How I Come Up With Blog Ideas That Rank

Last Update: January 13, 2019

EASE THE STRUGGLE!

It may seem like a simple process to some, but to others, coming up with blog ideas can sometimes be quite daunting! Well, I am writing THIS blog to give you some positive power when writing that much-needed content!


IT ALL BEGINS WITH ONE COMPELLING WORD!

I rarely have a thought in mind BEFORE I begin to write, whether writing here or on my website---although I may keep a journal of greatly-inspired words!

  • I open up the writing platform in preparation.
  • I think of ONE COMPELLING WORD.
  • I look up its definition.

Doing this gets the wheels turning rapidly!

I read through all the various meanings of that ONE WORD--there are usually several!

When I begin to write centered around that ONE WORD, new thoughts and ideas coming flowing in---and 1,000 words later, I have a post!


PREPARING YOUR MINDSET FIRST.

It sounds so easy, right? Well, it also requires a great deal of mindset. Preparing your mindset first will pave the way for great writing:

  • Become enthused with your subject.
  • Ask yourself a "What If" question to spark your enthusiasm, "What if I write an amazing article that will rise to #1 in the ranks?" ---(this forsees great possibilities)---It ALWAYS sounds better than, "I hope I will write an amazing article..." --(this forsees some doubt)--See the difference?! I always ask myself "What If" questions all day long! It propels and prompts my thinking! (This could be another blog post!)
  • Do a little soul searching before hand, dwelling on what success will feel like! It lifts the struggle and helps to get things flowing!

A PICTURE'S WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS!

The second way I may begin writing a blog post is to begin with a PHOTO. Doing this, allows me to ENVISION all the details around my post!

(I'm sure you were given this method as an assignment at some point in your schooling!)

Before even coming up with a title, go to the endless supply of photos in the writing platform right here, as I did when writing this post.

Very quickly and randomly, type in a word---any word!

Choose a colorful photo and study it. (You may have to search a few before you find the perfect one to write about.) The ideas should start popping into your head of what to write about with each random search. You will know when the right one appears!


SEEING your subject, or SEEING ANYTHING, for that matter, always brings forth ideas. Your brain never ceases to explore!

Take the photo above. I typed in the word "COLOR." This unique lizard, known as a chameleon, changes colors to blend in with his surroundings in order to shelter and protect himself from predators. In researching "chameleon," I found that some people are also referred to as chameleons, regarding the changing of their personalities, depending who they are surrounded by---(church members, friends, strangers, spouses, etc.)

So, isn't this fun?! A whole article could be centered around this one word and photo!--and this one began all by typing the word, "color" into the photo search!

Looking at it in a different perspective---those who are blind and can't see, visualize from within to form concepts, ideas, details and pictures in their mind. So, why wouldn't those of us who CAN see do the same? An interesting way to look at it, huh?! Imagery is key to everything in life!


So, search a word, download a photo, choose a title for it and begin to write!

In WRITING DEEP CONTENT, you can also combine these 2 methods I've mentioned into one, (think of a word and define it----choose a photo and a reflective word):

  • Choose and search a word.
  • Choose and download a photo.
  • Choose a title.
  • Choose the reflection word or keyword for your post.
  • Look up it's definition.
  • Write a flood of content!
  • HAPPY WRITING!

PLEASE LIKE AND SHARE THIS POST TO SPREAD THE VISION! Thank you!

YOUR COMMENTS ARE ALSO SURELY APPRECIATED!

Erin :)!

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Genelda Premium
Very inspirational! All of the above and writing from multiple perspectives can bring out the best of writings as well.

Images can be very thought-provoking or even calming. People would be surprised but IMAGES can result from taking an envisionary outlook (outside of the box) and CAN be helpful with kicking the gears in on your own motivation to find ideas or what I refer to as overcoming the "writer's block" as we know it.

To overcome it, it is a challenge sometimes. Even I have those moments...
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herinnelson Premium
I hear ya, Genelda! Thanks for your kind words, my dear! Envisioning your vision opens the door to everything! XOXO

Erin :)!
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Windflower Premium
This is one of the first "motivational" posts at WA, that I've actually found useful. Thank you for the concrete, post-starters, and idea-generators! I get so I can't even read the top blog posts at WA, on many days, because they all seem to be made up of motivational refuse to me. I know that they help a LOT of people find their spark and to keep going when the going gets tough, but they completely turn me off, and make me want to throw rotten fruit at the poster. /giggle. Then again, I'm one of those people that loves "demotivational posters." Google it... it's a thing. lol Anyway, thanks for a gem of a post.
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herinnelson Premium
Hi Laurie! Ha, ha--you speak right to the point! Thanks for your nice words to me. Glad you like my post, miss web mistress!

