When it comes to figuring out what to blog about, blog post inspiration can come from a variety of places.
This weekend, I visited my home town, which was the site of a recent train wreck. Driving by the accident location with my mom, I stopped the car and snapped several photos of the remnants of train wreck location. As I told Mom, now I have the photos, and it’s just a matter of writing the blog post about a train wreck of a project.
9 Places for Blog Post Inspiration
See, blog post inspiration can easily emerge from a photo. Here are eight other potential places where blog post inspiration can originate:
A Headline – If you have a pithy blog headline rolling around in your head, it can be screaming for a full blog post.
Tweets – Try out ideas for a potential blog via tweets with a specific hashtag to make it easy to collect and put them together.
Questions – Answer relevant questions you receive about what your organization does or a subject you regularly blog about.
A Business Introduction – Suppose there’s someone you meet who is intriguing at a conference. Ask them if they have a blog post to share.
A Presentation – Write up your notes or live tweets from a presentation or other educational event.
A Book You’ve Read – Write a review, a reaction, or a counterpoint to a popular book’s point of view.
A List – If you have an interesting list of steps, bests, worsts, or ideas, you’re well on your way to a new blog post.
An Opening or Closing – Maybe you have a great introduction or close for a potential blog post. That killer line or paragraph may almost write itself into a blog post.
Those are nine places I consider for inspiration on what to blog about. If you blog, what places do your blog posts start from typically? – Mike Brown
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