There are times I just stare at my screen and have no idea what to write. I’ve already done my go-to ‘can’t think what to write so let’s do a wishlist’ post this week and it’s too soon to do another one! So what I do in times like these? I sit on the sofa with a tub of ice-cream and cry. Wait, that’s a lie. I do not do that. What I do do (heh) is:
I sit down and make a content plan.
But where do you start?
The first thing you need to do is think about the things you write about. For me, those things are:
- Blog tips
- Social media tips
I’ve broken my blog down in seven categories. I could have done less, I could have done more. I picked seven for a reason – I want to post daily. Well, at least I used to want to post daily. I have recently stopped daily posting but this idea can apply whether you post daily, three times a day or not.
Going by this example – if you were to post each day and have a topic for each day – think of four things to write about each of my categories and you get a four weeks worth of posts.
If you only post three times a week, pick three categories.
If you find yourself with a blog that has more than three categories – pick six – writing about each of these categories once then gives you two weeks of content. Geddit?
The next thing you need to do is think of ideas for each category.
Look back in your content calendar and ask yourself:
- Do any of these posts need a part two?
- Can I update this for 2019?
- Is there a series I can make out of this post?
- Have my views on this changed since then?
- What are my most popular posts?
If you’re still struggling for ideas – take to Pinterest and search some keywords relating to your topics and get your inspiration from there.
I find by doing this I can get a few weeks of content ideas to get me through any slump I might be going through! Give it a go and let me know how you get on.