Over the past year of being in business, I’ve written one blog post a week. That’s my goal. That’s what I do.
Others out there in the blogging community blog once/day. Several businesses in town have 4 or 5 bloggers who contribute to their business’ blog – now they can really churn out content!
Below are a few exercises I go through to generate blog post ideas:
I visit my well-populated Google Reader. Just reading what others are blogging about gets me in the blogging rhythm and gets the creative juices flowing. If you don’t know how to set up a Google Reader – read this.
I reflect back on recent conversations with clients, prospects and colleagues. Practically every interaction you have is a blog post waiting to happen. Whether it’s a teaching moment or a heated discussion, chances are, the readers of your blog could glean something from that exchange. This is where you bring value.
What do I know? It’s much easier to write about what you know or experiences you’ve had. Sometimes, I like to relate what’s happening in my personal life to a business topic so my readers can get to know me better.
I do a Google search on “What to blog about”. And find great ideas that never get old:
How do you generate blog post ideas?