Not sure what to write?

Try this – HubSpot Blog Idea Generator

Or sign up for a site (they are all, always, looking for authors and contributors) that let you pick from a pool of ideas.

Or ask each of your friends for the titles of 3 articles they would read.

You might not go with any of these ideas, or maybe you will, or maybe it’ll spur your thoughts to some other topic that you never knew was there.

Whatever the reason, you’ll start writing, something, anything – and that’s all that matters.

Writers Block

You put off writing, anything, something because you don’t have any ideas.

So you sit and you wait for the perfect idea to come to you.

The idea that will generate 10000+ likes in its first hour alone.

But still, it doesn’t come and you wait some more.

But really what you need to be doing is sitting down and putting pen to paper, finger to the keyboard because only then will you start writing, start creating and only then will the ideas come to you in a landslide that your biggest problem will be finding time to write them all down.

Side note: I was having a lack of ideas a few months ago, the perfect article wasn’t coming.  I scheduled the time and simply started writing, some of it good, some of it bad, a good part of it mediocre.  But from there came 5 – 10 ideas for other articles, really good ideas, that were not there before but now have spurned me to keep going.

Measuring My Mark 2016

This is a copy from a post from last year for context.

It’s that time of year again…

  • Have I grown as person?
  • Have I challenged myself?
  • Am I proud with how I have conducted myself with others?
  • Was everything I accomplished worth the sacrifice to other areas?  Did I choose wisely?
  • Am I on the right path to what I want to accomplish?

From a writing perspective…

  • I’ve written 11 articles this year, 2 of which I was asked to do (so that’s cool)
  • I’ve published over 4 slideshares
  • I wrote 288 blog posts last year on Rambli
  • I wrote 4 blog posts on LinkedIn

Always remember to take stock of where you are, and where you’re going.  It’s the only way to grow and get better – now onto next year.