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Blog Post Ideas When You Don’t Have Time to Write

When we’re pressed for time but are still motivated to write a blog post; it can be a bit tricky to figure out what topic or content can fit into the creative moments we have available. Life can get bustling or frustrating for many reasons, hopefully these blog post ideas produce some inspiration!

A graphic link to an Everyday Lifestyle/Blog Tips post on Transatlantic Notes called Blog Post Ideas When You Don’t Have Time to Write.

Here are 15 quick blog post ideas for when you don’t have time to write …

Highlight Other Bloggers

If you don’t already implement this through monthly ad slots; share five blogs/bloggers that you feel people should know about/support. It’s a great way to show appreciation for the writing community.

Summarize Your Best Posts

Round up which of your blog posts were the most popular with your readers or that represent your personal favourites.

Join A Blogging Tag

Blog tags usually nominate writers to join in, but they are frequently extended to anyone who wants to take part. They provide a guide to what you’re writing about and are an invaluable opportunity to connect with fellow bloggers.

Facts About You

Answer some FAQ that your readers/followers have asked or share some interesting things about yourself that people may not know.

Share A Life Lately List

This list can encompass any aspect of your everyday life; books you’ve read, what you’ve been watching (TV/movies); exercise routines, favourite foods — anything you can think of! 

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photo via Dean Drobot/Canva

Social Media Highlights

Get people interested in following your social media accounts by sharing a round up of your most recent photos, reels/TikToks, stories, vlogs and tweets, etc.

What I Wish I Knew Before …

Explore what you have learned from an experience (you could write about what you wish you knew before you started blogging, travelling, working or becoming a parent, etc.); offer some advice for those in a similar situation.

Use A Writing Prompt

Find a journaling or writing prompt that works for you and share your answer to it in a blog post; they can offer an excellent source of creativity.

Recommendations

List things that you rate highly; it can be books, what to watch on streaming services, computer games, food to sample, make-up brands — literally anything and everything! 

Top 5 Distractions

Write about some activities that offer a positive distraction when needed; include the things you enjoy doing that help with relaxation.

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photo via Andrea Piacduadio/Pexels

Top 3 Self-Care Activities

Self-care has increasingly become a significant part of many people’s lives; share some of the key ways in which you nurture your mental, physical and emotional health.

Life Advice That Made An Impact

If you’ve been offered some advice about life that really resonated with you; delivering a beneficial and significant impact, write about what it was and the difference it has made.

Life Hack

No matter what the subject matter is, if you’re notably skilled at creating something, can simplify activities or expertly perform a task many people struggle with; provide a ‘how to’ that will make life easier for your readers.

Guess The Truth

For something a little fun; write four lies about yourself and one truth; invite your readers to leave a comment about which one they believe to be the truth. You can even have a vote on your social media (revealing the answer a few days later).

Create A Motto

Come up with a motto for what you’re focusing on achieving this year (or any other time frame). Explore the reasoning behind it and any goals you are working towards.

Writing content isn’t always easy, especially if time is limited; but if it’s essential something is published, these relatively quick and easy blog post ideas should provide some guidance. It’s necessary to note, however, that taking a break from blogging to focus on other things going on in life remains a valid and appropriate choice to make.

What do you put together when you don’t get much time to write? Which one of the listed blog post ideas above is your favourite? 


Further Info:

35 Unforgettable, Funny, Moving, And Uplifting Quotes About Writing – Writing Routines

82 thoughts on “Blog Post Ideas When You Don’t Have Time to Write”

  1. This was such a great and inspiring read to get back to when I need to let my blog juices flow! I love the idea of a post on what I wish I knew before and life hacks. I wouldn’t be the best at life advice, but would enjoy reading them!

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  2. Doing a yearly summary of your work and what you’ve been doing is a great little blogiversary post. I do that each year my blog grows a year older. Luckily, I’ve never had writers block and have a long list of ideas to pick from

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  3. I really appreciate this post. March has turned out to be a tough one for me. I am trying to build content on my blog while diversifying my efforts elsewhere and that’s already slowed me down. Then life happened and threw me off balance in a big way. I am having a tough time rebounding and finding what to write next. This is such a great jumping off point that I am incredibly thankful for.

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  4. This is a great list! And super helpful to my too-tired-to-think brain right now πŸ™‚ My go-to when I don’t have time to write a big post is to highlight a furniture refinishing project. They are mostly picture posts so it’s easy to do (and now you know my secret haha πŸ˜‰

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  5. Great tips all of them. And you led with supporting other bloggers, which was cool. Loved reading this and thanks for sharing.

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  6. These are helpful thank you Molly! Every couple of months I do find myself in a block where I just run out of ideas, even with lists of ideas sometimes they don’t speak to me at that moment! This is a great list of suggestions and positive distractions are something I’ve never considered writing about but sounds like a great topic!

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  7. These are such good ideas! I sometimes struggle when I don’t have enough time to get the blog posts out that I want, so I may just have to come back to this list!
    Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚
    Aimsy xoxo

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  8. These are such great ideas. I have been feeling overwhelmed trying to fit time for writing in my busy everyday schedule too so this came at a perfect time! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  9. These are some fab more chilled out blog post ideas! I definitely have those moments where I really can’t be arsed to write anything serious or anything that requires too much though and I just want to write freely. I usually do a tag when I’m in that mood!

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  10. It can be tricky to figure out what to write about, so these blog post ideas will come in handy. I like the idea of summarising your best posts, sharing facts about yourself and a guess the truth post.

    Thank you for sharing these creative blog post ideas. 😊

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  11. These are really great ideas. I like the idea of joining blogging tags, doing roundups and sharing the latest things you’re enjoying. I’m taking notes to use in the future. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Some great tips here. I definitely took advantage of some of these around the holidays when time was limited. It’s helpful to have posts like this to just give yourself a break sometimes, too, whether you’re busy or not.

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  13. These are great ideas for blog posts! I do a summary of my bests posts at the end of the year and I especially love blog tags because they’re easy to do and also others can learn more about me through my answers.

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  14. These are such great ideas Molly! This is a post I will likely return to again and again. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. This is an amazing post. I love this idea. I will save this post to read later. Thank you for sharing this post.

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  16. These are great ideas! I must admit, knowing that blog posts are ideally meant to be over 1,000 words for SEO purposes is pretty daunting. Sometimes, I have neither the time, or I’m not in the headspace to write that amount. Going to try life lately lists!

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