1 – Go for a walk. Take an object you see on your journey and relate it to your business. For example, “10 Ways Our Product Is Like a Stop Sign.”
2 – February 2nd is Groundhog Day. Whether you care or not, expound on that.
3 – Look back through your emails. Any long-winded responses to client inquiries? Any extensive instructions to the “new guy” in the office? Take these emails and turn them into blog posts.
BONUS TIP FROM A SPECIAL GUEST
Wedding photographer and blogger R.J. Kern has set out to accomplish 101 goals in 1,001 days.
“Every time I reach a goal it gets a blog post,” he said. “Some goals are photography related, but not all.”
In this photo R.J. documented two accomplishments: a paid-off car and 20 days of snowboarding in a single season.
4 – What anniversaries or milestones do you have coming up this year? Get them on the content calendar and write about each one.
5 – February is AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month, National Children’s Dental Health Month, and National Heart Month. Do any of these health issues concern you?
6 – Join in on the Wordless Wednesday fun.
7 – Write 10 actionable tips that will help your readers do something better.
8 – Review a restaurant. What about those Buffalo seitan wings reminded you of your customers?
9 – Go to Buzzsumo. Enter a search term relevant to your business and look at what’s on top of the various search areas. Can you write about those topics in a new, interesting way?
10 – What’s your biggest pet peeve in business? It’s your chance to rant.
11 – Examine your Google Analytics and take note of the long-tail keyword phrases that bring people to your site. Write a post (or posts) using those phrases as headlines.
12 – February includes Lincoln’s Birthday and the start of Mardi Gras. Talk about it.
13 – Attend a business networking event. Write a blog post about the people you meet. Link to their websites.
14 – February 14th is Valentine’s Day. What and who do you love?
15 – Feature your best-selling product or service.
16 – Join Linkbait Generator. Write a post on a topic that people want to read.
17 – Make your own infographic.
18 – Washington’s Birthday and President’s Day are both this month. Show your respect.
19 – Do you seek partnerships in your business? Write a post explaining what you want in a partner.
20 – Curate content. Summarize bits of content from other sites (or from your own). For example, “Seven Blog Posts You Need to Read Right Now” or “10 Cat Videos You Don’t Want to Miss.”
21 – Describe how to do something. For example, “How to Make Your Customers Happy.”
22 – Talk about the technology that makes your business work. It could be something as simple as your laptop of choice or as complex as a piece of manufacturing equipment.
23 – Create a jargon and acronym dictionary for your industry.
24 – Participate in a TweetChat. You’ll meet a lot of people and you might come up with blog post ideas in the process. At a minimum, you can write about your experience on Twitter.
26 – Remember that charity you picked in January? Write a blog post highlighting important issues surrounding the cause.
27 – Where do you see your business in 5 years? 25 years?
28 – Find a blog contest.
29 – February is Black History Month. What insights can you share?
How do you come up with blog post ideas? Share in the comments.