100+ Blog Post Ideas & Topics for Creative & Lifestyle Bloggers (2019 Edition)

Get more blog traffic in 2019 by publishing (SEO) data-driven blog posts ideas and topics.

If you’re still building out your 2019 editorial calendar, here is a list of blog post ideas and topics you should consider using for inspiration. I’m no creative like all the blogging partners we built HOI with, but I do have an eye and knack for the numbers.

Specifically, Google search data to uncover hidden keyword-traffic opportunities. I started with over 1,000 keywords and filtered down to 100-150 ideas and topics which have low number of SEO competitors, and (relatively) high number of searches.

You’ll see broad, abstract topics you can get wildly creative with, as well as specific tangible ideas which many of you can produce almost automatically. Take a look.

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printable quotes for blog post ideas

50 Printable Quote Ideas

Make printable art, and give it away for free like most of you do already. People don’t only Google motivational sayings and inspirational quotes to look cool on social media. 🙂

Thousands of searchers, every single month, actually look up quotes to print out and display on their mugs, t-shirts, posters, home decor, etc.

Give the people what they want.

Fire up your favorite graphic design tool, and go crazy with fonts, colors, and textures to create unique printable files.

Check out this list of 50 highly searched printable quotes you can turn into blog post ideas.

Create blog posts for the benefit of parents, teachers, and everyone else to print for free. On the flip side, share with fellow bloggers and publishers to use on their sites. Claim art credit in the form of your backlinks and social shares.

Printable Quotes to Blog About

  1. “Please take one”
  2. “We know you would be here today”
  3. “Today is a good day for a good day
  4. Month signs for baby pictures
  5. “It’s great to be 8”
  6. “7 days of love”
  7. “How do you feel today?”
  8. “Every child is an artist”
  9. “Thanks for being so sweet”
  10. “You are loved”
  11. “Take what you need”
  12. “True friends leave pawprints on your heart
  13. “Be a loner (Einstein)
  14. “Family is like branches of a tree…”
  15. “Don’t forget why you started
  16. “Chase your dreams but always know the road that will bring you home again”
  17. “Watch your thoughts”
  18. “Have a blessed day”
  19. “I drink better than I cook”
  20. “In order to be strong…” (Thomas Monson quote)
  21. “To travel is to live”
  22. “Our greatest fear….(Marianne Williamson poem quotes)
  23. “Nevertheless, she persisted”
  24. “Be like a pineapple”
  25. “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction”
  26. “Peace without justice is tyranny”
  27. “What if I fall…”
  28. “Stand up to your friends (Harry Potter quote)
  29. “In this family, we quote”
  30. “Not all who wander are lost”
  31. “Children are not a distraction”
  32. “Where there is goodness, there is kindness”
  33. “Oh, the places you’ll go”
  34. “I only went out for a walk”
  35. “Everything in its place”
  36. “If the savior stood beside me…”
  37. “If you haven’t grown up by 60, you don’t have to”
  38. “Hakuna Matata, it means no worries”
  39. “Nothing ever happens the same way twice”
  40. “Not all heroes wear capes”
  41. “A few people changing the world…” (Margaret Mead quote)
  42. “Second star to the right…” (Peter Pan)
  43. “Use it up, wear it out”
  44. “She has fire in her heart, and grace in her soul (sole)”
  45. “Reap the fruit of your labor”
  46. “Believe there’s good in the world”
  47. “Live like you’ve never been hurt”
  48. “Moms are like buttons, they hold everything together”
  49. “You are my sunshine”
  50. “I am only one, but still I am one…” (Helen Keller quote)

holiday post ideas to blog about

Blog about the Major Holidays (and all the other not-so major holidays in-between)

Major Evergreen Holidays

You already know about the major US holidays, and all the party, costume, crafts, recipes, gifts, printable, and travel ideas associated with them. The opportunity to blog about unique ideas for these is bottomless.

  • Keep blogging about these ideas like clockwork, especially for major holidays that brought you excellent traffic in the past.
The challenge with the mainstream holidays is that everyone flocks to creating content around these. Newbie bloggers, veteran bloggers, retailers, magazine sites, etc. The demand (search volume) is high, but so is the supply of content. Diversify.

Major International Evergreen Holidays

Diversify by tapping into equally important major holidays that people around the world celebrate in America, but which American bloggers don’t know or blog about. Here are some really popular holidays we could all benefit to know more about:

  • Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
  • Diwali (I love you Michael Scott, but no, it’s not exactly a “Hindu Halloween”, although there is one evening dedicated to costumes called Ves Bhusa! Diwali is almost a week long holiday.)
  • Ramadan
  • O-Bon
  • Uttarayan/Basanth (kite fighting festivals)
  • Check out this list of multinational holidays to learn about, and to consider blogging about

Of course, exercise common sense by doing your research, and getting information from actual natives that know what they’re talking about. Host that person on your blog via guest post or interview. You want to publish articles on holidays you don’t personally celebrate with the same integrity, validity, and common courtesy. You also don’t want to be accused of cultural appropriation with backlash from the social justice warriors.

