So the burning question here is, what should I write about? I’m sitting here with my beautiful wife, watching tv and thinking about topics for my company’s blog. Wow this is pretty hard stuff! Definitely not as easy as I thought it would be.
Ok, here goes… My wife just fell asleep on the couch, so I’m just going to dive in and just start tapping away on my iPad! Shhhh don’t tell her about this or I’m a dead man… Hopefully she won’t read this 😉
Let’s get back to the question of what to write about. I’ve been struggling with that question for the last year, knowing that I have to write to help with my business’s (Island Web Development) SEO. I got tons of ideas by simply listening to podcasts like Your Website Engineer, WordPress Plugins A-Z, and the WPwatercooler. But then the thought pops into my head “they already covered the topic man!” This really sucks right? Feel my pain.
Anyway, one day as I was driving home, listening to either The Matt Report or WP Elevation (I honestly don’t remember), and I heard one of their guests give some advice that made total sense. They said to monitor Twitter and Quora for questions that need to be answered, or topics that need to be discussed. That’s write, put the the power of social media to use. Pick a question that interests me, write about it, publish it, then go back and answer the question with a link to my post. Ingenious right?!
Well, here’s the problem… I don’t know how to write articles. I’ve never done it! Then another piece of advice reverberated in my thick skull… Just write! Theoretically, the more I write, the better I’ll get. Hmmm sounds good to me.
What about sticking to a subject? Should I write about web design, plugins, hardware, business planning, e-commerce, or search engine optimization? Talking about too many topics seems fragmented and all over the place. That doesn’t sound like a good idea.
What should I write about? I’m sure I’ll settle into a topic that you’ll enjoy, and that truly interests me as I write more. So I’ll keep at it, get better at it, and find my own little niche that hopefully you will all love.