How a Blogging Mindset Will Make You Create the Best Blog Content

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If you want to write the best blog content that you can without spending your life doing it, you need to be a more productive blogger. To be more productive, you need to always be thinking about your blog. Yes, that sounds counter-intuitive doesn’t it!

Let’s take a look at how we can be constantly thinking about our blog, without it taking over our life.

If You Want the Best Blog Content Get a Blogging Mindset

If you want to become a productive blogger, you really need to start living and breathing your blog. Your blog can’t just be something that you think about when you write occasional posts.

Your blog is your business and should therefore take up a large portion of your time and your thoughts. As a productive blogger, you need to maintain blogging productivity.

That doesn’t mean that you have to sit at your desk all day writing blog posts and making notes about a topic. It means that you just need to be more aware of the fact that you are a blogger. You need to be aware of the fact that every little moment of your life could help you with your blog. Any moment could later become some of your best blog content.

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Everyday Ideas Become Your Best Blog Content Ideas

You may be wondering how thinking about your blog often, will help you to be a more productive blogger. It sounds like the opposite would happen. However, the answer is actually quite simple.

Try to get yourself into that blogging mindset where you start relating everyday ideas to how you could create a blog post about it. Then you’re going to get some amazingly unique and fresh blog content ideas. You’re also going to be able to come up with ideas on tap.

This is how I get some of my best ideas for blog content.

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All around you is a whole world that relates to your blog in so many ways. It’s not always the case that you have to keep your business and home life separate. It’s certainly not the case that you can’t use events in your home and everyday life to inspire decisions that you make in your business.

You might not actually want to write about your pizza being delivered late. But you could write about how doing things on time helps your business and missing deadlines is bad for business.

This can become some of the best content for your blog as it is true and you have feelings about it. You can therefore write with authority and meaning. Your readers will love it. And laugh along with you.

Productive Bloggers Wear the Blogging Hat

A productive blogger is always wearing their blogging hat. Even when they’re not actually at the keyboard writing.

You may not be entirely focusing on or thinking about your business. But throughout your day, you’re going to come across many events and ideas that you can use in your business. A productive blogger is constantly tuned in and looking for ways that they can use their life experience in their blog posts.

For example, lets say you blog about diet and fitness. Your weekend trip to the supermarket is now going to be much more than a necessity. You can now look at what latest products are being promoted currently. Which types of food appear to be selling the most? Whether healthy food is as good value for money as the unhealthy food.

A productive blogger is one that can turn their everyday life into something to blog about. No matter what your blog is about, you can find something to take from your daily life and use it to give inspiration for a blog post or topic.

Your Blog is Not Separate From Your Life

To really be a productive blogger, you need to get yourself into the frame of mind where you’re not looking at your blog as a separate entity to your life. You need to see it as being part of your life. This means you need to integrate it as much as possible if you really want to come up with the best blog content that’s interesting and unique in perspective.

A blogger that’s looking to increase productivity is one that is always looking for ideas, always storing valuable information and always looking for links, analogies and patterns that they can somehow include within their blog.

Life throws you so much information and so many ideas. You want to be a productive blogger that can accept information that is being given instead of always having to go looking for it. This means you cut your research and note making down to almost nothing.

In order to become a productive blogger you really need to tune yourself into the awareness of what’s going on around you. Often, ideas for the best blog content will come out of nowhere.

As a blogger you’re a website creator, a writer, a producer and an editor. You need to be thinking about the other roles that comes with being a blogger when you’re not in your writing mode. One of those is to really get out there and be on the lookout for ideas. Not just when you’re at the computer, but when you’re away from it as well.

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Best Blog Content Planner

So as you go through life gathering content for your blog, you need somewhere to put it. You certainly can’t keep it all in your head.

You need to find the best blog content planner that meets your needs. Do you like to jot notes down by hand? Do you have a digital means of note taking? Find the best method for yourself that works well with your preferences.

It took me a while to find the method that works well for me, but I am much happier now. I don’t worry that I am going to forget anything. And every time I want to write a blog post, I have lots of blog content just waiting.

Develop Your Blogging Mindset

If you want to write the best blog content, you need to keep working on developing this blogging mindset. This means you will pay attention to what is around you.

This gives you the edge when it comes to blog content. You will soon start to write the best blog content by constantly thinking about your blog. What is it that inspires you to write content? Let us know in the comments.

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47 thoughts on “How a Blogging Mindset Will Make You Create the Best Blog Content”

  1. I’m constantly thinking about my blog but after reading this I think I’m going to set myself a little challenge in order to try and make that thinking a little more productive..

    Rather than just thinking about random things (lets be real I’ll still do that) I’m going to set myself the task every day of thinking about something from that day that would relate well to my blog.. Just one thing, every day..

    Sure some days the ideas might not make the best of blog posts, so I just won’t use them, but it’s going to be about keeping my mind open to different opportunities and ideas that present themselves on a day to day basis. Hopefully it will help eliminate any future content planning blocks!

    Davis | http://www.everythingstartswithtea.co.uk

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    • I have found that to be a key to my productivity and that is challenging myself. Trying to find better ways to do the things that I know work. As much as I try apps and things on my mobile phone, pen and paper works best for me. It is just a case of jotting down stuff that is useful or could be useful. My new method is to use my daily planner. so I write down meals, things to do etc in a daily planner but I have added a column for things that I might want to include on my other blog. I may not always write it on the day (I usually don’t!) but I can flip through and see a prompt. I can also kid myself that I am super organised as I have everything in one place!