Once you find a good holiday, give it the usual party, craft, costume, recipe, etc. format you’re normally used to producing, and get to work.

Hashtag Holidays

It used to be just about the major holidays, and your respective cultural / religious holidays you celebrated at home. Now, for better or worse, everyday some person, thing, or idea is recognized with national and international days, AKA hashtag holidays.

Every. Single. Day.

Naturally, this creates buzz and untapped opportunity for bloggers and even big brands to take advantage of. Load up on your social media and editorial calendars by pinpointing the National whatever days that matter to you and your audience, research them, and apply them to your usual idea formats.

How do you find article ideas for hashtag holidays with DIY keyword research? Easy.

  1. Pick a handful of dates / holidays that are relevant to you and your audience. Here’s a giant list  to pick from.
  2. Type the holiday into the search box on Answer the Public. and hit “Get Questions.”
  3. Skim through the results, and pick the questions and ideas: that people search for +  that you can create something unique to offer for + that you guess your audience might care about.
  4. Research, gather information, create something relevant, and hit publish several months or weeks prior to the holiday date. (Gives Google time to find your blog post, and rank it properly.)

DIY craft ideas to blog about

Blog about Crafts for Kids, Teens, Adults

Publish more even craft content in 2019, but with keyword demand in mind. Here are post ideas on all things crafts you can create for a wide audience ranging from kids, teens, adults, and even retirees.

Power Tip for Craft Tutorials:

When producing craft ideas and tutorial blog posts, see if you can shoot some video footage of step-by-step instructions. Publish that on Youtube, and embed the video in your article to increase both Youtube views, and blog post traffic.

Blog about DIY crafts you can produce by hand using everyday items, such as:

  1. Mason jar crafts
  2. Wine cork / wine bottle crafts
  3. Duct tape crafts
  4. Paper crafts
  5. Seashell crafts
  6. Plank crafts
  7. Recyclable crafts
  8. Upcycled crafts
  9. Repurposed crafts
  10. Popsicle stick crafts
  11. Pinecone crafts
  12. Cardboard crafts
  13. Hot glue gun crafts
  14. Kawaii crafts
  15. Plastic bottle crafts
  16. Button crafts
  17. Primitive crafts
  18. Horseshoe crafts
  19. Mod-podge
  20. Leather crafts
  21. Terra cotta pot crafts
  22. Felt crafts
  23. Glitter crafts
  24. Sewing crafts

Here are some popular themes for craft ideas, which have relatively low competition in Google:

  1. Star Wars
  2. Harry Potter
  3. Pokemon
  4. Minecraft
  5. Disney (Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Moana)
  6. Unicorn

Blog about crafts based on the need, or purpose:

  1. for when you’re bored
  2. for when you’re in a rush (5 minutes or less ideas)
  3. for Back to School
  4. For gift giving
  5. For different holiday themes

travel topics for blog posts to write about

Blog about Travel & Family Vacations

In some ways, planning to travel and vacation has become really easy. With flight aggregator sites, hotel aggregator sites, and other travel sites like TripAdvisor, not to mention all the awesome travel blogs out there, you have full control over your entire itinerary.

In some ways though, traveling is also still super stressful. Especially if you’re a parent. “Do they allow you to take a baby in an Uber or taxi in San Diego?”

You’re not going anywhere to get away, you’re simply taking your daily struggles elsewhere for a few days.

Even if you’re traveling solo, with friends, or with just your significant other, how many of us come back from a trip, feeling like you need a vacation from your vacation? And let’s not forget the struggle of disconnecting from your devices.

You don’t have to be a pro travel blogger to know how real these struggles are, or how to navigate through them. So for those of you who’ve experienced these dozens of universally shared stressors, and found practical solutions which saved you time, money, and headaches, write about them.

People Google how-to travel advice over a million times a year, and guess what, the top results aren’t always the TripAdvisors, Kayaks, and Expedias of the internet, but modest blogs. This presents excellent opportunity for you to capture travel traffic, make friends with travel bloggers, and most excitingly, earn yourself the chance to collaborate with major travel brands. Cha-ching!

