"Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers." – Isaac Asimov
Have you ever found yourself not sure what to write for your blog? There may be days when you sit by yourself and brainstorm a few things that you’ll probably write about later. Likely you won't use everything that you wrote, but you may find something that you were thinking about could make a useful blog post.
But more often than not, it’s likely that you find yourself uninspired by your notes. Other times, you won’t have any notes to go off of at all for blog ideas. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to make sure that you always have something to write about. A lot of it is just letting your blog post topics come naturally.
How Do You Let Blog Posts Come Naturally?
Consider this simple exercise. Towards the end of your day, jot down some of the challenges you faced during the day. Then, tell how you succeeded, or didn’t succeed, in solving them. You'd be surprised how little solutions can make for a short, but sweet post that your audience would find interesting. You may not want to post about your failures right now, but if you take note of them and find solutions later, including those makes for an interesting narrative
Showing dedication to the little things is pretty important to people. It makes you more human to those that read your blog. Blogging effectively involves connecting with your audience on an emotional level. You want people to be delighted by what they read, and be able to connect to these “little things” sorts of posts. Over time, the little things add up. Before you know it, you can have a vibrant and interesting blog. Not every blog post is going to be a hit. But, just three or four little successes can go a long way.
Should I Write About Challenges I Haven't Solved?
What about the challenges you haven’t solved? Are you still working towards solutions? It's fine to let people know what you're working on to better improve yourself and whatever it is you do. Being natural is paramount to blogging effectively. In any case, be as positive as you can, even when dealing with bad days. Keep a bright outlook on things and your blog readers will thank you for it.
You may also want to write down any missteps you took during the day. Now, it would seem that missteps are not the best sort of thing to write about. On a blog you typically want to be as positive and helpful as possible. But, there is a way to spin such mistakes, especially if you find a solution to prevent such a mistake from happening again. You may want to write about what you do to prevent those sorts of mistakes in the future. Draw attention not to the failure, but instead to solutions.
How Do I Get Readers to Emotionally Connect to My Blog Posts?
People love success stories. Most people want to see others succeed. Admit how you’ve overcome certain challenges. It's easy to be inspired by reading about others overcoming difficulties and challenges. You can create those if you just let your successes, failures, and solutions flow naturally throughout your blog posts.
If you're ever stuck for a blog topic, just brainstorm and let the ideas come naturally. Don't self-edit until you're actually about to write the post. Just let the events of each day unfold in your mind. Recount what struggles and successes you had and the little (or big) victories of the day. You might be surprised with what you find even from little victories. What's little to you may be huge to someone else. This way, when you have dull, uninteresting days, you can still write a blog post to inspire both yourself and everyone who reads your blog.
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