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Content Generation Idea: Writing About Your Mistakes and Failures
Hello! The other day I posted about how you can use your own success to come up with content for your site
. By just writing about your success stories, such as the success you or your business or company has had. That could be anything from meeting and achieving small goals to something much bigger like securing new premises or connections and equipment etc. However, writing about your failures is just as good as writing about your success stories when it comes to using something to come up with content from that for your site or blog.
And all you really have to do, to use your failures for content generation purposes
. Is just to look back at some of the decisions you made in the past that didn't turn out well for you. Or as well as you had hoped they would anyway! And then just write about what those decisions are/were and how they failed for you.
Your readers will like to hear and read about these failures just as much as they would your success stories too! And by posting about them, it shows your human side. It shows that you're not afraid to talk about your failures and people will respect that. But you would have to talk about what you've learned from those mistakes and failures and how you've changed too.
Here's a live case example. Why My First Blog Failed … and What You Can Learn from My Mistakes
. That is a guest post by Ali Luke
. Basically, it's Ali talking about how she failed, and succeeded from her failures in his early days of blogging. And from that, we can really learn a lot! And the girl has some big Kahunas posting it too!
Because not a lot of people like to admit their mistakes and failures so openly like that! Most people are afraid to in case it leads to them losing some respect or credibility among their readers and peers. But if you read that, you'll see that the way she's done is to talk about what mistakes he made and what he learned from committing those mistakes.
And one thing she has said that is very poignant is near the end of that story in "Share your best blogging experiences with us in the comments, so we can all learn from one another, and celebrate our successes together." And that's what makes her posting her own failures in blogging such great, helpful and informative reading!
So don't be afraid to post about your failures that you've had. Whether as a writer, blogger or author! (All one and the same these days). By doing so, you'll not only be able to come up with some great content for your site or blog, but you'll be able to show off your human side to you. You just have to spin it in such a way so it's helpful to people.
How to Turn Failures into Content?
- Think about the failures you've had in the past when it comes to writing, blogging etc.
- Write down what mistakes you made and how they panned out for you in general.
- Write down what you learned from making those mistakes and how it's made you better today.
- Write down how it changed you for the better and what sort of things it lead to.
Do you use your own past mistake and failures for content generation purposes?
What was your biggest mistake and or failure and what did you learn from it?