Are you ever stumped on what to write about? I think it’s safe to say that this happens to every blogger, whether your blog is on something specific like paying off debt or something more general like an all-encompassing mommy blog where you share everything from parenting tips, favorite products, marriage advice, DIY projects, simple dinner recipes and more. My blog is specific in that I blog about personal finance, but I also include my life on the blog which gives me a broader range of topics. Even still, I sometimes have trouble coming up with topics and thought I would share with you my tips on overcoming blog-topic-brain-freeze.
I’ve spent the last week reading Ruth Soukup’s How to Blog for Profit Without Selling Your Soul (affiliate link). I probably could have read it in a day if it weren’t for the little ones, but her book is chock-full of information so I’m glad I read it in sections and had time to digest what I was learning.
For those of you who don’t know, Ruth blogs over at popular personal finance / family lifestyle blog Living Well Spending Less. She blogs on a variety of topics ranging from freezer cooking (something I’m hoping to get into in the coming weeks) to couponing to fun DIY projects you can do with the kids. Her blog is all-encompassing and she’s been at it since 2010, so she definitely knows a thing or two about blogging and how to profit from it.
I’m in the process of reading How to blog for profit (without selling your soul) by Ruth Soukup *this is an affiliate link* and plan on doing a review of her book soon. In addition to blogging, I’m a freelance writer and editor. I’ve been doing this for nearly three years now and feel like I have some pretty good tips for those starting out or for those who are looking to take their blog / freelance writing career up to the next level. It’s all about hustling and striving daily to hit your goals. Success doesn’t happen overnight for anyone, but especially for those of us in the freelance career.
To see my entire post on growing your income as a freelancer, head over to Debt Discipline here!
photo credit: 401kcalculator.org from flickr