You Will Absolutely Love These Newsletter Idea Lists
Many of my customers tell me that hey have trouble coming up with ideas for their newsletters and blog. You will NEVER have this challenge again!
One of the things I really LOVE about MailerLite is their amazing lists of newsletter ideas. The ideas come complete with live examples showing exactly how customers are implementing the ideas. Being able to follow the “idea” to “HOW” is invaluable and sparks even more ideas. AND many of the newsletter ideas can also be used to come up with relevant posts for your blog.
There literally are thousands of ideas in the following lists … you will never again pull your hair out wondering what to write about next!
Two Master IDEA Lists
The purpose of these two lists is to help you generate ideas specific to your website, niche or industry. If you send out one newsletter a week, the ideas that come from this list will keep you busy for years!
Ideas By The Month:
Whether you are a full-time or part-time author, one of the challenges is maintaining your writing schedule AND keeping your blog and mailing list current. I know from experience that when you are in the middle of a writing project, interrupting it to write a blog post or send a newsletter can really throw you off your game. Coming up with ideas of WHAT to write, writing them, finding images and posting and scheduling–everything takes time.
These list focus on events for each month. You will find all the major events as well as multiple dozens of small celebration days — from the interesting and curious to the wild, wacky and crazy.
What I really love about these lists are the “real life” live examples you can get more ideas and inspiration from.
Here’s how to use these lists.
Decide which events interest and intrigue you. Choose however many you need … if you send a newsletter every week you need four newsletter topics. At least one of them should be about your book(s) or author/writing related information. One could be about a favorite book or author leaving you with two newsletter spots to fill.
Choose one major event from the monthly calendar and one minor event — something that captures your interest or makes you laugh like a crazy person. Your monthly calendar is now filled with what you are going to write about.
IF you send out two or three newsletters a month … just adjust the instructions to fit. IF you only send one newsletter a month, my advice is to seriously consider sending two …now that you have some ready-made ideas it is much much easier!
NEXT – pick a day before the 1st of the month. Take one day –write and schedule all four newsletters. Turn at least one of the topics into a blog post — add an image and you are DONE for the month.
Your newsletters can be short … they don’t have to be 2000 words, nor do they have to be “perfect” (though perfect grammar is always a good goal ( I recommend ProWritingAid ).
Unless you are about to launch a new book, try to choose an “evergreen” topic for your blog post. For example writing about one of your favorite authors can be appropriate at any time … and two years from now you could update and re-publish it.
This list is for 2022. Some of the dates might change, most will be the same in 2023. The most current month is at the END of the list.
Seasonal Ideas and Inspirations:
Be sure to bookmark this post and come back every month for MORE NEW ideas!
If you are an author or self-publisher,
here’s WHY you absolutely must have your own website and email list!