That strange period when people plan fresh starts – in their business, with their health, in their finances and personal lives. We look to make changes, to be inspired and even motivated into action.
It’s a great time to be blogging and connecting with your audience.
While I don’t make resolutions, I too am guilty of “Wait till the New Year” syndrome.
Well, that was until now.
I decided to do a business blog challenge. Why start in the New Year when now is as good a time as any?
So two weeks before Christmas I dove in head first. This post is task 2. It’s not too late to join me – dive in the Build a Better Business Blog Challenge here, the water is lovely.
In the spirit of the business blogging challenge, I thought I’d put together a selection of business blog post ideas ideal for the New Year. Which ideas will resonate with your audience?
Business Blog Ideas For The New Year (And Beyond!)
Inspire and encourage
1. Highlight how you helped a client and the results achieved in a case study
2. Write an “actionable tips” post or series of posts that will help your readers improve their skills
3. Interview a client, why do you work together?
4. Embed a video that inspires you – why does it inspire you?
5. Pick a charity to support for the year – what do they do and why did you pick them? Don’t forget follow-up posts throughout the year!
6. Highlight another business in your local area and why you recommend them
7. Create a blog round up of your favourite posts from last year
8. Share with your readers – who inspired you last year and why
9. Interview a related business blogger and introduce them to your audience
It’s all in the data
10. Share results of a survey, study or research you conducted
11. Create an infographic from the results
12. Use an infographic created by someone else and write your opinion about the information
13. Review your year in business – what have you learnt?
14. Review your local area or business sector – what’s changed?
15. Create a “best of” your business last year post
- best blog posts
- best photos
- best videos
- best sellers
- best customers
…and add commentary. Why did you pick those choices?
16. Interview people in your local area or business sector – what are their predictions for this year?
17. Share your plans for your business this year – give your readers a sneak peak
18. Discuss trends in your business sector – how will they affect your readers?
Look behind the scenes
19. Profile a member of staff or someone who supports you in your business
20. Follow the journey of a product from concept to creation
21. Create a photo or video tour of your workplace
22. Share your vision, tell the story of why you do what you do
Use the news and events
23. Share your opinion about a news story in your local area or business sector
24. Newsjack celebrity news and relate it to your business
25. Get involved in “national days”. Can you relate to any of these days?
- Festival of Sleep Day (3rd January)
- Trivia day (4th January)
- Twelfth Night (5th January – the last day of Christmas hurrah!)
- Old Rock Day (7th January – not music, but actual old rocks…)
- Bubble Bath Day (8th January)
- Play God Day (9th January)
- Houseplant Appreciation Day (10th January)
- STIQ Day (14th January)
- Wikipedia Day (15th January)
- Winnie the Pooh Day (18th January)
- Penguin Awareness Day (20th January)
- Employee Motivation Day (21st January)
- National Hug Day (21st January)
- SOS Radio Week (22nd – 30th January)
- Measure Your Feet Day (23rd January)
- Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (24th – 30th January)
- Breakfast Week (24th – 30th January)
- Global Belly Laugh Day (24th January)
- Blue Monday (the most depressing day of the year! 25th January)
- International Holocaust Remembrance Day (27th January)
- Chocolate Cake Day (27th January)
- Data Privacy Day (28th January)
- International Puzzle Day (29th January)
- Fun at Work Day (29th January)
- World Leprosy Day (30th January)
- National Story Telling Week (30th January – 6th February)
- Inspire Your Heart With Art Day (31st January)
- Backward Day (31st January)
- National Bug Busting Day (31st January – head-lice beware!)
26. Make up your own “National Day” – everyone else seems too 🙂
Get others involved
27. Hold a question and answer session on one of your social sites. Post the questions and answers on your blog
28. Host a competition
29. Conduct a survey and publish the results
30. Interview a reader or commenter on your blog
31. Accept a guest post from a related business
There you have it. 31 business blog post ideas to bring in the New Year. Still short of ideas? You’ll find more at “A Month of Blog Ideas for Your Local Business Blog“.
New Year can be a great time for bloggers. As people commit to resolutions and change (for a few days at least!) they’re actively seeking inspiration, motivation and help. How can you help your readers reach their goals?
Over to you…
Which ideas inspired you? What blog posts will you be writing in the New Year?
Do you have any business blog ideas to add? Share in the comments, I’ll extend the list and credit you 🙂
The not so small print. I take no responsibility for the accuracy or even existence of the national days listed! Dates are for 2016.31 Inspiring Business Blog Ideas For The New Year by Jan Kearney