Here are some real world struggles to kickstart your thinking, again backed by the best keyword research tool, Ahrefs:

  1. How to find incredible deals to be able to go on otherwise unaffordable family vacations
  2. How to vacation without traveling (vacation alternatives), such as road trips to, or staycations in [city and state, or country]
  3. How to deeply immerse while on vacation in [city and state, or country]
  4. How to disengage from work, email, and electronics (and not lose your mind)
  5. How to travel safely in [city and state, or country]
  6. Hidden gem activities, destinations or restaurants you won’t find on TripAdvisor or Yelp’s top tourist places to check out (do tourist reviewers or critics truly know better than actual locals what the best places are? I think not.)
  7. How to travel with babies, infants, toddlers, kids, teenagers, pets, SO’s who hate traveling, large families, or even solo
  8. What to do if you lose your wallet in a foreign place
  9. Local tours to take like Randi does here with her Magnolia Market Fixer Upper Waco, TX Tour to give visitors an idea of what it’s like to be an actual resident somewhere
  10. The best tours to take, for example, this guide on choosing the best Sound of Music tour in Salzburg, Austria
  11. Souvenir ideas without overspending at airport gift shops
  12. Tips for visiting popular tourist spots, such as Disneyland
  13. What It’s like to stay at [hotel or AirBnB spots] in [city and state, or country] like Tammy does here: renting vacation apartments in London.

Power Tip for Creating New Travel Posts:

You don’t have to take a trip in 2019 to write a travel post in 2019. Look back to trips you still vividly remember, tap into the photos and videos you captured, and run with it.

recipe ideas to blog about

Blog about Recipes You Actually Use

Google any recipe you can think of, and you’ll find endless amounts of content thrown together Wikihow-style, so that media giants can get lots of views, clicks and ad dollars.

What would you rather see more of: Generic recipes regurgitated by marketers OR recipes passed down from generations by mothers and grandmothers?

Don’t just shoot the photography, capture film too while you’re at it, and publish recipe tutorial videos on Youtube, and subsequently your blog and social media.

Every one of us can trace back to unique, original recipes of deliciousness that have withstood the test of time. Blog about them.

If you’d like to share a secret family recipe you want to share with the world, let us know, and we can publish it in our exclusive family-only recipes section of House of Ideas.

Power Tip for Recipe Posts:

Get more search engine traffic and improve usability by adding rich Recipe cards on your blog post with a plugin like WP Recipe Maker. It’s developed to show Rich Cards in Google search results using fancy, techy SEO code.

Food & Drink Recipe Ideas to Blog About

Here are some recipe ideas to focus on, that are more specific, and tailored to unique needs and flavor palettes.

  1. Secret recipe ideas passed down in your family for generations
  2. Healthy but delicious kid-friendly recipes
  3. Alternative food recipes for people who don’t eat gluten, dairy, meat, etc.
  4. Alternative drink recipes for people who don’t drink milk or alcohol
  5. Healthier dessert recipes to satisfy the sweet tooth for people on a no-low sugar diets
  6. Recipes for pregnancy cravings
  7. Recipes teachers can affordably and reasonably put together for their entire class
  8. Recipes using popular kitchen appliances like air fryers, toaster ovens, instant pots, juicers, etc.
movies and tv shows to blog about

Blog About Movies and Highly Binged TV Shows

Check out highly anticipated upcoming movie and TV Shows of 2019, and align it with your monthly editorial blogging calendar. Set yourself up for traffic spikes with highly anticipated movies like Avengers 4, Frozen 2, Captain Marvel, and of course, the LION KING Live Action. The content ideas for these movies are infinite, from party themes, to craft ideas, to Halloween 2019 costumes, to gift ideas, to movie reviews, and so on.

Check out this a list of movies to get started.

Power Tip:

Use products from prior releases that you can still buy from your favorite retailers like Oriental Trading. Most retailers don’t stock new movie items, props, and supplies until after it releases. Don’t wait that long to photograph your ideas, and publish your posts. Let the post gain some “equity” with Google for freshness, and when new products are available for purchase, update your posts, and gain even further SEO benefit.

Bonus power tip for sponsored content creators:

Pitch movie release topics to brands you love working with, and they’ll love you for it. New movie content tends to have lower competition in search and social media, so the quicker they can publish your work, the more traffic and benefits they’ll reap.

Original Netflix Programming

You know Netflix isn’t stopping anytime soon with original content, and you never know which shows or movies achieve cult status like Bird Box or Stranger Things, or which ones flop and get discontinued.

As with movie ideas and themes, write about your favorite Original shows, movies, characters, stand-ups, etc.

Create helpful lists for people like me who otherwise get stuck searching and searching until giving up and re-running the Office for literally the 95th time.

Rinse and repeat for other original programming cord-cutting subscriptions like Amazon Prime, Hulu, Youtube TV, etc.

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By |January 9th, 2019|Creative Blogging, Lifestyle, Travel|

About the Author:

Raj Shah is a digital marketing professional with almost 10 years of practice. He's here to help blogging entrepreneurs obtain hard-earned and random knowledge he's acquired while managing enterprise SEO teams for companies like Oriental Trading, Staples (Quill.com), and TakeLessons. House of Ideas is his, Anum's, and Ziya's passion project / family business.