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Staying Prepared and Ahead of Your Blog Audience

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Many business owners and working professionals  create blogs as a way to make others aware of their expertise.  Most people agree that what keeps readers coming back to a blog is the steady flow of new content from the blog owner. However, coming up with new ideas to write about can be frustrating once in a while.  Writer's block happens when one can't figure out what else to say about their subject. To help reduce this problem I have compiled a list of  writing topics  for those who blog about their profession. The list can be used for bloggers who focus on providing information on general business operations and for those who specialize in a particular industry (i.e. graphic design, accounting, internet marketing).

Here are 31 writing topics :

1. Write about protecting ones privacy/how much information one should share about themselves and their business practices online and offline

2. Provide verbal self-defense techniques for professionals who deal with troublesome customers or employees

3. Address the negative attitudes or unethical behaviors other professionals in your field display

4. Highlight business skills (i.e. negotiating, PR writing) and technologies (i.e. software) that will help business owners

5. Write about going back to school vs. self learning in order to advance professionally

6. Make a list of educational resources that readers can use (i.e. blogs, articles, book reviews, web links, etc...)

7. Tips on reducing information overload

8. Write about  being resourceful when running a business. Emphasize what people can or should do for themselves (i.e. Do It Yourself series)

9. Write about knowing when to quit or walk away from a project

10. Write about how to outsmart the competition

11. Recommend personality or strength test; write about thow helpful or unhelpful they are as tools for career guidance

12. Give tips on dealing with specific weaknesses (i.e. fear of public speaking, selling, keeping records, low creativity, etc...)

13. Write about finding or acting on opportunities around you

14. List business/professional related grants, scholarships, internships, events, and resources for your readers

15. Write about guarding one's reputation (online and offline)

16. Address self-image/professional presentation issues

17. Interview someone in your field or someone you admire

18. Write about avoiding or dealing with those who want to sabotage your business. Some topics that can be addressed under this category include: spammers, copyright/licensing violators, negative press, vindictive clients/customers, former employees, etc...

19. Write about learning from the mistakes of others and the one's you've made yourself

20. Highlight laws that help or hurt those in your industry

21. Give advice on how to develop a thick skin. For example you address topics such as ignoring criticism, positive thinking, facing fears, assertive training

22. Discuss trends in your industry: what's hot/not; new opportunities; what's growing and what's declining

23. Include a vocabulary/jargon/terminology of the day series. Choose words that are often used in your line of work

24. Provide foreign language resources for those who want to make their business global

25. Give readers homework assignments or challenges to complete and share

26. Personal Stories: your experience in your line of work and have others share theirs

27. Post a series of tutorials

28. Post links or jokes related to your industry

29. Post historical facts about business (i.e. outdated laws, past attitudes, business that no longer exists today)

30. Create a top X (i.e. Top 10 things I like, Top 20 things not to do this year)

31. Post quotes and business advice that were helpful or not helpful to your professionally

Having a ready-made list of blog post ideas to write about takes the pressure off of coming up with something at the spur of the moment. You can use some or all the topics on the list. You can also add more  of your own topics to the list and keep them all somewhere close at hand. By gathering a list of ideas ahead of time you will be able to spend more time writing and less time ruminating about where to get your next idea.


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