The main focus of today’s post is to help newbie bloggers who are working hard to excel in blogging. Until me myself entered into blogosphere, I used to think “how do people get ideas regularly to write about it?”And this was my main constraint. I was afraid that I could not find an idea and this is not my field. But once, I stepped into it, I was amazed to find ideas clicking my mind. Of course, there cannot be any fixed method that could guarantee a good idea but still we can have some methodology of our own which can help simplify our search for ideas.
Do you need to search an idea? :
Some people really don’t need to search an idea. They have a clearer mind and may have intuition as well. With good observation skill, you may have a feeling that directs your mind towards topic idea. Topic for your new post may be hidden in your previous one. You just need to be mindful.
For example, two or three days back, a blog was posted by Mohammad about switching Blogger Profile to Google +. And the very next day, MBT’s Gold star guest author came up with a post on reverting back from Google+ Profile To Blogger…. An excellent example of seeing what is in front of you and waiting for you.
Searching an idea:
Ideas are everywhere around you and even inside you. Yes, even inside you. Feel free to write what attracts you. You may also subscribe to different newsletters, journals and magazines to remain updated about your field of interest. When you go through any reading material, most of the times you will definitely have some questions in your mind. And then you read more to find their answers. You may then share what you have learned. You may also visit “FAQ” or “comment” section of your website to know about peoples’ confusions and you may answer some of them in the form of a post.
Belief your idea:
Don’t get confused whether to write on a particular topic or not, just because “Will people like it?”No! Not at all, go for your idea if you heart is satisfied with it and believe me, you will write your best. You don’t need to have some “revolutionary ideas”. Simple ideas, if properly put together, generate great posts. And this brings us to our next point… how to put all info together properly?
Plan your idea:
Once you are done with the idea thing, now, the next step is to properly plan it. Don’t start writing it right away. Take a paper and pen…sit in some peaceful environment and think over it. Determine what do you need to enter into it and what do you want from it. Or understand it as, determine what do you want form it and then consider how you can get it .i.e. what should be the input? What would be your resources? By resources here, I mean whether you need to search on internet or interview people or observe any phenomenon etc.
I plan my posts by making a mind map and I feel that inputs are usually my pillars on which my building will stand. So a careful selection of inputs is highly important. You may plan in any other way, you are comfortable with. But, don’t forget to plan.
Determine flow of information:
Now you need to check if your content is interconnected or not. It should follow a proper sequence and there should not be any jump to any point. You may have gathered some raw material in the beginning which now seems odd in your post… feel free to discard it. The flow should be as good that the reader feels himself/herself in harmony with the post. Don’t introduce sudden emotional hypes.
Put in the facts:
If you are done with the above mentioned steps half of your task is done. Your mind is now free to completely focus on what it needs to produce with well defined inputs and outputs. And you can enjoy the clarity of your mind with a spirit to achieve your desired target.
Guest Post by Aiman Khan. MBT's regular contributor.
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