I've seen lots of comments from people on here and elsewhere about the benefits of blogging, both in terms of focusing and improving your knowledge on certain subjects, and improving your writing skills.
It seems like some people more than others manage to come up with a regular stream of ideas to write about, and without simply rehashing things already written elsewhere.
What I was wondering is how or where do people come up with their ideas. Do you simply write about things you come across in your day to day work, or deliberately seek out ideas elsewhere?
I've quite enjoyed my first attempts at blog writing, but I find it hard at times to think of things to write about, not just in terms of subjects, but also having the confidence in my own knowledge to think I could contribute something worthwhile to a chosen topic.