Some writers are idea-generating machines. Others struggle with coming up with writing ideas. If you’re open to it, ideas are everywhere. You just need to be aware of the ideas that are around you.
I’d like to share a few suggestions that can help you come up with more ideas.
They pore over analytics. They hack together the kinds of posts that are supposed to draw visitors. They sweat over the optimal length of a post. They stress over keywords and SEO. They write click bait headlines.
Blogging isn’t just about the number of people who stop by your blog each day. More visitors can mean a wider reach and more potential advertising revenue. But there’s no guarantee of any of that. Having 100,000 or more views a month would definitely be nice, but that’s not my measure of success as a blogger.
That has to stop.
Habits are a powerful tool As I tell my coaching clients, one of keys to mastering what they want to master is to develop new habits.
As powerful and useful as habits are, they have a negative side. Even good habits can turn into shackles when they become routine. And I mean routine in a bad way.
Those are the people who don’t believe that you’re a real writer (whatever that means). And they’re not afraid to try to call you out. They do that by saying something like Oh, really? Well, what have you written? Those words are usually spoken in an accusing or disbelieving tone.
- FreelanceWriter of various things, technology coach, present
- More that I care to admit ...present
Writer. Blogger. Editor. Speaker. Consultant. Sometimes even a content strategist. Combining all of those skills, and adding a deft hand with technology, I help firms create focused, interesting, and insightful content.
I also help companies reshape, reorganize, and refocus their exisiting content to ensure that content is the best it can be.
It's not about the technology. It's about words and how those words help drive and advance a company's goals.
- Ryerson University