Have you been hesitant to commit to a blogging schedule because you’re worried you’ll run out of content?
Or have you committed to a schedule but find yourself scrambling at the last minute to write something decent?
I can totally relate!
We all have days where we’ve lost our juice for writing, believe it’s impossible to find a fresh topic, or have fallen out of a once-great writing routine.
So we procrastinate, stare at a blank screen, or quickly hop over to Facebook thinking, “There must be a good idea there.”
If you’re feeling stuck, there’s no need to get down on yourself. There isn’t a writer or blogger who hasn’t struggled to churn out consistently good, useful content at some point.
Today I’m coming to your rescue with six no-fail strategies to help you keep writing, even when you think you’ve run out of ideas.
If you put a few minutes into each strategy below, you’re bound to find dozens of new blog topics with each one. Before you realize it, you could have 2 years of posts planned in less than an afternoon.
Strategy #1 – Brainstorm Sprint
Write a list of every potential blog topic you can possibly think of that relates to your business. Don’t worry about what ideas might seem “silly” or too “off-topic,” it may be the perfect subject at some point down the line.
Focus on writing the longest, most epic list possible.
Strategy #2 – Idea Expansion
Check out your past blog posts. Notice which topics resonated with your readers or which ones you had a lot of fun writing. Write those down.
Now, use each of those previous posts as an idea seed. How could you expand on that topic? What sub-topics could you write about? Were there questions posted in the comments that you could address in a full post?
Write down all possible topics.
Strategy #3 – Content Squeeze
Think about all the wonderful things you’ve already created for your business. Make a list of everything you have, including worksheets, art, poems, processes, designs, routines, anything!
How can you squeeze a blog post out of the content you’ve already created? Can you take a worksheet you use in one class and talk about it in a blog post? Can one of your designs become the focus of your writing?
Jot down all of your ideas.
Strategy #4 – What You’ve Learned
Think about everything you’ve learned that brought you to this very point in your life or business.
What lessons have you learned? What stories can you tell about those lessons?
Whether you turn it into a list post, like my Top 10 Things I Learned in My First Year in Business, or tell a story, like my How to Get Exactly What You Want, No Visualization Required, you can take your lessons and share them with your readers.
Make a note of the lessons and stories that your readers would most love to read.
Strategy #5 – Client Stories
Look over your client roster. Recall your most recent session with each person.
What challenges were they facing?
What questions did they ask you?
What problems have you solved for them?
What stories did you share?
What common themes arose?
Write down everything comes to mind. Each answer is an idea for a blog post.My Personal Recommendation for YouWhy I Don’t Let My Clients Hire a Copywriter
Strategy #6 – Rest your brain
Sometimes the quickest path to a new blog post topic is to not think about your blog.
Take a nap. Meditate. Take a relaxing (or vigorous) walk. In essence, rest your brain.
Stop thinking about your blog posts, and all of sudden, *poof* the perfect topic appears. (This is my go-to method when I’m stuck.)
There you have it, six no-fail strategies for finding endless blog content.
The bad news is that you have no more excuses for skipping this week’s post or procrastinating any longer… but I think you can handle it.
Now I want to hear from you! Tell me…
1. Do you ever experience blog burnout?
2. What’s your favorite strategy for getting past it? I’m sure you’ve got some great ones.
Can’t wait to hear what you’ve got!