Using a journal or notebook for blogging content ideas
One of the challenges many bloggers face is coming up with fresh content on a regular basis.
Here is one tip that I use for content ideas that works wonders for me so hopefully you can benefit from it too.
How many times have you been busy with something when you get an idea for content but you are out or busy with something else? Then by the time you get home or you are finished what you are busy with you have forgotten what it was? Or maybe you have even forgotten you had a brainwave in the first place?
I get ideas all the time and then I sit down to write and my mind is this big void of nothingness… no ideas and no creativity.
For this reason I carry a little notebook with me at all times. It is in my hand bag so even if I am having coffee with a friend and a conversation we are having gives me an idea for a mommy blog post I just whip out my notebook and make a note.
I also have a big notebook at home where I work (my bed hahaha) and I have it open while I am working. I also come up with loads of ideas while I am working. I might be doing some keyword research and this sparks an idea for a related post I could write or maybe I am busy writing a post and I can see where I can branch off into a series of posts for example.
I also come up with so many interesting ideas from other people’s websites too, when I am doing competitor research and when I am just reading things of interest.
I just scribble these ideas down into my notebook. It has become a habit now that anything that comes into my mind gets jotted down.
My notebooks (and I have a few of them now) are full of random thoughts and ideas, cool keywords that I could incorporate into my content.. oh and sometimes shopping lists and birthday dates are mingled in too because I had nowhere else to write at the time and I always have my notebook.
These notebooks of mine are messy and full of shit to be honest. Nobody else would be able to know what on earth they say even if they could read my messy and rushed shorthand!
However for me they are absolute GOLD… when I am having a braindead moment when it seems nothing can jump start my creativity to write anything I just have a look through my notebooks and I am faced with hundreds of cool content ideas.