When I first decided to start a blog, I struggled with what to write. For the longest time, I had decided not to do one for that very reason. But now as I am working to improve my social networking, I knew I needed to jump in and do it. But I was still faced with the question of what to write.
So I went to the internet. I did searches on “blog topics”. I found more than enough blogs, articles, and marketing websites that listed possible topics. I copied each list into an excel worksheet. Then I read it and marked the ones I could use repeatedly, highlighted topics I thought would be fun to write about, and made notes next to others that may be usable if tweaked slightly to resemble my interests.
I keep the running list with me, along with a pad of paper on which I can make notes on when I think of something. I’ve found it’s easier to brainstorm related ideas by using the list as a jumping off point.
Yes, there are always topics that will take precedence over the topics I have, but it beats having to sit down at the keyboard and force out a topic spontaneous post.
Your turn: Do you have a blog? How did you come up with your topics? If you don’t, what do find most frustrating about the topics covered in a person’s blog?