Sometimes when it comes to blogging ideas, it’s easy to over-think it.
Particularly when you are elbow deep in end of trimester assignments and everything has to be explained and referenced and articulated just so. Coming up with carefree, fun posts of a Tuesday nature, becomes somewhat akin to finding the exact article you need to prove a point.
Thankfully for IBOT’s sake, I came up with an idea. One minute I was stressing deadlines and word counts, and the next, I heard a voice in my mind, telling me what to blog about.
The voice, was Grant Denyer’s.
He was saying, ‘we surveyed 100 people, and the top 26 answers are on the board: Name something you blog about, when you don’t know what to blog about.’ And then, because that still wasn’t working for me, voice-in-my-head-Grant-that-wasn’t-actually-Grant, decided to add an extra challenge and make each answer begin with a letter of the alphabet. #challengeaccepted
The rules, similar to Family Feud, were to record the first thing that came to mind, and write not a blog post on that, but a blog post on how to write a blog post on that topic. Because why make things easy? Boatman held out the camera, and recorded the answers ensuring strict accountability and first thought in my headedness.
Which brings me to this:
Why aardvarks? Well let me ask you this: have you ever read a blog post about them? Me neither. That, right there, is an SEO goldmine of blog fodder. Or not, but it’s worth a try.
I wrote a book review once. It was good. Plus it’s an extra excuse to read. #winning
Cats basically rule the internet. People either love them or hate them, or love to hate them. Blog about cats and you do run the risk of being labelled a crazy cat lady, but at least people will know who you are.
D – Darwin
The place, the person, or the monkey from the Thornberrys. More obscure references could include baby name suggestions (think Ross from Friends), or words that rhyme with bar win. For those times when you want to compose poetry about prize-winning pub achievements.
E- Enigmatic penguins
Because explicit penguins are so passe.
F- Froot loops
Something along the lines of ’15 things you can use Froot Loops for instead of eating,’ will see the blog views escalate, and I’ll even give you a starter. Number one: Wedding Proposals on a budget 😉
God and G.O.T. both came to mind with G. Both inspire varying levels of commitment, although arguably the fans differ somewhat.
‘It’s all about the heart,’ I hear myself saying all the time. So… blog about it. 🙂
I – Irenaeus
Write about a theologian from the patristic period.
And now I’m back to my assignments again…
You could blog about yourself. Or me.
But don’t blog about me. You’re much more interesting.
K – Kangaroos
They are big, with long noses and cute babies. They’re basically the Australian version of Aardvarks, and I’ve already talked about what a blog gold mine they are.
L – love
Because soppy is always on point.
Unless it’s not.
But mostly it is.
M – Mangoes
Do you know I don’t like mangoes? Apparently that’s weird for someone born in the tropics.
Other people love mangoes though, and include them on a recipe and you’re good to go.
I have blogged about nothing more times than I care to admit. Surpisingly they are always well received . #gofigure
O- Orange cake
Or orange slice. Orange chocolate. That weird You Tube clip with the talking Orange. The world is your orange!
P – Penelope
Find someone called Penelope and blog about them! I’m sure they are lovely.
Boatman suggests you ask the first. Lest you become stalker like. It’s a good point.
Q – Quiet caramels
Because the loud ones don’t make for good content.
R – Ruffles
Anyone who’s watched Outlander and seen Jamie Fraser in a ruffled shirt will understand the appeal of this one. Mention his name several times and include some images and you may even go viral.
S – Slow
I’m not going to write the second half of what my original answer is. But let’s just say something’s are better when they are done slowly. Like blog posts about blog topics.
T – trains
Trains as transport, trains as metaphors, lyrics by the band Train. You’re welcome.
U – Umbrellas
Write a post that lets everyone know where Umbrellas disappear to when it’s raining and you will be the richest blogger ever.*
*Not actually true.
V – Vanuatu
Why wouldn’t you blog about Vanuatu?
W – Wishing
You could write about your wishes, or you could write about how you wished you had chosen writing as a topic for W instead because you have no desire to tell everyone your innermost dreams, but love talking plot lines instead.
I would definitely read that post.
Broken a bone? Blog about it!
Y – YOLO
You do only live once. So write about interesting things. And not random collection of letters that are currently on fleek.
Z – Zigby
When all else fails, write about ABC kids programs. Trust me.
What do you blog about when you have nothing to blog about?