Blog Basics: Content Ideas

Sep

26

2011

Blog Basics: Content Ideas

Posted By: jamie
Posted In: Blogging, Internet Marketing, SEO

Blog basics - idea imageContent content content. Looking for content ideas or inspiration? Here’s a list of potential ideas to get your synapses firing. Hopefully they help you think of new content around what inspires you.

Ideas For Your Personal Blog

  • Entertaining or endearing stories from your childhood.
  • Random daily-event, sarcastically, artfully or otherwise entertainingly told.
  • A D.I.Y. (Do-It-Yourself) project idea or tutorial.
  • Share your knowledge about something you know – even a tip for making better mac-and-cheese.
  • Fun things to do in your geographic area.
  • The Best or worst of anything you’ve experienced.

For Your Business

  • The history behind your company (all the interesting bits too, if possible).
  • News and or updates.
  • Events – remember, make it timeless!
  • Testimonials.
  • New Products.
  • Tips on how to do what you do.
  • Warnings on how NOT to do what you do (or how to do it poorly.)
  • New projects and what you’ve struggled/ found success with.
  • Staff Bios: Introduce your employees!
  • Talk about your services.
  • Some neat things your partners or competitors are doing. (Nobody likes a blogger that only takes about themselves!)
  • Industry-relevant news.
  • Your take on industry events. Don’t just re-post articles – what’s your spin on it?
  • Interviews with prominent people in your industry.
  • Revisit old articles – what has changed since last you wrote?
  • Responses to client questions.
  • Promoting your friends and clients.

There you have it – a quick list of ideas for your blog. I hope this helps you get the juices flowing when you’re feeling stumped. Something I often do is, when inspiration does hit, I will create as many draft posts as needed to get everything down on ‘paper.’ (Albeit digital paper.) Revisiting them later to flesh them out – I’ll try to keep a backlog of ideas and posts to revisit and refine when the writing well has run dry.

Happy Blogging!

Jamie Schumacher is Bicycle Theory’s Internet Marketing & Nonprofit Strategist. She’s also our resident blogging expert! To find out more about creating or improving your blog, contact Bicycle Theory!

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