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Where to Get Ideas for Info Barrel Articles

By Edited Jul 13, 2016 10 13

There are many places to get ideas for Info Barrel articles. Writer's block is common for many authors, and you can overcome this by using the following suggestions.

The best place to look for ideas for Info Barrel articles is your life.

Your job-What do you do for a living?

You possess great knowledge after working on the same job for a few years. On a piece of paper, jot down all of the things that you do every day and what you are responsible for. One article can be an overview of your job and it's responsibilities. Another can be a series of articles based on the smaller components of your job and how to do it.


Another place to get ideas is to look at what you do for fun in your down time. Do you have a hobby? Can you share it and it's history? What about breaking down how to do it? Are you a crafter? What materials do you use? What are your sources for your materials? Is there a type of machine that you use that you think is better than others? Is there a way you store your materials? Do you attend conventions or workshops related to your hobby? Are there groups connected to your hobby that you can write about? Have you read books about your hobby that you can review?


Do you collect something and now you are an expert? For example, do you collect stamps? You can tell the history of stamps in the United States. Are there ways to identify rare stamps? How do you catalogue and store them? Where do you go to get hard to find stamps for your collection? How do people get to be on a stamp? Whatever you collect, it can be a source of great ideas for Info Barrel articles.

Volunteer Work

Are you a volunteer for an organization? You can write an article about the organization and how it helps the community. Info Barrel is a great platform to share what you are so passionate about that you do it for free. You can share with others how you run your chapter or group. Many of my earliest articles here on Info Barrel are about my experiences as a Daisy Girl Scout Leader. In the fall, my troop is moving up to Brownies. I have another two years of articles to write about what my girls and I do at our twice monthly meetings.


Are there holidays that you celebrate that you want to share with others? Any foodsthat are traditional to your religious holidays? How about telling about customs and rituals? Can you write about the important people in the history of your faith?

Life Changes

Whether you are getting married, having one baby or more, moving across the country, lost your job, dealing with divorce or the death of a parent, you can write about these experiences. What helped you? What didn't? How did you cope?

Places You Have Visited

One way to learn about a new place is to read about it. With so many people looking on the internet for information, why not share your experiences with them writingabout it on Info Barrel? You can write an article about each place you have visited.

Where You Live

Are there local places of interest that can get a tourism boost with an article written about it on Info Barrel? School children need resources for places within their community.

Books You Have Read

Another place to get ideas for writing articles on Info Barrel is the books you have read. Have you read a good book and want to write a review about it? How about your favorite author? Can you write an article about his or her life?

Movies and Music

Have you seen any good movies lately? Heard some good tunes on a new CD? Write about the movie and the music, the actors and the band.

Counterpoint an Article You Have Read

Did you read an article here on Info Barrel or somewhere else with which you have a totally different viewpoint? Write your opinion on the matter.

With all of your personal resources to get ideas for Info Barrel articles, writer's block should be easier to overcome. Get out an idea notebook, jot them down before you forget them, and start writing!



Apr 18, 2010 2:42pm
Very good ideas here mommymommymommy! Almost all of my ideas came from either work or hobbies. You can also use some of the keywords you see pop up in Google Analytics as some ideas. This article could be very helpful for a lot of people. Nice work thumbs up
Apr 18, 2010 11:44pm
I also keep a pad of paper with me, so I can note some ideas for articles down, as they can quickly slip your mind with the business of the day! Great article.
May 11, 2010 8:50pm
This is a good article for people to think about new articles to write. I can write three to five articles then all of a sudden I feel stumped and just dont know what to wrtie. So good ideas here. thumbs up
May 12, 2010 11:13pm
I wrote an article similar to this, but you came up with way more ideas than I did. I love the collections idea. I never even though of that one. Great piece and you get a thumbs up from me.
Jun 4, 2010 7:40pm
just what i need! thanks
Oct 28, 2010 2:29pm
This article can really come in use for all of us. I am honestly running low on topic ideas, and I'm trying to get to 500 articles before the end of the year. I also try to keep a large list of topic ideas, that usually helps me too.
Oct 29, 2010 1:11am
You are a treasure chest of ideas, Thanks
Oct 29, 2010 5:36am
You are welcome!
Oct 29, 2010 9:34am
I usually focus on hobbies. Of course, one of my hobbies is research. So it really doesn't matter what the topic is, if I have an inkling to research it, it becomes a potential article. Thanks for the suggestions.
Oct 30, 2010 8:09am
Great list! I also keep a notebook, but may be changing to the 3 by 5 cards someone mentioned in the forums. I love the idea of taking my broad topics and having a good place to add a bunch of articles under (my notepad is usually a mess. :-P) One thing I would add is when you have to or want to do research on a topic you are interested in or you have to learn about...
Aug 9, 2012 2:33pm
Thanks so much for this article. It really helps me to get started! :)
Aug 11, 2012 6:21pm
Glad I could help! Good luck and stick with it!
Aug 12, 2013 10:09am
Ditto, the above comments! Excellent ideas. I'm cutting & pasting some of these.
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