6 Writing Prompts for Your Business Blog

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6 Writing Prompts for Your Business Blog

You know you need to be writing more but you are feeling stumped for ideas. You sit staring at the blank screen, surfing the web or otherwise creating distractions from doing what you need to do: write that blog post! I want to share 6 writing prompts that you can use and reuse on your business blog.

Each of these prompts will provide great information on your blog for educating your readers. While it’s great to have current, up-to-date information on your blog, it’s also very valuable to have evergreen content that you can point readers to when they have a question or want more information.

If you are writing for your business, you need to be authentic and share enough personal information to let people get to know and see your integrity. You also need to be professional, timely and solve people’s problems. Blogging is a great way to accomplish that. It’s a powerful tool for business growth when done right. We all love to do business with people we know, like and trust. Your blog is a great way to introduce yourself to people, not from a sales perspective but from an honest, “I love what I do and here’s why” perspective.

 Here are 6 writing prompts for your business blog:

  •  What do you love most about your business or your career.
  • What are some of the challenges you are facing in your business.
  • What are some of the timely themes in your industry right now.
  • Answer the questions you get asked about your business on a regular basis. This is not like a FAQ page, this is offering real solutions to real problems.
  • Write about current events that are impacting your industry – new rules or laws, a big conference, a new study, a great article you found.
  • Tell a story about a problem you solved for someone recently (with their permission of course!)

Have other great business writing prompts to share? Post them in the comments below.

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  1. Victortia on January 9, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Love this, love this Minette! Writing prompts have worked wonders for me!!
    Great post~

    • minette on January 9, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      Thanks, Vicki! I find them so helpful when I am feeling stuck, out of focus or unsure what to write about.

  2. The Great Gordino on January 9, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Yep, nice tips.
    Here’s one from me – with your ‘evergreen’ tips, you can take the basic point of the article and use that same point again and again in new articles, just by using different examples to illustrate the same point – this can also be helped by using the new different examples as the basis of your new article titles.

    • minette on January 9, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      Great feedback Gordon. Thanks for the tip!

  3. Nanette Levin on January 9, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    This is a great list to consider if you’re struggling with coming up with content ideas to cover for your blog, Minette. Of course, my challenge rarely includes the creation (or creative) process – it’s finding the time.

    I guess you need to be a bit clever to pull this off without sounding like a whiner (think Andy Rooney -who certainly whined but did it in such a fun, engaging, personable and entertaining way, everyone could relate), but a blog post that highlights what irks you and your readers can be powerful. They take time to polish (stream of consciousness rant without proofing and editing does not work well here), but these are some of the projects I enjoy the most – and tend to get a pretty good response from.

  4. Ashley Porter on January 14, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Hey Minette, Your 6 writing prompts are great places to start when coming up with ideas for a blog. Some people have an easier time accessing their creativity to write. Many newbies can benefit from templates and can jot down ideas as they come to mind. Ideas are everywhere if we just listen and pay attention.

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