Blogging/Blog topics: What to blog about(Here are 10 suggestions)

I have had a lot of people telling me “Blogging is not for me”, “I could never do what you do”, “How do you come up with something to say each day?”, “videos?? oh no, nope, not me, never!”.

This blog post goes out to YOU!

Trust me, I knew very little about blogging when I first started out and I am still very much learning. However, I have learned a lot and I figured it was time to share some of my top tips on how to know what to blog about.

1. Write about something that interest you or that you are good at. 
Maybe you like baking – share a recipe you recently tried and give your review of how it turned out.
Maybe you are into fitness and want to share a new workout routine you are doing.
Maybe you are a pet lover – tell people how you take care of your pets, talk about diet, exercise, fur care etc. You name it!
2. Write about something current in the news.
Look at the news and see what is going on this day, is there something there you have an opinion on or something you liked or disliked? In the sports section, news section, entertainment section.. Anything that caught your attention that you would like to share with your readers?
P.S. writing about current news and tagging your blog post properly increase your chances of traffic drawn to that blog post. 
3. Write about something popular/trending.
Think about what a lot of people would be looking for, what do people like to read/watch? Think of something that is constantly popular and see if you can put your own twist to it.
I made a collection of youtube videos with babies laughing once, this post is still giving me loads of traffic because people seem to love babies laughing! Check out the blog post here. 
4. Write about a day in your life.
People love to hear about other people’s lives.  Take a day and make notes on what you do all day and report it. Use some photos. Make it light and funny. Or announce in the morning a schedule of what you plan to do, then the next day you can report how it all went down.
5. Make videos!
A lot of people may be uncomfortable with the idea of making videos of themselves and making them public. However, people love videos! It’s quick, easy and harmless. I am doing a 90 Day Video Challenge right now. I’m on day 44 today but I have already made a ton of videos. Make a video, post it to Youtube and share it on your blog.
You will be amazed at how comfortable you get after a few videos.
Here are some of my latest videos from the video challenge.
6. Try something new and share your results. 
This one relates to number 5 in a way. If there is something you always wanted to do or something you are afraid of doing – set yourself a goal and make it a challenge for yourself. Let your readers know what you are planning to accomplish and how you will go about it. Then let us know how it goes as you go along. It could be a workout challenge – doing something for X number of days, or it could be to finally go snowboarding etc. A one time challenge, overcoming a fear or just a time based challenge of doing something for several days to see the effects. Be creative, think outside the box!
7. Write reviews.
Do a quick search. Find something new, maybe there is a new movie that just came out that everyone is talking about, maybe there is a product or program you can test. Read up on it, watch the movie(if it’s a movie you want to review), get a good idea of the product/program and then write a review blog post about it. For instance “Man of Steel: Review”. Tag it properly and make a topic line that is catchy and descriptive. Super easy!
8. Make lists!
People love lists! This one relates to several of the other tips but it is so effective that it deserves its now number here. Find something you are interested in or that you think others are interested in or looking for. Make it a list.. for instance “top 5 blablablah”, “top 7 blablabla” etc. Maybe you are talking about funny photos or funny videos.. products, websites, people, motivators, politicians ,grocery stores, soda flavors.. be creative! gather good visuals(like photos and videos), link it all into your blog and give it a good title. You’d be surprised at how much people enjoy these.
9. Share other people’s stuff.
OK, so you are completely burnt out of ideas or you just don’t have the time to sit down and spend time on your blog today. How about looking around Youtube. You can find all kinds of videos there. Look for a video you think is funny, interesting, educational, emotional or cool.. A video that somehow catches your interest. Click “Share”> Click “embed”, copy that link, come back to your blog and make a new blog post, paste that link into the TEXT tab of your post editor.. click back to VISUAL and voila.. you have a cool video that you liked, and now you can share it to your readers through your blog. It took you 5 minutes max.
Also, you can look at other blogs, if you find something you like you can click “reblog” up to the left in your browser window and share that content on your own blog in a heartbeat.
10. Ask your readers what they want to hear!
This one may be challenging if your readers are not a very active bunch, but you’d be surprised to see how many actually respond when you ask for specific action. Simply ask your readers what they want to read more about. What do the like from your previous posts? What do they see more of?
You can also make a poll like I will do here at the bottom of my blog post to demonstrate. I will ask you if you found this blog post helpful in coming up with things to blog about. I want you to click the poll and let me know!

Day 21/90 – Why staying in tonight can make your next weekend so much more fun!

Day 21  and it’s Saturday!

I hope you are enjoying your weekend wherever in the world you may be right now. I just returned from a nice(and hot) day by the pool. Since we are going to the Empower Network event in Denver in two weeks, the lady and I decided to stay in this weekend and have our own little “success workshop”.

