One way to make blogging easier each time you sit down to write, it to already know what you are going to write about BEFORE you need to write your post. You can do this by having your blog content list at your fingertips before you start typing. Your blog content list where you have already listed your brilliant ideas for what to write about! Today I want to share 3 tips to inspire your blog content list.
Once you’ve started, your blog content list will be something you continually are adding to and checking off. As a fun bonus, we have a pretty printable for you to download so you can keep all of your blog content ideas in one lovely place! And let’s face it, when we can make it look fun, it feels more fun to do, right? Sometimes it is all about the little things to inspire us to get going on a project.
Here are 3 tips to inspire your blog content list:
Tip #1: Listen to your customers. What questions are you getting from them in emails, comments, Facebook posts, on Twitter? What feedback are you getting from product reviews or evaluations of your services? Start a word document where you capture all of these and then you can see what common questions your customers are having and be inspired to write about each of those things.
Tip #2: Think like your ideal customer. What topics does she want to know more about? What things would she want more education on? What is new in your niche that she needs to hear about? How can you provide BIG value for her?
Tip #3: Search your previous blog posts and break your big topics into smaller posts. What topics in a previous post can you expand on? Think in terms of bite-sized tips that your ideal customer can implement and that you can convey in the 500ish word limit.
Are you feeling inspired? Download your free printable and start filling it up!
Once you’ve written your post, keep another list that shows your title, date posted, and topic so you have an easy reference of the posts you’ve already written. This will come in handy when you want to link back to a previous post, check to be sure you didn’t already do that one, and when you are ready to write your book! Organize them by category so you can locate the post easily.
I hope this leaves you inspired to provide consistent and valuable content for you customers. Remember, you are the expert in your niche. Your customers want to hear from you and they want you to make their lives easier, build relationship, and (once you’ve established yourself as their trusted expert) they want to do business with YOU! Blog with a heart to serve them in this way, and your customers will be blessed by what you have to say every time.