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30 September 2014

10 Unusual Blog Post Ideas

10 Unusual Blog Post Ideas


1. Give step-by-step instructions on how to do something that I probably shouldn't do and didn't know I even wanted to do until you told me how to do it. How to Wear a Bear Costume and Drive a Car at the Same Time. How to Not Let Anyone Know You're Having a Baby Until The Baby is Actually Here.

2. Write a Do-Not-Wish-For list about all the things you're really hoping people never ever buy for you because you suck at pretending to be grateful. A Rubber Band Ball. Yoga Pants. Those awful Hershey's Cookies'n'Cream candy bars.

3.  The tale of your most harrowing encounter with an insect. The Butterfly who Bullied me Because I Had a Funny Hairstyle.

4. Write about your feelings for your husband on the day he told your grandpa that you two take showers at the same time. But that never happened, right? Please, tell me it never happened.

5. Make a huge announcement! Baby! House! Car! Debt! Diet! Puppy! I won Miss America! The President Took a Selfie With Me! I Bought Some Awesome Shoes! NASA Chose Me For a Not-Secret-Anymore Space Mission! Bonus: If you do it on April Fool's Day it doesn't even have to be true, it's the law.

6. "A Day in the Life..." of a random stranger that you stalk for the day. At 7:15 a.m. he walked out of his front door, wearing grey slacks, a navy shirt, and a red bowtie. I questioned the wisdom of the tie, but followed in my car until he arrived at the parking lot in front of his work at 7:37 a.m....

7. Write an "Unsponsored" product review of a product that doesn't actually exist. The product can be awful or awesome, you decide. The MyDream(r) Pillow guarantees that you'll only ever dream what YOU want to dream about every night for the rest of your life!

8.  Write a list of your least favorite blogs and why and give suggestions on how they could improve. Oh no. Better not do this one. It's mean, and people will be angry with you. Not worth it.

9. Create the most utterly ridiculous DIY craft you can think up, but write the post about it in a very serious way, and then laugh hysterically when your very kind commenters attempt to take you seriously and respond in a positive and encouraging way. I built my own DIY hairbrush out of twigs and twine and sap from trees, now you can, too!

10. When all else fails--you can too. Write about whatever you're worst at. The Tragic Tale of How I've Never Been Able to Whistle/Juggle/Drive a Stick Shift/Take a Fish off a Fishing Hook/Understand the Appeal of Korean Dramas

Sometimes we all just need a little bit of quirkiness in our blogging lives. What's the weirdest blog post idea you can come up with?
V. Nino said...

You. Are. Crazy.

Hershey's Cookies & Cream is the best.

:)

Rachel Stokes said...

Hahha I love this. Such a fun way to gather new blog ideas! :)

Patricia said...

I already have an idea for #1 mwahahaha. *sinister laugh*

Meg said...

Haha! This is awesome... you make me laugh!

Jenna Brussee said...

These are hilarious! I hope you try some of these yourself. I would love to read them!

Liz @ Fitness Blondie said...

I actually really, really dig these ideas LOL

Brita Long said...

I might actually write #2. These are hilarious.

Megan Pace said...

I just laughed so hard at the day in the life of a random stranger!

Carolynn Markey said...

oh my gosh number 6 is making me giggle! these are great.

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

Totally laughing about the day in the life of a stranger. What if you stalked while wearing a bear costume?

Nina W said...

Oh. My. Gosh. You are hilarious! I love this list. I saved it so I can do one of these one day! I love quirky ideas and my blogging creativity mojo has been at an all-time low here lately. I guess I haven't been here since your design changed - I love it!!!

Teresa Olvera said...

Oh so funny! These would actually be pretty funny to read! Is it sad that I really don't know how to whistle and I really don't know how to drive a stick shift, and I can't juggle....oh my gosh, #10 is all me!

Anonymous said...

It's official. You are never allowed to stop writing, you're too funny! :) I SORT OF did #1. I had an epic brownie baking debacle so I did a "How NOT to bake brownies for a family get together." :)

Erica Jacquline said...

Such creative ideas! Blogging needs more creative writing!

Patty said...

YESSS to $6 as an avid people watcher (or stalker as my husband says) I think this one would be absolutely hysterical!! :)

Natalie A said...

This is so fun! I love it hahah :)

emma rebecca anne said...

ahhh I looove it Rachel!!!

Lori said...

These are great ideas! I've done #10...and could probably do several more. #6 is hilarious. You could do a vlog, and narrate it like a newscaster. Too funny!

Anonymous said...

