Every so often, I get the question from would-be bloggers “What Should I Blog About?” My response, depending on whether or not I’m in an inquisitive mode or not is usually either “Blog what you’re passionate about,” or I ask, “What do you like to do?”
Some time ago, I decided I wanted to write my life. No, not in the sense of a biography, but in a fashion where I could write about my daily routine in one way or another and earn money from it. Sounds a little narcissistic, but it’s not.
Blog about what you do
All you have to do is look at what you like and what you do and you’ll find a host of writing material. For instance, I love eating out so I decided to write a review for each restaurant I dined at and placed the review on one of my websites.
I monetized the reviews with a few ads and generated a couple of bucks. Not to mention that I keep my receipts and use them as a tax write off since writing reviews is one of the ways in which I earn income.
The other day I had to take my car to the shop. I wrote a review on the repair shop, monetized it and earned a few shekels. The interesting thing about the reviews is that for some reason they generated a bit of traffic.
Share what you do
I pretty much do the same thing here on No Job for Mom. I blog about my freelance writing money making experiences (good and bad). When I’m excited about a new discovery, whether it’s a freelance opportunity, a new tool or a neat website, I blog about it and share it with my readers. Similarly, if I find something that my readers should stay away from, I share that too.
Keep it simple
It may sound rather simple, but with my advancing years, I tend not to remember a whole lot of complicated formulas. If I write about what I do, it’s a lot easier for me to come up with blogging material. The only pitfall about writing about my life is staying focused. I’ve got to remain true to the blog’s subject matter. After all, who wants to hear about how Fido got a little nervous on his last long road trip and couldn’t wait until we pulled the car over and…