Topic ideas usually come up from thinking of what will be most useful to your readers and audience. For instance, my audience is heavily comprised of marketers and small business entrepreneurs, as well as a spattering of large business functionaries who long for the days when they are master of their domain. With that in mind, I try to write about things that will help you improve your day. This post, for instance, should be helpful to your blogging effort.
via Cranking Out Content.
You can’t get much better than that.
Chris’ post is about how to keep the ideas flowing for your blog. It’s one of the best posts about blogging I have read. But I do want to add something that will make it easier to write.
Yes, make your posts useful (The First Commandment of Blogging). But also blog about your passion. Your passion will put you in front of the computer when you have the choice to do other things. Your passion will keep you learning – which you can share with your audience.
Passion will drive you and make your writing more compelling. If you are passionate and useful, everything else will follow. And by everything else, I mean pageviews, retweets, followers, subscribers, customers, fame and fortune.
And that is the most important thing I can tell you about blogging.