Blogs can be goldmines and both personal and professional outlets for creative writers. These people can turn what they love into businesses—unless a blog is specifically for your company, in which case you are running a blog for the sake of garnering an audience.
With so many blogs out there, business or otherwise, it’s a challenge sometimes to come up with blog ideas that strike a chord with your audience. How do you never run out of blog ideas? Read ahead.
Running a Business Blog? Ask Customers What They Need to Know About Products/Services, Then Build an Article Around That
Before you begin writing anything on your blogs, gather feedback on your niche first. Ask prospective audiences via social media what they would like to see and learn about when it comes to a business’s services, products, and offered experiences. This is a good way to get into the mind of the everyday consumer. Your aim should be to see things from their points of view business-wise.
Running a Travel Blog? Keep Your Readers Forever Engaged with Self-Taken Pictures of Interesting or Beautiful Destinations
Travel blogs are all the rage because so many people want to have the option to go somewhere, anywhere. Reviews on destination hotels are big hits too, like Bald Head Island vacation rentals. But you don’t have to have a successful traveler career to be a travel blogger. You could merely be someone that loves taking great pictures and exploring your own hometown.
The photographs are what will keep your audience coming back. Unique, well-taken travel photos offer readers a tangible glimpse of places they would love to go someday. It fuels their dreams.
Touch on Hot Topics but Stray from Overly Controversial Subjects, i.e. Politics and Religion
Hot topics would be things like science or nature news—not news surrounding politics or religions. Unless your aim is to rile up readers or engage passionate people in online wars over things that rarely change, then you should aim to steer clear of controversial topics. No good can come from it in the long run.
Tip: If a topic makes you angry, then don’t write about it. Or, if you do write about it, don’t write it with the intent to rile someone else up. There are too many of those kinds of controversial and stressful blogs already. You don’t need to contribute to that.