One of the most popular topics I talk about while traveling the country as a Social Media Speaker is blogging and how to do it on WordPress. During that presentation I normally get asked what topics to blog about. I normally try to think up some ideas that are specific to the group I am speaking to, but there are a few ways to come up with ideas that are universal across any industry.
When you are having trouble thinking of something to blog about, I suggest taking a look at your email inbox. If you are asked the same questions on a regular basis, how many hundreds of others out there looking for the answer to the same question? Begin writing those answers on your blog and become the source of information on that topic. You will gain traffic to your site, and give your readers information that they find useful.
All that being said, today I am starting a new series here on my site called “Ask a Social Media Advisor.” Most don’t realize that in addition to speaking I do a lot of social media coaching with individuals, small groups, and corporations each and every week which leads to many questions being asked each month. I decided it was time to practice what I preach and start answering those questions in blog posts instead of just email responses.
This series will mainly be a video series where I will answer questions directly asked by past and current clients, visitors to my site, and connections across various social networks. I’ve already shot the first 10 videos which I hope to launch over the next few weeks. Here’s just a few of the topics I’ve already done:
- How to Find Facebook Friend requests you previously denied.
- How To Get Ustream Broadcasts Onto YouTube
- How To Tag Someone on Facebook With Just Their First Name
- Where Should My Videos Placed Online For Best Results
Some of the questions might be pretty basic, others may be very technical, while some may have absolutely nothing to do at all with social media like the example below. My Friend David Marine had this pressing question he wanted answered, so I figured I’d use it to kick off the series with a little fun.
Who wins in a battle between Aquaman vs. Submariner?
Here’s your answer David:
To make following this series easier to see all the questions, I will be using List.ly to connect all of these posts across the series: