Brainstorm unique content ideas for a business blog (plus social media updates)
by Brittany Taylor
published July 16, 2018
¶ Do you remember those surveys we sent around as teens and posted to our LiveJournal and Xanga blogs? It was way back when Justin was with Britney and Britney was dancing around in spandex.
I’ve always thought that the most interesting blogging prompts are the ones that are reminiscent of those epic surveys of old. There’s only so many times you want to hit “reply all” on a series of questions that ask about your favorite color and the last person you called. You want oddball Qs, ones your friends would never pop over your 42-minute lunch period.
Those are the sorts of surveys I coveted then, and they’re the sorts of writing prompts I like to use when I’m brainstorming blog post ideas today.
Because it’s the strange questions that inspire interesting answers, and it’s the strange blog prompts that inspire original blog posts.
If you love a blogging prompt that makes you think beyond the ordinary, take a seat and pull out a blank sheet of paper. It’s brainstorming time.
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My name is Brittany, but my friends and clients call me "Britt." Online small business owners hire me to create content strategies and write their blog posts, email newsletters, and social media updates. I work with bosses around the world from the marshes of Charleston, S.C.