I’ve just finished reading this– No One Cares What You Had for Lunch – 100 Ideas for Your Blog by Margaret Mason of Mighty Girl — in less than two hours.
Someone gave me this book because I was telling everyone how hard it was to find new ideas to post everyday for a month last month (I was on NaBloPoMo March blogroll). I wished I’d read this book earlier!
From the blurb “(this book) offers inspiration for bloggers who want to contribute something worthwhile — and perhaps build an audience.”
There are many suggestions worth considering, if you are maintaining a personal blog (like Growing Happiness). Here are some of my favourites:
19. Give us your scraps – Share your notes / clippings. If you think it’s worth saving, it’s worth sharing.
Here’s the latest entry in my Google Notebook:
importunate: troublesomely urgent
I’m pretty sure I’ll find a need for this word soon.
26. Share your expertise – Do you have a foolproof hangover cure? I’ve actually done this with my Best Cure for Hiccups post.
47. Promote truth – Outline truths you believe to be universal.
Note: This is not a book about how to write a blog, make money online, generate traffic or search engine optimisation, it is about ideas, ideas most suitable for a personal journal. I have to add this because I feel that it got some unfair reviews on Amazon, mostly from people expecting this book to be “about blogging”.
Another thing: the book is short — this is can either be good or bad — and I personally like it that way .