I attended an amazing mini blogger conference this past weekend. (Special thanks Aubrey for putting it all together and being a fab host!)
During one of our "round table" style discussions someone asked the inevitable question...
"What do you do when you don't know what to blog about?"
These are the 5 things we talked about to help you beat blogger block... PERMANENTLY!
1. Have a series
Life With Amberly & Joe has some really great series' she does on her blog. What do you do when you don't know what to write? Add to the series!
2. Focus on your niche
What is that you blog about? Marriage? College? Books? Your life?
Really focusing in on what your niche is can help you generate blog posts. One blogger shared the quote "Constraint breeds Creativity". Once I decided on the 6 categories (see left side bar) that I wanted to blog mostly about, now if I don't know what to blog about I think, "What can I add to one of these categories?" Usually just looking at all 6 gives me a creative boost.
Create a "secret" Pinterest board. When you see a pin that sparks a blog post idea, pin it to that board! When you are blocked, go back to the board. One night everyone was pinning like crazy about a new movie coming out, I pinned a pin of it and then came back to it a few nights later. This was the end post.
4. Link to other posts & write about it
Did one of your favorite bloggers do a post you just LOVED? Was there a news article you had thoughts about? Or an online magazine you read that had an interesting topic? Write a response to the post and send your bloggers to the original post with a link. I read a Christian article about effective ways to study the bible book of Isaiah. So I blogged about it! We all love sharing our thoughts, that's why we are bloggers!
5. Monthly Themes
Is it Halloween time? Share what you were last Halloween and give hints as to what you'll be this year! February? Make a list of things you love. July? Write a post about what America means to you. Etc. etc. etc. Every month has something unique about it. Use it to your advantage and blog about it!
Did I miss any really great ideas? How do YOU beat bloggers block?