What am I going to blog about today?
I know I have said it to myself, so I know you have said it, too.
So, what do you need for a good blog post?
A great headline, a topic and a bottle of scotch.
Well, the scotch is optional.
Coming up with a blog headline and topic for some people is right up there with going to the dentist. Blogging a necessary evil. I like to do it when I know what I am writing about. But to know that, I have to plan it all out.
Right now, I am set for the entire year of what I am going to blog about. And you can be, too. Wanna do this? Let's go.
1. Start a Swipe File
If you haven't heard of a Swipe File, you are going to love it! It is a collection of headlines you save in a file (duh) to use by filling in the blank. For example:
- Here’s a Quick Way to [solve a problem]
- [Do something] like [world-class example]
- What Everybody Ought to Know About [blank]
You can do a search for Swipe files on the Google and just save them in a file on Notepad to use later.
2. Create an Editorial Calendar
Do a Google Search for an Editorial Calendar sample. You fill it out and have an outline for your entire year of blogs. Inspiration at your finger tips.
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3. Create "Theme" Months
To make filling out your Editorial/ Blogging Calendar even simpler you can start by picking a topic each month to talk about.
Say April is Spring Cleaning, so you talk about:
- Week 1 - Top ten best products for organization
- Week 2- How to organize your closet
- Week 3 - Organizing product review
- Week 4 - Top 5 Pinterest Boards on Organizing
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