Breaking the Blogging Block

You’re stuck for new blogging ideas. Don’t fret; writer’s block happens to the best of us. If you’ve spent the better part of a year or more blogging on your topic of expertise, you’ve probably wondered how soon the wall would come into view. As a professional SEO writer, I accept every day as a challenge, and ask myself if I have exhausted every single angle of my clients’ businesses before I realize there is nothing left to write. Usually then, I manage to think of one more thing that hasn’t been covered, or else write a new twist on something that has.

Whether you’re writing for yourself or for somebody else, it’s good to have on hand a brainstorm list of potential blog jump-starts to stimulate your creative mind whenever you see those solid bricks looming in the distance. Rather than hit a wall, you can veer sharply to the left and continue building your content, and consequently your traffic.

End This Phrase…

When you compose a new blog post or article for syndication, it’s important for said work to feature the main keyphrase with the title. Already your job is half done, good for you! Writing about travel? You know your destination will figure in there. Other topics like home improvement, affiliate marketing, weight loss, and the like can be encapsulated in a number of templates for blog work. Next time you’re at a loss for words, try some of these ideas to get the keyword some much needed use:

The Tips: A good primer for articles on how-to subjects that cover most do-it-yourself projects or research to hire somebody to do it for you. Try out Five Tips for a Cleaner Kitchen or Five Tips for Creating a Facebook Page and soon you may find you have more to say.

The Caveats: For every article that sings the praises of a particular topic, there should follow eventually the occasional caveat. If you’re writing about pet care, for example, after you’ve convinced readers why bringing a puppy into the family is a good idea, write up something like Five Things to Consider When Boarding Your Dog as a good vacation topic. For health blogs, people are always looking the downside of too good to be true diet programs, so there’s Should You Go on a Detox Program?for starters.

The Directions: Never assume everybody on the Internet is a seasoned professional at anything. Every day somebody joins Facebook, or buys a complicated kitchen appliance, and just wants to dive in headfirst. The tips you can provide in a step by step article provide timely reading for years to come, depending on the topic. Of course, if you write about social media and SEO, you’ll always find fodder for this category as you learn how to deal with new paradigms.

The Best: No matter the topic, you can find the best qualities, destinations, or other features to use in a blog. Everything from the best barbecue joints in Nashville to the best brands of chocolate to give Mom on her birthday can be written easily.

The Whys: For promotional articles designed to convince readers to hire somebody or purchase something to make life easier, you need to offer sound reasoning that leads to click-throughs to your contact form or shopping cart. Why should somebody call on a Realtor as opposed to acting on their own? Why do you need a custom background on your Twitter profile? Make the argument.

Feeling stimulated yet? Hopefully these ideas will help you to build your blog or article archive. If ever you run out of ideas, think back to what you’ve already written and ask yourself what more can be drawn there. Look at your words from every angle to create new directions for your writing.

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