Friday, 19 April 2013

Blog post inspiration

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Stuck on what to write for your next blog post? Don't worry – it happens to the best of us (as we at Mission Imblogable would know, naturally). Fortunately, we've got a handy list we turn to whenever we find ourselves Googling 'celebrities without make-up' instead of cracking on with blogging. And we're going to share it with you, because we're nice:
Inspiration for your next blog post


Seasons
We loves some seasonal blogging, here at Mission Imblogable. And it's great, because there's four of 'em, so by the time you start to run low on inspiration again, the next season's rolled around. It should be pretty easy to relate the seasons to your blog, no matter what your niche. Take spring – can you link spring cleaning to what you write about somehow? We did when we wrote about spring cleaning your social media accounts.

Trends
What are other people writing about in your niche? Do you have any extra insights to add? Or a controversial opinion on the topic? Controversy is GREAT, people love that stuff – or hate it. Which is a good thing. (Honest.) The last thing you want is for someone to feel indifferent about what you've written. So if you see someone in your industry's written something you don't agree with, fire away with a retort. Keep it civil, of course, but put your opinion out there.

The News
Another fab way to keep on top of trends is to check the news. Has anything happened that's relevant to your industry or niche? Talk about it. Again, give your opinion, and tell your readers how this news could affect them.

Interviews
Interviews are a fantastic way to draw in a new crowd. If you interview a big name in your industry, people will want to read it. And the person you interviewed – who could have a large audience – will almost certainly share the blog post with their audience, sending a bucketload of new readers your way. Case in point: here we are sharing a link to this interview with Art Division's very own Nelly Berova. 

Reviews
It doesn't matter if you're reviewing a book, a movie, an app, or something else – anything relevant to your niche is fair game. Give an overview of the subject in question, then give your take on it. Was it excellent, terrible, dull as dishwater? Would your readers find it helpful? Or can you point them towards a better resource?

Lists
People go crazy for list posts, and that's a real live fact. Can you squeeze a Top 10 list into your blog? How about a list of the best resources for someone in your industry? Best tools to help with a certain job? List posts are easy to glance over and pick the relevant parts out, which is why they're so popular. On the internet, quick and easy = popular. Here's a list post from our favourite property blog.

Those are just a few of our favourite ways of kicking the blogging brain into action. Do you have any others to add?

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