The smell of wood smoke and hot chocolate.
Piles of brightly-colored fallen leaves.
A crisp chill in the air on a sunny day.
Ah, fall! My favorite time of year, and I’m so happy it’s finally here!
At the dawn of every new season, I like to glance through my editorial calendar and fill any gaps with seasonal content. Sure, everyone will be writing about Halloween safety, but that might not be the best topic for you and your blog. As with any new content, always be sure to ask yourself: Does this topic fit my audience?
If you’re feeling stuck or are looking for some fresh seasonal ideas, look no further!
Here are 10 fall blogging prompts to kick off the season:
- Answer: What worries keep you up at night regarding your pets and pet care? Chances are your readers share the same worries! Openness builds community!
- Recap summer and share the best summertime pics of you and your pet.
- Fave fall activities to do with the whole family… furries included, of course!
- Pet-Safe Treats: Take either a Halloween or Thanksgiving angle, depending on your readers’ interest.
- DIY Halloween costumes, if it fits your audience, or share your training tips and tricks for getting your pet comfortable wearing a costume.
- Share your favorite shop-for-a-cause links.
- Survey your audience and share the results.
- Share a fall photo essay.
- What’s on your fall bucket list? (For us, it’s taking Newt out on her leash and harness before we rake the leaves. She loves pouncing and diving in and out of the crunchy piles!)
- The Business of Pet Blogging: Maybe one of your readers is looking for inspo to get his or her own blog started! Share your secrets, tips, and tricks, and maybe you’ll spark someone else’s creativity!
One big reminder: NOW is the time to start planning holiday coverage, especially if you need to reach out and pitch brands.
What can you add to this list? Do you have your fall editorial mapped out yet? What highlights do we have to look forward to on your blog?
Maggie Marton serves as the BlogPaws senior editor. When not hiking with her two pit mixes, Emmett and Cooper, or playing with Newt the Cat, Maggie writes about them (and the pet industry) at ohmydogblog.com and maggiemarton.com.