Erin :)!
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Roybretton Premium
Thank you for another excellent blog post Erin, you have written some very interesting thoughts! I must admit that normally when I find a title and I start writing the words start to flow, providing I have the right mindset at the time! Often when I am working on my off-line job I will suddenly get a title in my mind, which I then write down in Google keep, to remember for later!

It's great that you are using photographs, a photograph can be very thought-provoking and help to bring out words.

It certainly looks like your blog post has created a lot of interest Erin by the amount of comments you have received, well done!

Enjoy your day.

Roy
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herinnelson Premium
It's always great to have you swing by, Roy! I appreciate your replies! Your system is an interesting one, as well! Whatever works! Using images enhances imagination. A picture's worth a thousand words! Thanks again!

Erin :)!
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AndreaK1 Premium
That sounds all very good but does that really work with every topic? I have to do some research before I start writing. I am a visual person and it does help to look at images but for me there is more involved than just opening up my computer. My ideas usually come at night that's why it takes me several say to finish an article.
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RDulloo Premium
Write down or record your ideas when they come to you, Andrea... :) I always do that and then use one day of the week (usually mondays) to come up with keywords and create draft blog posts on them. Then I would have posts to write all week.. :)
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herinnelson Premium
Hi Andrea! I understand what you're saying. However, the images and/or reflective word may give you the idea of what to write about. Then, it is, of course, up to you to research the ideas you come up with from them. Images bring to light so many ideas expanding in all different directions! :)

Erin :)!
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herinnelson Premium
Great line up, Reyhana! I like it!
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AndreaK1 Premium
I like that idea, thank you. And the stimulation through images.
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Erin, a few months ago I worked on a post for my blog about content writing. Since this is something that eludes me often - as I'm not a great conversationalist - I really had to dig deep. One of the points that I shared was this very thing. When I need a launchpad I head for the pics. What a source of inspiration that has been to me on numerous occasions.

Thank you,

Brian
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herinnelson Premium
Hi Brian! That's awesome! Yes, images always bring forth great inspiration! Great input, my friend! :)

Erin :)!
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Vickic3 Premium
As always Erin, you are awesome. Thank you so much for this inspiring post. I have a very active mind and it goes all over the place coming up with ideas so I am very fortunate however you are right many people get stuck on what to write about and doing it the way have explained is fantastic. Thank you again
Vicki
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herinnelson Premium
So happy to give you some ideas using imagery, Vicki! It's amazing how writing blocks can open up by simply looking at an image! XOXO
Erin :)!
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misschellie Premium
Awesome article once again girlee girl.. you always give me inspiration and I take your advice to heart...

Thank you once again for your inspiring words:-)
Michele

PS: Are you traveling while you are writing this? did you pick up your daughter yet? I hope you had a fun trip or your still having fun and chilling...

What is your name?

Have a powerful week,
Michele
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks so much, Michele! Glad to shed some light on the subject for you, my dear! I leave soon for my SC trip. I would get car sick if I typed in the car--ha, ha! Love your very kind words! :)

Erin :)!
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misschellie Premium
I get car sick too if I try to read in the car...have a safe trip Erin:-)

Michele
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks for your well wishes! XOXO Enjoying the scenery is a nicer way to take a trip anyway! My fiance always likes to do the driving!

Erin :)!
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Kathrina1 Premium
That was wonderful!
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks so much, Kathrina! Happy to connect with you, my new friend! :)

Erin :)!
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Ofem Premium
Wonderful piece, it's like soul searching, turning on the light from within to bring out the best.
Thanks
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herinnelson Premium
Yes, a precise definition, Olufemi! Great description! :)

Erin :)!
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MsJohnson718 Premium
Great post! I like your suggested ideas!

