It’s been a crazy week, and I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to getting some rest this weekend. Need to get that time to recharge the batteries!
School just started, so my daughter is back in class, and just as if it was set by timer, she’s sick already. Thankfully, it’s not as bad as it’s been in years past, and she’s rebounding well.
I’ve been working hard on a bunch of stuff.
My biggest focus right now is getting the redesign of my blog completed.
I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time, and I spent a ton of time researching, planning, and designing it, and it’s ALMOST done!
I have to admit – I’m pretty excited.
Within the next week or so it will be LIVE!
(sneak peek look at my new blog below. You’ll have to forgive my placeholder text)
As a web developer, that’s one of the most exciting times of a project – to finally roll it out!
Having a well-designed blog is great, but I’ve found that one of the biggest challenges is keeping your well of topics fresh and following.
I’ve got a running list of probably 100 different things I’d like to write about.
I’ve got a whole category of stuff that actually serves as the outline for a book I’m working on – so many fun and good ideas there.
Have you ever struggled with topics for your blog?
Not sure what you could be talking about?
Over the last several years I’ve had the opportunity to work with thousands of entrepreneurs, bloggers, podcasters, vloggers (think YouTube), etc..
If there’s one thing they’ve all struggled with at one point or another it’s being consistent in creating material their audience desperately needs to hear.
You’ve probably heard how important it is to be consistent in your marketing. Blogging, creating videos, and podcasting are foundational tools for marketing your business.
It’s never been easier to create a community of people who know, like, and trust you than it is through these media platforms.
There are a LOT of people who start blogs only to give up blogging shortly thereafter.
It’s easy for life to get in the way and it can be hard to sit in front of a computer to hammer out that piece that connects with people.
So in an effort to get the ball rolling and the creative juices flowing, here are a few ideas that you can riff off of to build your own post.
Think about these topics, don’t just read them. Pick a couple and formulate some ideas for something that you can post about.
If you’re feeling inspired, get started NOW.
If you wait, you’ll lose it. (I’ve learned that one the hard way. Been there. Done that.)
Here are some ideas to get you thinking:
X Tips for building/creating/designing/planning your first _________
- This centers around your overall blog topic where you can deliver something valuable that your audience will find useful.
X ways to improve your __________
- Stress level
- Family dynamic
- Credit score
- Sex appeal
X things that saved my _________
X links that will make you better at _________
- You likely have a set of resources and go-to links that are assets for your work, so share with your audience a collection of links that they will find useful
X myths about _________
- The idea here is to dispell common misconceptions about your topic
X quick tips about _________
- getting organized
- starting a budget
- writing a book
- traveling for free
The ultimate cheat sheet about _________
- Create a cheat sheet that’s full of great info about a how-to regarding your topic
Even if you don’t use these actual topics, it will hopefully still get your brain thinking, and trigger some other ideas.