So you wanna create a blog but you don't have anything to write about.
Or you already have a blog, but you're feeling stuck.
You keep waiting for blog post ideas to pop into your head but they're just. not. coming. Or even worse: you feel like a total fraud- like you're not qualified or experienced enough to write on your subject- and that fraudulent feeling is stopping you from putting anything out into the world.
Here's what I tell the freelancers I consult with: it doesn't matter if you don't feel like you're experienced enough to start writing about something. Just start!
When I first started my business, one of the first articles I was wrote was about how to name your business. But why? If I wasn't an expert in naming businesses (or business in genera) then why start writing about it?
Because I had just decided on a name for my business and it was fresh in my mind. I had made a few mistakes in deciding on a name, but I'd ultimately made up my mind and had good reasons for going with my first business name, Betty Red Design. I didn't start writing about it because I was an expert on it at the time- I wrote about it because I had something to say about it. I had an opinion on it, and I'd just been through it. That alone qualified me enough to share my view with others.
If you aren't writing blog posts because you feel like a fraud, then push that fear away and just write.
However!! If you aren't writing blog posts because you've hit a creative block and can't think of anything to write about, I can help.
I've put together a 2-page PDF with 30 possible blog post titles. All you have to do is copy and paste the ones you want to use into a text document or editorial calendar and fill in the blanks!
Let's run through this super quick so you get what I mean. The first blog post title in the PDF is "5 things I wish I'd known before I started _________."
You could fill in the blanks and create all kinds of weird and wonderful blog post titles, like...
5 things I wish I'd known before I started freelancing.
5 things I wish I'd known before I started learning to juggle.
5 things I wish I'd known before I started beatboxing.
You get the idea.
Just make sure you stick to your expert topic. So if you're a website designer, stick to the topic of websites and make sure your blog post titles are website-related, like...
5 things I wish I'd known before I started using Wordpress.
Have fun with these! And don't be afraid to change them up a bit! I can't wait to see the blog posts you come up with. If have any q's or you want to share your new, totally brilliant blog posts then share them with your shelance sisters in the Facebook group!