58 Topics to write about on your design blog

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If you have a design blog, I can almost guarantee that at one point or another, you’ve had a hard time knowing what to write about on your design blog.

After all, producing great content on a daily or weekly basis can be more difficult than it sounds.

So today, I would like to offer a useful list of topics you can write about on your design blog. I’m sure I’ll leave some out, so add your suggestions in the comments.

58 topics to write about on your design blog

In my mind, there are two primary kinds of design blogs: blogs focused toward other designers, and blogs focused towards clients. Below you’ll find suggestions for both.

Sidenote: Once you finish, read how 4 freelancers built recurring revenue models that changed their business. You'll love it.

If you write for other designers, try these ideas:

  • How to start a successful freelance business
  • How to use the pen tool in Photoshop
  • How to make money as a designer
  • Where to go to school when learning about design
  • How to treat clients who treat you poorly
  • How to manage design projects
  • Great web sites for design inspiration
  • Attributes of successful designers
  • How to create a logo in Illustrator
  • How to design a web page using simple HTML and CSS
  • Turning your static web site into a dynamic content management system
  • How much to charge clients as a new designer
  • How to create a style guide for your brand
  • What to name your design business
  • Common mistakes designers make
  • How to find new clients
  • How to finish projects on time
  • What to do when you can’t find any design work
  • When to work for free and when not to
  • How much to charge for your design services
  • How to build your first wordpress theme
  • How to build your first web site
  • How to run a successful small business
  • Working with other designers
  • How to design your own blog
  • How to use CSS3 or HTML5
  • Jquery tutorials
  • Designing a facebook landing page
  • Designing a user-friendly form
  • Where to sell your designs online
  • Where to find freelance design work online
  • Design a twitter background you can be proud of
  • How to get work done when working from home
  • When to revamp your portfolio
  • What to include in a good design portfolio
  • How to solicit work from large companies

If you write for clients, try these ideas:

  • What makes a good business logo
  • Necessary elements of a great web site
  • What to expect to pay for design services
  • How long it should take to get a great logo
  • How to choose colors and fonts that fit your brand
  • Where to hire great designers
  • The difference between static and dynamic web sites
  • Logo design processes
  • When to hire a full-time designer
  • How design plays a part in your marketing efforts
  • What makes a good designer/client relationship
  • How to make your designer happy and get the results you want
  • How to integrate your brand into all aspects of your company
  • What makes a good facebook landing page?
  • What makes a good landing page design?
  • Common design mistakes businessmen make when it comes to web design
  • How to give honest feedback without frustrating your designer
  • When to redesign your web site
  • When to rebrand your company
  • Why your company needs a new logo
  • Statistical improvements for companies who have solid brands, logos, and design styles
  • How to design for a particular target audience

What do you write about on your design blog?

Finding the perfect things to write about on your design blog can be a really big challenge.

Help the rest of us out by leaving a comment and letting us know what you write about on your design blog.

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About Preston D Lee

Preston is an entrepreneur, writer, podcaster, and the founder of this blog. You can contact him via twitter at @prestondlee.

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  1. wow! great list, I also have a list for my blog. But your list was amazing, will use some of them. Thanks!

  2. Nice topics, thanks lot 😀

  3. You forgot “Make useful list of topics to write about on your design blog” 😛

  4. Really a comprehensive list of ideas… thanks a lot for sharing…

  5. Good list here, especially the latter half. A good number of those are ideas we’ve actually covered, but there’s some inspiration for new articles too. Thanks!

  6. You have no idea how much that list helped me! I can’t wait to get started writing again! I had hit a massive writers block moment haha!
    Thanks for a great post!

  7. Its very handy list for content writers. I checked it’s trends using google trends and found hot searches for mostly topics.

  8. Awesome list, just starting a blog and this is going to be a massive help. Thank you!

  9. This is a really good list to reference. It spawns ideas, especially for me. I haven’t started blogging yet, but I have been thinking about it. This lists gives me inspiration. Thank you.

