BLOGGING CONTENT TIPS
Teachers, writers, designers, content creators, parents, entrepreneurs, athletes, nurses, influencers, executives, musicians, children, students, artists or just everyday people are all born with the concept of perspective. No matter the job title or position and not even your financial status, we all have our unique viewpoints on life. With our eyes being the best camera lens to own, we visualize and live life differently, which makes us ALL special. Why is this profound? No two angles are the same.
The Value of Perspective
Although some outlooks on life are similar, which makes a person relatable to others, every interpretation is different. People could discuss the same topic over and over and you’ll definitely learn something new. Here is an example, three chefs are hired to make spaghetti with meatballs and all are given the main ingredients such as sauce, noodles and beef.
While all chefs are using the main ingredients, trust that each person will add something different to identify the dish as their own. Whether it’s extra mozzarella cheese, oregano, no salt or Italian seasoning, each individual’s interpretation isn’t wrong. Knowing how to spin things as your own and adding that special something where people can tell it’s you is the concept I have with my blog.
Never compare your journey to others because it’ll NEVER look the exact same.
We all have unique journeys and come from different walks of life, which makes us excellent story tellers. Knowing that my story is worth sharing is the key point to most of my blog post topics. I used to blog about what was considered popular topics to seem relevant in the blogging community until I realized I wasn’t enjoying my own content.
Share Your Personal Experiences as Blog Posts
I learned that when you blog about personal experiences, it instantly becomes relatable. You may reach 10k people or one person with your topic but no matter what you write, it will resonate with someone because your story is an outlook on how you view life, which is naturally interesting to others.
Your topics don’t have to expose dark secrets to be relatable but something as simple as how you shop for jeans that flatter your body type is enough. How? Although there are thousands of posts on how to shop for jeans, you may be the first person to write about shopping for black denim as a 5’11 curvy woman. We all have valuable opinions on the same topic, so it’s naturally appealing to read vs throwing in the general facts.
The smallest things you do might be the most interesting to others.
If you write the jeans post from the general standpoint of telling your reader to buy jeans that fit his/her body type, with stretchy material and high back pockets; while those tips are beneficial, it’s something that’s not particularly personal, which makes it less interesting. If you write from your own experience, it makes finding content super easy because you just draw from the things you do in your daily life.
How to Never Run Out of Blog Content
My secret to discovering interesting topics is to write about myself. I don’t necessarily blog about me in a narcissist way but I use my experiences as the backdrop for blog content. I’ve written 130+ blog posts in less than two years and my most popular articles are the ones I used based off my personal encounters.
For instance, this post I wrote about cheap ways to get Beyonce’s snatched waist continues to bring me an endless amount of views on Pinterest. Actually if you type: how to get a snatched waist like Beyonce on Google, my post pops up first. The way I discovered this idea consisted of me literally scrolling through her Instagram and realized she used certain style pieces to highlight her waist. I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be fun to let everyone know I found a way to use your clothes as a functional element to show off your curves like Beyonce? I took what was a casual moment in my day and made it into a blog post. I added my personal element of finding inexpensive clothes to get the look because I’m all about saving money.
Anytime you come across an interesting idea or you discover something new, write it down so you don’t forget.
I tailor my experiences in a way that not only entertains but helps and inform others to learn more about themselves by implementing my learned lessons into their lives. Another example of a recent popular post is when I shared 5 things I should carry in my handbag. Something simple as needing a safety pin for my lose top in public taught me to stay prepared. What seemed like a simple lesson for me and not necessarily a trending topic, easily resonated with others.
How to Write About Trending Topics on Your Blog
Now if you do want to write about popular topics on your blog, don’t be afraid to add your opinion. One recent post I shared was my opinion on how whether or not blogging is dead. I wanted to express how I genuinely believe blogging isn’t ending but getting bigger.
Honestly, I was nervous to share this post because I wasn’t sure if it made sense to others. But as I made this popular topic my own and added my sincere opinions, it has a ton of views and I’m still returning comments on this particular topic. Just take what you learn from others and express what it means to you. Don’t focus on sounding professional or even political, just be kind and fearful in expressing your thoughts.
The key point I want you to take with you is to write about yourself. Share your personal experiences as blog content because your perspective is naturally interesting. Forget trying to write like everyone else, share what’s happening in your life and what’s special to you. Even if you want to blog about trying almond milk for the first time, what may seem small to you might be the biggest lesson for someone else.
What do you think about my method of never running out of blogging content? How do you find blog topics?