Unconventional Blog Post Ideas To Stop Writer’s Block

Blog Post Ideas

Stumped about what to write for your next blog post? Have no fear, I’m about to share with you my totally unconventional “works-every-time” blog post ideas, so you can get back to business.

In today’s episode we’re tackling the blank screen and writer’s block…

If you’re a business owner trying to reach your prospective clients and customers, then you know how important it is to create content that connects.

Whether you’re writing a blog post, scripting a video, or putting together an outline for your next podcast…

How do you know what you should write about?

My Unconventional Tip To Get Blog Post Ideas

Get Blog Post Ideas Every Time

Here’s the trick that works for me every time: I ask myself what pisses me off.

Sometimes I talk about my past experiences, and things I wish I had known early on. These blog post ideas don’t just work if you’re blogging about business either…

For example, maybe you wish you had known how to open a coconut without cutting yourself, so you write a how-to post on that topic. Or maybe you wish you had known how to tie your shoe laces the right way so you wouldn’t trip!

Take a Look At The Other People In Your Industry, Too

Other times I take a look at my industry, my competitors, or my clients’ problems that piss me off.

Ever watched someone get ripped off by someone in your industry? Don’t like the way other businesses do things? These are all blog post ideas, you just need to harness them and make sure they come across well.

You don’t need to name names, you can simply make the distinction between your competitors and how you prefer to run your business.

Can’t stand how your customers feel about their problems, when you have the solution? If your prospects are down on themselves, talk about how you’d like them to feel instead, and how you can get them there.

Show some passion.

There’s nothing like getting all riled up and ranting to really get some ideas down on the page.

Once You’ve Ranted, Cool Off and Review

Next, give yourself a day or two to cool off and re-read your writing to edit out anything that may come across the wrong way.

Chances are you’ve got a passionate piece of content that people will really engage with. They’ll also admire your honesty, and be able to connect with you on a more human level.

Some of my best blog post ideas came from rants, and sometimes they weren’t even meant to be blog posts… but when I decided to hit publish, I was rewarded with lots of comments and shares, so I knew I was onto a cool yet unconventional way to come up with blog post ideas!

Over To You Now…

So the next time you’re stumped and not sure what to write about, dig deep about what gets your undies in a bunch and let it out. Polish it up, and you’ve got a new blog post topic that’s sure to make people pay attention.

Tell me… is there a particular blog post that started off as a rant and got a lot of traction for you? Link to it in the comments below, we want to read it!


  1. Claire Stone on March 20, 2013 at 9:09 am

    oooh, I love this! It’s a great idea in itself – because clearly if something pisses you off, you are going to be passionate about why, but I love the idea that people will engage with you when you are passionate about something. I find I try to not be too opinionated, in case someone calls me up on it, so my writing isn’t as exciting as it should be – especially for a nutritionist. If I just make it clear that it is my opinion, then I can darn well say what I want!! Yeah – thank you for the freedom!

  2. Marinda on March 20, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Great advice! Will have to think of a creative way on how to link what pisses me off back to my audience and my topic. Great starting point, Nathalie. Thanks!

  3. Deborah on March 20, 2013 at 11:19 am

    I’m loving your B-School tutorials, Nathalie. Thanks for this extra help. I’m starting from scratch on my website today and you are helping me step by step.

  4. Marisa on March 20, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    This is such a great idea because it really takes the pressure off of trying to write the “perfect” post. It addresses the real and relevant issue, opens the floodgates and allows you to connect with your audience in a way that is real. Thanks for this great advice!

  5. Buck Inspire on March 20, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Great advice! Passion flows when you are pissed. Love these video nuggets of wisdom. Is the Off the Charts event only for women?

    • Nathalie Lussier on March 21, 2013 at 7:22 pm

      No it's not just women, there will be a few cool men (like yourself?) there for sure. :)

  6. Kat Tepelyan on March 20, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    True dat! Always works for me too!

  7. Ashlee Thurlow on March 20, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Ha! Nathalie I love this! “What gets your undies in a bunch!” I may use this for my next blog post on Friday. I have a huge list of ideas I’ve come up with over time, but sometimes even the 30-40+ ideas I have just don’t float my boat in the moment. But ranting, I can do that very well! ;)

  8. Purna Bhattacharya on March 21, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    LOL I just used this question for myself for a recent video I shot…I think it got the point across clearly haha.

  9. Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady on March 22, 2013 at 6:02 am

    Ha! This cracked me up because anger is often my fuel for everything GOOD that I do! I get ticked off and it inspires me to up my A game (or come up with a creative idea) every time!

  10. Natalia Real on March 23, 2013 at 4:31 am

    I honestly wasn't expecting to hear something that unique — but you blew me away! Woot woot, go Nath!

  11. Natalia Real on March 23, 2013 at 4:31 am

    I honestly wasn't expecting to hear something that unique — but you blew me away! Woot woot, go Nath!

  12. Lara Dalch on March 24, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Ha! Love this. So true…posts that come from getting all fired up ALWAYS get the best engagement. Thanks for the reminder…have been feeling a little uninspired by my writing lately. Time to get pissed! ;)