November Blog Prompts

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Post by Blog Manager Robbi Hess

As we wind down from summer and up into the winter months and holidays, finding ideas (and time) to write might be at a premium! To help you with the ideas, here are more than 30 blog prompts to inspire your creativity for November.

blog promptsMonthly Holidays

  • Adopt a Senior Pet — share your senior pet story
  • National Entrepreneurship — write about what being an entrepreneur in the pet industry means to you (freedom, extra money, portability, being seen as an expert, etc.)
  • National Memoir Writing — write your pets’ or your memoir
  • National Novel Writing Month (NANOWRIMO) — can you churn out 50,000 words on a novel? Take the challenge! I’ve done it, and won it, two times!
  • Pet Diabetes Awareness — do you have a pet with diabetes or want to share pet health tips
  • Canine Epilepsy Awareness
  • National Pet Cancer Awareness

Weekly Holidays

  • Nov. 2-8: National Animal Shelter Appreciation  — go to your local shelter and write a few spotlight articles to help the pets find homes for the holidays! 
  • Nov. 15-21: Rodent Awareness — do you have rodents, ever wondered about owning rodents? Write about it.

Daily Holidays

  • Nov. 1 is National Author Day
  • Nov 1. is Go Cook For Your Pet Day
  • Nov. 11 is Veteran’s Day
  • Nov. 15 is I Love To Write Day — write about your love of writing or how you got into writing. Share your story!
  • Nov. 17 is National Black Cat Day
  • Nov. 19 National Get A Friend For Your Pet Day
  • Nov 22 is National Humane Society Anniversary Day
  • Nov. 23 is Dr. Who Day (Okay, this one might just be for me and my benefit!)
  • Nov.25  is International Hat Day — show us your pet in a hat
  • Nov 26 is Thanksgiving
  • Nov. 27 is Black Friday — blog about whether you shop that day and why. Let us know what gifts you buy for your pets on your excursion!
  • Nov. 30 is Stay Home Because You’re Well Day — have fun with this and write some excuses you’d use to call in sick — if you weren’t your own boss!
  • Nov. 30 is Cyber MondayBocci proofing his blog post

General Topic Ideas

  • Explain what autumn and autumn leaves and smells are like — from your dog’s point of view
  • Check out Pinterest, choose a craft or a recipe, make it and share the process in photo, video and/or words on your blog
  • Write a blog post in 25 lines or fewer! This will force you to truly focus in on a topic (fun but hard)
  • Make up a hashtag to use for your blog or your business, tell us why, claim it and then use it!
  • What were you doing last year at this time? How have you progressed?
  • You’re going to adopt a pet other than the species you currently own – what would you adopt and why?
  • Blog about something new you learned this month.
  • Blog about something you want to learn next month and why
  • Do a video of a blog post you’d written in the past. Rework and reuse your content.
  • Write a blog post inspired by the words: magic, outdoors and fur-kid
  • Pretend you’re an advice columnist. What is the most pressing issue that your pet would want an answer to?
  • Share some holiday safety tips for keeping your pets safe from human holiday food and to keeping them comfortable when you have a houseful of guests
  • Write your intentions for getting your blogging and other work done during the crush of the holidays
  • Send a letter to your future self. Blog about where you want to be next year at this time

Ready. Set. Write!