Book Review: 365 Blog Topic Ideas by Dana Fox

Friday, 29 January 2016
Despite still being a new blogger myself, full of enthusiasm and ideas, I often get to the point where I feel like I have nothing  to write about. It's all well and good churning out product reviews day by day, which don't get me wrong, I adore doing, but there comes a point where the lifestyle aspect of my blog needs to come into play as well.

After looking online for some inspiration I came across the book 365 Blog Topic Ideas, aimed at 'the lifestyle blogger who has nothing to write about' - perfect! I ordered it straight away from eBay, and despite taking over a week to get here, I feel it was definitely worth the wait.



I am a huge fan of Dana Fox, the authoress, and her blogs Wonder Forest and I Can Build A Blog. When I first set up my blog last year I spent hours reading her guides to SEO, choosing a name, how to use social media, and various other topics. This helped me learn how to write, but it didn't exactly give me ideas for what to write about.

As previously mentioned, I am far more experienced in writing the beauty posts for my blog than I am the lifestyle ones, which is why this book is so useful to me!

The book itself is a pretty blue colour, with the title and other text in black and white. I feel like it looks very minimalist, which can also help to calm a cluttered mind when trying to think of ideas.

To be completely and brutally honest, the book isn't much more than what you can find online if you just search 'blog post ideas', but the thing with me is that I like to have things physically in front of me. I like flipping through the book, just reading through the ideas properly, whereas I tend to not bother doing that online. It also means that I can pop it in my bag along with a notebook to jot ideas down on when I have a spare minute, as opposed to taking out my laptop or phone and getting distracted by the likes of Twitter and Facebook!



One criticism of this book is that it is literally just the ideas, nothing more. Very basic headings such as "Share a personal story" or "What's on your bedside table?" with no more information or further ideas given, which is a little bit of a shame as I was expecting more from this book. There are literally 365 pages of just blog post titles, with one on each page. But besides the fact that almost everything in the book can be found online on some page or another, I like being able to have it all in one place.

I'm now taking the time at night to read through the book before I go to sleep, noting down any ideas I particularly like so that I can look upon them with a fresh mind in the morning. I would recommend this book whether you are new to blogging, or even if you have been blogging a long time and have run out of ideas. 


What do you think yo this book?
Is it on your 'to buy' list?

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9 comments on "Book Review: 365 Blog Topic Ideas by Dana Fox"
  1. Hey I'm a new blogger and this sounds like just the book I need. That's for a great post!
    Carrie x
    Back2blonde.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It is rather useful, glad you like the post xx

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  2. Honestly it's not on my wishlist. It's beautifully presented - I love the cover colour and the font choice, but the blog post ideas aren't my style and like you said, you can find this kind of content online so I'm not sure why I would purchase it. It must be great for newbies but I've been blogging on all different platforms for over 10 years now so I just don't find it useful.

    Erin | http://beingerin.com/

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    1. I know exactly what you mean, I can understand a seasoned blogger like yourself would have no use for it! xx

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  3. I ordered this book just before Christmas and I've been loving it. Although it is what you can find online, when I spend so much time online as it is, it is nice to be able to check out, with a pen and paper and this book, and jot down some ideas. It always makes me feel much more inspired!

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

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    1. Exactly! I like sitting down with a cup of tea just being able to brainstorm ideas, without having my laptop on my knee and my phone in my hand! xx

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  4. Oooh that sounsd like such a useful thing! Where could I find her SEO guides online?

    Steph - http://nourishmeclean.blogspot.com

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    1. Here you go sweetie :) http://icanbuildablog.com/seo-basics-for-bloggers/ xx

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  5. This book looks so good! I love your blog! Literally about to go and find you on bloglovin to follow! ☺️ xx

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