Tuesday, 17 March 2015

10 Ideas For Lifestyle Bloggers

The final installation of my mini "10 Ideas For..." blog series is finally here, today I'm going to be sharing with you 10 ideas for lifestyle blog posts. 

Since I post a mix of topics I find it easy to think up ideas but for those of you who are solely lifestyle bloggers there's a very wide yet limited range of topics for you to choose from. By that I mean that by giving yourself the defined niche of lifestyle you are limiting yourself to posts of that nature. I describe myself as a lifestyle, beauty and fashion blogger to give myself that freedom to post about EVERYTHING that interests me.

This is actually the hardest of the three posts because really, if you're a lifestyle blogger you just post about where you've been and what you've done. My 10 Ideas For Beauty Bloggers and 10 Ideas For Fashion Bloggers posts both did rather well and I'm told they were helpful so hopefully this one will follow in the same pattern.

Really to get started we should look into what a lifestyle blog actually is, sometimes the lines do get blurred. A lifestyle blog is the closest of the blog family to a diary, if you're looking for the most simple way of describing one then that's certainly the best way to go about it. A lifestyle blogger gives his/her readers a glimpse into their lives and as both a writer and a reader I can see how interesting that can be. Realistically, most bloggers aren't going to be dotting around at exciting events and places everyday. It's just not possible both financially and physically to be able to do something worth blogging about everyday. A lot of people who aren't bloggers seem to think that it's just a life full of freebies, events and collaborations which, believe me I know, is major source of frustration. That sort of life sadly does not exist so here are 10 ideas that will hopefully crash through your writers block.
  • A travel bucket list is a really great one to do, you can even make reference to it as you tick off your dream destinations. In the post you can add images from previous holidays and explain why you want to travel more as well as listing off the places you want to go.
  • Compile a list of favourite bloggers, it's always nice to share other bloggers work. It's important to remember that it's difficult to break into the blogging world at first so with gentle nudge towards the right readership it can make the journey so much easier.
  • Try something different and blog about it whether it's a restaurant, a concert, a type of sport or literally anything else you haven't done before. It creates a rapport with your readership because they feel like they almost experienced it with you.
  • Review something. Good, honest and reliable reviews are highly in demand because people want an opinion or a review on certain products before they invest in it themselves. You don't get sent products? Buy some or have a rake around your house and review something you've had for a little while.
  • Into DIY projects? Create a tutorial and go through how you achieved the end goal in an easy to follow step-by-step form. It adds a creative essence to your blog and you could even turn it into a series depending on your dedication and spare time.
  • Money saving tips are always in demand, the amount of struggling students that desperately look for tips and tricks to survive student life is unreal. Sick of living on pot noodles? If you're a student blogger find alternatives and blog about it.
  • Go shopping with a friend, set a budget and share what you both found. Turn it into a challenge and see who gets the best value for money.
  • Do a tag. It's easy enough and you can start a chain of bloggers doing the same tag, it will gain you all traffic because you link to them and they link to you. The TMI Tag and The British Tag are both good ones to do, I particularly enjoyed those two myself.
  • A Day In The Life post could be really interesting because, yet again, it gives your readership a glimpse into your life and gives us nosy people something to read and enjoy. I like to read these posts because I like to compare how I live with the lives of other people, I guess it's just human nature.
  • Write about a tough decision you've had to make, it might help someone who's trying to make the same decision. It would just build on the rapport between the you and your readers because then they feel like you have something in common.
So that was my final installment of blogging ideas, let me know what you think. I'd love to read some of these posts if any of you decide to actually do one of them.

13 comments:

  1. Amazing post! Sums up every single thing! Thanks.

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  2. Great ideas and tips :) It's so easy to get bloggers block! x

    Amy | The Perks of Being Amy

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    1. Thank you very much for reading, I'm glad you enjoyed it. :) x

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  3. Great ideas, I'm definitely going to be using some!! :)

    http://accordingtojustine.blogspot.fr/

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    1. Aw! Let me know when you do and I'll give them a read!

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  4. Thanks for reminding me about the TMI TAG. Great ideas dear.

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  5. Hey,you have a really great blog, that's why i have nominated you for the versatile blogger award! Check my blog out for the rules!
    Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks, I'll check it out now! :) xx

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  6. These are some really great tips! Thank you, I've been having a bit of a block lately. And I could really use some of these tips to up my readership as well :)

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    1. I'm pleased I could help! Just stay positive and keep your content varied and your readers will love it at much as you do. :)

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  7. Great ideas! I'm a newbie lifestyle blogger and when i think of the word lifestyle blog I see it as beauty, fashion, food, arts and crafts etc all into one niche. So I don't feel limited at all when it comes to blog post ideas and I think all lifestyle bloggers should feel the same! I love your ideas, I'm always looking for fellow smaller lifestyle bloggers to connect and be friends with!

    Pop by and say hi?
    Shazzashots.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you for reading and getting in touch, I'll pop over to your blog now. :) xo

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