You’d like to write a post for your blog, but need inspiration. You search the Internet, but it’s a rabbit hole! Too many ideas, and the trending articles don’t enthuse you. No worries, I’ve vetted them for you. Here are a few that stand out.
What is masterful about this post: Glenn Liebowitz came up with his list by using a standard piece of blog post writing advice (flip a statement and make the opposite claim instead). Two items on his list are particularly noteworthy. One, “Write about obscure, off-the-wall topics that have nothing to do with what’s trending,” is a nudge for fresh ideas. I’ll take this advice a little further: take your research offline. Use a person as your source. Look somewhere new. Consult a book.
Another other item Glenn lists is “Write to learn new things that will help you in your career and your life.” This is great advice! What do you wish you knew? I did something similar by volunteering to lead a small group session on how to make better use of LinkedIn. It’s forcing me to research the latest and greatest, so I’ve already replaced my LinkedIn profile with something (I hope) better.
I love the process Sarah Burke used for coming up with this list, but I suggest also trying it without researching. The benefit is that some of the ideas will be unique just because that’s how the brain works when improvising. Then try it again doing the research and make a second list of 100 ideas.
This post is useful because Téa Silvestre Godfrey asked ten different people for a creative way to write a blog post, then compiled the results. (This in itself is a great way to come up with a blog post, as a matter of fact.) The variety in their responses means that one of the ideas on this list could spark an idea for you. One from Shakirah Dawud had a chart format I might try.
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