Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Tips to Find the Perfect Topics to Blog About

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills

Recently, I found myself in a dilemma. I failed to find a blog post topic that interested me. The worrying got me nowhere until I remembered the post shouldn’t be about me, but my readers. A sprinkling of creativity took over, and the result was a goldmine of topics—straight from my readers. Within a few days, I had 52 unique blog post topics. Now I’m set for the next year!

Interested in how the process could work for you?

Create a blog post that asks the reader for help. 

For example:

Friends, I’m in a dilemma, and I need your help. My blog is designed to meet your needs. Because you are important to me, I want to ensure you receive the topics that interest you.

When your inbox says there’s a post from (fill in your name).
  • What topics do you hope to read?
  • What topics are not your favorite?
  • What topics thrill you?

For all of you who give me ideas in the comments below, I’ll enter your name in a random drawing giveaway where a lucky person will receive a choice of an Amazon e-gift card, a Barnes & Noble e-gift card, a Starbucks e-gift card or (you choose the type of gift card) valued at (fill in the amount) USD. Deadline is (Day), (Date), (Time) (Time Zone). The first name and state or country of the winner will be announced in next week’s blog post.

Are you willing to help me choose blog post topics of most interest to you?

The above post reminded me the value of reaching out to my audience for what they wanted to read from me. We all have gifts, strengths, and values to share with others. 

Our readers long for:
  • Answers only we can provide
  • Entertainment
  • Information
  • Insights into our expertise
  • Sneak peeks into our personal lives.   

How can you focus your blog posts to draw in readers?


DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She creates action-packed, suspense-filled novels to thrill readers. Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. 

She is the director of the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference, Mountainside Marketing Retreat, and Mountainside Novelist Retreat with social media specialist Edie Melson. Connect here:


  1. Agents keep saying they like to buy "quotable books". How about a post about tips in how to write them?

  2. Great idea! Email me at and let's talk more.

  3. I enjoy blogging and am happy when I get feedback. :-)

  4. The comments inspire us to continue.

  5. You're always teaching, and I'm always trying to learn. Thank you so much for all your inspiration and encouragement Ms. DiAnn.