10 Popular Topics For Blogging in 2021

10 Popular Topics For Blogging in 2021

There are blogs about nearly every topic imaginable, but that doesn’t mean they’re all good!Here at Best Startup Marketing , we believe that anyone who puts in the right amount of focused effort can build an audience online, even if it is about an obscure topic. Blog ideas and blog topics aren’t always easy to dream up.We ran a blogging challenge a while back, and surveyed the participants about the topic ideas they were considering for their blogs.

1.Travel

No matter how connected we get, travel will always be a popular topic for online searches.

With 126 million passports in circulation in the U.S. today, you know people are traveling—or at least they want to. We all want to travel somewhere exotic and new. Any advice on how to do it cheaply is always appreciated. Start thinking about what you would want to read.

Depending on the season, you can write about physical locations your audience might search for, say, Jamaica.

If you’re a company that has this information on Jamaica on your blog, take advantage of that. Take control so your blog becomes a frequent destination.

What kind of blogs would benefit from travel-related articles? It might not be that hard to find a connection.

Take ToDoIst for example. They sell a productivity app. But they blog about travel: Even a camera maker such as GoPro can get away with publishing some interesting and super shareable travel articles: Evernote knows that travel is a shareable topic, and its blog features plenty of travel articles:

Give travel a try, fitting it in however you see appropriate, and you’ll likely get some social sharing among an interested audience.

2. Fitness

Face it, there are mobs of people out there (myself included) who would love to just wake up with six-pack abs. That’s why there’s always something new to help get you there.

As long as science continues to discover new things, there will be new breakthroughs to talk about—perfect fodder for shareable blog posts!

Blog posts about fitness have historically been one of the most shared genres of content on the web.

Buzzsumo, the social sharing giant, reported this about 2015 content popularity:

Who doesn’t want to get healthier? Health was a popular topic in 2015. Interestingly, three of the most shared posts on BuzzFeed this year were about health, as seen below.

They explain that the viral element of these articles was the topic of the content: health, diet and fitness tips.

Buzzfeed knows a thing or two about shareable content, and they were the clear leader in the socially-shared fitness topics.

3. Product Reviews

Product/service review articles are great because they serve two purposes:

  • Provide helpful information for your audience.
  • Potential to make a few extra bucks on the side

You can earn a commission from certain products and services that you recommend on your blog when people click on your links to purchase that product or service.

This is called affiliate marketing, and it’s a major way that many bloggers monetize their content.

BUT remember that you are still essentially asking for a sale here…

In order for product reviews to be successful in creating a connection with your audience, you really need to include personal experiences with the product you’re discussing.

Linking products with descriptions isn’t generally enough to get people to buy your product.

4. Charity and activism

Any type of charitable actions, events, or activism you support should be blogged about.

Crowdfunding sites such as KickStarter, IndieGoGo, GoFundMe, and the like appeal to the good in people, and showing you’re active in these communities can build your readership. Even an occasional Change.org petition can help the brand image.

5. Troubleshooting guides

I’m always on the lookout for reliable troubleshooting tips.

Troubleshooting guides speak to the pain many content seekers are looking to eliminate. They want to solve a problem, which is exactly what a successful troubleshooting guide will do.

6. Myth-debunking

Every industry has facts and fiction, which is why shows like Mythbusters got so popular.

We love learning what we’ve been doing or thinking wrong this whole time, so popular bloggers debunk myths.

What are some common misconceptions or myths regarding your industry or niche? Compile a list, and then use it to create a really fascinating post for your audience.

Make sure you back up your claims, though. Otherwise, readers will lose their interest when they realize they’re reading the rants of someone who really doesn’t know what they’re talking about. Approach writing such an article with the intention of providing as much useful and usable information as possible.

7. Diet blogs

I suspect 2021 will start with a bang for diet blogs. Not everyone spent their time in lockdown on a health and fitness trend and there’s a lot of chatter about losing lockdown weight gain.

Diet blogs may have been a little quiet through 2020 but I’m sure for 2021 they will be back in vogue again.

8.Personal finance

Just like work from home, personal finance blogs will be popular in 2021. I hate to be pessimistic but the financial outlook is gloomy. People want budgeting tips and hacks to make their money go further.

Focus on realistic ideas that are helpful to your audience. Save them money and they’ll be back for more.

9. Charity and activism

Any type of charitable actions, events, or activism you support should be blogged about.

Crowdfunding sites such as KickStarter, IndieGoGo, GoFundMe, and the like appeal to the good in people, and showing you’re active in these communities can build your readership. Even an occasional Change.org petition can help the brand image.

10. Travel blogs

Whenever a big catastrophic event happens there are winners and losers. Travel blogs completely died in early 2020 but some savvy bloggers managed to make a come back by blogging about travel at home.

It will take time before international travel becomes accessible again. Meanwhile travel bloggers can still do well with posts about day trips, staycations and exploring local outdoor places.

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