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How to Choose What to Blog About

It’s probably the first question every blogger has to ask themselves. It comes before writing the first post, choosing the theme or even selecting your blogging platform: What is my blog going to be about?

It’s a tough question and how you answer it will have a big impact on what your site is going to be. It’s going to affect the type of content it has, the media it uses, the audience it reaches out to, how it is promoted and much, much more.

In short, every decision you make about your blog depends on that first critical choice.

But it is also a decision that is fraught with both peril and reward. Choosing the wrong target or the wrong niche can literally kill your site before you’ve published your first post. Choose a good one and it is almost impossible for your site to not find a healthy audience.

So how do you choose your site’s topic? Though you can certainly find some good help from Google and other tools, finding a blog topic that interests you enough to write on regularly and one where your site can thrive is an almost impossible challenge.

With that in mind, here are a few tips to help you choose your blog’s topic and ensure that your site has every chance to thrive from the moment it hits the Web. Read More

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Are You On Blogging Autopilot?

Do you ever catch yourself not living enough?

At some point, we’re all guilty of it; going through life and simply getting through the day.

As you already know, this is no way to live life.

You might be on autopilot if you are…

- Worried about word counts
- Struggling for post ideas
- Writing right up against a deadline
- Letting your post consistency slip
- Relying heavily on publishing guest blogs
- Treating external links as an afterthought
- Not actively networking with other bloggers

If you said ‘yes’ to more than two of the above items, you could be coasting…and that’s a dangerous recipe for mediocrity.
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Blog Tip: Write Like You’re Someone Else

Have you ever pretended to be someone else? I don’t mean on Halloween, I’m talking about the other 364 days of the year. If the answer is yes, you’re either a weirdo or a criminal…

No! Perhaps you are just a perfectly “normal” blogger struggling for content ideas. Because when you are stuck, sometimes there’s no better way to slip free than to pretend you are someone else.

When I am behind the 8-ball on ideas, I slip on another outfit…another perspective…another person! That’s right, on occasion, I’m a 100lb. vegan woman writing in a pink dress. Read More

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Where to Find Blog Post Ideas

After all of these years, I finally know where babies come from. But I still haven’t a clue where creativity come from! Sort of like the “it” factor, some people just have it; others have to work hard to make it happen. I’ve always been an “ideas” guy, but that doesn’t mean the creative thoughts are flowing 24/7.

Where do I go when the blog-post-idea well runs dry? Here are several places I turn… Read More

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