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Blogging Ideas 10 + 10

Blogging Ideas 10 + 10

Blogging can be so gratifying!  I love doing it as a sense of accomplishment, a feeling of release, and a great hobby for free!  Sometimes however, it is hard to come up with things to write about.  I have lists all over that I make, so I am never short of ideas, but often I don’t want to write about what I am scheduled to write that particular day.  Yes, I do have a schedule and actually have a calendar of posts scheduled for a few months in advance, besides all of my lists.  That makes it easy for me to sit down, have a quick glance to find something that peaks my interest that particular day, and then start writing.

I was chatting with a friend the other day and she asked me “What the heck to people blog about?” Most people have this common misconception that blogging is all just people keeping a journal online.  To some extent that is true, and for the most part, that is how a lot of blogs get started, but it is so much more than that.  You can literally blog / write about anything that you want!  If your passion is in knitting, then write about it.  If your passion is in some kind of animal, then keep a blog about.  If you own a business, keep a blog to keep your online customers up to date and entertained.  If you are an author, or some other form of entertainer, maintain a blog for your fans.  The possibilities are endless, truly!

What could you possibly say over and over again?  If people are interested in the same passions as you are, it is likely they will read whatever you write and totally love it!  Here are a few ideas perhaps to get your inspiration flowing.

Ten blog ideas you could create:

  • gardening
  • sports – any kind will do
  • your field of expertise – what do you do for a living?
  • relationships
  • healthy living
  • cooking
  • animals
  • photography
  • being a parent
  • travel

Ten ideas you could write about on your personal blog:

  • little things that annoy you
  • quotes
  • things you have learned from a book
  • how to do something
  • letter to someone
  • scariest moment of your life
  • the house you grew up in
  • how has blogging changed your life
  • you favorite things to do
  • what motivates you every day

The possibilities are endless.  I actually have put together quite a few ideas and you can purchase them here for a very small fee.  It would help support my blogging efforts.  In this ebook you will find 590 ideas for you to write about on your personal blog, which many could be used and adapted for any subject.  You will also get Blog creation ideas, and ideas to blog about on your business blogs.  More ideas than you could possible use in one or even two years!

So you say “What do you blog about?”  Well, I blog about living life from scratch, like on this blog.  I also blog about my meanderings and thoughts in life here on Walk The Creek.  I blog about my family and our life here.  I blog about being a Grandma here.  I blog about creating blogs and using blogs for your business here.  I blog about personal and home preparedness here.  I have a blog that I maintain about the City I live in and have created it for business connections and resources in Medicine Hat.   I am in the process of making one that my family can share recipes with each other on.  I also have a few other ideas that may be created in the near future.  I love to write, and I hope that someday I can honestly say I am a full time blogger as well as an author.  Oh ya, you can also find me on my Amazon Author Page

As you can see the possibilities are really endless like I said.  If you love it, you can write about it.

If you need more ideas or have any questions – don’t hesitate to ask!  I love chatting with people and will love chatting with you!

Scratchin Along!

Scratchin Along!

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Posted by on June 26, 2014 in Writing


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Quotes as Inspiration

Quotes as Inspiration

Inspiration!  Sometimes when writing from scratch, I just need a kick start for the inspiration to start flowing.  Where does the kick start come from?  Sometimes it comes from a picture that I am looking at, sometimes a memory, sometimes a question, but often it comes from a quote that I have read.

I have notebooks full of quotes that I have saved through the years, and I now collect them on some of my pinterest boards too.  272678952407995249_phjW5ME1_bQuotes are a great way to say a lot, with only a few short words.  The nice thing about them too, is that they can say so many different things, depending on who you are or the frame of mind you are in when you read it. They seem to have the ability to say just the right thing that you need to hear when you read it.

