Author Alert: Has Your Blog Fallen Down and Needs Help?

  1. Get ready to move from pause to play. The key to building a successful blog is to provide content and being consistent. Here are 52 other ideas to get the creative juices flowing:
  2. Whatever the next phrase/sentence that comes out of your mouth and is thought … insert “what if” in front of it … write it down: tweak it and see what evolves and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  3. Reveal your biggest aha … write it/them down: where did it come from and what happened and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  4. Divulge an epiphany … write it/them down: who, what, when, where, why and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  5. Expose a fear or two … write it/them down: what seeded it and how do you deal with it and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  6. What happened when the GOYT Factor entered your life … the get off your tush goose; write it/them down and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  7. Any embarrassing incidents that you can share publicly? … write it/them down: what happened, what was the outcome and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  8. Any belly laugh times out there? … write it/them down: what happened and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  9. Any failures you can share publicly? … people connect with overcoming disasters. Write it/them down, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  10. Problems make the world go round … make a laundry list of common problems you identify in your book, and one by one. Write them down; create a blog on each one, synching with a theme in your book or subject expertise — that’s got be worth at least 10 blog ideas!
  11. Turn on the news … what’s the lead? Write it/them down and make a comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  12. Watch your favorite TV show(s) … what’s the theme? Write it/them down, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  13. TV again and your show(s) … whose the favorite character and why; write it/them down, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  14. And TV once again … what show can’t you stand or have you abandoned? Write it/them down, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  15. Back to the news … what celebrity is the jerk of the day/week? Write it/them down, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  16. YouTube is a terrific resource … what is on the Home page? Write it/them down, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  17. Check out Twitter, what is the leading hashtag trending … read a few of them. Write it/them down, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  18. Pull a few books off your shelves and read the dust jackets or back cover copy … what motivated you to buy them? Write down your immediate reaction and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  19. Create a Cheat Sheet of tips … add a quick story of why you created the Cheat Sheet and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  20. Fess up to something … reveal your snafu(s) and “oh-oh” moments. Write it/them down, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  21. How-tos are always helpful … go through each chapter in your book and create a list of one-sentence statements. Write it/them down, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise — that too, has got to be worth at least 10 blog ideas.
  22. There’s some type of holiday/celebration every month … some months have multiple … what is it/are they? Pull a memory from the past; write it/them down, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  23. Holidays again … what don’t you like — a memory, commercialism, bad date night, what? Write it/them down, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  24. What delightful, an unexpected event has happened in the past? … tell it and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  25. What not so delightful, an unexpected event happened in the past? … reveal it and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  26. Vacations count … they create events and memories. Write it/them down, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  27. Vacations again … what was the worst one ever and why? Write it/them down, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  28. Embarrassing incidents … who hasn’t had one, a few, maybe too many? Write it/them down, what happened, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  29. OPB-other people’s blogs are loaded with the material and fair game (and oh so public!) … any that you thought rocked? Start writing, comment, link to the source blog and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  30. More OPB … any that you thought gave awful info? Fair game, too! Start writing, counter it, link to the source blog and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  31. Go to the movies … what did you see? Share, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  32. What TV talking head pushes your buttons … what and why? Write it/them down, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  33. Think of something silly … what amuses you and why? Write it/them down, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  34. Back to YouTube.com, put in the search box: “fun” and your topic … whatever pops up — watch a few videos (“fun” delivers both fun and funny themes). Write the title and immediate reactions down, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  35. Fantasy time … a combo of “what if” and pure “oh my” and let your fingers move into the creation mode. Write it/them all down, add comments and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  36. Weird holidays are a great leaping point … Google the month and day with “weird holiday” after it. Read the background, comment, and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  37. Awards are for anything and everything … what have you won (or longed to win), comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  38. Create your own Top 10 list … if it worked for David Letterman, it will work for you. Write it/them down, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  39. What are common myths in your industry or field? … debunk them, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise (if there are lots, this idea alone could be worth 10 blogs).
  40. Do a Q & A with yourself … all those questions you want people to ask/ items you want them to know about your book and topic. Write it/them down, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  41. What is the #1 question(s) you wished people would ask and they don’t? … ID, write it/them down, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  42. Do a review of a book, theater production, movie, concert or any event … what worked, what didn’t? Write it/them down, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  43. Do a Q & A with another expert in your field … Tie in their expertise with yours. Write it/them down, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  44. Never under-rate sex, sin, birth, and death … there’s always something in the news or in the buzz that has one or the other tied to it. Write it/them down, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  45. Pick up a copy of the National Enquirer and just read the headlines … what tickles your fancy, is appalling or just makes you think “You’ve got to be freak ‘in kidding …” Write it/them down, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise. My all-time favorite was: I gave birth in a snake-infested tree! My immediate thoughts were: Whoa … really? How did she get up that tree with her big belly? What were all those snakes doing in it? Why was she in the tree in the first place? What happened? Etc., etc., etc. Great headlines stir up questions.
  46. Use a major event (personal or historical) … Write it/them down, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  47. What’s taboo? … agree, disagree, hedge whatever it is. Write it/them down, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  48. Become the source, excerpt your own book … Copy/paste key phrase, paragraph, small section. Comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  49. Invite guest bloggers to sub in … do an Intro and Final comment that sandwiches the guest blog and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise (if there are lots, this idea alone could be worth 10 more blogs).
  50. Mentors — do you have any? … create a blog around the three most important lessons ingrained, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  51. Questions beg for answers … create a list of provocative ones and let your subscribers supply the answers. You comment back with each one, always synched with a theme in your book or subject expertise (guaranteed, the answers will breed another 10 blogs).
  52. Fads and trends in your field yield a viable starting point … what are then? Write it/them down, comment and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  53. Bonus #1: Get out your magic wand and make some predictions … perfect for the year-end, comment, and synch with a theme in your book or subject expertise.
  54. Bonus #2: Pick me, choose me! Look at the variety of Blogs that’ I’ve posted on my sites. Feel free to re-post any of my blog post links and share them with others.
https://thebookshepherd.com/
https://thebookshepherd.com/

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Dr. Judith Briles is a book publishing and book marketing expert. She is a recipient of 47 national book awards, author of 37 books. Known as The Book Shepherd.

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Dr. Judith Briles is a book publishing and book marketing expert. She is a recipient of 47 national book awards, author of 37 books. Known as The Book Shepherd.

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