It happens to everyone and it’s happened to me. I won’t lie. I’ve hit the wall a few times myself and for the life of me just couldn’t think of a darn thing to write about. I’m sure you’ve had your moments too! Luckily for me, it’s not very often.
Every once in awhile someone will ask me how the heck I’m able to keep coming up with things to write about. I mean I’ve been blogging now for over two years consistently every single week. This is my 341st post so how do you keep it fresh?
I know this topic has been written about on numerous occasions throughout the blogosphere. But what the heck, I’ll just add my two cents worth here and let you know ways I’ve had to get my brain going every once in awhile so I’m able to continue coming up with content people are interested in reading.
So here it goes, I’m just going to go for it start listing ideas:
- My favorite is blogging about what you’ve learned
- Trending topics are great
- How to’s are big…
- Lists, people love lists
- Visit forums, see what problems people are having
- Google alert, search for your keywords
- Magazine headlines, the trashier the better
- People want to learn about Facebook
- People want to learn about Twitter
- People want to learn about shooting videos
- Anything about social media
- Blogging is always a hot topic
- Traffic sources
- Email marketing
- Do an interview series
- Take a poll
- Current events
- Do a survey
- Ask your readers specific questions
- Product reviews
- Favorite quotes
- Pros and cons
- Goal setting
- Productivity tools
- Suggested reading
- Your favorite blogs
- Your favorite posts
- What you’ve learned so far
- Do a contest
- Frequently asked questions
- Your favorite videos
- Who you’ve learned the most from
Okay, that’s just a few but you can see where I’m going with this. I know that everywhere we turn people are writing about a lot of the same things. What makes yours different is that it’s coming from your perspective.
Just write in your own words and use some of your own experiences. Those types of posts are usually well received because it’s coming more from the heart. Remember, this is a people business and people relate to people.
I know I just scratched the surface here so how do you come up with ideas for your blog posts? Do you use any of these methods or do ideas just pop in your head as you are going about your daily activities? Do you have a certain system or just let things flow naturally?
You know I want to hear from you. I’m no natural born writer so I’ve never really had a “system”. If you have one that works best for you, please do share. Sure looking forward to hearing about that! :-)
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