I can’t believe the end of the year is right around the corner. 2016 has been an interesting one filled with lots of ups and downs! One thing that I would consider to be an “up” is my monthly blog post idea series. I have enjoyed reading it and helping others gain ideas for their blogs. If you’d like an easy to print page with ideas for the entire here, you can get one by subscribing to The Happy Files. (There’s also a ton of other goodies available there!)
November is the start of what many call “The Holiday Season.” This means there’s a wide variety of topics that you can cover, making it quite a fun month for blogging! Don’t forget to also take a break and enjoy the holidays with your family. Your real life is just as important as your blogging life.
Yes, I know – this topic appeared on the list for September and October. November is still a popular month for searches and posts regarding fall and autumn. In fact, some areas are just starting to cool down in November. So, go ahead and fill up your blog with those autumn posts! (Psst…September & October give more ideas for using autumn as a starting point on your blog!)
This is another one that’s making a third appearance (see my suggestions in September and October for more ideas). I think it’s even more suiting of a topic for November with Thanksgiving coming up at the end of the month. Think of all the things you can come up with from corn, squash, and other items that fill up that cornucopia centerpiece!
I’m just going to go ahead and address this one towards the top of the list. In case you didn’t know, Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday of November every year. Thanksgiving opens up a lot of opportunities for blog posts including recipes, décor, family, and so much more. (Don’t worry – I’m getting into some more ideas below!)
One of the most common themes you see in November is gratitude. People post daily or share lists of the things they’re thankful for in their lives. You can easily create a post or series evolving around gratitude, what it is, how to show it, and what you’re thankful for in your own life. (P.S. I’ll be hosting a 10 Day Gratitude Challenge in the middle of November. All of the details and goodies will be available in Hodge Podge Moments: The Community soon.)
November means Christmas is right around the corner. You can get a jump start on sharing your wishlist and suggestions. Many people start their holiday shopping in November to avoid some of the crazy crowds that pop up in December. Go ahead and give them some ideas to help them out!
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday all happen in November. It’s a weekend long event filled with lots of shopping deals. I like to think of this weekend as the holiday kick off weekend. You could definitely use these days as inspiration for your own blog – share the items you’re looking forward to or highlight your favorite small shop for unique items. Get creative with it!
The holiday season means people are searching for recipes galore. Dinners, events, and parties are in full swing from Thanksgiving until New Years. That means there are a lot of opportunities for potlucks, home baked gifts, and family get togethers. Share some of your favorite recipes (or recipe finds) with your readers to help them out! Thanksgiving menu post anyone?
How could I almost forget this one? November is National Novel Writing Month. I love participating in this month because it’s filled with community and motivation. Use it as inspiration to share some of your favorite writing tips and tricks on your own blog! I’ll be writing a nonfiction book about finding happiness through a mindset shift this month. If you’d like a sneak peek into the book, please join Hodge Podge Moments: The Community. I’ll be sharing sneak peeks all month!
This year is an election year and quite an interesting one at that. I don’t discuss political views on my own blog, but that doesn’t mean you have to avoid the topic all together. In fact, you can even share the topic in an objective way like Belle Brita has done recently. Or have a little fun with it and create your own version of Duck for President!
Veterans Day is November 11 and is the perfect day to celebrate the men and women who have served our country and kept us safe. You could do a general post or get more personal and share your own connections to the military.
Still lacking for ideas? Check out Holiday Insights for some of the random holidays that happen in the month of November!
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