  10. That’s a wonderful list, I have been racking my brains thinking of things to write, definitely got some new ideas to keep me going for at least 2-3 months. Thanks

  11. This is the second time I have referenced you list. Thanks!

  12. Great post, I will certainly use some of these ideas. Thanks!

  13. Great post, I was looking for the latest blog trend and found this page. I am certainly going to use some of these topics in my blog. Thanks a lot!

  14. This list was very helpful i am still working on my site and have been taking a big interest in wordpress and blogging. I didnt know where 2 start with topics. Thanks for the post

  15. thanks for the list. This list very helpful for me !!!!

  16. site list was very helpful for me . preston d lee thnks for the share good post 🙂

  17. Great list! This should give me some ideas on things to write about.

  18. Great article, lots of good items to expand on, thank you

  19. Wow what a great list. Very in depth and each list gives you more ideas to really focus on each topic deeper.

  20. wow that is great if you are blogging for clients that is very helpful for you

  21. Thanks for sharing this information its very helpful for my website

  22. My posts are generally written with the potential client in mind. I address topics like how to prepare for a particular design project or what some basic website start up costs are. Explaining web terms would also be another relevant topic for that audience.

  23. There are some great ideas here! Thank you!!!

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  26. Ardalan Shahinkar says:

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  27. Glenford Laughton says:

    This is perfect! Just what I was looking for to get started. Thank you. http://www.glenfordlaughton.com/

  28. very nice direction for writing blog content. I am new to blog writing, so this information had helped me a lot.

    Thanks !!

  29. Actually you have to write at your own but direction to good topics is always a help.

  30. Thanks for sharing this awesome resource with us……….Very nice and informative

  31. Some great ideas here, that cover topics that designers or client’s would find useful. Thanks for the inspiration.

  32. wow its really useful for us thanks and i am going to write about,

    The different between Static and Dynamic Websites.

  33. Wow!! Really great lists.. Thanks Preston for sharing.. This post through get quickly ideas and write..

  34. Great topics although there are tons more to write about. Thanks for the ideas!

  35. I write about trends, seo tips, google rankings, organic ranking, web design news and how our company is different from other web design sites.

  36. Nice Topics.

  37. A very interesting article to read about various designing aspects.Thanks a lot for posting this.Good Work.Keep it Up.

  38. great list..I thank you for sharing this post. I found it very helpful & am going to put all of your tips into practice.

  39. Great article. It is very useful especially for bloggers. Because, sometimes, it’s hard to write new topic if you have no idea at all.

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  40. Very helpful list to create a informative blog.

  41. Abegail Louise Acosta says:

    I am a web designer and a content writer for a professional website development company, this article is really useful for me. I feel like I run out topics to write. 🙂 I am now revising some of your ideas.

  42. Thanks for the tutorial for lots of usability and customize features . I am also looking for same advice for my Branding website.you have provided the list it is so much beneficial for me.

  43. Wow, Really great work. Your list is fantastic.I think your list will help me. Thanks for sharing us nice post.

  44. Mauricevog says:

    Hello!
    I’m a student of senior year. I have to write a lot of essays each semester.
    At first year it was very hard to write even a few lines. But now I do it quite easily. Reading experts articles greatly helped me succeed.

  45. Nice Blog! Thanks for sharing! I appreciate it.
    Good job. Thanks again.

  46. Fantastic Blog! I agree completely with you here. It is a very valuable and helpful collection of blogs. I am trying to gain information from all these. Really helpful post. Thank you..!!

  47. Design blogs can easily attract the customers towards our sites .

  48. Oh wow this is awesome! I’m an illustrator, so this list helped with coming up with topics since they were aimed at creatives in general.

    Thank you for all of these wonderful ideas!

  49. I was thinking maybe we can write about the crazy things that inspire us. Music, Movie or whatever it is just to make our readers feel closer to us and that they know something about us. What do you think?

  50. Grand post with Great ideas! I am going to follow your tips for my new blog. Thanks for stopping useful information here.

  51. Finding the perfect things to write about on your design blog can be a really big challenge and it can overcomes by having useful topics for the design blogs.

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