It isn’t hard for me to take a quote like this one, and write about it.  I could write about the relationships in the family and the importance of making them strong.  I could write about parenting issues that are weak or strong in the world and how we could make them better.  I could write about the joy of being a mom and taking time to slow down and enjoy each of the moments that make up life, or to expand upon that, journaling those moments that count.  I could also write about listening to each other, laughing together, and playing together.  There are really so many ways that this particular quote inspires me.  I love it!  I even have jotted down some notes and thoughts in my workbook, for future writing from scratch inspirations. It is important that you keep one of these, workbooks.  My workbook has ideas, quotes, and pictures in it.  Everywhere I go, I take my workbook / idea book with me, because you never know when something will make you go Aha!

I also have my calendar workbook that has my next six months to a year planned out with the topics that I want to write about for 272678952408005054_Hwfldsul_beach of my blogs.  It is all written in pencil, because then when inspiration really does hit, I am flexible.  If I have those days when I am drawing blanks, I have quotes and ideas penciled in on the calendar that I can let the thoughts flow from.

This particular quote always helped me get through some rough days as I was raising kids and felt like there was just no end to the piles of stuff to do!  Oh wait!  I am still in that stage!  And this is where I put in the acronym LOL right?  This quote could inspire one to think that there is hope after all of the chores of raising kids.  It would also help me to think that perhaps I needed to enjoy the journey more, because soon enough they will be gone from home.  Since I am also at the point where a few of mine have left home, I also understand the portion of the quote, “miss them profoundly.”  I could write a whole book based around this one quote.  Hmmm….. gotta write that one down in my book of ideas.

So writing from scratch, means to me, taking an idea and letting it flow where it may.  There is no right or wrong way to do it.  If you are ever drawing a blank on what to write about, just do a google search for quotes, or open up one of your favorite books and find your own quotes that have meaning to you, and let the words start to flow.

Quotes are like a writers snack, which can lead to the full meal deal.  I love snacking, and there are times when I love the full meal deal.




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Posted by on April 2, 2014 in quotes, Writing


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Everything Is Beautiful

Everything Is Beautiful

Remember that old song? Everything is Beautiful in it’s own way. I am  not sure why I was thinking of this song, perhaps it is because I have been trying to see the beauty in things. Sometimes I think it is really hard for us to find the beauty in things. It is hard to get past the first impressions, to look a little deeper and really see the things that are beautiful.

Here are the lyrics to the song:

Jesus loves the little children,
All the little children of the world.
Red and yellow, black and white,
They are precious in his sight.
Jesus loves the little children of the world.

Everything is beautiful in it’s own way.
Like the starry summer night, or a snow-covered winter’s day.stars
And everybody’s beautiful in their own way.
Under God’s heaven, the world’s gonna find the way.

There is none so blind as he who will not see.
We must not close our minds; we must let our thoughts be free.
For every hour that passes by, we know the world gets a little bit older.
It’s time to realize that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.

We shouldn’t care about the length of his hair, or the color of his skin.
Don’t worry about what shows from without, but the love that lives within.
And we’re gonna get it all together now; everything’s gonna work out fine.
Just take a little time to look on the good side my friend,
And straighten it out in your mind.

What an insightful set of lyrics. How would the world be if we each looked at life through these eyes? We are a very judgmental people, generally speaking. We think we know someone well enough to judge them, but really when we look a little deeper, we find someone we never expected! “We must not close our minds”…..”beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.”
I love to meet new people and get to know who they are. It never ceases to amaze me, the beauty inside of people. It doesn’t matter what they look like on the outside, what kind of house they live in, or what kind of car they drive. I always can find great things inside of them that I just love. Sometimes I have to look a little harder, and sometimes I have to find the things that I can laugh at, but it is always there somewhere.
What kind of world would we have?
No judging
No back stabbing
No fighting
No prejudice
No abuse
I am thinking it would be a pretty great place. Don’t get me wrong, I love this old world, but we have some problems. What will it take for us to change and get it right?
The cycle throughout history shows civilizations that rise and fall, then rise again, then fall again. Where are we in this cycle? We will follow the cycle, every great civilization does. Where and when do we get to the fall part of the cycle, before we will see that we have to make some changes.
Food for thought……….

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Posted by on March 28, 2014 in Writing



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