Even the best writers suffer from a case of writer’s block every once in a while. Indeed, there is nothing worse than not knowing the right words to say in your writing, especially when it’s your job to come up with something new and exciting to say every day. Bloggers, especially, are often required to create intriguing content for their blogs every day, and all the pressure and expectation can sometimes get the best of them. For those of you who have recently encountered some creative speed bumps, here are four relevant, timely topics you can – and probably should – be talking about on your blog.
The Presidential Election
Come November, the U.S. will elect either President Barack Obama or Governor Mitt Romney to the Office of the Presidency. This election has created a storm of controversy and attention thus far, and I have a feeling we are just getting started. Politics is always a relevant topic to blog about, since it is engaging and pertinent to every U.S. citizen. No matter what type of blog you run – a food blog, fashion blog, politics blog, gossip blog, etc. – there is always a way to incorporate a political spin into your blog content. For instance, if you run a food blog, you could write something like “Election Night Treats” or “Food Inspired by the White House Garden.”
DIY & Crafts
Websites like Pinterest have inspired individuals to try and become more creative. For the first time in a long time, people are retreating to craft stores to try and recreate some DIY projects they’ve seen on Pinterest. No telling how long this trend will last, but it certainly can’t hurt to join in on all the excitement while it lasts. Try and think how you incorporate some DIY-inspired tutorials or crafts on your blog. Again, you don’t have to have craft blog to do something like this; in fact, as long as you provide your reader with step-by-step instructions on how to do something new and exciting, that should do the trick. For instance, if you run a small business blog, you might write something like “How to Make Chalkboard Nameplates for Your Employees” or “How to Plan an Office Party for Under $100.” The blog post doesn’t have to win a Pulitzer Prize; it just has to get the job done.
Believe it or not, football season is the perfect time to start brainstorming new and creative content. You don’t have to be an ESPN expert to blog about football either. For my food blog, I put together a list of five, easy recipes people can make for viewing parties or pregame tailgating every Friday before a football game. Truth be told, I know nothing about sports, but I do know that people like to eat when they watch football. If you’re looking for some football angles for your blog, try talking about the future of Penn State’s controversial football program, the cost of advertisements during college football games, the best designed football uniforms, some odd or unique college football traditions, etc. Truthfully, most any topic will probably work.
The iPhone 5
In just a few months, Apple is expected to announce their newest iPhone – the iPhone 5. Why is this different from any other Apple release? Well, the iPhone 5 is rumored to be the last project Steve Jobs every worked on, which makes it the last invention the Apple CEO left behind before he passed away. There are a lot of rumors floating around about what tools and improvements will be included with the iPhone 5, and it can’t hurt to get involved in all the anticipation! Try dedicating a post or two to talking about what customers can expect to see with this new phone and why this specific Apple product is so special.
If you ever find yourself clueless about what to talk about on your blog, don’t be so hard on yourself. We all draw a blank every once in a while, but oftentimes the best blog ideas we can use about are topics we are thinking about and talking about in our everyday lives. Should you find yourself absolutely clueless what to write about, consider blogging about the iPhone 5, football season, DIY Crafts, or the Presidential Election.
Author Bio:- Eliza Morgan spends most of her free time writing or thinking about writing. As a full time blogger for www.businesscreditcards.com, Eliza offers insight into secured business credit cards and other business related topics. Questions and comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.