After a nice home cooked dinner we are settling down with our note pads to really STUDY our BIM/EmpowerNetwork back offices. There is SO MUCH hands on and valuable information available for us members there and I recommend everyone a part of this to utilize the knowledge base you have access to.

We decided to stay in tonight and work on our bright future.. We’ll go party later, all over the world 🙂

 

Day 20/90 – 90 Day Opportunity – Why be consistent?

Day 20!

I’ve been doing my workouts and my videos now for 20 days. Some days have been like a breeze, some days have been a huge hassle. What I’ve learnt is that as long as I am able to be consistent with my goals, as long as I do that thing each day that I set out to do, it only gets better and better. Doesn’t mean there are not still days that are difficult, it just means I can see the improvement happening. That’s motivation!

So remember, some days may be rough.. some days may be really hard! But find that strength and motivation in you to push through with your necessary action and you will be thrilled as you notice the progress come along.

Happy Friday!

Ron

Day 18/90 – How are you celebrating your Independence Day?

Happy July 4th!

Day 17/90 – 90 Day Opportunity – How to Jump Start your Business!

Day 17 – fun story about working hard, taking action, actually taking your dreams/goals seriously and find that drive that you desperately need for success.

Let me know if you like it!

Ron

Day 16/90 – 90 Day Opportunity – Cheers to the ability of success despite previous “failure”!

Day 16!

Giving you a story from my lunch conversation today that made me do some reflecting.

 

A Good Quote to Bring With You this Monday

Daily Quote James Allen Journeys of Growth

Day 15/90 – 90 Day Opportunity – When you don’t know what to talk about: Try something new!

Day 15/90 – Happy Sunday!!

I started my Sunday off doing the Capitol Bikeshare around DC. This is a fairly new thing for DC, bike stations all around town where you can pick up and drop off rented bikes. It was funny cause I had not been on a bike much the last 4-6 years but I had a great time. It is always great to rediscover stuff you might have forgotten how to enjoy.

We ended up going around the mall downtown, checking out people and memorials. Finally, we decided to make video 15 next to the incredibly inspirational Martin Luther King Jr(memorial).

As I know a lot of you guys out there who are trying to blog every day and/or are doing the 90 day video thing – I know it can be challenging to find a topic to speak about each day. If you don’t have a specific topic line set up, if you don’t really have a passion you can talk about forever –  you can always just try something new. Try something you never did before and make a comment/video on how you liked it. I know as a blog reader and video watcher that I would be interested hearing a person’s first observations/experiences with something they have never tried before.

So that’s the topic of today. Had great Sunday but my legs sure feel fatigued from biking all around town. Lol..

Have a great night!

Ron

Day 14/90 – 90 Day Opportunity – Get off your butt and Make it Happen!

Day 14 of 90, and it is Saturday!

My main message today is: Please please take some action today that will help you get closer to your goals. I don’t care if it is Saturday and you want to party. I don’t mean that you can’t party and let loose, but I want you to at least spend a couple of hours first to do some things that will get you closer to achieving your goals.

Doesn’t matter what your goal is – want to make more money, want to start your own business, want to get in shape, want to learn how to paint or master the art of Kung Fu. EITHER WAY I am sure there is SOMETHING you can do RIGHT NOW that would help you get closer to that goal. Do it. Now. Don’t wait.

Then relax later….

That’s all..

Ron

Day 13/90 – 90 Day Opportunity – Noticing the improvement: Here’s how you can do the same

Day 13/90!

I am telling you this “challenge”/opportunity is doing wonders for me! Only at day 13 I feel so much better.. both in terms of confidence to make my videos but also especially on the fitness part of it. As you know I am doing a certain set of exercises each day as well My goal is to show you that I can do 50 pull ups in my Day 90- video!!! lol


Topic of my blog today is about the results of taking action. I know I have talked about this a ton of times already, but honestly it never gets old. Where do you think you are going to be in life if you don’t take action?

It’s also interesting to see the chain reactions of this challenge. I was discussing this with my lady the other day(she is also doing the fitness part of the 90 day opportunity). Our personal “challenge” was for me to do the videos, but for us both to cut down alcohol and to do a set of exercises per day. There were no food restrictions. Just a minimum of workouts and a maximum on alcohol. Well, after 13 days we are seeing added benefits of not really wanting to eat bad food anymore.. the candy is less appealing.. the urge is just not there the same way it may have used to be before. And that is kinda cool! It is just an added side effect to the fitness challenge!

NB! I am actually switching out my gummy bears(yeah I love those things) with fruit now. Fruit is the new gummies! lol

So, take action.. start small if you have to, do something every day to work towards your goals. See how much closer you will get after only 13 – 15- 20 days.. see how other things in life is also starting to fall into place as you go along.

It’s awesome.

Have a great Friday night!

Ron