Not Sure What to Blog About- Ask these Five Questions
Five questions to ask yourself when you don’t know what to write about
Most people who write a blog have sat in front of a blank screen unsure what to write about. Luckily, there is a better way.
I have spent much time praying and thinking about the content I need to create. Since I am pastor, I have over a decade helping people take action through my content creation.
However, many times when I start to write a blog post, the topic doesn’t always just come to me. Yes, there are “Swipe files” with fifty titles to use, but those don’t always do the trick. By asking yourself a few questions, you may realize the answer is right in front of you.
1. What problem are you trying to solve right now?
This is a great question to ask yourself. Think about the problem you are currently trying to solve and write a post on what to do. You will kill two birds with one stone, and you will be passionate about researching the subject.
2. What problems are those you are close to trying to solve?
When you create content, you have to think about your audience and what you can write that will help them. Take time to write out some of the issues that your family or friends are going through, and write a post on one of those topics.
3. What problems have you solved in the past that could be beneficial to others?
You have something to offer from your personal experience. You may write about a breakthrough you had in your marriage, finances, faith, or business.
Sometimes we learn best by our mistakes, talk about those. Most people love transparency, and can relate to you better when you don’t pretend to be perfect.
4. What content have I already created that can be broken down to a blog post?
This could be a sermon, book, article or something else you have already spent valuable time creating. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel every time you write a post.
5. What have I read that has been intriguing to me?
If you have read a book that really stood out to you; you could write a brief summary about it. You can also take one of the points outlined in the book and build it into a blog post.
All of these questions are close to home, therefore they should make your blog more personal. Furthermore, this process will help you to connect with your audience.
What will your next blog post be about? What are other ways to come up with blog posts topics?