Finding what to blog is sometimes challenging. There are days when I just sit in front of my laptop with a blank stare – my mind is wandering about the topics to blog about, and without realizing it, I waste a lot of time, just to find something to blog about.
Sure it’s easy to find a topic if your blogging strategy is by visiting Google Trends and choose the hottest topic of the hour and blog about it – especially if your blog is a general topics blog. But if you want to offer more depth in your blog post, you need to do some research.
If you happen to look for ideas for your next blog posts, I recommend you to visit ChangeThis. It is my favorite resource for years – not only to find topics to blog about, but to learn from the experts about any topics, such as leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, changing your mindsets, etc.
What is ChangeThis?
If you have never heard about ChangeThis, it’s probably because it is buzzed and shared via online communities, not by extensive marketing efforts.
And here’s the great thing with ChangeThis: It’s free! Sure there is an online book store, but the “manifestos” (according to ChangeThis: “That’s what we call one of our PDF files. It’s an argument, a reasoned, rational call to action, supported by logic and facts”) can be accesses free of charge, and you can share them with your friends and colleagues.
Visiting ChangeThis, you probably won’t instantly get the topic to blog on. Instead, reading the ideas will help you gain insights and get the list of topics you are interested in.
Blogging-wise, I do have some recommendations, such as Women Bloggers: Changing Their Worlds, Changing the World by Elisa Camahort (a co-founder of BlogHer.com – a community of women bloggers) and this most recent manifesto on blogging, The Micropreneur Manifesto: How to Stay Solo, Bleed Passion, and Build Products that Matter by Rob Walling.
Again, just visit ChangeThis to browse manifestos and see whether you have ideas interest you; do let me know what you think of them.