Guest post by Jason Miner
We could all do with a bit of advice on how to live our lives to the fullest.
As a blogger you have the unique opportunity to reach a lot of people with your ideas.
You can choose to focus just on getting traffic to your blog or you can do more to really improve your readers’ lives.
Here are some blog post topic ideas that you can use to be both inspirational and profitable in your blogging.
1. Keep it Simple
We tend to over complicate life. When we come up against an obstacle instead of looking at it like it is we look at all the failures that could happen because of it. We look to our past and our fears and make a mountain out of a mole hill. Either that or we make one problem into twenty by seeing issues that are not really there. Remind your blog readers to keep things simple and take life one day at a time. If you try to plan too far ahead or even provide for every issue that could come up you will end up overwhelmed and frustrated and never get anywhere.
2. Think Big
As a companion to the last point, you need to remind your readers to think and plan big. Be satisfied by where you are, but also keep your eyes on the big prize. Have a goal for your life and work. That is the best way to keep motivated and get things done. If you are just living from day to day with no big plan then you are wasting a lot of your valuable time. Keep a goal in mind, make it a big one, and keep working towards it a little every day.
3. Be Positive
We all have a lot of people and things in our lives that try to bring us down. Instead, as a blogger you can encourage your readers to stay positive. Fill your blog posts with encouraging things and try to help your readers to look on the bright side. A good attitude is the first step towards a happy, successful life. The more positive you are the healthier and happier you are as a person. Remind readers that failure is not a person. Rather, failure is a chance to learn from your mistakes and do better.
4. Avoid Negativity
In their efforts to remain positive, remind your readers to avoid being around negative people. There are just some people who like to gripe and complain about everything. Stay away from those people if you can. Even your own blog posts should be careful to balance the negative with the positive. A consistently negative blog will not have the readership it deserves, no matter what the quality of the writing is.
We all get our feelings hurt from time to time. Even as bloggers a sharp comment or derogatory reader can ruin our whole day if we let it. Instead of letting anger and bitterness fester and ruin your fun, forgive. Even if they do not ask for forgiveness you can let it go for your own health. Help your readers to understand the value of forgiving, even forgiving people who hurt you over and over again. It does not mean you have to stay around those people or forget what they did, but you do have to let go of the anger or your own health and happiness will be damaged. Your unforgiveness does not hurt them at all, but it will hurt you.
6. Be Polite
You want to know what is lacking in a lot of conversations today? Please and thank you. The simple polite way you communicate with others can determine your success. If you are a blogger who communicates a lot with their readers one on one this is especially important. No matter how rude someone else is being you need to stay polite and professional. This will pay off big in the long run. You can also remind your readers about the importance of politeness and being kind to one another even when they do not agree with each other.
7. Be Confident
Confidence is a huge factor in a successful life. Help readers to be more confident by reminding them to look people in the eye, give a firm handshake, and be the first one to say hello. Body language is so important in this as well. Crossed arms are a no no, but an open posture and a polite smile are a must. Even if they do not feel confidence they can fake it by the proper attitude and posture. The longer they fake it the more confident they will become. Confidence flows into all aspects of life from work to friendships to romantic relationships. Help your readers to be the confident people that they deserve to be.
8. Look Nice
I know this sounds like a silly thing to write about, but doesn’t looking nice make you feel better about yourself? Are you more confident when you are dressed for success or when you are in your sweat pants and looking grungy? If you want to be a more dynamic and confident person then start to dress like it. You have heard the saying “dress for the job you want to have.” This holds true for every aspect of life. Remind readers that looking nice makes you feel nice and the best way to be a confident, courageous individual is to be ready for anything, shiny shoes and all.
9. Remember Others
As bloggers we sometimes get caught up in our own little worlds. We are so concerned with our blog and what is going on in our lives that we forget about the people around us. Break out of your bubble and take a look at the concerns of the people around you. You may find new topics for your blog that will become big hits and also help to answer some readers burning questions. Beyond that, however, you should also encourage readers to look at other people and think about their needs. The more of yourself you give to others the more joy you have in your own life. Encourage readers to volunteer and help the less fortunate, to get to know their neighbors and to really become a part of their community.
10. Keep Improving
You want your blog to get bigger and better with more and more readers, right? Well, the same idea applies to your reader’s lives. They need to keep growing as people and keep improving. That may mean furthering their education, making new friends, helping out their community, or just being happier about themselves. Help your readers to grow and improve and they, in turn, will help you.
11. Accept Help
This is a hard thing for most of us to do. We have been taught to do everything ourselves. However there are many times where it is not only wise to accept help but it is necessary. Learn from other bloggers, learn from your readers, and encourage your readers to learn from others. Accepting help means humbling yourself and saying that you need help. Once you learn how to be gracious in accepting help you will find that everything gets so much easier. Know when to seek help, who to ask for help, and how to be thankful for the help. Your life and your reader’s lives will improve.
These are just a few of the ways that you can influence the world with your blog. Helping others to become better people is a step in the right direction. Even one person who changes their life can affect the world. Use your influence to help others and in turn you are helping yourself.
Jason Miner plays a vital role for www.blogcarnival.com. He is an expert in writing topics of different categories. He is helping the carnival team to grow & working on making this an even better place for bloggers.