Organization is a forced trait to a creative mind but to enjoy and prosper from your natural artistic talents you do need to bring order into your life and business.
To The Writer Who Is Also An Artist
If you are a writer who divides your right-brain focus between words, whisks, wildlife art and wet paint brushes, you understand the daily challenge of not being able to choose one artistic desire over another. You are pulled in multiple directions and closing any one of those roads would stifle your creativity, threaten your entrepreneurial mission, and leave you feeling like something is missing.
You can keep files and lists of ventures to pursue in the future but eventually you realize that time is too limited to live any life but the one that makes your heart sing to a steady beat...Now!
How To Gain One Year Of Blog Posts
I've done the, notebook for each blog or subject, plastered the desk and walls with sticky notes, and continue to keep file folders filled with post ideas.
All have merit. Use whatever system works for you. One beneficial strategy I like is arranging your blog posts according to the change in seasons. Sketching out your writing in this way gives your blog topics structure and relevance so you always have an agenda for what's next.
Plan according to the weather, educational trends, holidays, special events, seasonal interests, and hobbies. For example:
1. Do have smart climate related tips?
2. Are you a nature lover?
3. Do you like to garden?
4. Maybe you're taking a fall vacation?
5. Love holiday baking?
6. Is your business centered around Christmas sales?
7. How can you make a product launch more successful by scheduling it for a particular time of the year?
You can start today without having to wait for the beginning of a year. I have spring, summer, fall and winter to work with. Adapt for your area's weather. This method softens the pressure of scheduling, makes planning fun and gives you something to look forward to. Let's begin with fall!
Bake up some thank you love for your clients. It's a time to shift your focus to holiday book sales and balancing time with friends and family.
Fall And Holiday Blog Topic Ideas
1. How to prioritize writing around the craziness.
2. A plan for wrapping up your year that helps your audience with theirs.
3. Writing makes a fantastic homemade gift, especially of you pen poetry.
4. Use your books as gifts.
At the beginning of the year we're recovering from the holiday madness and excited to embark on a fresh year full of possibilities. Cozy fireplaces and comfort food coincide nicely with creative writing.
Winter Blog Topic Ideas
1. Writing goals - put an original spin on this concept.
2. The changes you're going to make from the previous year.
3. What books do you want to write throughout the year?
4. Creative planning for blog posts.
In spring the birds begin to sing, you start to emerge from your cold weather cocoon. As the days stretch longer, you feel more productive. Infuse this surge of energy into new writing ideas and your profits will blossom along with the spring flowers.
Spring Blog Topic Ideas
1. Gardening, herbs, vegetables. What are you planting?
2. Nature - relate the transition from winter to spring into your own life.
3. Spring cleaning your writing space or creating a new one.
Life lightens up. You have your choice of outdoor writing locations. Nature is so inspiring and entertaining. Head outside with a notebook. Relax, breathe, and absorb some vitamin D. I see July as a turning point. Look back on the year and forward to fall (my favorite season).
1. Halftime of the year. How's your progress so far?
2. Listen to conversations around you. I'm not encouraging eves dropping but observing people interacting with each other can give you a new idea or an add on to an existing post.
3. Like to cook? What nourishes your inner scribe?
Here you have at least one year's worth of blog post topic ideas! I've given you the initial brainstorm. Take your favorites, tweak them to portray your personality, and adapt each one to meet your reader's expectations.
I love hearing from my readers! Do you like this method of developing and organizing blog posts? Please share in the comments below which topics you try and how it works for you.
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