Not knowing what to write about is a common complaint amongst those who are new to the world of blogging. They may be new to blogging, or maybe not so new.
A couple of general tips on what to avoid going in:
- Write about whatever you are interested in.
- Just write everyday
- SEO is a waste of time.
Write About Your Interests
While it is true you should write about that which interests you, you really should make sure your topics are in the same area. For instance, writing about the best dog house one day and the best mac and cheese recipe the next is not going to earn you many points with Google.
If you are into gold sales, affiliate marketing and MLM, as I am, then all your posts should be along the lines of those subjects.
Just Write Everyday
Writing everyday is a wonderful goal. Unless you don’t have a job there are going to be nights where your eyes are just so sandy you will not be able to keep your focus long enough to do anything but wake up ever 15 minutes when you head hits the keyboard.
I know. I have literally banged my face on my keyboard trying to blog while exhausted from being at work all day.
A much better approach, seems to me, is to write 3 to 5 good quality posts a week. Put some thought into an article. Do a YouTube video and tie them together with links. Add some relevant photos to the body of the blog.
I really do believe, Facebook notwithstanding, that a little attention to detail, to proper grammar and to interesting content that has some real value to your audience will have huge returns in terms of trust between you and your audience.
People buy from those they trust.
SEO Is A Waste of Time
The folks who say SEO is a waste of time are wrong. Sure, there are a few folks who do not do SEO and have enjoyed a world of success. Learn it and prosper more quickly is all I can say.
Learning Google’s likes and dislikes can do nothing but increase your profitability in a much shorter time frame.
Invest, Learn, Teach
Easy as pie, something you can do to recoup some of your investments in all those courses you have bought and paid for.
Do a scan of you hard drive …let me rephrase that. Do a ‘search’ on your hard drive for all files named *.pdf.
You invested time and probably some time into them. If they were profitable to you in any way, take some time and figure out how it was this material helped you. Determine what it was you learned.
Write a blog and teach others what you have learned. This makes you an expert in eyes of the 99% of folks who do not know what you now know and you are providing them with value in return for them reading your post.
Top Ten Lists
All those motivational and business books you have been reading and collecting? The lion’s share of them have some kind of top five or ten lists on some business related issue. Take that top ten list and turn it into a blog post.
Folks love top ten lists. A list takes a ton of information and condenses it down to a quickly mastered distillation of valuable knowledge. These lists often give you a road map for discovering things you need to know.
Don’t have so many books or are in a tight? Your public library astonishingly has most of these books on their shelves and that is free. Make a run by your local bookstore to see what is hot and then check with your library. If they don’t have it they can generally get it by inter-library loan in a few days.
If this helps you, please comment and share.