Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Post Topics...31DBBB Day #11

This was probably my favorite task so far for the 31DBBB! We used 5 of our most recent posts & came up with ideas for new topics! I had never thought to use a method like this & I found it actually worked really well! You can use questions that were asked in the comments, you can take an opposing viewpoint, you can extend to other topics in the same category, you can do a link post on the topic, you can conduct an interview with an expert on the topic & the list goes on & on! I didn't choose my last 5 posts because I do the Mommy's Piggy Tales meme & I've posted several times on the 31DBBB challenge, but I used 5 recent posts. I also really liked the idea of using 5 general categories that your blog could cover & coming up with post ideas under those. Here is what I came up with:

-a dad's perspective on breastfeeding
interview with Lewis about being a new dad
-links to my favorite dad blogs/resources

-how to easily do organic
-baby food recipes
-links to organic blogs/resources
-how we make it work with a csa/things to keep on hand to make meals

-what is a crunchy mama?
-why use cloth?
-"greening" your baby
-cloth & babysitters
-washing cloth diapers (different methods - sensitive baby skin, etc)
-where to register for cloth diapers
-why not to do cloth
-links to cloth diaper blogs/resources
-interview with a cloth diapering mom
-case study on using cloth the first few weeks
-cloth diaper forums
-common mistakes made with cloth diapering

-finding time to blog
-how I get stuff done
-list of blog improvements that can be done
-so many mom hats
-SAHM jobs
-10 time wasters
-cleaning calendar (what to do when)

-5 pet peeves / easy changes to your blog
-how to find post ideas (other than this one)
-how to get your own domain through blogger
-why you should offer a full RSS feed
-things i've learned about blogging
-10 reasons I use blogger
-10 reasons I wish I used wordpress

I would sincerely like to hear any other post ideas you think would be great from these topics!
What is your favorite post idea for your blog?

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motherknowsless said...

I have just opened the overwhelmed up on another page - I may be on this all afternoon! Great Blog

Lynda said...

This has been my favorite task so far as well. All I want to do now is brainstorm new ideas!

You have lots of ideas to draw from!

Joanna said...

That's an incredible amount of ideas! I've got to sit down and get to work on this.

Asashia said...

this is a great list Cameron! you could add in a post about why you choose to do organic, cloth diapers, breast feeding, etc.

Jamee said...

You have so many wonderful ideas! Look forward to reading about them!

Liz said...

i've never really thought about going through comments for inspiration, but that makes sense,

Jill said...

I'm behind! You've inspired me though!

Crystal Escobar said...

I need to learn a little more about this cloth diapering stuff :)
Hey thank you for visiting me for follow friday. I'm now following you back. I look forward to getting to know you better!

adriel, from the mommyhood memos said...

Oooooh, I love this!!! Such great ideas Cameron. Love your cloth diapering series... cause that's on my mind a lot as we make the switch! And I so enjoyed reading Lewis' post on cloth diapers... will be great to hear more from him. I also came up with a daddy series when I did this exercise, though we may do ours as vlog since ryan finds writing a little more difficult. and your blogging topics are all so good too. and the organizing! oh, ok, all of it!!! can't wait to read more from ingenue mom!!! :)

Kelly said...

Great ideas! I use wordpress for my site and blog but I dont love it. LOL

Kelly #31DBBB

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Alyna @ Better Your Blog said...

You did this exercise so well! :-) This works for some and not at all for others but I'm glad to see that it got your creative juices flowing! Have you begun plugging any of these ideas into an editorial calendar?

If you ever want to do a guest post for Better Your Blog on why you use blogger/wished you used WordPress I'd be interested in your perspective! I have a contact form (the little, red envelope on my site) so feel free to drop me a line about it if your are interested.

~ Alyna

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