Have you ever been in one of those moods, where try as you might, you just can’t figure out what to write for your next blog post? It happens to the best of us. There are times when I’m simply out of ideas and others when…
My Editorial Calendar
Just Doesn’t Feel Up to Par !
For times like that, I’ve developed a list of 7 bad ideas capable of shaking me out of even my most difficult slumps. In sharing it today, maybe…
I Can Help You
Do the Same !
1. Talk About People You Do Not Like
If you haven’t noticed, I enjoy getting feisty from time to time. Posts like these are great for venting, but also do very well in the social arena. Why? Let’s face it…
People Love Drama !
Here’a a great example:
Obviously, when making a statement like this, you need to absolutely own it, stating your argument with confidence and persuasion. However, there are other, more graceful ways of making a similar point. The key is to find the line you never cross, and then straddle it. It’s a great way to…
Creative Muscles !
2. Talk About Commentators You Do Not Like
What better way to make waves then by berating people from your own comment section? Of course, you’ll run the risk of turning these people away, but for many bloggers, sending their most annoying commentators home packing is…
Welcome Relief !
We all have spammers, trolls, and other dubious spectators hanging out in our respective comment section. This is your perfect chance to get a bit of revenge, muster up a bit of drama, and probably…
Break Your Blog Topic Funk !
This post was one of my most kick-ass content ever, and it helped me set the record straight for how I dealt with comments from that point forward. Just don’t forget to…
Deliver On the
Bonus Shit !
3. Talk About Content You Do Not Like
Well, we’ve talked about going after people we don’t like or don’t agree with, now it’s time to go after the content we don’t agree with. Most bloggers spend as much time reading blogs as they do writing for them, so you shouldn’t have a hard time finding something to write about. Many people get nervous making open arguments against another blogger, but I’ll tell you this –
People Will Respect You for it !
Granted, your argument has to make sense, and most importantly, be accurate, but if you can pull one of these off from time to time, I guarantee…
a Bit of Street Cred
in Your Niche !
4. Talk About Stupid Stuff in Your Market
I get so tired of hearing about blogg marketing tactics that I want to run to every blogger’s house and…
Smack Them Around a Bit !
Yes, I get it, blog marketing tactics is an important facet of every blogger’s repertoire, but there’s only so much of it that I can stomach. Eventually, it all starts to sound cliche. For those days, when you’re feeling a little froggy, you can write a post like this:
In writing a piece like this, I have a choice – I can write a post making fun of people that talk blog marketing tactics all day, or I can write a real post that…
How to Do it Right !
You may not be in the blog marketing niche, but I’m sure there are pseudo-experts in almost every niche. It would be easy to dispel…
Their Ridiculous Truths !
5. Talk About Fucked Up Stuff in Your Market
I’ve already mentioned the fact that I think most bloggers are talking out of their ass, but that’s just the beginning of the fucked up things in my market. Most of the rest takes place here…
On My Blog !
There’s nothing more fun than to talk about the tips or tricks that might be borderline scary, but totally effective. This takes place in any niche. In mine, it might be something like this:
What Can You Do
to Give Advice that’s
Beyond Predictable ?
6. Talk About Ways to Fail in Your Market
When you’re tired of writing about ways people can succeed, it’s time to write about the varying ways they can fail, and…
The More Wicked
You Can Get,
the Better !
While this type of post might sound more fun than helpful, the truth is that there are always more ways to fail than there are ways to succeed, so you are doing your audience a service by…
What to Avoid !
Here’s an example of a post that I wrote that was both entertaining and practical:
7. Talk About controversial Stuff in Your Market
The last topic idea is one that should serve you well, probably more so than the rest of the list. The reason is that there is often conflicting advice in almost every niche, and there aren’t enough people helping to compare and…
Contrast the Two Sides !
One of the best ways to become an authority, one of the keys to blogging success, is to help people know which advice to trust. This is a great way to do that.
There are thousands of posts that could be written in this format, it’s just up to you to make sure you get your facts straight. Do that, and your path to riches…
Will Be Paved
With Gold !
So that’s the list. Which of these 7 do you think you’ll try first?
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Also Known As “The Bad Bad Blogger of All Time”