The Importance of Keeping a List of Blog Ideas
By Brad Stitgen
Adding a blog to a business website is a good idea. It’s good for SEO and is a great way to let your customers and potential customers know about your business, your industry, etc. The problem that many non-professional writers have is coming up with what to write about!
It’s a Connected World
It can really be tough sometimes to come up with good topics. Especially when pressed with a deadline to get that new blog post out. The trick is to keep a list of potential blog post titles. These days, with the advent of cloud-based services such as Evernote and iCloud it is easy to quickly jot those flashes of inspiration. These services let you record your idea the moment they pop into your head — and before they are (commonly) quickly forgotten.
Bonus Tip: Jot Down What You Have
Chances are when you have that first flash of inspiration you’ll also have a bit of an idea of what you want to say. If so, take a moment to write it down — even if it’s just a paragraph or two. It really can be helpful later on. This can be really easy if you have a smartphone that has voice recognition built into it. Simply speak your idea into the phone and have it translate it to text. It won’t be perfect, you’ll definitely need to proofread the text. You may even get a good laugh! That said speech recognition software has gotten a lot better and can be a quick easy way to get thoughts down.
Including a blog on your business website is a smart idea. It’s good for SEO and it’s a great way to connect with your customers and potential customers. Trouble is, blogging can kind of be like starting and keeping with an exercise program or eating healthy. It can be a lot easier said than done. Keeping a list of blog ideas that can easily be accessed via your smartphone can be a great help. So when you are walking the dog, riding the train, or at the mall and the thought of an interesting blog post pops into your head… jot it down. Later on, you’ll be happy you did when you pressed to create a new post for your blog.