Almost seven million blog posts get published every single day. So many ideas! While some work well, others do not. When you keep writing blogs every day, you can run out of topics or ideas. You start feeling that you have exhausted your topic bank. Don’t panic. You can always rely on ‘evergreen content’ in such a case.
Now, what is evergreen content? Just like the name suggests, it is timeless. It is a sure-shot method to create a blog, which you know your audience will enjoy because it is tried and tested.
In this article, we discuss 16 such evergreen topics. What are they? Read on.
Take notes from your personal experience
We all go through unique experiences throughout our lives. It can be both personal and professional. Talk about a scene that arouses curiosity in your audience. Make sure that there is a point to whatever it is you are saying. You need a moral of the story as well. This always works. People are more interested in lessons that we draw from our personal experiences. Think about writing about your experience as a first-time parent or 10 tips on travelling with less than Rs 10,000.
Conduct your own research
When something is original and written after conducting extensive research, that particular article becomes interesting. Let’s say you are writing about pregnancy. Talk to several gynecologists and pregnant women. Make your own notes and write something fully original and backed by research. Conducting research can also be done by reading books on a particular subject. Orbit media does this through surveying 1000+ blogs about their content to derive at some particularly insightful statistics.
Come up with a how-to guide
If you know how to do something, tell your audience about it. Everyone is looking to learn something or the other. Especially in this digital age, there is always an app or a tool that can be used to make your life a whole lot easier. Sharing your knowledge will bring in more traffic. This could be anything from ‘how to bake a raspberry cake’ to ‘how to make a social media calendar’.
Useful tips are always helpful
One of the biggest advantages of creating a list of useful tips is first, it is of course useful to your audience. Second, it is easy to read. Let’s say, you write on pregnancy, and you list out 50 tips. Even someone who is not very interested in reading long articles will go through it. Here Amy Johson gives 10 writing tips for making your blog more interesting.
An opinion post always works
Sometimes, opinion posts are about gossip. You must have seen thousands of blogs and videos talking about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, and all these forms of content are consumed by the audience because they want to know what the other person is thinking. You can share your opinion about basically anything. You can talk about the latest iPhone or the new movie you binge-watched this week. Take your pick.
Quotes or facts that resonate with the audience
One of the easiest and interesting articles is a bunch of facts or quotes by a famous person put together. Surprising facts or quotations make for a quick read and can attract a large group of people. Creating an article such as this doesn’t take a lot of your time and works very well in writing social media content.
Case studies stating what went wrong
Failure is a great teacher. It can help your audience understand what to do and what not to do. Let’s say, you create a case study about a business that went awry. It can help in teaching what one must avoid when they are taking the same route.
Commentary on a famous podcast
Not everyone can sit through a long podcast or a video. Some would rather choose to read it in a very compartmentalised article format. So, you can always give your commentary on a famous podcast or video. In fact, if it works, you can make it a weekly series. And most podcasts will have juicy chunks of content to make sure that you create fascinating articles out of those.
Talk about a famous day
Do you know why we celebrate Mother’s Day? Or do you know why we have Earth Day? Well, most people don’t know the answers to these questions. In a year, we celebrate a plethora of ‘days’ connected to tech, family, planet and so on. Pick your day.
Write about writing
Since you are someone who has been blogging for quite some time now, why not share some useful tips for beginners? It also creates a sort of trust value because your audience knows that you are writing about something that you are absolutely familiar with. Look at this one by San Shewan the gives some very useful tips on improving writing skills in his blog post.
Create a checklist
Checklists are awesome. You can easily download them. You can create a checklist for just about anything. You can either add them as standalones or combine them with how-to blogs. This Ultimate Copy Checklist by Copyblogger has an excellent poster at the end that helps you get through the 51 questions that are mentioned in the article itself.
Honest reviews trend
Today, we are all looking for honest reviews online because half of them are paid ones. So, write reviews about products you have been using. It can be your mobile phone or a cosmetic you have recently purchased.
Best free tools
There are a plethora of tools available online that can be useful for small businesses and individuals. For instance, Canva is a tool that helps you design great graphics free of cost while Grammarly makes your articles better. So, write about such tools that are available free of cost. But the task does not end here. Keep updating these posts as time passes and value add to this post by sharing tutorial screenshots, advantages and disadvantages, videos, etc.
Books or movies for goals
You can cite some books or movies that can help us set individual goals. For example, you can write about inspiring movies or useful books for entrepreneurs. The thumb rule is, write about ten such books or movies.
Let’s revisit history
If you have an interest in history, you will never run out of topics. Delve into the past and present your readers with some riveting information. You need not talk only about kings or queens. You can talk about the history of technology as well.
A tribute to someone you admire
We all have role models. It can be an actor, an entrepreneur or just anyone. Write a fun piece about them. Talk about what it is about them that inspires you.
These are some of the evergreen topics that can help you get over your writer’s block and keep you sorted for a few weeks. The goal is to keep creating. Consistency is the key to your writing success.