Most successful business bloggers talk about the people around the office and the inter-workings of the organization. It’s the job of a blogger (or bloggers if you have several people managing your company blog) to connect with the reader, and you’re not going to do that with dry, impersonal blog posts. So…
…let’s get creative! Check out these 31 daily blog post ideas for May.
1 – May 1 is May Day and National Law Day. If you don’t feel like giving your readers a basket of candy and flowers, why not tell them about the laws that dictate your industry or business? Never ever give legal advice, but touch on the laws that matter.
2 – Donate the money you would’ve spent on a week’s worth of lattes to a creative project. Visit Kickstarter.com to find a project you can get behind. Don’t forget to write about it.
“One of my most important blogging strategies is decidedly old-school: I carry a small notebook with me wherever I go, and when I see or hear something that gives me a post idea, I scribble it down right away. It’s so easy to think you’ll simply remember the ideas you have throughout the day. You won’t! Whenever I look back at my notebook, I realize I would’ve forgotten 40% of what’s written down! This strategy comes from my roots as a fiction writer, but it readily applies to blogging. I prefer the trusty old pen and paper, but you can use Evernote or another app on your smartphone. Or, if you’re in the car, you can use one of the many voice memo apps available. I truly think it’s one of the best ways to maximize your creativity and salvage ideas that might otherwise be lost.” – Taylor Brown of AutoFoundry.com
3 – Study a writing genre outside of what you typically read and write. Why not try your hand at poetry or humor writing? Pick a book that includes writing exercises and use a few of those exercises to inspire blog posts.
4 – Join a blog carnival like the WordCount Blogathon. Announce your participation today!
5 – May 5 is Cinco de Mayo. How will you celebrate?
6 – It’s ALS Awareness Month, Arthritis Awareness Month, Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, Better Hearing and Speech Month, Better Sleep Month, Celiac Awareness Month, Clean Air Month, Correct Posture Month, Cystic Fibrosis Month, Hepatitis Awareness Month, Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month, Lyme Disease Awareness Month, National Cancer Research Month, National High Blood Pressure Education Month, National Lupus Awareness Month, National Melanoma Skin Cancer Awareness Month, National Mental Health Month, National Neurofibromatosis Month, National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, and National Stroke Awareness Month. You don’t need to cover all of these health awareness issues, but if one (or more) affects you or your business, write a feature story for your blog.
7 – Host an open house, networking event, or dinner. Invite your local blog readers. Take pictures at the event. Blog about it.
8 – Do you run marathons? Cycle? Hike? Practice yoga? Find a connection between the physical work you do and the professional work you do.
9 – Tell the story behind your logo and tagline. What does it all mean? How did you come up with these pieces of your brand? Why did you pick the colors you picked?
10 – Start with a cheesy headline or slogan. Visit The Surrealist and come up with a blog topic with the click of the mouse.
11 – Read a newspaper from a nearby community. Talk about what you like and what you learned from this small publication. Let’s help to promote local journalism.
12 – Mother’s Day in May. What can moms teach us about business?
13 – Boulder Startup Week runs May 15-19. If you’re part of a startup and you’re close to Boulder, find a session to attend and write about it. If you’re not near Boulder, look for a Startup Week or Weekend near you.
14 – Play around on Fiverr. Spend $5 or $10 on an illustration or video. Post the media to your blog and detail the Fiverr experience.
15 – Reveal a secret.
16 – Make a list of your favorite people to follow on Twitter.
17 – Sign up on Quora. Find questions relevant to your industry and answer them. Use these questions as fodder for a blog post.
18 – Armed Forces Day is the third Saturday of May. Do you have special pricing for the military? Say thanks.
19 – Post a question on Bedloo.com. Embed the question in a blog post.
20 – Write a letter to yourself on your high school graduation day. What do you wish you had known?
21 – What 10 actionable tips can you share to help your readers do something better?
22 – Take a survey using Google Consumer Surveys. Share your findings.
23 – Around my parts they say it’s time to start planting in the yard after Mother’s Day. What’s in your garden?
24 – What Wizard of Oz character are you most like?
25 – Notice the items on your desk right now. Talk about how critical these things are to your day.
26 – Find a podcast you’ve never listened to before and share any lessons learned. Podbay is a great place to browse.
27 – Memorial Day is at the end of the month. Who are the veterans you want to memorialize?
28 – What advice would you give to a professional counterpart starting out in your industry?
29 – Make a meme.
30 – Give a behind-the-scenes video tour of your office.
31 – Do a round-up that summarizes what happened on your blog this month or year-to-date. Link to your most popular (or least popular) posts with short summaries of each.