Posts Tagged ‘Blog Post Ideas’

Blog Post Ideas In Unlikely Places

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

If you’ve followed my blogging for any amount of time, here or at any of the 3 other websites I manage you’ll know that consistency is a problem for me. It’s not that I’m not dedicated or I don’t have time to write, it’s that I have trouble establishing topics. More times than not, because of my schedule, some other blogger beats me to the punch, or I simply can’t find inspiration, hence my 500+ Blog Topics post last year. However, what I am finding is that oftentimes blog topics appear in unexpected places when we’re not looking for them.

Newsletters

We all have interests outside of our work. One interest I am particularly passionate about is music. A few months back I was reading an e-newsletter from CMT and saw a short bit on a music video by Colt Ford that parodied the movie Twilight. In this moment I was doing nothing more than reading for pleasure, but in the end I had fodder for a blog post that wound up being fairly popular on a Twilight blog I help manage. This particular situation was also inspiration for this post.

Magazines & Newspapers

Though many believe print media is a dying breed, most of us still read magazines or newspapers; in line at the grocery store, in the waiting room at the doctor, or through subscriptions to our home or office. Print media is a great place to find ideas for blog posts. First, in many cases print articles are not duplicated online, which allows you to talk about an article that an online audience may not have read. Second you can report on the article and site it as a resource. Many trade publications post statistics or data that you may be able to discuss on your blog and site the print content as your source. Dying or not, magazines and other print sources can often feed a strong blog post.

Television & Radio

Another dying breed thanks to streaming video and the DVR, television and radio can offer a lot of great opportunities or inspiration, especially news casts. If you watch local news or listen to local radio keep your ears peeled for any information that may be useful to discuss or share in a blog post or even social media update. Again, this information is only being fed to a select audience and your insight or recap can capture additional audiences.

As a blogger you are surrounded by blog post ideas, being conscious of potential blog post opportunities when going about your daily life can be fruitful when it comes time to brainstorm that next blog topic.

500+ Blog Topics For The Blogger That Is Stuck

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Let’s be honest, not all bloggers are strong writers.  Furthermore, some of us have a hell of a time deciding what to write about.  I am one of those bloggers.  I literally keep a running log of blog post ideas on post it notes, webclips in Evernote, and even on my cell phone.  But oftentimes those posts simply never get written and I am left racking my brain for ideas on what to write.

During this weeks struggle I turned to a handful of bookmarked blog posts I had collected over the years that offered collections of blog topic ideas.  In doing so I came up with the idea for this post.  Obviously I’m not the only blogger who struggles with this, so why not share my resources with my readers.

Some of the first posts I collected I used as fodder for real estate SEO clients who didn’t really know how to get over the blogging hump.  From there I collected a handful of marketing post ideas, small business post ideas, and general topic ideas to help kick off or jump start a blog.  This list is constantly growing and I am sure that over the years there are a ton I have missed, but hopefully some of these posts can inspire a post for your blog.  Another thing to keep in mind is that even if you don’t work in some of these industries, that doesn’t mean you might not find something in the list that could spark an idea or inspire you so keep that in mind as you go through the list below!

106 Blog Ideas For Realtors

101 Real Estate Blog Topics

40+ Topics For Corporate Bloggers

50 Blog Post Ideas For Business Blogging

Business Writing: Ideas For Blog Posts

101 Blogging Headlines

50 Blog Post Ideas To Fuel Your Ad Agency’s Blog

100+ SMB Blogging Ideas To Kick Start 2010

As I mentioned before I am sure there are a TON of posts I haven’t collected over the years.  These are just some of the main ones I have come across in my regular blog reading or through industry peers.  If you have any to add please feel free to share in the comments!