blogging tips and tricks


Hello, there! I am pretty sure you’ve landed on this blog post because you’ve been in a creative shutdown and now you are looking for some ideas and inspirations to successfully survive this quarantine phase through some fun writing that will engage your audience. Welcome! I have some cool quarantine blog post ideas to get your creative juices flowing again.

The whole CoVid-19 outbreak followed by the drawn-out lockdown period has definitely taken a toll on all of us, especially those that are in a creative field. Being creative and productive is way harder than it seems. One needs to be calm, at peace and mentally stable. Unfortunately, at least for me, it just had been the opposite since the past couple of months. My head is always full of scattered thoughts, most of which include death, destruction and uncertainty. My creative friends would agree that this is clearly not the ideal situation to keep oneself creative or productive. This resulted in writer’s blocks many a time which makes me believe there are many who might be feeling the same as me. 

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You can jump straight into my list of blog post ideas OR you can continue reading to get a guide for coming up with unique blog post ideas when in a creative deprivation. As the purpose of this post is to share a list of ideas and not sharing ‘how-to’s, I will not be as descriptive in this part as I’d have love to. Maybe I’ll write a separate post on it if you like this type of content. Now, let’s start with the pointers.

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  1. Keep an eye on the trends: A trending topic not only will help you with tons of ideas around it to play with but also it will drive more traffic to your blog than usual. A win-win, right? You can use search engines, Google Keyword Planner tool or Google Trends to know which topics are trending right now and plan your content according to it.
  2.  Rummage through Pinterest: Believe me, Pinterest is a secret (not really!) chest of different ideas when it comes to creating content. On Pinterest, you get tons of fresh ideas every time you refresh your home page. They have different creators sharing bunches of unique content on various topics. You can take ideas from there and add your own magic to it. If you happen to be on Pinterest, don’t forget to check me out there
  3. Take Ideas from Blogosphere: If you are blogging for some time, you must have made blogger friends or have followed a bunch of bloggers that you look up to. If the answer is yes, I believe you are following their work via email or RSS or maybe you use Bloglovin (your girl is there too!) You can always see what others are doing and take some inspiration from there. Remember NOT to copy someone’s work. That’s shameful!
  4. Ask Your Audience: In this era of social media, why not take the help of it when needed? Ask what your audience want on your blog. Create Instagram stories with Question sticker or simply post on Facebook status. I’m sure you’ll get tons of ideas.

25 Quarantine Blog Post Ideas to Overcome Creative Block-

Now that I’ve shared enough tips for this post, let’s jump straight into the list. I have tried to make this completely no-nonsense. So, when I say LIST, it will be a LIST! A list and nothing else. So, here it is-

Beauty Blog Post Ideas-

1) Your quarantine skincare regime.

2) Your go-to makeup look/routine for Zoom meetings.

3) A DIY face pack.

4) Your nail polish collection.

Fashion Blog Post Ideas-

5) How to style basic tees/shirts.

6) Your jewellery collection.

7) Accessories you love the most.

8) Outfits for work-from-home (Mon-Fri)

9) Self-portrait ideas.

10) Style an old outfit.

11) Wardrobe organization tips.

12) How to style less number of clothes in many ways.

Food Blog Post Ideas-

13) Share a quick recipe.

14) Share your most popular post.

15) Make a food item from scratch.

16) Share a baking recipe for beginners.

17) Your top 10 cookbooks.

Lifestyle Blog Post Ideas-

18) Things you’re grateful about.

19) Share your current playlist/podcasts.

20) Books you’re reading during the quarantine.

21) Things that help you stay positive during this pandemic.

22) Why you started blogging? Your blogging journey.

23) List of your favourite blogs.

24) Home organization tips.

25) How to manage your expenses during a pandemic.


I hope this post helps you overcome your blogging blues! Make sure to leave a link in the comments with any blog post you write from the above list.

Happy blogging!

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Hi, guys! As I told you earlier, I have plans to start a couple of new segments on this blog. Earlier, I had introduced a new section called Celeb Style and today I am going to introduce another new segment which is Blogging 101. I get tonnes of questions regarding blogging on almost all my social media platforms but is not possible for me to answer all of them individually. And, there are so many things involved in blogging which is practically impossible to discuss online and through messages. That is why I thought of creating a separate segment on my blog solely for newbie bloggers and/or for those who are planning to start their own blog.

