Print this list out and put it over your computer. Use it to get your keyboard smoking with blog post input!
Business Activity Related Blog Post Prompts
- At last month’s Veterinary Dermatology/Green Technology/Childhood Obesity conference, I met a woman/saw a speaker who _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________. She shared with me that ____________________________________ __________________________________________. Those of us at home should take these words to heart. There is a rise in dogs with tick-caused lyme disease/demand for non-toxic sheet rock/exercise class dropouts.
- Our membership drive/Halloween Party/working vacation helped us connect/refocus on client priorities/develop these goals. Don’t just talk about the event, though. Include useful information.
- Don’t forget our open house/vaccination clinic/xeriscaping lecture at Home Depot. There, we’ll be giving away a free ___________________. It will be your chance to GET (“get” is a huge trigger word for customers) _______________________________________________________.
- Today Client X came in today with ________________________ problem. We ___________________ solved it by _______________ ________________________________________. This experience reminded me that many of our customers struggle with/need _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________. While this approach may not be what you need, we also offer ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________.
Industry Related Blog Post Ideas:
- This week, the New York Times (Newsweek, Politico, etc.) reported that . . .
- (for accountants) “those who DON’T cheat on their taxes live longer. I’m not surprised because . . . (illustration) In fact, once I had a client who . . . “ (conclusion) In the end, this finding makes sense/surprises me because . . .
- This month’s Travel Agency Times/Midwest Hog Report/Journal of the American Medical Association (your industry publication!) divulged that a trend toward _________ __________________________ has begun in the _______________industry. To prepare ourselves/take advantage of this sea change, all travelers/pig farmers/cardiology patients should ______________________________________ __________________________________________________.
- “Those who can’t do, teach.” This quote plagues the education industry. Here’s why it’s wrong.
How-to Blog Post Ideas
- 5 Steps to . . . Keeping Tax Materials Organized/Re-Planting Hydrangeas/
- How-to PREVENT . . . Identity Theft/ Sand from Ruining Your Carpet/Eat in Polite Company.
- Dos and Don’ts . . . 9 Facebook Marketing Dos and Don’ts, 5 Grilling Dos and Don’ts When Grilling Salmon, 6 Home-Buying Dos and Don’ts.
- How to SAVE MONEY . . . when buying vacuum cleaner bags/food in bulk/advertising.
- How to FIND . . . the best craft beer in your area/carpenter in your area/local swimming pool.
Client Questions Prompt Blog Posts
- The number one question we get asked is . . . . Here’s the answer.
- Understanding . . . diabetes management/composting/church membership.
- Answers to the top 5 parenting/camping/engineering questions.
Reviews of Related Products
- Don’t buy the hype about . . . the latest diet pill/beauty product/internet money-making scheme. (Negative)
- We’ve had great results with . . . the newest rattlesnake vaccine/grass seed/motor oil. (Positive)
- New product coming out: . . . . “Newest Tony Hawk Skateboard Available at Christmas!” “WordPress SEO Super App to Be Made Available Next Year.”
Funny/Weird Blog Post Prompts (often photos and good for Facebook; Facebook thrives on unusual photos.)
- Have You Seen THIS . . . . cat photo/wrecked car/sink hole?
- Stars Doing Strange things relevant to your industry. “Police have apprehended Wesley Snipes on tax evasion. Here’s how to avoid his fate.” “Charlie Sheen Liked Costa Rica; You Will too! (Bring Your Own Goddess!)”
- Strange Statistic . . . “Do 20% of people really believe Mitt Romney’s name is Mittens?” “65% of home gardeners kill their favorite plants by accident?”