Aaron Wall wrote an interesting post over the weekend, Embracing Your Quirkiness, about allowing your uniqueness to shine through and that doing so makes you more citation worthy. While I’m not sure you’d want to share every one of your quirks with the world, I do agree that embracing your quirks instead of hiding them is the right approach to gaining links, running a business and living your life. I think it can also greatly improve your writing.
“To gain your own voice, forget about having it heard. Become a saint of your own province and your own consciousness.”
I’ve been asked a few times recently where I get ideas for this blog. I think it’s a common question most people have when they first start out blogging. I had the same question myself and often enough still do in all honesty. It can be a challenge to come up with three or five or seven new topics each week, but there are things you can do and places to look to help generate ideas for posts.
Generally, if you manage to setup a blog on any topic, you may feel that you can blog about anything (within the topic). But is it really so?
When you setup your blog, you have a wide choice of uncovered topics (as your blog is blank, really). But for your blog to be effective, you need to remember a couple of things: