How to Generate UNIQUE Blog Post Ideas

Friday, October 25, 2013



A few weeks back I had listened to a few podcasts that should have pumped me up with excitement, but actually put me in the "dumps" for a little bit.  I decided to do something a little different than I had before to come up with new post ideas.  Later on that night while reading Millionaire Messenger, (yep, that's an affiliate link) that very idea was affirmed. I ended up sharing on Twitter about doing the exercise to find inspiration for blog post ideas and it got quite a few of my followers excited and they asked me to share.  So today – I thought I’d share with everyone a great exercise on how to generate UNIQUE blogpost ideas.

Say what?? Yah, that's right - 91DASH's first ever video post / vlog.  In case you're reading this in a feeder, click here to see the video.But if you don't want to watch it - just  read down below how to do it!
 
First let’s start with a mind map. Get out a piece of paper and write your name smack dab in the middle.  Now start from your first memory and start to map in chronological order big parts of your life.  I chose to do school, college, jobs, etc.  Then from there I listed things that happened during those times – hobbies I enjoyed, trips I took, significant things that happened, etc.

So now I’d like you to take out another piece of paper.  Go through each of these moments in life, and try to find a lesson learned.  Even though it may be small – even if it may seem insignificant right now, write it down.

Congratulations, you should have a ton of NEW and UNIQUE blog post ideas.  Tell a story with them.  Share your tips on how you overcame a situation or what to do to prevent a situation.  Share with others how to develop one of your strong traits so that they can be better at something.

Well – that is it!  Pretty simple.  It takes a little bit of digging, but it has been worth it for me, and I’m sure it will be worth it for you too!

Please leave me a comment below letting me know what you think, if you watched the video and what you thought!?  I know I need to work on my execution - but I don't want to be the editing type so what you see is what you get!!!

Before you go, check out this post on doing work that matters!

Have an amazing ALOHA FRIDAY ---- HOLLA!!

xoxo, Aukele

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18 comments:

  1. Yowza! That's a whole lotta digging! Good on you, girl! I can only hope to be that organized some day ;)

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  2. Congrats on your first vlog!!!!! I haven't had the nerve to do one because I'm sure that it would just turn into me fixing my hair and going...sooooo.....>.>


    The use of a mind map is really great and makes all that time in English class worth it since now it can be put to good use on something that matters to me! :) Good post and yea-yea to vlogging!

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  3. Wonderful thoughts girl...I just love making those diagrams when I brainstorm. x

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  4. Hey Allie - welcome to 91 Dash!! It took about a half an hour to go through. When I revisit my list of topics something always triggers to add to the pile! Hope you try it out.

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  5. Thanks Crystal - I'm hiding behind a screen cast though, lol!! I wanted to try out YouTube and see if I can bring traffic in from videos - we'll see how that goes.

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  6. Hey Bonnie - thanks!!! Mind maps are fun and such a great organizational tool.

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  7. oooooh! i love this idea, im starting to plan my posts for november and im not having a lot of ideas, i definitely need to sneak away for coffee or lunch to give this a try!

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  8. I hope you do! Let me know how it goes!

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  9. Love this idea & props to you for putting it all together in a vlog!

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  10. No problem, let me know how it works out for you Samantha! PS: That's my middle name :) Lol

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  11. Oh thanks Kym! I wanted to try and do more of them to broaden my audience. Hope the idea helps, let me know how it goes.

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  12. Firstly, great post as always.
    Second, I guess you found the idea for this post from a popular blog which covered one or two ideas for generating content ideas. Is that right http://indresult.com

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  13. Wow - thank you saniya. I didn't get the idea from a website. In fact, it was more a light bulb that went off in my head one day while processing something that was said in a podcast and further something I read in a book as described at the top of the post!

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