I held a Blogging for Business workshop earlier this week. It was a small group and we covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time. All of the attendees either hadn’t blogged before or are just getting started. Like most folks I speak with, one of their major concerns is coming up with enough blog ideas to maintain a regular schedule.
At the end of the workshop, I asked for a volunteer to take part in an experiment. I wanted to see if we could come up with at least 75 blog posts in less than 5 minutes. And we did! As a matter of fact, it only took about 3 minutes to reach that milestone. If you’re planning to blog twice a week, that’s almost nine months worth of ideas.
It worked out so well, I wanted to share it with my Inquirers this week. So without further ado, here is the list for your consideration:
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- 5-part “101” series on [core competency]
- Customer/case study of the month
- Top 3 stories of the month
- Interview with colleagues/mentors
- Guest posts
- Seasonal posts
- Holiday posts
- Conference recaps
- Product/service reviews
- Top 5 benefits of ??
- 5 surprising facts about ??
- 5 common mistakes/misperceptions about ??
- Getting started with ??
- Hidden costs of ??
- Stuff [my professionals] say (terminology)
- Recommended reading list
- Twitter chat highlights
- State of the industry report
- Industry trends/predictions
- A day in the life
- Best practices for [core competency]
- Pros and cons of ??
- Frequently asked questions
I’m guessing that this list helped you come up with at least 50 ideas for posts. That’s 6 to 12 months worth of posts, depending on your blogging frequency. So get writing![/ismember]
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