One of my most popular posts of 2018 is the one where I shared 29 Blogmas post ideas with you guys (and I posted it at the end of November. let that sink in) and since you all see to really love it, I figured I’d share some more ideas with you all!
The one thing I always kind of fear is having nothing to post about and no ideas ready to go. So having lists like this available is hopefully going to help us all out next time we’re stuck for ideas.
Before I ramble on for much longer, let’s just dive in, shall we?
- Seasonal TBRs – I don’t know how you guys feel about TBRs but they’re not really something I do, as you might’ve noticed if you’ve followed me for a while but I love hearing about what other people want to read for the season? And the books don’t have to be related to that season either when you’re writing these posts up!
- Seasonal Releases – We all know that there are just too many god damn books coming out each year and if we’d talk about them all in one post, we’d never get to actually reading those books, so why not split them up into the different seasons?
- Seasonal TBR Round-Ups – For those of you guys who do TBRs, do you ever go back and take a look at what you actually got read? I think that would make for quite an interesting post overall!
- Seasonal Highlights – Do you ever get to the end of the year and realize that you now have to decide which books you enjoyed a ton? That looming Best Of post staring at you? I think we’d do us all a favor by doing seasonal highlights because we’ll have a pre-selection for the end of the year already and all we’ll have to do is narrow those down rather than the X amount of books we read in total!
- Seasonal TBR Clean Out – How often do you guys stare at the unread books you have with a bit of an uneasy feeling because you don’t know when you’re going to get to those books? I’ve got a BOX in my bedroom filled with books just screaming at me to read them already. Some of which are review copies from early 2018. I think this might be something I’ll have to include into my routine.
Book Centered Posts
- 5 Star Predictions – Is anyone else curious what someone else’s favorite books might be? Out of the books they haven’t read yet, obviously. Because I sure am. I’ve shared a post like that on the blog before too and actually, I should do another one soon!
- 5 Star Predictions Round-Up – One thing I’ve found that you can and should always include in your posts is doing round-ups or reviews of previous posts! You’ve already had a fun idea that you wrote a post about why not go back and see how you did? It can also be quite motivating to your reading when you know you want to do that round-up post down the line!
- Thoughts While Reading XYZ – This would probably make for a super fun video idea too for those of you guys who are confident in front of a camera but I think it’d be quite fun to read them in a post too! Sure, this post might be spoiler filled so not everyone can read it but it’s a switch up for you and helps you write down how you felt about a book while you read it! Imagine how handy these thoughts will be weeks down the line when you finally get around to writing that review. 😉
- Various Review Styles (Bullet Point, GIFs, Detailed, Mini-Reviews) – Writing reviews the same way all the time can get quite boring and maybe even daunting so why not switch things up every no wand then? Keep things interesting for you and your readers! Marie, for example, often has different types of reviews on her blog and I really like that!
- Tropes You Love/Hate To Read – Don’t we all enjoy a bit of ‘tea’ from time to time? Why not share things you absolutely do not enjoy to read about? Do love triangles drive you up the wall? Talk about it! Talk about why and get into more detail! Maybe you have a couple of exceptions to your hatred for them? Recommend those! Or share tropes you will read over and over again and not get tired of them. And recommend some books for them.
- Tropes You Hate Done Right – OR. Maybe there are things you usually would stay so, so far away from but a couple of books have done them so freaking well that you just need to shout about them. Do it!
- Discussions – One of my favorite things to happen whenever I read a book is to get inspired for a discussion post for the blog. Sometimes it’ll happen with a book I’m not enjoying as much as I hoped or it’s a favorite of mine but something bothers me.
- Commentary – If you’re part of the book community on any of the various platforms, you’ll most likely see so, so much go down and I always find it interesting to hear people’s take on what’s going on in the book community. Usually, I’m not that in the loop so I stay away from these posts but if you’re more involved and want to voice your opinion, go for it!
- Lists! – Does anyone else feel like lists are really, really popular posts? Especially if you include something that’ll help people out (specific recs, resource round-ups, tips & tricks for different platforms, etc) you’re more likely to get people reading your post (I’m like 80% sure that’s why my blogmas post ideas one did so well in such little time) and hopefully sharing them. Plus, they’re quite fun to put together too! And if you’re looking for some ideas on what type of lists you could do – check out the posts I’ve done before! There are a lot of them already and I can’t wait to add even more to it in the future.
- Tags – These are a great way to interact with the community by tagging fellow bloggers and writing up posts for the tags you’ve been nominated for. Plus, they can often inspire future posts too – this has happened multiple times for me! And on top of all of those benefits? They’re really fun to do and will introduce different sides of you to your readers! And if you’re looking for ideas for some tags you could do, here are some I’ve posted before!
- Updates – Are you planning on participating in any challenges this year? Or did you share goals on your blog for 2019? What better way to motivate you to stick to your goals or work towards them even more than my checking in with them and seeing how you’ve been doing? I did this in 2018 with my reading goals (here’s update #1 and #2) and it was really fun to be able to look back at my reading up to a certain point and to see where I needed to invest more or where I could up my goals, etc.
Okay, phew! That’s all the post ideas I have to offer you guys today but as I said, I’ve got another post already up offering you 29 more ideas so you should be pretty covered if you’re stuck for ideas! 😉 And don’t worry, I will do my best to share more ideas in the future if/when I collect enough new ones. 🙂
But now I want to know: what are you guys’ favorite posts to both write and read? Are you someone who loves lists? And if so, how long do you prefer them to be (this totally isn’t for future reference) and how detailed (for recs/releases)? Do you love reading/writing discussions? If so, what are some of your favorites – both that you’ve written and read from others?
Let me know down in the comments below and thank you for taking the time to read this post! I truly do appreciate it. ❤