How to Get Blogging Inspiration
One of the toughest things about maintaining a blog is — you guessed it — coming up with content. Content generation can be a constant struggle. However, you can get blogging inspiration from many sources. If you are wondering “What should I blog about?” my first suggestion is to write about what you know.
Sit down and have a brainstorming session. Grab a pen and paper. No idea is a bad idea. First, write down any topics you can think of. Second (this one may not be so obvious), write down a list of resources that could provide blogging inspiration. I personally have a list of favorite blogs for my industry. When I feel low on article ideas, I open up my reader and see what they’re writing about. It keeps me up to date, and gives me ideas of my own.
Write about your career in general. You might be an expert in your field, but the people you’re writing for probably are not. Even if you think your career is boring, others may find it interesting. blogging for money
You could also write about the things that happen in your office every day. Writing about the latest office gossip might be a bad idea, unless you write anonymously. But, there could be some funny stories or interesting tidbits in your workplace. Depending on your blog’s readership, general goings-on like births, marriages and success stories might be appropriate.
News stories often serve as blogging inspiration. You can express your opinions about current events and how they relate to your industry, or to your readers personally. Write about favorite celebrities or report on television interviews (people like to be informed, but it’s tough to pay attention to everything).
The environment is a hot topic. There are dozens of green blogs with tips ranging from fuel conservation to choosing a low-flush toilet. Sustainable gardening, landscaping and general living are other topics. How might environmental concerns be impacting you, your readers, or your industry? blogging for money
You may be asking, “What should I blog about if I find none of these subjects appealing?” My first question is: “What do your readers find interesting?” You don’t have to be interested in a topic to write about it.
My second question is: “What do you like?” You might like to play video games. You may be good at knitting. Your passion could be books or art. Whatever you enjoy, write about it. Readers connect with the human element, so throw some of that into your articles.
Internet users like review-type blogs. You can write about products that you have purchased recently. Whether they were good or bad, just write an honest, unbiased review. You will be helping people and you might even make some money.
So, now you’re asking, “What should I blog about if I want to make money?” Many bloggers make money by attracting advertisers or signing up for affiliate programs. Others create and promote their own products.
I and other affiliate marketers get their blogging inspiration directly from product manufacturers. Their blogs provide details about the products they are promoting. Many manufacturers provide this info on purpose — they WANT you to promote and sell their products. If someone buys the product as a result, you could make a small commission. blogging for money
Are you still asking what should I blog about? Gambling, investing, saving money, raising a child, religion, the economy, DIY projects, getting a loan, building good credit, etc…the list goes on and on. Ask your readers what they want to hear or learn about.
Your blogging inspiration could be anything in the world. Just start writing.