Find extraordinary posts, in the ordinary ideas.
My most popular blog posts have simply been me rambling about things that grind my gears. Other people think up my blog posts for me, I just am the first one to put pen to paper, so to speak, and poke fun! Take this post about things I don't understand. I practically was force fed that info from a constant slew of tweets on each subject, every single day.
Simplicity makes people laugh. Yet, simple blog post ideas are over looked every single day because us bloggers sometimes think we need some grand topic to post about.
Here is an exercise I want you to do... take every tweet from the past 24 hours you've tweeted. Look more deeply into each tweet to see if there is a post idea there. I'm going to do this exercise right now. Dude, do I sound like a teacher right now or what??? I always wanted to be a gym teacher, boom post idea right there...
Blog post idea: All about the pressures of building a blog roll. Who should I add? What if I forget people? Will the bloggers I forget turn against me and stage a revolt? Why is it so important to have a blog roll, anyways? Are you GFC or Bloglovin? Why are the people you have added to your blog roll SO AWESOME?! Show some love to your current blog roll. etc. etc. etc.
See simple tweet, lots of blog post ideas.
Blog Post Idea: Commercials named after your dog. Oh wait, your dog doesn't have commercials? Oh, well how about famous dogs or people throughout time with your dog's name and why your dog is cooler. People love blog posts about dogs. By people I mean I do.
Blog Post Idea: People love "How To" posts. Do you know how many people in this world have to occasionally write press releases for work? How about a post on how to write a press release. Even better, what do you do for a living? Are you really good at excel and can give everyone short cuts? What about photoshop? Or maybe you have learned tips on your gadgets none of us know. Write a "how to" post and then start pinning away. All of a sudden you have more traffic streaming in!
Blog Post Idea: Do you ever have one of those posts that after you finish you want to hit publish right then and there rather than waiting until the next day when it is supposed to go live? You just know people will love it? Well I tweeted this on July 10th and it got me thinking, man... dudes have no idea how to properly identify women's clothing do they? This post was born a week later, all from one simple tweet.
The easiest target to make fun of is yourself. I promise you won't hurt your own feelings. Unless you are perfect. In which case, do a blog post on all the things that make you all around perfect and give me your URL so I can watch your followers dwindle away. How to lose 1,000 followers in 10 days.
Actually that is a really good post idea. How to lose 1,000 followers in 10 days. NO ONE TAKE THAT IDEA, I'M USING IT.... AND ON TO MY NEXT POINT....
Take notes all the time.
I can't tell you the amount of times an idea went into my head then promptly left, never to be heard from again. If I don't write it down, I'm a goner. There are a few ways I track my notes...
Lately I have been just starting new posts as a draft, then saving to go back and edit later.
Like how I covered up the post titles? I'm not giving away everything here, people!
Sometimes I'll email myself, but I don't recommend that because then I never find the email again. I also write a lot of stuff down in my planner! No matter how you make yourself notes, be sure to always remember to write a good post idea down!
I hope this was helpful to everyone!!
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