What should I blog about is a question I’m sure we have all asked ourselves from time to time. Whether it is because you have no ideas for a blog post or you have no idea where your blog is going this question will seem like an insurmountable hurdle at times.
I never find myself short of ideas for blog posts. I have always been a prolific writer but I am also very good at seeing ideas for posts in every day things. I love symbolism! I carry a dictaphone in my car door pocket to record those random ideas when they arise.
One of my previous posts talks about using lists to create a post. You can read the post here: Stuck For A Blog Post Topic? Make A List! There are a whole host of other ways to start a post. Topical news items can start you off. Think about how you can use the topic in a message for your readers. David Walker coined a phrase – ‘infotainment’ – he wrote posts using popular culture and symbolism to bring a message to his readers. It is easy to think you have nothing to write about but ideas for posts are literally all around us.
The biggest trouble I have is deciding whether I have written almost the same post before! When your blog gets old and there are many many posts on it you might need to do a bit of checking to be sure you haven’t said the same thing already! For example, I know I have mentioned before about carrying a dictaphone in the car door pocket, but can’t for the life of me find the post it is written in! So I apologise now if you have all read this before!
So, what should YOU blog about? Make a list now of all the topics you could write a post about and when you are short of time or short of inspiration you can refer to the list. When you are writing the list jot down any thoughts you have about the topics you include. This is always a good starting point for writing a post.
Enjoy the journey!