Jerry Leventer

Article Writing: Are You Stuck, Can’t Think Of What To Write About?

April 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment · Internet Marketing

I just received this email from in which the author talks about how to get unstuck when brainstorming ideas for one’s next article or series of articles.

“The content of today’s newsletter comes courtesy of social media expert Chris Brogan. These idea-generators were originally written with bloggers in mind, but they work equally well for article authors like yourself.”

Looking for some fresh ideas for your next article? Read on and learn from a blog expert!

Topics to Get You Unstuck:

  1. What challenges are my potential customers facing. Do I have any advice for them?
  2. What have I read lately? What points were interesting? Can I add more to it?
  3. What bugs me? Can I write about another way to approach it?
  4. Who do I admire? Can I write something about them that explains how to emulate those traits?
  5. What has the potential of helping (hurting) me or my community in the coming months? Are there possible ways out of it?
  6. What kinds of tools are missing from my environment that would help things along?
  7. Which companies or parts of an industry might benefit from my ideas?
  8. How do other industries compare to what my community is thinking about?
  9. What kinds of thoughts will inspire my audience to contact me (or support a cause, or buy my product, or support my interests)?
  10. What do I want to know that I can ask my community?
  11. How ___ is like _____.
  12. __ Ways to Convince the Boss to Try ____.
  13. How do I _______?
  14. Here are some new ways to ________.
  15. My personal recipe for ______.
  16. If I ran the _____.
  17. Three improvements to my company’s _______.
  18. My first steps into ______.
  19. If I find yourself stuck, try _____.
  20. Restarting now would _____.

Bonus Tip: Pictures help stimulate the writing process.

Why not turn each of today’s suggestions into an article idea for your niche? This little exercise would be perfect for the EzineArticles “My Next 10 Article Ideas” notepads. In no time, you’ll have created (20) new article ideas!

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To learn more about Chris Brogan and his company, go to

To Your Article Writing/Marketing Success & Passion!
Marc, Public Relations


1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Marj Wyatt // Apr 29, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Good reminders to those of us who are creating content for purposes related to our businesses or brands. I’ve been giving my blog more love lately as life experiences bring to mind things that are relevant to that blog’s purpose.

    In previous discussions with you, I think you are aware that I keep a folder full of notepad drafts for blog posts and articles. Depending on the research required or the timliness of the topic, I assign priorities to these drafts.

    For me, crafting an original article or post on a topic that interests me is not a stretch goal. From my online encounters, I have learned that this is not true for all people because not everyone is gifted with the written word. Overcoming a writer’s block is meaningless if you are not creating interesting content that people find valuable and/or useful.

    My big “win” of the week was having my blog article StumbledUpon for the first time. That lends authority to my writings and facilitates wider knowledge about the posts written.

    Keep up the good content sharing, Jerry!

    Marj Wyatt
    Skype: marj.wyatt

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