30-Day Blog Challenge Tip #22: Start a List of Blog Post Topics

    by Rachel Sprung

    Date

    January 23, 2014 at 6:00 AM

    HSBlog30-Tip22From January 2-31, we are challenging everyone to blog more to see firsthand the results that blogging can generate. Participating companies should submit their blog URLs on this page to enter the challenge. Winner(s) will receive a complimentary ticket to INBOUND 2014 and be featured on the HubSpot Inbound Marketing blog.

    Today's blogging tip is brought to you by Beth Dunn, User Experience Editor at HubSpot:

    "Waiting around for inspiration to strike is a notoriously ineffective strategy. The only thing that actually works is sitting your butt down in the chair and getting started. But you can make it easy on yourself. Create a list of topic ideas and keep adding to it. Ask for topic ideas from everyone you can think of, inside and outside your company. Start with a post for each frequently asked question about your business. Check out your competitors’ blogs to find out what they write about.

    Start a list of 5-10 potential blog post topics and circulate it by email to your coworkers and friends for suggestions. Imply that the best post ideas will be rewarded with ice cream. Lots of ice cream. Apply whipped cream as needed.
    " 

    Hear more from Beth Dunn's presentation "How to Be a Writing God," an INBOUND 2013 Bold Talk.

    Did you blog today? If yes, submit to the challenge!

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    Written by Rachel Sprung

    Rachel Sprung is a Product Marketing Associate at HubSpot. She frequently blogs for the HubSpot Inbound Marketing Blog and Social Media Examiner. Connect with her on Twitter @RSprung.

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