58 Topics to write about on your design blog

If you have a design blog, I can almost guarantee that at one point or another, you’ve hit a brick wall when it comes to content. 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:

  • 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:

  • 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
About Preston D Lee

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

Comments

  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 :D

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

  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

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