Loretta
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herinnelson Premium
Thank you, Loretta! So happy to connect with you, my dear! :)

Erin :)!
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DanHoek Premium
Thank you, this is going to be very helpful!
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herinnelson Premium
You're quite welcome, Daniel! Glad to assist in your journey! :)

Erin :)!
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JohnTurco Premium
Thanks Erin !
Great advice.
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herinnelson Premium
My pleasure, John! So happy you came by today to become inspired! :)

Erin :)!
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Vitaminsplus Premium
Awesome advice thanks
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herinnelson Premium
No problem, Ron! Excited to head you in a fun and prosperous direction! :)

Erin :)!
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gpreda Premium
WOW Erin, I hope that you don't mind me calling your constant brilliance Serial Brain. The gift we are getting from your posts is priceless. God bless you!
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herinnelson Premium
Awww, you humble me, Gabriel! (angel). I am very happy to provide you with some guidance and insight! :)

Erin :)!
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LCEndahl Premium
Awesome idea, thank. I will def give it a try for my next post!
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herinnelson Premium
That's terrific, Laura! I'm excited to see where you take it!! :)

Erin :)!
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MrTBlack Premium
Great post Erin, very informative and inspiring.
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks Tim! So glad you stopped by! Give it a try! :)

Erin :)!
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Hollshope Premium
What a great idea to just begin with one word! And one photo or both. I'm going to give this a try - thank you Erin!
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herinnelson Premium
My pleasure, dear lady! One simply word can make all the difference. For instance---when describing you and your reply---

BRILLIANT!

(See what I mean?! How did that one word make you feel?) One compelling word, whether to describe a post, a person, a feeling or an experience ALWAYS has an influential affect!

Erin :)!
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DebbieRose Premium
Hi...you've given us a clear picture of your process...wondering....do you consider keywords...how do you incorporate.
Debbie
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herinnelson Premium
Absolutel, Debbie!--and great question! The word itself I come up with is always used, as it is the center of my post. Then, you can research related words and phrases. It makes for some wonderful rankings and takes the post to in-depth levels! xo

Erin :)!
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DebbieRose Premium
Thanks..
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herinnelson Premium
My pleasure :)!
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Harmattan1 Premium
Erin, read the post. What I really liked about it was the simplicity. Spoke to a writer friend of mine yesterday and asked him about writing and he stressed above all things simplicity in communicating our messages to others in our blogs. Like the approach of the ONE WORD>>>focus. I will use it and see what I come up with. Thanks for the post.
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herinnelson Premium
Awesome input, Thomas! Thanks so much for sharing your great and helpful thought! I absolutely LOVE hearing reader's ideas and feedback---it enhances my post to a greater level!

ONE WORD for you---FANTABULOUS! LOL!
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newmarketpro Premium
Awesome post Erin.
There are a lot of colors in the post itself.
That's very enchanting.

Joe
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herinnelson Premium
Love your comment, Joe! ---a very colorful one, indeed, my friend!

Erin :)!
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RaniaM Premium
Dear Erin
Very inspiring post.. I love your posts because they are unique.. Even sometimes if we know the ideas but you add something to it and make it special..
I love what you said especially this:
So, isn't this fun?! A whole article could be centered around this one word and photo!--and all by typing the word, "color" into the photo search!
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herinnelson Premium
Awww, dear Rania---thank you so much for your sweet and compelling words. Your replies are unique! :)!

I love writing posts such as these, that center around writing colorful content. After all, that is what we do here most! Thanks for quoting my post. So glad you enjoyed it and found it helpful! xoxo

Erin :)!
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Lyndalee1 Premium
Very enlightening my friend. Thanks
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herinnelson Premium
My sincere pleasure, Linda! xoxo

Erin :)!
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HavenJames Premium
Thanks, Erin. I will definitely give this a try and see what comes of it.

Best,
Haven
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herinnelson Premium
I believe you will pleasantly surprise yourself, Haven!!

Erin :)!
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Godsmack12 Premium
Your posts are always Inspiring and Informative. thank you so much for this great post. David
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herinnelson Premium
Thank you for your nice remark, David! So happy I can spread some enjoyment and knowledge among the crew! :)

Erin :)!
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Traveller75 Premium
Thanks Erin, Good to know and will have to try it.

Wayne
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herinnelson Premium
I'm sure you'll have fun with this concept, Wayne! Enjoy!

Erin :)!
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