Several people, through our free consultation service, have requested help on how to improve their blogging. The usual questions we are asked are what to blog about, how much to blog, and how to network with others through the blog. We have great ideas for you on the last two of these questions that we would love to share with you through our free web and social media consultation, just contact us via the contact page.
Unfortunately, the first question, what should someone blog, is a subjective question that is really something that cannot answer, but can only lead you to answer yourself. The first question we ask is “what are you passionate about?” Figure out the top seven things on that list, write it down, and save that list.
Now, we suggest you buy a Moleskin and start journaling. Write down any questions you have that you want to know more about, thoughts that you think are interesting and would be good to know or share later, as well as words of wisdom that come to mind spontaneously. After a week or two, answer the question, “what did I think of most during that time?” Pull out the top seven most frequent subjects on your list.
With the list that you first wrote out, you can now compare these two and come up with a few things to write about on a consistent basis. Sure, every week or two, you will have a great topic or series of articles that you will want to invest in, but this can be the common pool of inspiration to draw from.
Tomorrow, we will share with you our five topics that we have decided to concentrate on this blog.