I like blog prompts, sometimes, albeit rare today, these little “suggestions” can help you build a truly evergreen supply of valuable content that can help you grow more traffic to your blog, and in the end, your business.
Sometimes, rarely today with all the emails and social media connections that I have built, I still find myself from time to time running low on blog post or content ideas. Yes, I said it! Sometimes Mr. Boozer runs out of ideas for things to help you with.
And that is where good blog post prompts come in, and just so you know, for you new business owners online and bloggers, these little nuggets can also help you plant a seed of evergreen content that can flood you with new traffic for the foreseeable future too.
Up To My Neck In Blog Topics.
Most days, probably about 348 of those days a year, I have enough questions and ideas coming from individuals like you who are asking questions, or making statements about internet marketing, that blog post topics abound for me.
But for the beginner to online marketing, maybe yourself, they can be, well, hard to find or conjure up at first.
Oh, what are blog prompts? That is easy;
“Blog prompts are incomplete titles or one sentence ideas that can be turned into topic matter for creating blog posts or other content with.”
I will tell you a truth, it is hard to think of what to write about at first, even if you know a ton about your niche or business. Seriously, you can know it all, but when it comes to creating content about it, finding topics can be hard to find or choose from.
Sometimes it is not that you do not have the topics, but in reality, it is the fact that you do not know where to begin with the ideas you do have.
Still, blog prompts can work even in that situation. Why? Because simply put, these possible titles and ideas can get the creative juices flowing for those of us who are not so “quick on our feet” with ideas.
Here are some examples of blog prompt titles and ideas to that you can get a picture from SelfPublishingTeam.Com:
- What’s your favorite social media outlet for marketing/promotions?
- Share 5 ways you use Twitter to promote yourself.
- Check out the keywords visitors are using to find your site — you might find a post idea!
- If you had 5 minutes with Mark Zuckerburg what would you tell him to improve on Facebook?
- On a scale of 1 to Crazy, how addicted are you to Pinterest?
- Share 3 blogs you love to read.
- Post a picture of a book cover you liked and talk about what you love about it.
- Share 10 people on Twitter you’d recommend following and why.
- What do you hate the most about doing your own marketing?
- Link to a blog or news article you recently read and share your take on the
Creative Writing Prompts.
- “Her coffee cup slipped right out of her hand and smashed into a thousand pieces on the kitchen floor…”
- “A knock on the door in the middle of the night never means good news…”
- Rewrite a book scene from a different character’s perspective.
- “They sat shoulder to shoulder on the beach, willing the sunset to last just one second longer…”
- “She dragged the box out of the attic, put the record on and felt everything from crashing forward from her memory…”
- “He was sprinting at full speed, briefcase banging against his thigh as he ran, but the bus pulled away, leaving him alone in the rain…”
- “She never let herself believe in anything so foolish, but this time, something about it—she just couldn’t quite shake the thought that it just might be real….”
- Write a post from a character’s perspective.
- “He saw her just as she stepped from the train platform into the car and without a second thought, he abandoned his plans and followed her steps…”
- “They sat across the table from each other, waiting for the world to come crashing down on both of them…”
This is the epitome of what prompts are to accomplish, to help you get the juices flowing, and finally get your fingers flying across your keyboard.
How is that for a definition and purpose?
How To Use A Blog Prompt List.
Using a blog prompt list for creating content is easy.
There are many prompt lists out there, like this one for bloggers and such at Problogger. Simply put, especially if you are new to the online marketing and even niche blogging world, you should take a small list of 10-20 and start working with them.
This will not only give you a starting point, but it will also get you used to a blogging and content marketing schedule.
But seriously, this is what I would do, I would find a small list of promts, copy them out and save them to your Evernote or wherever and start with the first one and create 1-2 blog posts and a video for each 1-2x a week until you run out.
Eventually, Your Topics Will Flow Naturally.
Eventually, as your traffic explodes because of all this great content you are working on, your list will grow and so will your social reach and influence, and naturally so will the conversations that bring about new topics and ideas without a prompt list.
Yes, here and there like myself you may find a good blog prompt list handy, but not very often…
But, for now, take advantage of the blog prompts you can find to spark that creativity you need to start building the content base you need, and watch what happens with your traffic…
P.S. If you have a second, sharing this article with your twitter followers would be a huge help. (It’s just below) I know, I’m shamelessly asking you to tweet my article, but it’s easy. And thank you very much…, and God Bless!