Year End Blog Post Ideas

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Time flies and the new year will be on us faster than a cape-wearing man flying in tights. Now is the time to be preparing for your end of the year posts and this list article is here to help inspire your creative side. Below are ten simple end of the year blog post ideas for you to run with.

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1. Biggest Lessons Of The Year

What were your biggest aha moments this year? I bet they’re pretty unique once you wrap your story around it.

Have a product of service business? Here’s an idea: Enlist your customers to submit their biggest wins from using your product or service.

2. Mistakes Of The Year To Avoid

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. ~John C. Maxwell

If nothing went wrong this year, you didn’t push yourself hard enough. Just sayin’. 😉

I’ll be the first to admit that this type of confession post might suit my niche in blogging or content creation better than something like retail sales. How funny would it be to see post titles like?:

I failed to pay my taxes and have to hire an attorney


I tried to save money by buying inferior products and had to honor a ton of refunds

No, that might not be the best blog post idea for every niche. Funny though. LOL

3. Year End Recap/Review

For my niche, I might post about increased revenue, subscriber numbers, or speaking gigs.

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.’ ~Alfred Lord Tennyson

An online candy store might show off a new product line that made a splash or share the cutest kid smiles you influenced. Use your imagination and have some fun.

4. People/Businesses To Watch Next Year

These can be very fun and allow you to bring potential influencers into the fold. It helps to be present within your niche and keep an eye out for active newcomers throughout the year.

Shares can be big on a post like this. I was happy to share those featuring Hot Blog Tips on posts like The Top 50 SEO Blogs to Watch in 2012 and Top 50 Bloggers To Follow In 2014 And My 2013 Blogging Recap.

5. Most Popular Products/Posts Of The Year

Google Analytics can be your friend when it comes to finding the most popular posts of the year. In fact, you might be surprised if you haven’t been paying close attention all year.

Maybe you want to go a little beyond simple analytics and rank by sales, reviews, comments, or shares. Well, counting shares is getting a little tough with the recent depreciation of the Tweet count feature.

6. New Years Resolutions / Goals

I know what you’re thinking, “everyone is doing resolution posts and no one follows through on their new year resolutions”.

I have to admit, I agree. That doesn’t mean you can’t come up with a unique twist on a resolutions post and own it.

Hey, how about a penalty? Yeah, I like this one. Set your Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) and announce it as your new year resolution. If you can’t prove you accomplished it within the set time, you have to do… what? Have fun with it.

Another twist could be to get your audience involved a little more. Let them commit to a penalty should they fail in achieving their announced resolution. Or let them inflict the penalty on you should you fail. Scary.

7. Next Year Predictions

I’ve done next year prediction posts a few times and they can be pretty fun. I like to get other bloggers in my niche involved.

You’ve seen them, a post with several influencers offering their take on what to look for in the coming year. Here’s an archived post for 2013 Predictions By Popular Bloggers And Marketers.

Hey, don’t forget to follow-up at the end of the year to see who had it right.

8. Thank Them For Their Support

I bet someone helped you get the most out of the year, probably more than a single person. How cool would it be to publicly thank them in the form of a blog post?

Marketing twist: Thank your readers with an end of the year discount that outshines all other sales.

9. Apps/Tools You Switched To This Year

Big on online tools? My too. Tools can be very popular depending on your niche. If you’re anything like me, every year you find one or three new tools that make you wonder how you survived without them.

This year Scrivener$ and Grammarly come to mind for me. How about you?

10. End Of The Year Holiday Posts

Thanksgiving is an easy post if you’re American or Canadian. Of course, depending on your religion/culture, there’s always Christmas, Kwanzaa, Chanukah, and others. Let’s not forget about New Year’s. Black Friday is a holiday too, right?

Thank You

I hope you enjoyed today’s post on blog post ideas for the end of the year. If you got anything out of this article, I’d appreciate it if you’d share the post, comment, and just love me forever. 🙂

About Brian Hawkins

Blogging superhero by day and internet super villain by night. Blogger, future online millionaire and an all around great guy.


  1. Brian, great tips – I hadn’t given it a thought yet, that we are nearing the year end. I will have to put on these together. I had in the past, usually about best new blogs or best blogs of the year or posts of the year. Thanks for the reminder. I’m not sure I could do predictions, that sounds scary to me!

  2. Great ideas and advice. You’re right, the end of the year is approaching fast and I’ll definitely be implementing some of your strategies. Thanks.

  3. Same here Lisa, predictions can be tough. This is the time of year where it seems that bloggers struggle to be unique with so many of us tackling the same topics. I think that uniqueness is more important than hitting the right topics but I still feel a list of potential post ideas for the season can come in handy. Thanks and I apologize for taking so long to reply. 🙂

  4. I’m glad it helped a little Spence and thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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