For as many reasons to blog there are equally as many things to blog about. The trick is learning to carve your niche and make a name for yourself. You want to be that “Go To Person” That leader in your niche…and you should be!
There shouldn’t be any reason why you can not carve a nice slice of living from blogging. But there’s a problem and every blogger worth his or her weight has faced it head on. And that’s…
WHAT DO I BLOG ABOUT?
Now if you’re stuck in this perplexing paradox don’t worry. Like I said everyone has been there. I’ve seen a blogger scrap an entire year worth of posts because she finally figured out what SHE WANTED TO BLOG ABOUT. And here’s a tip…listen closely. It’s NOT what other people tell you to write about.
I’ve also seen multiple bloggers find quick success because they have found a niche that didn’t have much competition, but then they to found themselves scrapping their site.
You need to have a passion for your blog. Reason being is when it starts looking more like work than fun you need to dig deep to keep going. We’re not even going to talk about those who’ve started blogging and quite before they even got their site up and running. They don’t count in this equation. So why the negative then?
Simple…I don’t want you reading this to believe for a second that you are going to jump into a blog, find just 10 things to blog about, and think you are going to find instant success. I figure you just might want to know the lay of the land first. The idea behind this post is for YOU to identify 101 things to blog about. Set yourself up for success. You can always leave me your comments below.
Things to blog about…Try Starting With Your Passion
Now for some of the good stuff. I have seen many bloggers rise up and take center stage in a matter of months or less than a year. Some bloggers even get more traffic to their blogs than a lot of fortune 100 companies and all they do is rant and rave about anything they want to. You’re probably saying…”How can that be?”
Easy… PASSION! Bring the fire and people will come from miles to watch you burn! There are a lot of things to blog about when you just can’t shut up.
Things to blog about hot blog tip #1. Find your passion. A lot of bloggers know this and teach it, but I still see that it’s a bit of a struggle for new people. The question usually is “How do I know what my passion is?” Sometimes it takes a while to uncover this. If you start writing about what you know or what you’re good at then you will start to uncover what you true passions are. It’s ok to give it some time.
I get it…some bloggers are not interested in earning money from their blog. Your blog may just be a way to vent or a hobby where you can give free advise. Contrary to popular belief Internet marketing may not be the top niche to blog about…or is it?
More Things To Blog About…Think of Others First
Think about this while your starting a blog or revamping your brand. There will always be two things everyone needs and wants to know more about. Food and money. Top blogs right now are ones that give advice and shed light on: making money, saving money, credit and debt, food and recipes. Go figure right?!
Things to blog about hot blog tip #2. Understand your marketplace and what they need. Identify who your reader is. Ask yourself questions like…what do they do for work, what are their hobbies? What are their passions or charities? What keep them up at night? What are their fears or concerns?
Then start to look for answers. See what’s already out on the net. Then craft your answers to their questions in a way that brands you the leader and go to person. Be bold…be confident. Knowing your reader and your marketplace gives you the advantage over others.
Sharing a Cause is One of The Things To Blog About
Build towards the cause. Once you have identified your passion now look for the bigger cause. Most people don’t teach this. But when someone starts sharing the bigger vision then you and your blog start taking on a different role.
You can now start to attract people to your bigger vision and not just to you. You can see a quest post I did on Share Your Dream Friday. However alignment to you now becomes even easier.
Start a movement and share the journey.
Last tip on things to blog about is to just bring it. Once you’ve started the momentum it must be continued. This is where a lot of bloggers including myself have stumbled. But here is a cool trick I just picked up. 10 x 10 x 4.
Find the top 10 question people ask in your niche or topic you know about. Then identify the 10 questions they should asking. Remember YOU ARE THE EXPERT. Then find 4 topics of interest. Now you can write a post on each of these and you have 24 pieces of content.
Pretty cool huh? But we’re not done yet. As the title says”101 Things To Blog About. Now I’m not going to give you a simple list of topics and pat you on the butt and send you on your way. Obviously from the information above I’ve wanted you to craft your own list. But I know you may need a nudge to get you going.
Short List of Things To Blog About
- Something You’re passionate about
- Time management
- Personal development
- A risk you took
- A book you read
- An interview
- A hobby
- Something you know a lot about
- Something you want to learn more about
- Bucket list
- Take a stand for something
- Something that is right in your niche or area of interest
- Something that is wrong or could use a fix
- A cause
- Your favorite Charity
- Your political view (don’t hate me on this)
- Financial issues
- Food likes or dislikes
- Family trips
- The scariest thing that ever happened to you
- You most embarrassing moment
- Rants and raves
- Holiday traditions
- About your mentor
- About your student
- Debunk a myth
- Guest posts
- Have someone interview you
- Create a collaboration post
- Ask questions or do a survey
- Review someone elses post
As you can see this list could go on and on. So keep this handy, book mark it and come back often if you get bloggers block…aka writers block…bad joke I know.
If you received any value from this let me know in the comments. Also tell the community what things you like to blog about. Who knows…someone may just come visit your blog. But they wont see it if you don’t leave a comment.
The Network Dad
P.S. And as always your likes and RT’s are ALWAYS APPRECIATED!! Oh and if you want to find more things to blog about and watch me as I enter a 100 day blog challenge.