Have you ever felt that your brain was dryer than the Mojave desert when it came time to sit down and write a blog post? I know mine does sometimes. There are days when I’m literally stumped. I sit there, staring at the screen, wondering what the heck to blog about today.
This can happen regularly, especially if you blog within a defined niche like I do (freelance writing).
My Biggest Fear When I Started Blogging
I started blogging on blogspot back in 2005. I remember one of my biggest fears was how will I come up with fresh stuff to blog about all the time. My second biggest fear was that freelance writing was such a well-covered topic, that who was I to think that I could do it better than so many who were so much more experienced than I was.
But you know what, those fears were unfounded. Although I do get stuck – for a few minutes – on what to blog about sometimes, there are some time-tested methods I use to get unstuck rather quickly.
I discuss these in a post I did over on BloggingTips.com about surefire ways to come up with blog topic ideas. I hope you find them helpful.
Fear Not … How to Find Your Groove as a Blogger
Just be you and trust your instincts is the best advice I can give. Don’t try to be like anyone else. It never works anyway, so just be authentic. Readers can sense sincerity, so don’t try to bullshit them. It comes through … yes, even though they’re reading words instead of talking face to face with you. Funny how phoniness in any form can always be sussed out.
“But there are already so many awesome blogs on the stuff that I want to write about. Why would anyone read my blog?”
If you’re thinking this, here’s my take … even though a niche may be covered 90 ways to none, none of them are your way of covering it. And your insight is just as relevant or important as anyone else’s, so again, just be you. God made individuals for a reason. Your DNA is unique, and so is what you bring to the table. Trust that.
And You …
How do you come up with things to blog about when you’re fresh out of ideas? It would be awesome if you’d share in the comments section below.
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