Bloggiesta Challenge: Generating Ideas for Blog Posts

Belle Wong has a great Bloggiesta mini-challenge:  how to create a treasure trove of blog post ideas. Since she is in the middle of a 365 days of blogging challenge, I figure she has to be an expert at coming up with new blog post ideas. I am going to give her suggestions a try.

Bloggiesta-S15Some ideas:

  • Brainstorm on a blank piece of paper and keep track of the ideas with promise
  • React to blog posts and news articles from other sources/social media
  • Use a blog topic generator like this one at HubSpot

I tried the blog post generator first because it seemed intriguing. I found out that rather than a blog post idea generator, it is more of a title generator because you have to supply it with three topic nouns. It might be useful when I’m trying to spruce up a title, though.

Plugging in tree, books, and children’s yields:

Screen Shot 2015-03-26 at 6.34.57 PMOkay, that was good for a laugh.

Lately, I have been running a weekly list of ideas in columns for each of my blogs, which helps keep me focused. Generally, I put the upcoming. more-polished posts at the top and topic ideas I’m working on further down. I used some of the brainstorming suggestions and came up with the following (no stealing, ha, ha):

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This is about 2 weeks of posts. In addition to reacting to news articles, I also thought about upcoming holidays and events that I might feature, such as National Library Week and Arbor Day.

In case you are interested, here are links to some of my other blogs:  Growing with Science, Science Books for Kids, and family recipes at Your Individual Taste.

How do you come up with ideas for blog posts?

Regular readers:  I’m always open to suggestions for topics from you!


Comments

Bloggiesta Challenge: Generating Ideas for Blog Posts — 5 Comments

  1. Thanks Joy.

    I’m still working on your meme challenge. I would love to think of something both useful and fun, which may not even be possible…

  2. Great list of ideas – and thank you for participating in the challenge! I’m very much in awe that you are running three other blogs!

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