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10 Great Blog Post Ideas.

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If your anything like me, and you're probably not, you do not have an infinite stream of blog post ideas just sitting in your head waiting to pop out on page. Ever heard of the term writers block. Well bloggers go through the same thing, BB, Bloggers Block. Here are 10 great blog post ideas to get your creative juices flowing again.

  1. Current events. There is always something happening in current news regarding your industry. Your daily newspaper or your RSS news reader, your favourite news portal all carry vital news information surrounding your industry.  Give your opinion about the event and a solution, if you have it, and relate that to your business if you can.
  2. Trends in your industry. One thing you would have noticed is that your industry has a life of its own. It travels down its own path. It forges out new direction. When you blog about the trend, put your unique perspective on it, or write a rebuttal post, disagreeing with the relevance of the trend.
  3. Create a top 10 list. A Top 10 list because is an easy way to outline points you want to make. You can then go back and fill in the details for each point. Later you might find that each of your points can become a topic for an individual blog post later.
  4. Frequently asked questions. If you have been at this for a while, then you know the questions that others repeatedly ask. Instead of repeatedly responding to the same questions, write a series of blog posts that answer your target market's most frequently asked questions.
  5. Review something. I'm sure you read books, magazines about your industry. You certainly have purchased hardware and software to help and solve problems you face. Reviews aren't limited to the critics at the major newspapers. Blog about your experience with a product, book, or service, highlighting both the high points and low points, and whether you would recommend that others use or purchase it.
  6. Read other blogs. Use Google's Blog Search or Technorati to find other blogs related to your industry or your target market. Take an hour or two each week to read the posts on those blogs. Do you agree or disagree with the post? Have another point of view? Think the blogger was on target but you want to expand on their point of view? Reading other blogs is a great way to generate ideas for your own blog.
  7. Write about a Twitter or Facebook update. You only get 140 characters in Twitter to write about something. If you need more space, or want to respond in greater length to someone's Tweet or Facebook status update, do so in your blog. You are probably following leaders and though provokers of you industry. They often share insightful things. Thought-provoking questions are often asked on Twitter, and the answers may inspire you to blog.
  8. Debunk a myth. Myths and fallacies are in abundance in every industry. Use your blog to debunk some of the most common myths/preconceptions/notions in your industry and set the record straight.
  9. Create a tutorial. Nobody knows everything. There are always new comers to a industry. There's always something you can teach to someone. Create a written, audio, or video tutorial of the process as your blog post. Depending on the complexity of the tasks, you might want to split the tutorial up into multiple parts, like Part 1, Part 2, etc., which would make for multiple posts to your blog.
  10. Keep an idea file. Ideas often come when you are relaxed or not concentrating on a particular topic. Ideas often come when you don't need (or want) to blog. Start a blog idea file by creating a document or spreadsheet to track your ideas and thoughts. If you're in the zone, go ahead and write the post, and then you can post it to your blog on a day when the idea chest is empty.

This is just the tip of the ice-berg. There are many more great ideas. Some work for others while some don't. Do you have a great idea not listed? send us you list. We will compile it and post a blog here of other great ideas supplied by people such as yourself.

Have a great day blogging.

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Re: 10 Great Blog Post Ideas.

I like your idea to debunk a myth. I get so many emails with things that aren't true or were true so long ago... Great ideas.

By Tom Baker on  2009/11/06 06:34 PM
 
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