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  2. Excellent advice, Penelope! Scaling my blogging back to once a week but keeping it regular and consistent has certainly helped me plan in advance & take time to make each post the best it can be. Great tips! 🙂

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  3. I love the tip about thinking about your blog throughout the day. It’s help me to remember to take photos of beautiful things in nature which I always need for blog posts. That way I always have stock.

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  4. Cool 🙂 Now I feel good because this is all stuff I already do. I blog about living an engaging life and I keep each “project” in it’s own separate exercise book, so when I’m in “the field” I can take it with me and write notes if I need to and record metrics if that’s what is important. It would be good to actually get paid for something eventually, although I’m still not sure how that’s meant to happen even though I’m meant to have a business.

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    • Thank you and thanks for visiting. It is very often difficult to monetise a blog and it does depend on the topic. I used to have ads on my blogs but hated the way they looked and so I took them off! I do use affiliate links on some of my other blogs and you could think about doing that. It is not super easy and you do need a fair amount of traffic to generate even the tiniest bit of income. Creating products or training that you can sell is probably the best way to go but is not very easy or quick. It is easy to get stuck into the enjoyment of blogging without even thinking about how to make money, but you should start thinking about which way you want to go.

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  5. My blog doesn’t have a specific niche, nor is it a commercial blog. Intuitively, from the beginning, I was following your advice to be always wearing my blogging hat. Things that I overhear, that I catch in headlines, that I read in my devotional books can all find their way into a blog post. I imagine it would be much more of a challenge when your blog has a specific niche. I chose not to have a niche for several reasons; the main one is that I know a little bit about a lot of things but not very much about any one thing. I started a blog on the Writing.com site last August and was able to keep a schedule of two posts per week from then until the end of December. This gave me the confidence to start one on WordPress.com.

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    • It really depends why you want to blog and what, if anything, you want to get out of it. If you have a blog that is an ‘over the garden fence’ sort of blog then that can be great. And you will attract people who like that style and want to read about just about anything. But if you want to gain more traffic from search engines then they bump up ‘expert sites’. But the main thing is that you enjoy what you are doing and it sounds like you do. You may find that you naturally start writing more posts about a specific topic and over time that will become your niche.

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  6. Loved this – thanks!
    I’ve found thinking like a blogger/writer in my everyday life has been immensely helpful to my creativity and productivity. I also agree with your preference (in one of the comments) about putting pen to paper. Creatively I find this much more stimulating – words flowing unedited across a page. Using apps/laptops whatever, I tend to edit as I type which then stifles my imagination, so pen and paper forever for me! Looking forward to reading your other blogs for more helpful tips! 🙂

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    • Thank you and thanks for visiting. I love apps and there are some great ones. I have tried so many different ones for writing and yes, like you say, when you have an easy way to change things you find yourself doing edits that you probably don’t even need. And the great thing about pen and paper is there are so many lovely notebooks you can buy. I really am a stationery diva!

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  7. Fab post. My method for collecting blog topics is the same I used to recall the name and faces of people I worked with 25 years ago for my novel, Tripio. That is, I give it to my subconscious mind. I know that it will give several topics, clues, ideas later when I am driving, doing the dishes etc. I usually write them down from there. Utilizing this practice, I have done a lot of my best writing away from the keyboard. Thanks!

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    • Thanks Jerry and a good tip there. The mind is amazing really and we certainly don’t use it to the fullest extent. Thanks for visiting.

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  8. Yes, I had a amazing reading the blog and the most highlighted I found was the simplest understanding before writing a blog and it’s detailed research. Thanks a lot for the amazing post.

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  9. I loved this! Thank you Penny. This is a great piece. And thank you for writing it. As a fellow Blogger I know the effort that goes into doing this and it is so appreciated. I will be sharing this on some of my channels. 🙂 ty

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  10. Great information! I’ve been blogging for a few years now and recently had a desire to just take a moment and breathe. You mentioned in a comment you have other blogs. Do you mind mentioning them here. Thanks! Bernice

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    • Thanks Bernice. Yes, it is really important not to get overwhelmed with it all. My other blogs are in niches that are important things in my life. One of them is New Dog New Tricks. I started that one when I got my terrier, Poppy, as there is so much to learn when you get a dog. You do need to blog about things you are interested in, otherwise it becomes a chore.

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    • No problem and thanks for stopping by. As a blogger it is really important that you create your own system for ideas and working on your blog. Otherwise it can become overwhelming and people give up too easily. Good look with your blog.

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  11. Very good article. I have been blogging for 10 years now and have 3 blogs. The new one which you just followed is my creative writing blog. I have one that did also showcase my writing, but that one is my every day one which has what’s going on in my life, links to articles that might help someone with the disorders we all share, etc. I just started a Thankful Thursday post on that blog. I also have an old blog of my first creative writing. People are still following it. Now I am building a writing platform on my blog using a pen name across the board and on my youtube videos on writing. Thanks for following my blog and I will be sure to follow yours. You have some great ideas.

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    • Thanks for visiting and for the kind words. Sometimes I think it is great to have more than one blog as we all have more than one thing that we love in our life. However, it can be a bit time consuming until you develop a method for keeping them updated. Keep up the great work!

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  12. Although I have been blogging for a while, we can always learn something new! There are some great tips and advice on your site and thank you for sharing some really helpful tips!

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