Your blog should be about food, sex, or danger

Blogs are everywhere.

And today everyone seems to recommend you write a blog whether you’re a business or just a regular person.

And the number one question asked about writing blogs is, “What am I supposed to write about?”

Susan Weinschenk in her blog What Makes Them Click suggests if you want to build an audience, you should write about food, sex, or danger.

People want to know if they can eat it; have sex with it; or if it will kill them.

However, these topics might not be appropriate for you or your company…unless you’re in the food, sex, or murder for hire business.

So when I’m asked, what should I write about in a blog?  I always suggest to write about those things you have a passion for.

To have a successful blog, you have to post frequently and regularly.  Do you know how much staying power and discipline is required to chug out new blogs week after week?

You better have enthusiasm for your subject matter or you’ll relegate yourself to a task you’ll absolutely hate.

And if your content is not compelling or interesting, you’ll have no audience, or even worse, you’ll define yourself or your business as dreary and dull.

So get to work on your blog.  But please pick subject matter that gets you excited.

David Sher is a partner in Buzz12, a content and reputation marketing company.  You can read more of his posts by looking for the “David Sher Posts” category in the sidebar of Buzz12’s website

4 Responses to Your blog should be about food, sex, or danger
  1. […] helps ensure you are always one step ahead in delivering the kinds of content that your prospects want, and that no one else is delivering consistently. This will help you stand out from the […]

  2. Merrill Stewart
    March 6, 2012 | 6:13 am

    Consistency, Quality & Discipline are the key ingredients. well said, David

  3. Teresa Thorne
    March 6, 2012 | 8:06 am

    I agree that everyone says you need to blog “often,” but I’d like to challenge that. I personally dislike receiving weekly blogs. Maybe if I had nothing else to do they would be welcome…. I’d rather wait for the rare treasure. Where is the research that you need to blog “often” anyway? I’d love to see it if it is out there. I do totally agree that you need to write about something you have a passion about or that stirs you in some way. HA! Therefore, I just renamed my blog-T.K.’s Tales, What Stirs Me. LOL.
    Thanks David!

  4. David Sher
    March 7, 2012 | 5:34 am

    Merrill, agree!

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