Where are all the great blog ideas?
I wonder sometimes if other bloggers are like me. Because some weeks I just don’t know what to blog about then other weeks ideas are just popping in to my head and I’m not sure which idea to run with. So to help those ideas jump in to my head I do the following things:
I find it very interesting to see what other bloggers are blogging about and often this sparks an idea. Also, just seeing what people are up to can be a great source of ideas.
Read a lot
I like to read, particularly printed magazines and the paper. I enjoy knowing what is going on in my local area and also around the world. Reading the paper and magazines lets me know what is going on and often prompts an idea.
Watch the TV
I enjoy watching TV and just like magazines and the paper ideas often pop in to my head.
Feedback and questions from the readers of my blog
Feedback and questions from the readers of my blog often prompts a blog or an idea for a blog. Answering my readers questions is a great way to meet my readers needs but most importantly gives me ideas to blog about.
Get out and about
The best thing I do is to get out and about and interact with the world. I often go for a walk or a drive which clears my head and allows ideas to pop in to the spaces in my head that are cleared.
Write down any ideas
Most importantly, I have a note book that I write ideas in – old fashioned I know but it works. If I cannot find my notebook I often write on scraps of paper. But every so often I transfer all my hand written ideas into a spread sheet which enables me to not only list my ideas but monitor my ideas by showing what dates I have used them. My list also allows me to re-hash them and know when I did it.
No matter where you get your ideas from, as long as you’ve got ideas means you are off to a great start. I’d love to hear how you get your ideas.
About the Author: Sharyn McCullum fell in to travel writing. But after having one article published the travel writing bug had bitten and now she is the author of many travel guides (the LiveWork&Play series of working holiday guides), websites and blogs. Read how you can be a travel writer/blogger too.
Sharyn has travelled most of her life thanks to her dad who worked for an airline. In her 20’s she went overseas and spent 4 years living, working, playing and travelling through many countries. Her travels inspire her ‘Live Work and Play’ series of working holiday guides and LiveWorkPlayTravel where she shares her knowledge of travel, being a digital nomad and blogging. Sharyn continues to travel and currently calls Melbourne home.