Ideas to Build Your Blog

I love to blog.  Personally it allows to share my experiences and connect with others.  Professionally it positions my work as an expert and allows me to help a whole lot of people in the world of social media.

Most business owners and personalities are initially scared to blog.  Often it comes from a fear of making a mistake.  So they sit in analysis paralysis of “should I publish this?” and then never publish anything at all.

I first started blogging on NJ Divorce Mom, a site created to help an employer (an NJ divorce attorney).  I was scared to death to hit publish the first time.  Then my business strategist shared my first blog…and people found it funny…reached out that they felt connected…and then I found myself in the Huff Po…and the rest is history.

So, what should you blog about?  Well, this is largely dependent upon your business.  I’ve developed the following list of resources, topics, titles and other ideas to get you going.

Online resources to give you ideas and inspiration:

  1. BuzzSumo (http://buzzsumo.com/)
  2. Reddit
  3. Post a survey on social media
  4. Twitter – just search on a hashtag related to your core business area

So, here is my comprehensive list of blog topics, ideas, and thought generators.

  1.  5×5 or 10×10 of your business.  What are the 5 (10) questions you are asked when people call, and what are the 5 (10) questions people should ask when they call.
  2. Talk about a very specific pain point…”When you do not receive your child support payment.”
  3. How to…
  4. A list of 5 mistakes to never make
  5. Five best things you can do to…
  6. Highlight a customer or employee
  7. A list of just about anything related to what you do “List of Financial documents to gather before your divorce.”
  8. Discuss influencers in your field.  (Link to their sites in your blog – tag them on social media when you share the blog).
  9. Talk about how you just helped one client with one specific aspect of their business.
  10. Relate to one way your job is fulfilling based on your personal life (do not make this sappy).
  11. Relate to the theme of a holiday – mother’s day, valentine’s day, easter bunnies.
  12. Some exciting new area of your business “Pennsylvania considers shortening the waiting time to get divorced.”
  13.  Why are you the Jerry McGuire for your clients?  “I show up for photo shoots, videos, read webpages and help with direction.”
  14. Pick an area of your business and relate it to one specific industry “social media for dentists.”
  15. Why did you start your business?
  16. How did you get started in your business?
  17. How can your clients avoid common pitfalls.
  18. Book review for a book related to your industry.
  19. Are there tools you recommend for your clients.
  20. Celebrity topics that relate to your industry?
  21. You attend a recent seminar, what did you learn?
  22. Highlight a part of your business operation (Intake interview).
  23. A business that is related to what you do and how you work together “A divorce attorney and a certified divorce tax accountant.”
  24. Motivation “how to make it through your divorce.”
  25. Interview an industry expert
  26. Why your job is personally rewarding
  27. Foolproof Tactics To Get You More ________
  28. Jazz Up and Fire-up your __________________
  29.  5 Sizzling Ways To Make Sure Your _________
  30. 20 Minutes to Fix your _______________
  31.  Pro Tips To Nail Your Next _________
  32. Ideas To Spark Your _________
  33. Tips To Skyrocket Your _________
  34. Biggest _________ Mistakes And What You Can Do About Them
  35. Powerful _________ Tools To Increase Your _________
  36. Tricks To Get More Eyeballs On Your _________
  37. Most Strategic Ways To Accelerate Your _________
  38. 5 Actionable Ways To Rock _________
  39. 5 Eye-Catching _________ That Will _________
  40. 5 Best Practices That Can Drive _________
  41. 5 Great Budget Friendly _________
  42. 5 Key First Steps To A _________
  43. 5 Sure-Fire Formulas That Work With _________
  44. 5 Things You Need To _________ Before 9AM
  45. 5 Unexpected _________ That Will _________
  46. 5 Clever Tools To Simplify Your _________
  47. 5 Roadblocks To A Successful _________
  48.  Simple Things You Can Do To Be A _________
  49.  Things _________ Can Teach Us About _________
  50.  Major Mistakes Most _________ Continue To Make
  51.  Kick-Ass Tips To Navigate Road To _________
  52.  Ideas To Supercharge Your _________
  53.  Savvy Ways To Boost _________
  54.  Essential Ingredients For A Killer _________
  55.  _________ That Will Radically Change Your _________
  56.  Unusual Ways To Leverage Your __________
  57. Insanely Powerful _____ You Need To _______
  58. Quick _____ To Make This Week
  59. _______ That Will Break Your _______
  60.  _______ That Will Make Your _______
  61. Best Ways To Keep _________
