I readily admit I don’t understand how someone runs out of ideas.
My issue has always been having too much to say and not being able to write about all the ideas that pop into my head.
I’ve also been writing professionally for 20 years, so I have a treasure trove of ideas I’ve stockpiled over the years, ready to pull from any time I need to write a new article.
However, generating enough good content ideas is often a struggle for many writers, particularly when you need to produce multiple articles every day.
You stare at a blank screen, trying to figure out what to say and dreading the clock as you struggle to meet a deadline with no viable idea in sight.
No worries, there is a simple solution to this problem that will leave you with more than enough ideas to generate content month after month.
So what’s the simple trick?
And no, I’m talking about Thanksgiving or Christmas, I mean the holidays that aren’t national holidays but are designated celebratory days by various organizations.
There’s a special day for everything and everyone from National Mean Girls Day to National Coffee Day. There isn’t a month that doesn’t have several of these special days, all of which are ripe for mining content ideas.
Here is an example of a calendar with all the holidays for October listed:
Now the best thing about these holidays is that you don’t have to write about the day itself, you can just use them as writing prompts to come up with ideas for your next batch of articles and blog posts.
For example, while you could write a straight article about National Coffee Day, you could also write about the different types of coffee beans, a comparison of brewing techniques (Pour Over vs. French Press), how to make coffee without a coffee maker or coffee and climate change, how our love of the drink impacts the environment.
You can see the numerous possibilities available to create high-quality, engaging content day in and day out by just looking at a calendar and seeing what holiday is happening that day.
With 12 months in a year, you’ll never run out of potential content ideas, and your writing schedule will be overflowing with all the articles and blogs you’ll be writing.
So, the next time you find yourself staring blankly at a computer screen, just pull up that month’s holiday calendar, find the day and use it for inspiration and start writing.