If you’re reading this, chances are that you’re thinking about starting a blog. Before I started, I read dozens of articles on how to do it. They help you find a host, make your blog legal, and even pick a WordPress theme.
But the one nagging question always remains:
What on earth do I write on this thing??
You want to be interesting. Check. You want to get your readers involved. Check. You want to connect with people. Check!
So….how do I do that? What do I write?
To help you out, I thought I would share how I decide what to write about on my blog.
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What Should I Blog About?
Decide on a Theme or Idea for Your Blog
The first thing that you should do is decide on the general theme or idea of your blog. Ask yourself the following questions:
What is the goal of your blog?
Are you a new mom?
Do you have kids?
Are you a chef?
Do you work online?
Write about what you know. Or write about what you want to know. We love going on journeys with people finding out new things and getting to know themselves. so if there’s something that you want to know about or something that you are an expert on, don’t hold back!
Blog About Your Life
When we say write about your life, we don’t mean what you had for dinner. Then breakfast. Then what you did last Tuesday at 3 PM. While that may be riveting for you, it doesn’t help anyone else.
What we want to know is what’s going on in your life that can help us. I live abroad, so chances are I’ll probably be writing about something that has to do with my life here. Or about things that young adults go through every day. Why? Well, because I am a young adult. So it’s easy for me to connect with my audience.
When you’re writing about what you’re passionate about, your readers will see that and that passion and honesty will keep them coming back.
Don’t worry about being “super relatable” when you’re just being yourself, that will shine through in your writing. People will feel like they know the person behind the blog.
Blog About The Time Of Year
People are generally thinking about the same things come certain times of the year. For example, every fall everyone loves to tuck into a nice warm cozy drink or they’re looking for fall activities to do. Consider writing about those activities that are currently happening in your area.
Have you concocted up a new warm and toasty drink? Share the recipe with your readers! Don’t feel limited by your niche. If you bake a loaf of awesome pumpkin bread, go ahead and throw that recipe out there! We want to see it!
While niches are important, don’t be afraid to write an article just because it doesn’t completely fall into your niche.
The right readers will come, and when they do, you’ll be so happy that you stuck to being yourself.
Blog Your Experiences
Have you been anywhere noteworthy lately? Sometimes when people Google places, they don’t want to just see Google reviews. They want to see real experiences from real people. Talk about what you did when you went there. Breaking down a visit to Yosemite, or a beautiful building in Bangkok (wink-wink check that one out if you haven’t already) is sure to bit a hit with your readers.
Make sure to write about the pricing, what you did, and how you felt. Include what happened when you got there and some tips and tricks that might not be public knowledge.
People love feeling like they got the inside scoop. Go ahead and share it with them!
You don’t have to blog about life-altering trips either. A simple review of a new cafe or restaurant in town is fine too!
Your candidness and truthfulness will help readers begin to trust you and look to you for future trips.
Start Blog Writing With Fresh Eyes
If you’re currently in a blog writing slump, hopefully, this blog post helps you climb out of the idea hole.
Are you following me on Pinterest? This is where are you’ll see all my latest blog posts and pins that bring me inspiration in my blogging journey.
Want to see how I made this blog so incredibly awesome? Go ahead and check out my “How To Start A Blog” page. I’ve compiled a list of recommendations for new bloggers who are just getting started.