These blogging prompts are designed for every type of blogger, from beauty- to lifestyle- to book-bloggers. They aren't meant to be taken completely literally so feel free to only take the part that interests you the most, though they can also be used as a challenge if you find yourself in a blogging rut.
The first twenty-five of these blogging prompts are fleshed out and explained to help you out and give your posts a backbone to be built around, whereas the second twenty-five consists of either one or a few words and are completely left for you to interpret them as you wish.
I hope you enjoy and find them useful. If you use any please leave a link so I can check out your posts.
1.) Your favourite beauty product has been discontinuedWhat would you reach for instead? Would you forgo that type of product altogether or would you rush out to try other variations, desperate to continue using that particular beauty function?
2.) Why did you start blogging?It can be as simple or as complex as you want to make it. And don't worry if you've only just started blogging: this will be perfect for coming back to re-read and remind yourself why you started in the first place. Think about who inspired you, why you started and what you want to get out of blogging.
3.) How did you start blogging?Like the above, but this is a more in-depth look at starting a blog. Talk about your platform (blogger or wordpress or other) and whether you've evolved from that or stayed where you are. Other things to think about are finding the time to blog and what it is your blog is about.
4.) Write a comparison reviewReviews are brilliant and one of the staple blog posts for any type of blogger, but sometimes a singular review can lack a depth that a comparison would bring. Find two items that are similar and compare them in-depth as you would for a single item review.
5.) Something Scary for Hallowe'enHoliday-themed posts are excellent, especially if timed right. It's still early for Hallowe'en (or the C-word) but planning ahead is often a good way to get your blogging mojo on track.
Book bloggers - scary books
Media bloggers - horror films, TV etc
Beauty bloggers - focus on scarier make-up like gore and zombie
Fashion bloggers - Scary outfits / fancy dress
6.) Writing Tips for all OccassionsYour favourite writing tips, either from school, college, University, what other authors have said, your own thoughts... anything. This is more geared towards writing/reading blogs, but there are endless possibilities concerning beauty, fashion and lifestyle bloggers. You can focus on tips to write more engaging posts, or even write about how you're trying to write more engaging posts.
7.) Your (bad) habitsThis could be one whole post or split in to two, and can be addressed by any format of blogger. A list of your habits, bad and good, addressing them and perhaps wondering how you'll change them or stop them forever. Keep it light and only do a few of each: maybe five good, five bad.
8.) Ghosts of Christmas Past
Another themed post (I said the C-word, uh oh)
9.) Publicly Thank ThemWrite a public and open letter to someone you want to thank. It could be anyone; a family member, a celebrity or another blogger.
10.) Mid-way Goal CheckDid you write any resolutions or goals for 2016 at the beginning of the year? Have a look at them and see how far you've come at this mid-way stage in the year. It'll help refresh your memory of your goals and let you know how far you've come. You might even find some that you forgot about.
11.) Books ListsThis prompt is not solely for any book bloggers out there, but any kind of blogger. There are tonnes and tonnes of different books on every kind of subject. For this prompt, pick a subject (perhaps beauty, make-up, skincare, fitness, facts, a certain TV programme etc) and make a list of around 5 books that you think are the best books for that topic.
12.) Your TalentsMost of us tend to be a bit negative about ourselves and I think there's an odd kind of British mannerism, wherein if anyone is positive about themselves we feel like they're being a bit big-headed. I say pah! to that and let us rejoice in our talents.
13.) Celeb Dinner PartyA selection of around five celebrities or famous people or historical figures, dead or alive or yet to come that you'd love to have at your dinner party. What food would you serve? Conversation? Games?
14.) Your Blogging DayPick a day of your week and give us a taste of what you get up to. Hour by hour or in to sections (morning, afternoon, evening and night for example) and just give us a little diary snippet in to what you get up to, just make sure you make it blogging related.
15.) Money"Money is the root of all evil." Agree or disagree with this sentiment? Do you think money gives you the freedom to do what you want or not? Do you think money corrupts all, regardless of how moral they may appear?
16.) What exactly is empowering?There are so many different views on feminism and what is and isn't empowering to women. What do you think empowering means?
17.) Share your photography tips
Photographs are imperative on any blog and we all have our own ways of taking photos. Share your tips, including your equipment and how you set up your photos.
18.) Too Young?
Can you be too young for some things? (Aside from the obvious.)
19.) I Love YouAhh those magical three words. We say it too much and not enough. When was the last time you said it? Who to? Have you ever said it to a significant other, not just your mother? Do you think men should say it first, or women? Do you think love is overrated?
20.) The Style Trends
What are your top five trends you hope NEVER, EVER come back in style? Were these some that you indulged in yourself? (Photos would be grand here.) They can either be all fashion, all beauty, a combination of the two or other trends altogether.
If you're not a vlogger, either write about why you aren't, or try it out! Just grab your camera or phone and film yourself. You can use some of the other prompts here for the vlog itself, or you can just sit there and waffle on about anything at all. Have fun and don't worry too much about how terrible it's obviously going to be. It's the first one; nobody's first is their best.
22.) Motherly AdviceOur mothers are full of good, and less good, advice. Some of these we've done to the letter since the day they told us, and some of them are just stark-raving mad and we dismissed them after a couple of weeks so's we didn't hurt their feelings too much...
23.) 10 FactsWe all have things that we know a lot about, or indeed want to know a lot about, so researching and writing 10 facts about something-anything-is both informative and valuable experience as a writer. It can be in whatever area you want, but the most important thing is to research and make sure your facts are correct!
(Extra prompt: 10 Facts About You)
24.) InterviewIs there a blogger you love, or perhaps some other kind of personality you really adore (could be a family member, could be Jessie J), that you have a thousand burning questions ready to put to them? Ask them nicely and they might wish to be interviewed on your blog.
25.) Guest Post
Guest Posts are a great way to bring in another view to your blog and can help to engage your readership and fortify your relationships with other bloggers. It could be on a similar topic to what you write yourself or something completely different!
Don't be afraid to just ask people to guest post. The worst thing they can do is say no.
The next blogging prompts are all shorter and are designed to offer a prompt only, so that you can engage your imagination fully and are open to interpretation.
27.) Walking the Wrong Path
28.) Favourite Time of Day
29.) Waiting in a Queue
30.) T-Rex Attack!
31.) Subliminal Messages
36.) Exploration of Surroundings
37.) With a Smile
38.) "It was a place I knew well."
41.) Living Like This
42.) The End of Time
43.) Paper Bag
49.) Taller Than
50.) The World's End