41 Suggestions For Fabulous Blog Content

by golda on May 12, 2011

41 Suggestions For Fabulous Blog Content

By Golda Smith

What to write about NOW? That is the question. Do you find yourself staring at a blank computer screen waiting for a major download to happen? In this article I want to share with you how to have a never ending source of ideas for your blog? It’s very easy. Look all around you, the inspiration is there. I suggest that you keep a small notepad nearby to catch those thoughts that will definitely come to you before they disappear. Something else that I do is to record my ideas onto the voice notes recorder on my blackberry (very clever application).

1.      Review a new company

2.      Write about a company that just shut it’s doors (happens all the time)

3.      Interview someone seen as a leader in your niche

4.      Write a product review

5.      Gives ways to talk to people about your business without ever picking up the phone (see my op-in offer)

6.      Transcribe a conference call

7.      Conduct a survey asking people what they want to learn more of

8.      Search sites like facebook and twitter to “hear” what people in your niche are talking about

9.      Check out amazon.com for book titles in your niche

10. Have children? That’s a never ending source

11. Write a “Top A List” such as “Top 5 Ways To Lose Weight After Pregnancy”

12. Blog about an even you attended. For example “How To Please ME and Other Lessons I Learned From The WISH Summit”

13. Write something inspirational

14. Create a video

15. How To Behave On LinkedIn Without Pissing People Off

16. How To Use BlogTalk Radio To Create Your Tribe

17. Do a multi part series on X Ways of Marketing For Free

18. How To Properly Use Facebook and Twitter To Have Fun, Connect With Your True Audience and Make Money

19. How To Write Copy That Sells

20. Do a comparison of two products, business models, or compensation plans

21. Create a video series teaching something. For example “Seven 15 minute Exercises For The Busy Mom”

22. Look at magazines in your niche for ideas

23. Review other blogs in your niche

24. Look at the autoresponders you receive from the dozen of lists you’re subscribe to, there’s bound to be some inspiration there

25. Share something personal (remember people want to know YOU)

26. Scroll through ezine.com for inspiration

27. Use ezine.com to give you title suggestions then write your article based on the title

28. Talk about what you love about parenthood or hate about it (You don’t have to love it you know!)

29. Make a list of your keyword phrases and write about this

30. Re write an old blog post or expand on one

31. Write about the benefits of video marketing

32. How social media is raising my children (of course if you don’t have children, this is irrelevant)

33. Invite others to be a guest blogger for your blog

34. What keywords are people searching for?

35. Pick a day, pick a theme. For example, WordPress Wednesday

36. Write a testimonial about a product or service

37. How To Find Blog Ideas

38. Take a training you attended and break it down into smaller portions

39. How To Use Twitter To Test Your Campaigns

40. How To Use Teleseminars and Telesummits to Grow Your List

41. Write A List of 40 Things To Talk About On Your Blog

 
That took me all of 25 minutes to come up with that list. I could have gone on but I wanted to leave some for you to figure out. I’d love to know what you came up with so feel free to share.
 

Golda Smith is a mom and distance runner who is building her “Business From The Kitchen Table” working with Fitness, Health and Wellness Experts to put more muscle in their social media marketing. Do you hire freelancers? If so, then you need to get this report NOW because you may be making this mistake. Don’t let it be you!

 

 

 

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1 Carla Jones
Twitter: carlajones_
May 12, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Having no idea what to write about has always held me back from regularly blogging.  This list is wonderful.  I'm saving it for a reference tool.  Thanks for sharing…

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2 Golda
Twitter: only1golda
May 12, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Hi Carla, I’m so glad that you now have this as a reference guide. As a blogger, remember that you MUST publish fresh content consistently. Get your schedule down and stick to it. There are some great calendar plugins that you can experiment with to help keep you on track or just write it down on your wall calendar. Until next time…

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3 Daphne May 12, 2011 at 11:45 pm

Interesting post…you just gave me some great ideas! Thanks for sharing

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4 Golda
Twitter: only1golda
May 13, 2011 at 4:12 pm

You are welcome Daphne!

Golda

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5 Theresa Torres May 13, 2011 at 5:50 am

Hi, Golda! These are great suggestions. It's true, I often get the writer's block and I usually stare at nothing in particular trying to find inspiration. Then I'll suddenly notice that hours have passed and I haven't written a single word! Having a list like this will really keep those ideas coming and will help me to produce more content often. Thanks for sharing.

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6 Golda
Twitter: only1golda
May 13, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Hi Theresa! Everyone needs a great reference list so I’m glad that this can help. Until next time…

Golda

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7 Helen Tanner Askins May 15, 2011 at 12:51 am

I LOVE this article, Golda!!!  I especially liked the one about if you have kids, they are chocked full of content to write about…LOL  So true!  

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8 Golda
Twitter: only1golda
May 16, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Thanks Helen,
It’s always handy to have a list like this just for those moments when the kids have you so frazzled you just can’t think! 🙂

Golda

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9 Susan Boston February 27, 2012 at 11:54 am

Hi Golda,
Your post is a great one. I really don't know of anyone that has not looked at a blank paper or page and stared at it for a long time with mental writers block. I know I am guilty of this more than one time.

I think that block also blocks out that there is life beyond our self so we forget to stop and just plain look around us. 🙂
 
Thanks for the reminder!
Susan Boston

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10 Golda
Twitter: only1golda
February 28, 2012 at 9:59 am

Hi and thank you Susan! I’ve been there to many times. I keep this list close at hand. You make a great point…sometimes the best stories come when we just stop, breathe and look at our surroundings. Until next time…

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