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Blogging for the blogger who doesn’t want to blog

August 5, 2013

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Either you’re committed to blogging or you aren’t.

I like to think of multiple options to problems, but when it comes to blogging, I find most either do it, or give up early on.

However, not everyone has to blog the same way.

Allow me to suggest a few alternatives for those who find themselves stuck when trying to write posts on a regular basis …

  1. A photo a day to Instagram.
  2. Autopost from Instagram to your blog.
  3. Vine videos (in 6-second bursts).
  4. Weekly curation of favorite links around a topic.
  5. Video of the day.
  6. Pin to Pinterest daily.
  7. Most interesting SlideShare presentation of the day.
  8. Favorite tweets of the day (you can cheat and use Favstar).
  9. Favorite Facebook post of the day (you can now embed Facebook posts).
  10. Lists.
  11. Interview people by email and post as a Q&A.
  12. Photo essay.
  13. Photo with a long description.
  14. Amazon book of the day (with affiliate link).
  15. Amazon product of the day (with affiliate link).
  16. Themed playlist from Spotify, Soundcloud, Last.fm, iTunes or another music service.
  17. A how-to with step-by-step guide.
  18. A poem (I prefer haiku).
  19. Progress reports (room renovation, product launch, pregnancy).
  20. Charts and graphs.
  21. Infographics.
  22. Site of the day.
  23. Twitterer of the day.
  24. Pinner of the day.
  25. Etsy shop of the day.
  26. Instagrammer of the day.
  27. Ebook of the day.
  28. Blogger of the day.
  29. Hashtag transcripts.
  30. Product review.
  31. Movie review.
  32. Game review.
  33. App review.
  34. CD review.
  35. TV show review.
  36. Book review.
  37. Blog review.
  38. Restaurant review.
  39. Product unboxing video or photos.
  40. Maps.
  41. RSS snippets.
  42. Sneak peeks (product development, first drafts, models, sketches).
  43. Polls.
  44. Giveaways.
  45. Latest books read.
  46. Latest movies watched.
  47. Latest cities visited.
  48. Latest restaurants visited.
  49. Best (and worst) reviews of your products or services.
  50. Screencasts.
  51. Testimonials.
  52. Events and other calendar listings.
  53. Job listings.
  54. Memes and ecards.
  55. Anything that doesn’t include the phrase “I was wondering about what to blog today …”

Photo: Faith Goble (CC)

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. August 5, 2013 11:31 am

    WOW! I need to save this in a safe place for future reference!!!

  2. August 5, 2013 1:10 pm

    Great list of ideas!

  3. August 7, 2013 1:15 pm

    Thanks for promoting Etsy! I like to do a product “round-up” on etsy when I’m stuck. Or when I am looking for something and I find really great items, I will create a post for that day or save it for later in the week.

  4. Arlee Bird permalink
    September 9, 2013 10:23 am

    That’s quite a list of ideas! I couldn’t help but tweet this post.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

    • September 9, 2013 4:27 pm

      Thanks, Lee!

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