Blog Writing in Belize

Blog Writing in Belize – What Should You Write About?

Over the years we have had many conversations with people about blogs and how they can be an important part of any online marketing strategy.  This is especially true if someone is interested in SEO and improving the rankings of their site.  However, the first question that comes up is “Blogging – what would I write about?”.  As it turns out someone named Lisa Barone has written an article that list over 100 fantastic ideas for blogging.  Definitely worth looking at if you are creating a blog or even creating content for a Belize website or social media.  Just to make things a bit easier most of the ideas listed in the article are shown below:

Focus on your Industry

Write 10 ways your industry will change this year
Break down the new laws that will affect your niche in the coming year
Create a list of the best industry resources
Talk about why things are better today (or not) than they were 10 years ago
Attend industry events and blog about them
Your best marketing tips
How your industry is like Your Favorite TV Show [I suggest using Glee. Because that’s my favorite show.]
The ugly truth about your industry
The 8 people in your industry you want to meet
What someone needs to consider before getting involved in your industry
Comment on an industry-related conversation going on in LinkedIn or Google Groups
Talk about the “thing” that would rock your industry if invented or put together
Create a chart that breaks down a complicated industry issue or problem
Interview someone well-known in your world and profile them
Rewrite an old post with fresh eyes and new ideas
Publish a presentation you gave somewhere else (with permission)
Have a chat with a competitor and blog about it (again, with permission)
Search Google News for relevant press releases and news about your industry. Write your own take.
Debunk a long-standing myth
Host a seminar or meetup and blog about
Create a list of the 10 books that someone in your industry should read.
Post about what you’d like to see fixed in your industry
Conferences people in your industry should attend/speak at
Your favorite untapped traffic sources in your industry
Issues in your space that deserve more attention

Go Social

How you’re using Twitter to increase earnings
Post a video that has nothing to do with your industry but that you think people would enjoy.
Post a picture. [Browse StumleUpon for inspiration]
Participate in a blog meme like last month’s Best of 09
Share the best social media campaigns you’ve seen, big and small
Hold a contest and pit people against each other
Create a poll. Blog the result.
Invite a guest blogger to post on your blog
How social media increased your ROI this year
How social media did nothing but confuse you this year
Search Delicious for popular posts on your topics and take a new stance
Go to your industry’s Wikipedia page and see what people are talking about in the Discussions area. Comment on it on your blog.
Post photos from your company party/team building workshop
Find a question on Yahoo Answers or OnStartups and respond on your blog
Create a list of the Must Follow Twitter people in your industry

About your Business

Why you’re different (and better) than your competition
A video tutorial showing how to use your most popular product
The problems your sales people hear about most
The answer to the most common email you get
Share the tools do you use to do your job
The secret ways to use your site/product
The top 10 WordPress plugins you use on your site
How you use your favorite social media site
How you built your email list
How you’re using Facebook
Look at your site logs & answer customer questions
How you delegate tasks (or what you mucked up by not delegating)
Use Wordtracker’s Keyword Question Tool and answer popular questions
Write about why you’re not using social media at all
Answer questions left in your comment section
Write about the personal branding tactics you use
Give 5 reasons to sign up to your email newsletter
How you learned to do what you do
Create a list of your favorite X
What you’re doing to beat the summer slump or winter blues
Share a case study
Provide an end of the week link roundup
Review something
Reveal the best niche blogs to guestblog for
What keeps you up at night
Share a time when you got it wrong in 2010
Your strategies for coming up with blog topics.
Branding tips that have worked for your business
50 reasons why someone should hire you
5 things people should be focusing on but aren’t
What can other industries learn from yours

Highlight Your Customers

Put the spotlight on your most active commenters
Praise your best customers
Post a question and let the community to answer it
How customers can woo your customer service department for free stuff
Give something away to one of your blog readers.
Feature a video detailing a customer’s success with your product
Share your biggest screw up with a customer and how you made it right
Publish a customer testimonial
Explain the benefits of being a customer
Share local organizations you support and ask customers to share their favorites
How customers can connect with you on social media
Hold an event for Twitter followers to meet and blog it

Get Personal

What have you read lately that inspired/angered you?
Introduce your staff
Share the best decision you made as a SMB
Your biggest challenge as a SMB owner
What you love best about being a SMB owner. What you don’t like.
The danger of doing everything by yourself
Write about the achievement you’re most proud of
A time when you got it right in 2009
Create a video introducing your team to your community
Get your rant on
How to remain productive working at home
Introduce a new employee and what they bring to the table
Share the local vendors you trust
Give people a video tour of your building
Describe your company culture
Your new baby (whether that’s a real baby, a pet, a new project for 2010, the car you’ve been restoring for the past two years, etc)
Share your company’s history or story
Tell a story not about your company
Share 10 things you’re thankful for
What’s next for your company
A list of your most trafficked posts