for Starting a Blog that Matters

There are websites about nearly everything imaginable, but that doesn’t mean they’re all good!

Here at Fizzle, we believe that anyone who puts in the right amount of focused effort can build an audience online, even if it is about an obscure topic.

But knowing what to blog about isn’t always easy.

We ran a blogging challenge a while back, and surveyed the participants about the topic ideas they were considering for their blogs. They didn’t use all of these blog topic ideas, but many of them did get used.

Don’t know what topic to start your blog on? Here are 81 blog topic ideas to get you thinking about what you could focus (or re-focus) your site on.

Self improvement/Self-Hypnosis
Health & Fitness for Busy People
Language Learning Blogs
How to Travel on a Budget (Best hotel deals. Car rental. Trip advice.)
Writing Style
Rescued Animals
Personal Development (Passions & Ambition Pursuing)
Social Dynamics & Communication Skills
Working in Uncommon Fields of Expertise While Location Independence
Self Defense
Recipes for couples without children
Male guide to female communication
Using technology in small business (Google Docs, CRM, credit card processing)
Blogging about special kinds of foods (we’ve got a course on this one!)
Bullying/cyber bullying
Behavioral disorders in children
Body-weight training
Entrepreneurial education for young children & adults
Disc Golf
DIY Projects, DIY Business and Selling Homemade Items
How to have a Strong Marriage
How to be a real and true friend
How to Train for a Triathlon
Careers vs job: following your passion
Getting VMWare Certified
Getting Microsoft Certified
Self-sustaining lifestyle (grow your own food/ use solar power etc)
Mind strengthening (mind over matter/ lucid dreaming)
Beyond the basics of personal financial management
Healthy eating blog
Home brewing beer
Self defense training (“for women” or “for children” or “for business executives”)
Indie Video Game Development
Video Game tactics shown through video tutorials
Helping small businesses get more customers
Community gardening/Urban farming
Starting and running your own social network
Point and Shoot Photography (How to create incredible photographs with whatever camera you have in your pocket)
Blog & Website Design for Non Designers (How to make your blog look incredible without spending a fortune)
The Art of Getting What You Want (How to use confidence and technique to get what you want from life, your relationships and your career)
Make Good Video for the Web (How to leverage the video medium to take your brand, blog, website, or business to the next level)
Self-Employment (The logistics behind how to start working for yourself (i.e. How to leave your job, find health insurance, set up an LLC, etc.)
How to write an e-bestseller (How could we document the process of creating an Amazon Kindle (or other electronic format) bestseller.)
Rapid Language Learning
How to become a better writer
How to lose weight and feel awesome (Even at middle age! The Primal/Paleo way)
Vegan diet
Cycling. More specifically, urban commuting.
Apartment living (this could range from renter issues to decor, etc.)
Interior design blog
Eating organic on a tight budget
Health conscious, High mileage, Minimalist traveling
How to Become a Famous Rock-star
Sports Photography
Life skills/life coaching for high school students
College planning for homeschoolers
Speaking in Public (How to overcome the fear to the audience; minimalistic approach to presentations, etc.)
A Family related site (Topics centered mostly on improving the relationship between family members; how to increase the creativity of kids and specially parents; how to help kids to find their passion and inner peace.)
Alternative Running Events (Mudruns, Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, Warrior Dash, etc.)
Learning the Ukulele
Learn How to Play Guitar
How to Get What You Want Without Breaking the Law or Burning Bridges
Becoming a wine connoisseur
Build a boat and cross the Pacific in it
Getting good at tennis and qualifying for Wimbledon
Regular Surfing
How mobile applications that can improve one’s work productivity, relationships with friends and family, and overall quality of life.
Simpler Living (a blog that will explore and map a journey from a miserable 6 figure a year traditional way of living back to an often forgotten way of life.)
The best “places” around the world & do they live up to the hype?
How to do travel photography/videography
The Great Recession (A blog based upon a sustainable lifestyle with a smaller footprint.)
Building an iPhone application
The end of the world and the Maya prophecies for December 21st, 2012
Car maintenance
Running a Small Agile Business (we’ve got a 9 stage blogging/business roadmap for this)
A “Good Cause” Site (Telling the Stories of Successful Non-Profits & Charities)
The world of virtual conferences
QR codes. How to best use them in small business Marketing.
Inspire Bootstrappers (A blog to inspire bootstrappers by posting real bootstrapper success stories.)
Starting a blog is actually easy. Thousands of new blogs are started every day. Anyone can start a blog in 5 minutes, but very few people will create blogs that matter.

What’s the difference between most blogs and the select few that attract huge followings?

That’s a question I started asking myself long before I started my first blog. Since then, I’ve started four blogs that have attracted over a million visitors each, and I’ve helped friends and clients attract huge audiences and build thriving, sustainable businesses built around blogs.

I’ve also seen plenty of bloggers work incredibly hard on something that never takes off.

By studying these differences and through the work I’ve been doing for the past 10 years, I’ve developed a repeatable formula for building successful blogs.

Everything I’ve learned has been distilled into our Start a Blog That Matters course. This course can help you create a blog that will change your life and the lives of your readers.

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