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When LIFE Becomes A Blog Post
I am often asked how to come up with topics for blog posts. This week in the Q&A, someone asked about writer's block - it happens; we all experience this. When this happens, I pause and begin my search for motivation/ideas.
How do you work your way past a writer's block mindset? Think of it as, 'my life is a blog' (or thousands of them)!
Here are a few ideas to get those creative juices flowing:
- There are great ideas to be found reading through others' blogs...
- ...or reading the news.
- Write what you've sent a client via email--an explanation of terms, etc.
- Where did you dine out this week? Write a restaurant review.
- What schools are in the close proximity to your home? Write about them.
- What entertainment/event is coming to a venue near you?
- What is the market doing in the communities that you serve? Do a market report.
Oh, there are tons of great ideas...just scroll through posts of seasoned bloggers, you'll find plenty of them! The conversation on one blog post always seems to open our minds to at least one idea and off we go to write another. And isn't it exciting to watch bloggers grow from "I'd never waste my time doing that" to becoming an active blogger who ultimately realizes that blogging is a great source of revenue for their business.
For me, it's my daily therapy too!
On a daily basis--okay, hourly--the beginnings of a blog post come to mind while doing the most menial of tasks! Yesterday, while cooking dinner, I thought of photographing the beautiful fruit salad that we made for dinner and writing about the fresh fruits and vegetables at the local farmer's market this week. 'Time to grab those seasonal fruits and veggies from your local Charlotte produce stand before you miss them'--yet another post idea about life here in our beautiful city, where we enjoy four seasons and the produce each brings us!
As I scroll through my phone, I am reminded of the multitude of photos that I take as I'm out and about in Charlotte - some that I've never used in my blog posts...yet! Those photos are representative of my life...my family, my friends and my business adventures and are just waiting to be paired with a couple of paragrahps to create a blog post!
I've come to realize that in everything that we do, say or teach, we can find SOMETHING to write about! It seems that our lives are all one long blog post (aka the book of life) - one post at a time and one chapter at a time as we progress through this life.
Think of it like this: As we log entries into our blog 'diary,' we are not only blogging for business but, we're also leaving behind the story of our lives!
Now what did you do today? What exciting, curious, surprising, earth-shattering, inspiring, teaching, life's moment will you share with the world today?
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