We hear this often: "I know I probably ‘should’ start a blog, but what will I write about?" And it is true: if you don’t have anything to say, don’t start a blog. If you do start one, then be sure to write 2-3 times a week.
I haven’t met any human being yet who really didn’t have anything to say. But I can understand the fear of not wanting to face the blank screen several times a week. So I have been thinking about this fear a lot lately. And I’ve started to compile a series of blog posts about where and how to find ideas to blog about: Finding Ideas, Is Blog Writing Painful?, and Writing Fresh, Relevant Posts.
Recently, I fell upon this idea for finding content to write about for this blog. It was quite by accident. For some time now, I’ve been wanting to learn how to write kick-butt press releases, as Denise believes they are a powerful way to get found on the web. We try to write and submit one a month. But I always struggle with writing them, because I don’t fully understand how and why they work. Also, they are written differently than a news story and I don’t get it just yet.
So when Joan Stewart, the Publicity Hound, started her 89 day tutorial on writing press releases, I was thrilled. I can write a weekly summary on her press release writing tips and deliver them to you here on my blog. Of course, all credit is given to the author of these ideas, Joan Stewart, who truly is a genius when it comes to publicity.
Blog writing idea: Who do you know who is sharing information about something your readers need? How can you partner up to share that info on your blog? For Joan, I am sending people her way so that they can sign up to get her kick-butt free tutorial. And she’s giving me plenty to write about.
Everybody wins: I am learning how to write press releases, while writing my tips about writing for your blog. Joan is getting more visits to her info-packed site. And our readers are getting value they can use for their own blogs and press releases.