Hi everyone!!! I am thrilled to be staying on and writing for Ivan with The Friendly Blogger. As most of you know, it was a tough decision for me, but I think it worked out beautifully in the end. So, I look forward to hearing from you and touching base with all of you soon.
In keeping with Ivan’s latest post on what to blog about, I thought I would pipe in. You know me, I gotta have my 2 cents worth.
Once you’re up and running with your own blog you may find that constantly creating content can be quite a strain. With your community demanding new posts and your schedule filling up it can be difficult to think of new blog posts; it’s complete writer’s block! To absolutely destroy any hurdles you may have when generating new blog post ideas this post will tell you several of the best ways to always find something to write about.
7 Ideas For Blog Posts
“Keep an Idea Journal” – Always keep a pen & paper or a word document around so you can write down new ideas that pop into your head. Don’t edit yourself when writing down ideas because even though you may not write about a particular subject it can inspire you to generate a new idea for a completely different blog post!
“Listen to Music” – Music has the ability to unlock your creativity. Put on your favorite album and listen to the lyrics (or lack thereof) and let your mind wander. During this time that you’re listing to music, write down new idea or begin working on an article which you’ve gain inspiration upon.
“Scratch your own Itch” – Write about things you’ve always wanted to read on the web. You may find that few people cover the types of content that you’d want to read; there are many others out there that have this same though. Write about what’s on your mind or something new you’ve tried that others haven’t the time to write about.
“Answer the Community” – Many blog comments can easily generate new blog posts ideas. When a commenter asks you a question in the comment area don’t just answer them, create a new post that specifically answers this question. Not everyone will read blog comments and those that leave you questions (along with your great replies) could be the perfect subject for a new post!
“Disagree with Popular Belief” – Take a stance against a popular belief and explain why you disagree with it. Standing your own ground may cause heat from many people within the blogosphere but often times you’ll find that others have been thinking the same thing but don’t have the courage to write about the topic. Drama can send waves of traffic to your blog but always present a coherent theory vs. simply trouncing someone’s beliefs.
“Rant and Rave” – Talk about a product you love or hate; write about a service you didn’t enjoy or one which has made your day. People love to hear when things work out for the best or the opposite side of the story. Not everyone agrees with what’s common acceptance; it’s your blog so go ahead and vent (or rave)!
“Create a Series” – Create a series about a particular skill you’d like to teach in detail. Break up your post into a series so you’ll be able to stretch out the information over the course of a week or month. Writing a series allows you to learn new things about what you’re focusing on and keeps the community engaged with every word you write.
In all, there are ideas all around you waiting to be placed onto your blog; keep your mind open to any questions or comments you may hear floating around, sit down and just start writing – it’s as simple as that.
Let me have it! Share your thoughts below