In this post, I am going to start from the very beginning which is to determine if there is a blogger inside you or not. I think it is very important to start with a sorted mind rather than make a start and then create a mess out of it. Although there is no set rules for blogging, but if you are planning to take blogging seriously or if you want to make it your profession then you need to go through a self-examination. In this post, I am going to bombard you with a bunch of questions that you must ask before you start blogging.

1. Do You Love Writing?

Blogging is all about writing. You must know that blogs are like online journals where you express yourself through words. If writing doesn’t come spontaneously to you or you have difficulties to express yourself through words, I think you should think twice before starting a blog. I have seen new bloggers without any idea of grammar and punctuation trying so hard to establish a point. Honestly, I don’t feel like reading these posts because I have to put a lot of efforts to mentally correct the errors and read. I am not being a grammar nazi here. I am just trying to say that most of the people tend to read blogs while on the go. They are more up for a relax read. A text full of errors will only leave them with displeasure.

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2. Why Blogging?

The most important question to ask yourself before becoming a blogger. Bloggers are a kind of influencers who have that ability to create an impact on their readers with their writing. For example- a fashion blogger should have the talent to create something new, something fresh in order to encourage people to embrace their style or create a style. A beauty blogger should have an explicit idea about the beauty and makeup industry and the products they recommend. It is important to be clear about what you are doing and be confident about your skills. Remember, people are spending time on reading blogs just for the quality of the content. There is no way of being dishonest.

3. Is Blogging Your Hobby or Passion?

Now, both of them are completely fine until you decide to make blogging a profession. If you think blogging is more than just a hobby for you then you must act like that. You must not limit yourself by just posting but you will need to think about SEO, social media marketing and branding. There is nothing wrong if blogging is just your hobby. It is also not wrong if you want to make some money out of your skill only until it becomes the sole reason for becoming a blogger.

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4. Are You Clear about Your Niche?

Whatever you are planning to do, you should be clear in your head. Your niche should be clear to you and to your reader. If you are planning to make a beauty and fashion blog, try to stick to your niche rather than writing in multiple genres. I tried to do the same with my first blog and failed. Writing in various genres makes it really stressful for the writer and it becomes hard to get a target audience. My suggestion would be to stick to a certain niche.

5. Who You Think Would Read Your Blog?

It is really important to find out and understand your target audience. As soon as you discover your target audience, you will be clear about the topics that you should serve on your blog. The more you understand your audience the more precise you could be with your work.

6. Why Do You Think People Should Read Your Blog?

Another important question to ask yourself before the final decision. Zillions of blogs on trillions of niches are there on the internet. Only a single niche can have millions of blogs under it. This makes is very important to work hard and serve something different. Your readers should get something on your blog that they don’t find anywhere else. The key is not just to gain readers but to hold them with your content. Your content should be unique and fresh.

7. Can You Commit to be Consistent?

Content and consistency are the keys to a good blog that gets noticed. Posting quality content is not enough in order to become a successful blogger. It takes time and hard work. It took me two and a half year of struggle, research and regularity to reach this place. As they say, there is no shortcut to success! If you get tired and disheartened very easily then blogging is not for you. It takes a lot of effort, continuous hard work and the ability to accept failure to become a blogger. Trust me, it’s not easy but it’s not impossible either. You just need to have faith in yourself and in your work and you’ll need people who have your back.

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8. Would You Be Continuing this If You Don’t Get Enough Traffic?

The journey from a writer to a blogger is no cakewalk. It takes a lot of effort. Not every day is bright and sunny in blogging, there would be thunderstorms too. The question is, are you able to withstand the storm? There were days when I used to get five or ten views a day. That certainly is disheartening, I got upset but then I focused on my content and ended up having a decent viewership. If you want to become successful in blogging then you must have patience, self-confidence and an urge to improve yourself.

As I said earlier, there is not set rules for blogging. You should be doing what your heart says. These questions are for those who want to make blogging a profession or a full-time job. If you are serious about what you are doing then nothing can stop you from becoming a successful blogger. Although I don’t consider myself as a successful blogger nor a professional one, I am just trying to reach that destination. I just wanted to share what I have learnt in these years of blogging, from my mistakes and failures.

That was it for the first post of this Blogging 101 segment. I hope you found it helpful. Make sure to share this post with your family and friends if you did. Let me know if you have any other queries related to blogging. I will try my best to answer them. Your comments mean a lot to me.  Do subscribe to our Newsletter so that you get notified whenever there is a new post on the blog. I’ll talk to you in my next post. Till then, be safe & keep smiling! Follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for regular updates. Add me on Snapchat for more fun and a sneak-peek of my life.


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