50 Great New Blog Post Ideas for Authors (Plus Book Marketing Tips!)

Many writers have author websites (and if you don’t, you should!) where they actively maintain blogs to help build an audience for their books. But sometimes even the best creative writers will run out of ideas for their blogs. If you’re looking for some inspiration, today’s your lucky day! Check out this list of blog post ideas for marketing and promoting your books!

Blog Post Ideas For Writing About Nature

  1. Your relationship to a special tree, park bench, or outdoor spot
  2. Gardening (your favorite flowers)
  3. Taking a hike from a writer’s point of view (stopping to research birds, flowers, mushrooms, and other things you might need to write about in your work)
  4. A favorite nature poem (hint: careful not to break copyright laws)
  5. A special sighting of something outdoors

Blog Post Ideas For Writing About The Great Indoors

6. The best meal you ever had (and how you write about food)

7. Television shows you are currently binge watching. What’s got you hooked?

8. Tutorial with pictures of something you recently made

9. Favorite family recipe (or the meals that inspire your characters’ food)

10. The chores you love and hate most

11. A remembered/current pet (and how that related to your writing)

12. Visit to a museum, art gallery, theater, or other indoor venue

13. A new outfit that you love

Blog Post Ideas For Writing About Books And Reading

14. What you’re reading now

15. Favorite happy ending from a book

16. Favorite sad ending from a book

17. The first book that made you realize reading means a lot to you

18. Favorite memories from the library

19. Book event you recently attended

20. Quotes from books you recently read

21. Your participation in a book group

22. How you keep focused during long writing sessions

23. Your feelings on the question of e-readers vs. print books

24. Books that you reread again and again

25. How you organize your bookshelf

26. How you keep track of all the books you read

Blog Post Ideas For Writing About Writing

27. Challenges of the writing life and how you overcome them

28. The story behind your story

29. A special mentor

30. Your relationship with critique

31. Your relationship with rejection

32. Your writing process

33. How you start the day

34. How you stay inspired and how other writers can do the same

35. Your grammar and usage pet peeves

36. What your desk looks like and why

37. Some favorite items in your office

38. How you feel when other people are talking about your writing

39. The craziest thing you’ve ever done in the name of research

40. Things that inspire you that have nothing to do with printed words

41. A writing conference that you are excited to attend (or that you just attended)

42. Meeting one of your favorite authors

Book And Author Marketing Ideas For Your Blog

43. Host a contest for readers to encourage them to leave comments

44. Include links to your books in the signature line of every blog post

45. Cross-promote on your blog with other writers

46. Host your favorite authors as guest bloggers on your website

47. Include social media “follow me” icons in your blog posts

48. Create a blog post featuring great new book reviews

49. Create blog posts that link to your online publications

50. Use your blog to promote your digital goodies and grow your mailing list

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