Welcome to the first of a ten-part series of free and open ideas for blog posts. Over the next few weeks, I will aim to post 100 ideas to help bloggers find inspiration for their next post. In this first instalment, we begin at the beginning with ten ideas that help your blog readers get to know a little bit about you. Feel free to use these ideas, share them, modify them, break them, curse at them, do whatever you want. If you do use an idea, all I ask in return is to leave a comment on this post with a link to your blog post. Happy blogging!
Think back to your childhood. Of all the lessons you received from parents, teachers, friends etc, which ones marked you the most? Which lessons are still relevant to you today?
Open up Windows Explorer or Mac Finder, type “.jpg” in the search box. Peruse the images on your hard drive. Choose 5 pictures to share with your audience. What’s the story behind each pic?
Write a letter to the future you in 5 years time. Tell your future self some of the things you hope you’ve achieved or overcome by that time.
Variation: Write a letter to your former self 10 years ago and tell him/her what you would do differently in life and why.
Walk around your house/apartment/room and look at the different objects around you. Choose the 5 most meaningful things to you. Take a picture of each one. Tell your readers why these things matter. Ask another blogger to share their 5 things.
Start your blog post with the following sentence. “My first true memory is of…” Ask another blogger to take part in the “tag” and link to their post at the end of yours. Get them to link back to the original post and to their chosen tag.