How To Get Amazing Ideas For Your Organizing Blog
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I’ve heard a number of organizers say “I just don’t have time to blog!” but often, half the battle is planning ahead. Deciding in advance what to blog about will give you an opportunity to think about how you’re going to address a particular topic, and to write at least some of your posts ahead of time.
Every month I share blogging ideas in my Blogging Organizers Facebook group. Join us if you’re not already a member!
Additional Sources of Blogging Ideas
After blogging for nearly 13 years, I never seem to run out of ideas, but here are a few of the things that worked for me when I was getting started.
Other People’s Blogs
I’m not suggesting you plagiarize content, or even steal ideas, but it’s amazing how often reading something that someone else has written will spark an idea.
Develop a system for keeping track of posts to go back to when you need something to blog about, whether you set them up as tasks, bookmark them, save them in Evernote, or flag them in your RSS reader.
The system you use isn’t important, as long as it’s easy for you to find those ideas when you need to.
Sometimes a great quote with a picture to support the message can be very powerful. I’ve often gone to post a quote, and by the time I added my own comment to it, I’d written a full length article!
Special Days / Weeks / Months
Even More Sources of Blogging Ideas
Consider the following questions:
- What have people asked you in workshops, emails, and consultations?
- What have people in your target market posted in forums or on social networks?
- What organizing products do you use or recommend most often?
- Do you work with complementary service providers? Who are they and what do they do?
- What organizing books have you read lately? How about other books that might be useful or inspiring to your clients?
The possibilities are endless!
When you’re feeling stuck, keep in mind that you don’t NEED to write every day or even every week. I talk about this in more detail in The best blogging schedule for your business.
The key to successful blogging is to continuously create compelling content.