Over the last four years I’ve blogged almost 400 times. It’s become a refuge, a resource, a source of pride, and a pleasure. I started out trying to build an on-line resume (just in case) and over time it’s evolved like crazy. I’ve become a huge proponent of blogging and I try to help others get started wherever I can. I’ve written several posts on the subject.
One of the things I suggest to people who are just getting started is to keep a list of ideas. As you come up with an idea add it to the list. Then when you go to write just check the list. You’ll be amazed at how many ideas you can come up with over time. Honestly as you get started it is likely to be more than you could ever write. At least that’s what happened to me. In fact it got to the point where I started offering on twitter to give people ideas and a few people have in fact taken me up on it. I decided recently that I would just go ahead share the list.
The list is also in the menu. Feel free to grab one and write about it. Or two. Or heck copy the whole list and use it as your own starting point. I’ll be maintaining it over time (it’s my list after all). So check back in periodically and there will be more ideas from time to time. If I use an idea I’ll move it to the bottom of the list and strike through it. However, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t write about it yourself. As I said above it doesn’t really matter if lots of people blog on the same subject. And the reverse is true. If you write about it I’m not going to take it off the list and I may still write about it myself. As always, the more the merrier!
Disclaimer: These are my ideas. I typically put notes if I think I need them later, maybe a link or to if I have them. Unfortunately I can’t promise they make sense to anyone but me.