1 – Share your bucket list.
2 – Gear up for Blog Action Day. Do something for the greater good on your blog.
3 – What blogging challenges do you want to overcome? Share your troubles.
4 – October is National Book Month! How can you recognize it?
Bonus Blogging Tip from Ilise Benum
“I often find blog-worthy material in the LinkedIn discussion groups I participate in. Whether I initiate the discussion or not, I choose a question I know is relevant to my prospects, summarize a few useful answers (and get permission from those who posted them), then wrap it all up into a blog post with my own perspective woven in.”
–Ilise Benum of Marketing-Mentor.com
5 – Write a letter to your future self. Blog about it now and then.
6 – Be a guest on a podcast. Turn the experience into a blog post. Not sure how to find a podcast to be part of? Google “Podcast guest YOUR INDUSTRY NAME” and see what you come up with.
7 – Americans often get criticized for ignoring the rest of the world. What’s happening in your industry globally? Take the time to compare and contrast how things are done abroad.
8 – Look at your Google Analytics and identify your most popular posts. Write more on those topics.
9 – Join a mastermind/accountability group and share your successes. Here’s some tips on how to find a group.
10 – Make a list of 20 things your customer must never do.
11 – October is National Financial Planning Month. Give your readers tips on how budget/save.
12 – What brands does your business “like” on Facebook? Explain why you like them on your blog.
13 – Record what you heard five minutes ago and use the recording as inspiration for a post.
14 – Remember what it was like as a kid to jump in big piles of leaves? I can think of so many great picture and image possibilities for this post.
15 – Host a blog contest.
16 – October 16th is Boss’s Day. Say, “thanks, boss!”
18 – Take a 30-day challenge of your own making. Watch this TED Talk for inspiration.
19 – Sweetest Day is in October. It’s all about recognizing the sick, aged, and orphaned…and your friends.
20 – Write a how-to article. Tie it into the upcoming holiday season.
21 – What in the news is really ticking you off? Now’s your time to rant.
23 – October 23rd is Boston Cream Pie Day. Who is hungry?
24 – Make a reading list and movie watching list to get you through the winter. Publish the list now. Publish your reviews later.
25 – Write an emotional post. Start with an emotional headline. The Advanced Marketing Institute’s tool will help you.
26 – Make a list of things you wish you had done differently on a particular project. Be sure to include a few things you did right, too. Here’s one I wrote.
27 – Give your business a mascot. Introduce him, her, or it with photos and the background story. Maybe your pet fish Goldie? How about a Pez Dispenser? Or your own custom bobblehead?
28 – Describe seven ways to do something wrong. Here’s one from Copyblogger.
29 – Browse the annals of Inc.com. What interviews, features, or product reviews inspire you?
30 – Publish a blog commenting policy.
31 – Happy Halloween! Tell a joke. Post a picture of your costume.