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.

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 a web designer, entrepreneur, and the founder of this blog. @prestondlee

  • http://sanjaykhemlani.com sanji

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

  • http://www.wezile.com Raashid

    Nice topics, thanks lot 😀

  • http://andreacanton.com Andrea Canton

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

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  • http://hangaroundtheweb.com rajasegar

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

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  • http://www.intellisites.com IntelliSites Web Design

    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!

  • http://www.creative-designs.co.za Samantha

    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!

  • http://www.cyberdesignz.com/services/web-designers conroy@ web designer

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

  • http://www.icreatesolutions.com.au skeen

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

  • http:/vvsol.com Lisa Noble

    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.

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  • http://ecoverbee.com/ Andy Eaton

    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

  • http://www.beezink.com Shane

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

  • http://www.nascomedia.com NASCO MEDIA

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

  • http://www.macdesignin.com MAC Design Inc.

    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!

  • http://ikonikdesignz.com Krystal

    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

  • http://www.webdesigningtraininginchennai.in/ sekar

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

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  • http://logodesignbest.com.au Beth Rogers

    site list was very helpful for me . preston d lee thnks for the share good post :-)

    • http://www.catchfiremarketing.com James

      Thank-you so much! Helped with my writer’s block and now I have my year blog schedule completed!

  • http://webdesignchandler.net Steve v

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

  • http://www.fishidesign.com Jason Vassallo

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

  • http://www.ecoverbee.com Andy

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

  • http://www.grabinfotech.com/ Mohit Shrivastava

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

  • http://www.ibsinfosystems.com/ Mamta Yadav

    Thanks for sharing this information its very helpful for my website

  • http://www.lpdesignhelp.com Laura Peragallo

    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.

  • http://www.vanhove.com Steve VanHove

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

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  • Glenford Laughton

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