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.

Motivational Quotes

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!

My favorite sources for quotes are The Quote Garden, BrainyQuote, and Goodreads.

Special Days / Weeks / Months

Many of my early posts were inspired by events such as Earth Day, Entrepreneurs “Do It Yourself” Marketing Month, and even Jell-O Week.

I learned about many of these events from a free downloadable Blog Planner offered each year by Blog Energizer, but you can also find them Days of the Year and other sites.

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.

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  1. Avatar Seana Turner on September 11, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    You are the perfect person to create this resource since you’ve been an organizer yourself, Janet! Most of my ideas come from time with clients, and I feel like I’m always scratching down ideas. Great to know this resource is available if I run dry:)

  2. Julie Bestry Julie Bestry on September 11, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Janet, you I can’t think of anyone better to blend the worlds of organizing and blogging to guide POs on their blogging paths! Thanks you for these resources.

  3. Avatar Janet Barclay on September 12, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Aww, Seana and Julie, you’re making me blush! Thank you so much.

  4. Avatar Nancy Haworth on September 16, 2019 at 8:35 am

    These are great tips! Most of my blog topics come from my experiences working with organizing clients, and some of the questions they ask or topics we discuss. I also get blog topics from my own life experiences, questions asked at my speaking events, chats with other NAPO members, and the monthly Professional Organizers Blog Carnival topics.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on September 16, 2019 at 12:35 pm

      You’ve got lots of great sources, and it shows! Keep up the great work.

  5. Avatar Linda Samuels on September 16, 2019 at 9:20 am

    You intrigued me with your Jell-O Week post. Who knew there was a Jello week? I often collect “seed ideas” from things I observe, read, or hear. These ideas could be a simple phrase or concept that I’ll either build an entire post around or include as part of a more extensive article. Other ideas come from client experiences, things happening in my own life and social circles. I like to be on the look for concepts even if they aren’t directly related to the organizing world. Often there is some thread, and I love finding those connections. It’s hard for me to believe, but I’ve been blogging for almost ten years. I have a good system for collecting ideas, and as much as I’ve already written, there are still so many ideas that I haven’t shared yet. And I keep adding more. Life is fascinating.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on September 16, 2019 at 12:36 pm

      Linda, I love the way you take seemingly random life events and tie them in with organizing. You have a special gift – thank you for sharing it with the world!

  6. Avatar Sabrina Quairoli on September 16, 2019 at 11:39 am

    This post is an excellent resource for new and existing bloggers for inspiration! I’m definitely going to share this on my social media accounts.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on September 16, 2019 at 12:37 pm

      Thanks, Sabrina! I appreciate your support.

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