Raising My Three And Me

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A Blogger’s Guide To Choosing What To Write Next

Writer’s block is one of the biggest struggles for bloggers; with so many fantastic topics to post about, how do you pick one?

It can be daunting to stare at a screen for several minutes; you hear your children fighting in the other room, the baby is crying, your devices keep blinking with the constant reminder that you’re missing out on the people interacting with you on social media.

With so many distractions in the daily world, no matter what your lifestyle is, it can be hard to get your creative juices flowing.

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That’s why I wanted to share with you my five tips on how to figure out what to write next on your blog!

Raising My Three and Me presents… a blogger’s guide on what to write next!

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Brainstorm a list of topics that you like:

This is really helpful to do if you have so many ideas and have no idea which one to write about. Take ten minutes and brainstorm what you would like to talk about. You can check post ideas from other sites that spark inspiration, or you can be completely off of distractions while you write down a list of posts that sound interesting to you.

Here are five of mine:

  • Easter basket stuffer ideas for kids.
  • Baby names I love but won’t be using.
  • Top ten favorite Disney movies of all time.
  • How to plan your week for success.
  • How to clean any room FAST.

Once your timer is done, take a look at the list and choose one to write. If you struggle with deciding, choose one at random by either assigning numbers, or writing them all down to put into a bowl.

You can also use this time to figure out deadlines (if it’s seasonal or time-sensitive), and how much work will be going into that post. Do you need to do research? Do you need to schedule a photoshoot? This will help you eliminate blog posts that might need more time than you have to write them.

This method has helped me a lot in the past!

Share your experiences:

If you’re struggling with time, or like connecting to your readers on a more personal level, you can find inspiration for a blog post with an experience you are going through or one that you have endured in the past.

Maybe you just went through a messy breakup – talk about how to cope.

Maybe you’re getting married – share your tips on planning a wedding.

Maybe you just got back from a trip, share your favorite moments from the places you went.

Whatever these experiences are, it can be fun for your readers to learn more about you. I personally love to connect with bloggers as people, not just as machines constantly shoving information out there.

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Ask your audience:

This is more for those who have built up an audience on their blog or social media accounts. You can ask your readers what they would like to see more of. You could do a poll on social media, can look at comments or emails for ideas, or you can see what post did relatively well and add to it somehow.

For example:

I don’t have a large audience but the post that did the best was how to find yourself again after parenthood – that tells me that my readers enjoyed reading about personal growth, identity, and the transition into parenthood. Perhaps a good blog post would be self-care ideas for parents or how to connect to your children.

This will be easier to look at with more experience, content, and time.

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Do some research:

A good idea to find some inspiration for blog posts is to do some research. This can mean browsing social media, other blogs, or compiled lists for your particular niche. A lot of blogs have lists of ideas for posts and the internet alone can help spark some passion inside of you.

Maybe you want to write about current events going on in the world, maybe you watched a video or saw a blog post that sparked an idea, or maybe you were outside and had a random thought come to you. This is going to happen more and more as you blog. I find myself having so many ideas when I’m not sitting in front of the computer: such as, “Hey! That’s a great topic to write about!” and that’s okay.

Check Pinterest boards, check topics in your niche, browse questions that people have about what you write about, and above all – make sure it is your own work.

Set a timer and just write:

When all else fails, it’s okay to set a timer for thirty minutes and just write. Don’t worry about pictures, layout, or perfect grammar. Set a timer and force yourself to write where your heart leads. Truthfully, this is where this blog post came from!

Once the timer is complete, check out what you wrote. This can usually override that writer’s block and either have a blog post that is relatively done (just needs some edits), or you will have a topic that is on your mind.

Conclusion:

These are the five ideas that I came up with while writing my blog post on how to help you figure out what to write about next. Blogging is a lot of fun, but when you’re struggling with writer’s block or having too many ideas that overwhelm you, it can be tempting to just not write.

I hope these ideas were helpful. Please share down below what you use to help with writer’s block as a blogger!

Thank you for reading and have a great day. I’ll see you next time.

Bye for now.

