I write a blog post every day, sometimes more than one. While I have my own strategies to maintain a steady blog topic pipeline, the volume of content I write does occasionally make creativity challenging. That’s why infographics like this one are so valuable.
I haven’t used all of these methods, but here are a few that you’ve likely seen on my blog:
Current examples are this Infographic Saturday feature along with Sunday’s Featured Blog Post. An older feature I wrote was Shedding Light on Social Media, where I listed all of the illuminating blog posts that I read during the past week.
This is a good way to take the pressure off of creating something completely original, and the ideas of others can also help start discussion.
Let a Guest Write
I haven’t done this often, but Amanda DiSilvestro has written a couple of guest posts here. It’s always nice to get a different perspective, and I welcome the break!
Here are a few examples of products I’ve reviewed:
These are easy since I get to shift my focus a bit and simply write about a product I use regularly.
Share Your Success
Here are a couple of examples:
It’s good to show a human side, and sharing in successes is one way to do that!
Relive the Memories/Recycling
I write a ton of content, so occasionally I’ll write a piece (I guess this is an example of that) that aggregates blog posts within a single category for easier access. Here are a few you’ve likely read on these pages:
- 29 Steps to Running an Effective Facebook Page [Checklist]
- The Ultimate Guide to Facebook Timeline for Pages
- Everything You Need to Know About Facebook Ads
Take a Walk
For me, I take a run. It’s a good way to clear the head of distractions and focus. I need to do more of this!
Every now and then, I’ll talk about my family. Here are a few blog posts that I’ve written recently that got a little personal:
- Our Story: A Challenge Hits Close to Home
- 6 Lessons Marketers Can Learn from Little Leaguers
- Career Key: Think Like a Kid
And of course, there’s the About Me page that tells just about everything you need to know about me (and more).
The infographic is below, and you can view the original blog post here. Which of these exercises do you use?