Looking For Some Blog Post Inspiration? I Found A Fun New Game For That!

Looking For Some Blog Post Inspiration? I Found A Fun New Game For That!

The struggle is real! Coming up with compelling content is not always as easy as it seems and sometimes it’s downright impossible! If you’re a content creator you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Recently, I came across a whole new way of coming up with new content & it’s as fun as your favorite card game! Introducing:

The Blog Inspiration Deck by Renae  Gregoire from INeedCopy.com & BlogPostInspiration.com has completely changed the way we can create content that will have readers flocking from miles around to gobble up your content gold!

This Blog Inspiration Deck comes with 60 cards in a deck and an ebook to show you exactly the best way to come up with blog post inspiration, but today I’m going to show you exactly how it works & how to get your very own set!

This would also make a terrific Christmas present for the blogger in your life!

Creativity, once nurtured, tends to grow like a weed, so you may want to keep a notebook or journal to record your ideas and inspirations. I keep a spreadsheet called “Blog Post Ideas,” which I open each time an idea for a blog

post comes to mind. On the sheet, I collect images, URL’s, quotes, and anything else that inspires me and that I think will inspire or help my audience. Spreadsheet, journal, notebook…the format doesn’t matter. What does matter is being prepared to capture the ideas that will come to you as you use The Blog Post Inspiration Deck.

I believe each of us is creative; sometimes it takes but a spark of inspiration to set that creativity on fire!

Qoute By Renae Gregoire

The first thing you do is to separate the cards into three piles.

TYPE  |  TOPIC  |  VIBE

After separating the piles you want to pick a card from each of the three piles. You will then have three stacks of 20 cards.

The first “TYPE” is the different type of posts such as (20 INCLUDED):

  • Behind The Scenes Post – With the behind-the-scenes post, give your tribe a peek at what makes you tick, or what it takes to bring your products or talents to the world.
  • Challenge Post – Could be either a post that challenges your audience or a challenge your audience might face.
  • Cheat Sheet Post – Recaps or summarizes instructions or information.
  • Checklist Post – Helps people move through a process while “checking off” items on a list.
  • How-To Post – Tell or show your tribe how to do something you know they want to do.

 

The second group “TOPIC” is pretty self-explanatory (20 INCLUDED):

  • A Hairy Best Your Customer Faces – A major problem your prospects & customers face.
  • A Bit Of Industry News – What’s your favorite industry news source, check that source and scan the latest topics.
  • A Bit Of Practical Advice – What is something that you regularly tell prospects or customers to make their results or life better?
  • A Common Mistake – What common mistakes plague your prospects or customers?
  • A Current Event – An event in your neighborhood, or an event worldwide that is big news to your prospects or customers.

The last group “VIBE” describes the feel of the blog post (20 INCLUDED).

  • How you feel when creating the post.
  • The spirit you wish people to feel while or after reading the post.
  • An underlying theme of the post.
  • The topic of the post itself.

FOR EXAMPLE:

  • Abundance – A copious supply or quantity; overflowing.
  • Balance – A state of equilibrium; a harmonious arrangement or adjustment; a just proportion.
  • Buoyancy – The quality of floating in or on; relative lightness; light-heartedness; cheerfulness; elasticity or spirit.
  • Compassion – Is suffering with another; a feeling of sorrow or pity awakened by the sufferings or misfortunes of another.
  • Courage – The quality of mind that enables one to encounter danger and difficulties with firmness, or without fear of depression of spirits; valor; boldness; daring resolution.

You would then pick one card from each pile for example:

My three were:

TOPIC= A COMMON MISTAKE

TYPE=REVIEW

VIBE=WONDER

What could you come up with for this in your own niche? Give me an example in the comments below. For me, I could create a post about how surprised I am by the number of people who never back their sites up. I could create a post where I review how to successfully back up your website or I could even create a list of common mistakes that I see new bloggers make.

See how easy that was?!? Plus it’s also really fun!

Do you want your very own Blog Inspiration Deck? You can order your very own set or even as a gift right here!

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No Writing Required: Create Compelling Shareable Content Without Writing A Word

No Writing Required: Create Compelling Shareable Content Without Writing A Word

 

Does the thought of blogging leave you cold? You’re not alone. In fact, if you ask most any online business owner what their most dreaded task is, blogging will likely rank right up there with bookkeeping and cold calling. With few exceptions, most people simply do not like to write, so they find any excuse not to do it.

And as you can imagine, their traffic suffers for it.

The good news is, if you hate to write or feel you’re just not good at it, there are plenty of other ways to create shareable content on a regular basis without ever putting your fingers to a keyboard (much).

Crowdsource

Despite Google’s apparent dislike for it, guest blogging is still a fantastic way to both generate content and get in front of a whole new audience. Other bloggers, marketers, coaches and service providers are looking for ways to grow their audiences, and many of them would jump at the chance to appear as a guest on your blog. It’s a win/win for both of you.

Not into guest blogging? What about a text interview or cross-blog conversation? Simply supply a list of questions to your interviewee, and post her responses. The interview format is perfect for introducing your audience to someone they might want to get to know better.

A cross-blog conversation requires a little more work on your part but it can be a fun way for your readers to get to know you a bit better. A cross-blog conversation is exactly what it sounds like: a discussion that takes place on two different blogs, with you and your blogging partner both offering opinions about a topic, just as if you were having a chat over coffee.

Audio and Video

Podcasting and video blogs are more popular than ever and they’re perfect for those who don’t care for writing. With either type of content, all that’s required is you, sharing your thoughts. You don’t have to do anything as involved or complex as interviews, and you certainly don’t have to hire a studio for a day to record a series of “professional” videos.

You can create podcasts and video blogs with nothing more than your laptop with its built-in camera or a headset and an audio recorder. Just fire up your computer and share your thoughts. Don’t worry about perfection, your visitors will love a chance to see the real you!

Curate

If you’re like most people, you very likely share a variety of content on your social media accounts. You point out articles you’ve read, videos you’ve enjoyed, infographics that explain a complex idea in a simple way. It’s part of what makes social media fun and informational.

But what if you took your sharing one step further, and posted your thoughts on your blog first, before linking on social media? If you’re looking for tips to write that perfect blog post here is a great piece by Instrktiv UX Writing: The Ultimate Guide To User-Friendly Copy

The result of this curation technique, where you add your opinion with a link to the original article or video, is that you drive traffic to your site rather than someone else’s. Not only that, but it gives you more opportunity to start a conversation with your readers about the content you’re sharing.

Relying on Google or the other search engines to send you traffic can be an exercise in frustration. A better method is to encourage sharing on social media. But if you’re not a wordsmith, creating content can seem an overwhelming task. Rather than giving up and letting your blog languish, explore some other ways to create content your readers will enjoy and share.

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