When you first started writing your blog, you were fresh-faced and eager, filled with inspiration, and had great plans. But now that time has gone by, you may be finding it more difficult to come up with new ideas for your blog articles. Plus, you have your daily to-do list crowding in on your limited writing time. If you’re in a pinch and need some ideas for fresh content fast, the bloggers at Web Design Relief have come up with some great blog post tips and blogging ideas for writers that you can use for quick results: You’ll spend less time wondering what to write about, and more time writing! Here are 7 instant blogging ideas for busy writers.
7 Instant Blogging Ideas For Overworked Writers
Offer tips for writers who just started blogging: Share your blogging know-how with your readers! Your audience will appreciate your insights into what you wish you knew when you started blogging. Offer tips and encouragement.
Set a goal and start a challenge: Do you want to complete a new poem or short story—or even try your hand at a different genre? Do you need to finish your book manuscript? What about creating promotional postcards, bookmarks, or business cards for your upcoming book release? How about working on an author website? Choose a goal to blog about and get started. Your journey to achieving this goal can be an interesting blog post or series of posts. Write about your progress and how successful you are—or aren’t. Be honest with your audience about whether the process was smooth or bumpy.
You might even challenge your readers to meet a goal with you! If you and your readers are all trying to write a short story in a month, you can report on your progress and theirs. The camaraderie of working toward a common goal will keep your readers coming back for updates.
Share a list: A listicle is a quick, easy article to write if you’re in a time-crunch. You can create a list about almost anything writer-related for your blog. Choose a few of the productivity tools and apps you use (or would like to use) to help you write and stay focused. You can also offer lists of books to read, your favorite authors, the best places to write, candle scents that help spark creativity—the list of options goes on!
Talk about your writer life: Focus on a moment of your life as a writer and share it with your audience. Did you run out of red ink while proofreading your work, misplace your notebook, or struggle over cutting out a favorite character or line? You can also share insights to an event many writers can relate to: how it feels to get another rejection—or an acceptance!
Provide some inspiration: Who doesn’t love a good inspirational quote? Inspirational quotes are some of the most popular posts shared on social media. You can choose generic, positive quotes, quotes about the writing life, or even quotes by well-known writers. If you’re feeling creative, you can try making up your own inspirational quotes! Websites like Canva make it easy to create graphics for the quotes. Share some of your favorite inspirational quotes on your blog—and get extra mileage by sharing the images you make on social media too!
Have some fun: Which activities put you in a good mood? What made you laugh today? Do something silly—will you conduct a “scientific” experiment and wear a hat or mismatched socks while writing to see if either sparks your creativity? This blog post doesn’t have to be writing-related; it’s an opportunity for your readers to get to know you better as a person, not just as the writer hidden behind the words.
Cast the actors for the movie version of your favorite book: Even if a movie version has already been made of your favorite book, you can still have fun imagining who else would play the main characters. Who would really be the best Darcy? And remember to explore diversity in casting—brainstorm and have fun! Ask your readers what they think of your selections and who they would cast. You could also cast actors for characters from your own book or short stories!
Choose one of these seven instant blogging ideas, add a little water (it’s important to stay hydrated!), and BOOM—you’ll soon have fresh new content and a great blog article your readers will enjoy.
Question: What topics have you blogged about that are popular with your readers?