One of the most difficult things about blogging is coming up with ideas.
Do you feel pressure to write the perfect blog post in a single sitting?
That's rarely how good blog posts come together.
The secret to having a vibrant blog is to juggle a number of ideas for posts so that you're writing a little bit at a time rather than an entire post at once.
The secret to coming up with these ideas in the first place is . . . are you ready for it?
The best blog content comes from listening – tuning in to what your readers are interested in. Are you paying attention?
- What questions are people asking you about your art? Take each question and turn it into a new blog post.
- What are people saying in their comments on your blog or Facebook page? What are people tweeting about on Twitter? Pull out the juicy ones and make them into blog posts.
- What ideas are engaging people on other blogs? What has your attention? Write a post about it!
By staying on top of current conversations, you are inserting your thoughts into the bigger dialogue.
Instantly, your blog becomes more interesting.
To ensure a continuous flow of content, keep a number of ideas in the works. I do this in multiple programs on my computer.
The tools you choose are irrelevant. What is critical is that you capture ideas before you lose them.
After you've gathered your ideas, you can go back and add, delete, and move around content. By using this process, your ideas have time and space to percolate. The pressure of trying to write the perfect post in one sitting disappears.
Do you need more ideas to spiff up your blog? Take a look at the Blog Triage class. We help you fall in love with blogging all over again.
How do you develop your blogging ideas and juggle the drafts?