Stumped about what to write for your next blog post? Have no fear, I’m about to share with you my totally unconventional “works-every-time” blog post ideas, so you can get back to business.
In today’s episode we’re tackling the blank screen and writer’s block…
If you’re a business owner trying to reach your prospective clients and customers, then you know how important it is to create content that connects.
Whether you’re writing a blog post, scripting a video, or putting together an outline for your next podcast…
How do you know what you should write about?
My Unconventional Tip To Get Blog Post Ideas
Get Blog Post Ideas Every Time
Here’s the trick that works for me every time: I ask myself what pisses me off.
Sometimes I talk about my past experiences, and things I wish I had known early on. These blog post ideas don’t just work if you’re blogging about business either…
For example, maybe you wish you had known how to open a coconut without cutting yourself, so you write a how-to post on that topic. Or maybe you wish you had known how to tie your shoe laces the right way so you wouldn’t trip!
Take a Look At The Other People In Your Industry, Too
Other times I take a look at my industry, my competitors, or my clients’ problems that piss me off.
Ever watched someone get ripped off by someone in your industry? Don’t like the way other businesses do things? These are all blog post ideas, you just need to harness them and make sure they come across well.
You don’t need to name names, you can simply make the distinction between your competitors and how you prefer to run your business.
Can’t stand how your customers feel about their problems, when you have the solution? If your prospects are down on themselves, talk about how you’d like them to feel instead, and how you can get them there.
Show some passion.
There’s nothing like getting all riled up and ranting to really get some ideas down on the page.
Once You’ve Ranted, Cool Off and Review
Next, give yourself a day or two to cool off and re-read your writing to edit out anything that may come across the wrong way.
Chances are you’ve got a passionate piece of content that people will really engage with. They’ll also admire your honesty, and be able to connect with you on a more human level.
Some of my best blog post ideas came from rants, and sometimes they weren’t even meant to be blog posts… but when I decided to hit publish, I was rewarded with lots of comments and shares, so I knew I was onto a cool yet unconventional way to come up with blog post ideas!
Over To You Now…
So the next time you’re stumped and not sure what to write about, dig deep about what gets your undies in a bunch and let it out. Polish it up, and you’ve got a new blog post topic that’s sure to make people pay attention.
Tell me… is there a particular blog post that started off as a rant and got a lot of traction for you? Link to it in the comments below, we want to read it!