I actually did #10 on this list at one point. Fun list! I might have to try a few.

Megan @ The Walker Fireside Chats said...

I love writing about weird stuff when I can think of the ideas! One of my favorites is the post I wrote about dog poop. Very interesting. I love the idea to write a No-Wish list : )

Michelle said...

I actually really love the stalking idea. It's completely creepy but part of me wants to do it :)

I love quirky blog posts. Love them. My weirdest is probably when I wrote my obituary as if I had died Amish. Probably my favorite thing I've ever written.

Sarah @ 12 Twenty Seven said...

LOL! I love #6--I literally laughed out loud thinking about it!

Angi said...

You seriously had me cracking up with these! #2 would be a lot of fun, except I'd have a hard time keeping it somewhat fictional...people have this habit of buying me things I don't want, haha. Mostly family, ironically.

#6...if this wasn't a small town I'd do it. I would 100% do it. On the other hand, the fact that it's a small town might actually help...there are MANY days where we end up at multiple different stores in 1 day with the exact same person. Usually there's some kind of awkward joke about following each other.

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

I could write all of the number 10s!

Tayler Morrell said...

I love cookies and cream icecream, but hate the hershey's bar, too!

Lauren @ My Passion Journey said...

Please invent that pillow! I would buy 10 in a heartbeat!

Cheryn Bloom said...

Loads of hilarious ideas to get the ideas flowing!! I'm probably the only one that loves Hershey's cookies 'n cream bars then?! Maybe because they're so hard to come by here in England!

Miss Nutralicious said...

First, Hershey's Cookies 'N 'Cream bars are nasty. I have a feeling I could write a good "do-not-wish-for list".

Second, I have a twist on "The President Took a Selfie with Me!": The president took a selfie with my husband.

IT'S REAL! It's the funniest picture I have ever seen, I have a full blog post written about it in my head, but my husband wouldn't let me put it on my blog. :( Maybe one day...

MontgomeryFest said...

number 6. please do this. please do number 6!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

BAHAHAHAHA! #6!!! I am dying! That is hilarious. And terrible. All at the same time!

Lauren Michelle Major said...

Bahaha, number 7 reminded me of this thing called a DREAMY. So basically for some unknown reason my father-in-law bought a bunch of them, and they are this awful, awful combination of a bottom sheet, top sheet, and pillow case. They are all connected together, kind of like a sleeping bag, but you have to insert the pillow and it is made of this terrible fake silk that is really slippery. The open side does not zip up, so if you try to use one you will not only end up sliding off bed, but also falling out of the DREAMY. Not only that, but it has absolutely no padding and it's too thin to keep you warm at all, so sleeping on the floor is out. I don't even know where he found them. I tried Googling them in hopes that I could share a picture and no luck.

P.S. awesome crazy blog ideas!

http://howtomakehome.blogspot.com

Rebecca O said...

I love this!! And I totally want to do some of these....haha! :) You have a wonderfully creative mind!

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

I need to do #10. Thanks for the ideas! : )

bisous
Suzanne

Notes from a Newlywed said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE #9. I might have to do that one. Doing an ugly craft would actually be super fun, haha. Also, you're hilarious.

Saxon @ Lets Drink Coffee, Darling said...

Hahaha a day in the life of a random stranger!

Ana Lynn Amelio said...

I laughed at all of them, but I think the most viable one for me would be #10 - describing my epic failure to actually drive!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I found you through the SITS Girls Saturday Sharefest! Great ideas for unusual posts!

Amy Jo Pendergrass said...

Seriously, these are some hilarious ideas. I'm particularly fond of the 2nd one as as I also think those Cookies N Creme Hershey's bars are no bueno. Thanks for sharing at the SITSGirls sharefest!

OMG! Yummy said...

#2 - I do suck at liking things I don't like. This is my favorite. Saying hi from SITS Saturday Sharefest. Fun fun post!

Serena Smith-Williams said...

Haha - this entire list is fantastic AND hilarious! My favorite is the "A Day in the Life..." of a random stranger. Imagine that person read the blog post and figured out it was them you were talking about?

Anonymous said...

I'm getting to work on my Do-Not-Wish-For list! I did the stranger thing once for a writing prompt. We had to people watch/observe strangers and write a piece on what we saw. It felt super creepy, but it really fun at the same time.

debrajan1517 said...

Love that you are WAYYYYY outside of the box

debrajan1517 said...

Love that you are WAYYYYY outside the box

Robyn Petrik said...

These are hilarious!! And fun. Good way to shake up your usual blogging with something outrageous but entertaining.