  62. [#]-Step Process For _______
  63.  _______ Tips From The Pros
  64.  Reasons Your _______ Isn’t Going _______
  65.  Simple ______ To _______ By _____
  66.  Ways To Challenge ________
  67.  Quick Ways To ________
  68. The Go-Getter’s Guide To ________
  69.  Rookie Mistakes ________ Make
  70. Honest Ways To ________
  71.  Hardest ________ Questions Any ________ Could Ever
  72.  Life-Changing Ways TO ________
  73.  Deliciously ________ You Should ________
  74.  Things Nobody Tells You About ________
  75.  ________ You Can’t Miss This ________
  76. Mind-Blowing ________ For ________
  77. Stunning ________ That Will Give You ________
  78.  Insanely Awesome ________ You Have To Try
  79. Insanely Easy and Clever ________
  80. 1 Simple Rule To ________
  81. Incredible Things Made By ________
  82. Freaky ________ That ________
  83. Heartwarming stories of ________
  84.  Lessons About How Not To _________
  85.  _________ To Invest This _________
  86.  _________ Guaranteed To Make Your _________ Easier
  87.  Hot _________ Tips To _________
  88.  Tips For Effortless _________
  89. Ridiculously _________ To
  90. Shocking Ways To _________
  91. Easy Fixes To _________
  92. How To Be The Worst _______ in {X Number} Easy Steps
  93. How ________ Use ________
  94. The {X Number} traits of an effective _________
  95. The do’s and don’ts of _________
  96. The Most Effective ________ For ________
  97. The {X Number} commandments of _________
  98. _________ What It Means For You And Your Business
  99. The Impact Of _________
  100. The State Of _________
  101. How to create ________ that works for your ______
  102. How The A-List _________ rock _________
  103. How To Own Your Next _________
  104. How To Win With _________
  105. How To Create The Pefect _________
  106. How To Run An Effective _________
  107. How To Build A _________
  108. How To Think Like A _________
  109. How To Jump Start Your _________
  110. How To Convert _________
  111. How To Unmask _________
  112. How Not To Become A _________
  113. How To _________ Like An Expert
  114. How Long Should It Take To _________ Epic?
  115. _________: Are you _________?
  116. Like _________? Then You’ll Love This _________
  117. Is This What A _________ Looks Like?
  118. Why _________ Is Like The _________
  119. Why _________ Makes Sense
  120. What’s It Likes To ________
  121. Why ____ Is the Key To ________
  122. Is Your _______ In Shape For _______?
  123. Why Your ________ Gets Ignored
  124. The {X Number} ________ and Why
  125. Which _____ Character Are You?
  126. Are You Losing _________ Due To _________?
  127. How I Became _______
  128. Does Anyone _______ Your _______?
  129. Are You _______ The Most _______
  130. Why ________ Is Hurting You
  131. Can You _________ Like The Masters?
  132. {X Number} ______ You Forgot About _____
  133. Should You Be _________?
  134. Think You Know How To _________?
  135. What Your _________ Style Can Reveal About Your _________
  136. The One Thing You Need To Change To _________
  137. Why It’s Absolutely Okay To _________
  138. What To Do If _________
  139. Just bought _________? {X Number} Tips For Success
  140. What You Absolutely Can’t Miss ____
  141. This Is What Happens When ____
  142. This _________ Will Rock Your _________
  143. _________ : Yes, It Does Exist!
  144. The A-List Way To _________
  145. The Art Of _________
  146. The Definitive Checklist For _________
  147. The Anatomy Of A _________
  148. Dear _________, This Should _________
  149. _________ Defined In Just {X Number} Words
  150. The X Habits Of Highly _________
  151. Reasons Why _________ Are Your Secret Weapon
  152. {X Number} Must-Read _________ On _________
  153. {X Number} ___ Who Should Stay Away From ____
  154. {X Number} Fruity Facts You Didn’t Know ________
  155. {X Number} ___ You Need To Know About _____
  156. {X Number} Undeniable Signs You Went To
  157. {X Number} Signs It’s Time For You To Quit _______
  158. _________ : Yes, It Does Exist!
  159. {X Number} Signs You’re Ready To _______
  160. Definitive Proof That ______ Are _________
  161. {X Number} _____ That Prove How ______ Are
  162. {X Number} Signs Your ____ Is The Absolute ______
  163. {X Number} _____ You Definitely Need To _____ Before You _____
  164. {X Number} ______ Only ______ Will Understand
  165. {X Number} Mind-Blowing Facts About ________
  166. {X Number} Weirdest Stuff ________ To ________
  167. {X Number} _________ That Will Make You Lose Your Mind
  168. {X Number} Unbelievable Stories Of _________
  169. {X Number} Modern Rules For _________
  170. {X Number} Dirty Little Secrets Of _________
  171. {X Number} Question And Answers With _________
  172. {X Number} _________ Secrets Revealed By _________
  173. {X Number} _________ Tips I Learned From _________

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