I am sure the people who visit this site on a regular basis are very passionate about WordPress as a blogging platform and use it in the day to day running of their personal and/or work related websites. You all visit this site because it is a terrific resource for the latest and greatest information about WordPress. Of these things I have no doubt nor do I wish to challenge that part. For me it is quite obvious as I watch this community interact.
As technically minded as everyone is that helps makes it easier to get the website up and running on WordPress. Then you tweak the code and install plugins to get the site looking and doing exactly like you want. You have an awesome WordPress based website and it needs the life blood of any site – content!
Your sitting there staring at your screen and waiting to have that idea come to you that will make the basis for the most awesome blog post ever. Where does that idea come from?
How do you develop those ideas? What process do you use to decide what you will blog about this time?
If your running a technical blog then you might find easy idea targets that relate directly to that type of site. For instance, this site is about WordPress and the tools available for it and you will find it hard to track down a post that is not at least remotely about WordPress in some way.
If your blogging about cooking, poetry, or whatever subject there will be a fairly clean flow of ideas – to a point – then your mind will be as blank as the screen in front of you.
In those moments – what do you do to find inspiration for that next blog post?
I think bloggers can suffer from writers block as much as any other writer can – I myself have experienced it in the past. It would be terrific to share amongst this community how you get past those points and find your inspiration.
I also believe the talent is out there amongst you to write a plugin for the community that builds on this post and lets bloggers create a list of ideas right in their WordPress admin for future reference and safe keeping until it is time to create that masterpiece of a blog entry.
So I would very much like to hear from you on how you bring together ideas for your blog posts, where do you store them until your ready to write, do you use any part of WordPress itself to keep a list in work for future posts? Looking forward to your comments and the discussion on this.
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