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22 responses to “A Blogger’s Guide To Choosing What To Write Next”

  1. I love this – so many great ideas for overcoming the dreaded white page! Whenever I’m out of ideas, I use an SEO keyword research tool to brainstorm topics to start on x

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words and stopping by, Mia! I’m slowly learning about SEO but definitely hope to use keyword research in the future!

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  2. I love the timer idea and I’m definitely going to try it next time I’m out of ideas 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, Caroline! The timer definitely seems to be the one I get to implement the most because I’m racing a timer instead of looking at a bunch of ideas.

      Thank you so much for taking the time to visit, read, and comment on my blog!🤗

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  3. Thank you for the warm greeting. I believe this is my first time visiting your blog, but it won’t be my last 😃

    These are some excellent ideas for how to manage writer’s block. Luckily, I’ve not experienced this issue yet.

    When I first started blogging, I thought I would struggle with generating content in my niche area of invisible disabilities with a focus on mental health, because if the nature of the area. But so far it’s not been an issue.

    I seem to have found a good balance between research and mixing in my own experience to create a more complete article for my blog. It took a while, but I think I’ve managed it’s although not all topics allow for my personal experience to be added.

    If anything, my current problem is having a backlog of ideas sorted away to be used. I have no idea when I’ll get to most of them. I should probably review what I’ve got there, thinking about it.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by!

      I have been blogging off and on for seven or so years so I’ve been there. I actually used to blog within the mental health realm, it’s fantastic that you have been able to find a lot of content to write about within the niche. I struggle with limiting myself to just one topic which is why I decided to go for lifestyle content.

      You do an excellent job! I found your article to be well researched and really like your writing style. You’re doing a great job! How long have you been blogging?

      I definitely have a lot of ideas but struggle with the organization of them or getting to pick one. I’m struggling to write for next weeK.

      Thank you for taking the time to read and comment!

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      1. Thank you so much. I’ve been blogging for just over three years now

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        1. Oh wow! This is fantastic! Congratulations on keeping up with a site and wishing you a lot of continued success with your blogging journey!

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  4. This came out as a great guide! I love and subscribe all the tips. I get some of my ideas from passages I read in books. It sucks when we ran out of inspiration though.

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    1. Thank you so much, Vanessa!

      You read a lot of interesting books that I have been looking at putting on my TBR but haven’t gotten around to fully diving into your list, yet! I appreciate you taking the time to come visit and leave such a nice comment! I’m happy that you enjoyed this guide and thank you for mentioning using books as inspiration! That has definitely happened for me, too!

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  5. These are great ideas! I like to keep a list of potential blog post topics so if I’m unsure of what I want to write about, I can refer to my list. I also agree with sharing your experiences!

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    1. Thank you so much, Karalee! I definitely have (too many) lists of blog post ideas! Do you have a physical notebook or are you a digital planner? I appreciate you taking time to visit and leave me a nice comment!

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      1. No problem! I have a digital one! I often think about getting a physical planner or even starting a bullet journal, but I don’t really have the time for that 😓

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        1. I’m definitely leaning towards doing my planner through Notion! I’m too much of a perfectionist to keep up with my bullet journal and have way too many notebooks. Bullet journals definitely can take a lot of time!

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          1. I think Notion would be a good choice! I’m the same & if I mess up, I would just want to rip out the page & start over…

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            1. I have definitely been using Notion for a bit but it’s so hard when you’re not tech savvy! It’s looking so much better though. Oh yeah! I rip them out, get upset, and wish I had better drawing skills.

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  6. I also use freewriting for 10-20 minutes when I experience s writer’s block. Later on I review it and almost always I can find an idea for a new blog post. I have written some posts using what I was going though at the time also. Great tips! Thank you!

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    1. It means a lot to me that you took the time to read and comment on my blog post, Eri! It’s nice to know that other bloggers, especially ones that I enjoy, use the same methods I do! You’re so welcome. Thank you for visiting!

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  7. You’re doing amazing 🤩

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  8. i agree that sharing experiences can be a good source. they are often powerful, relatable and emotional .

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    1. Absolutely and wholeheartedly agree, Helen! I’m definitely someone who will click on something that I can FEEL for the blogger. I always value those raw posts that are scary to write. Thank you for reading and commenting!

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