(Reading time: 2 - 3 minutes)
What Sting Can Teach You About Blogging

What Sting Can Teach You About Blogging

Tony Cooper  
Comments (0)
What Sting Can Teach You About Blogging
Last Updated
May 11, 2017

Whenever I’m struggling for inspiration, I’m reminded of Sting’s autobiography. In it, he describes the torturous route from living and sleeping rough in his transit van through to meeting his future band mates and their subsequent rise to fame.

Throughout the journey, you are always reminded that inspiration can strike at any time and the most important tools in a songwriter’s armoury are the humble pen and paper to jot down the inspiration when it occurs.

There’s nothing worse than sitting down to write your blog post and finding yourself completely devoid of ideas.

Trying to think of something to write, without any prior research or thought, is going to put you in an awkward situation because you are losing time trying to come up with the perfect idea.

The solution is to have a publishing calendar and a list of ideas that you've written down and accumulated. Whether you are a new blogger or a company CEO who wants to establish a web presence for their business, having a publishing calendar solves many problems and leads to a content of much higher quality.

For the modern day digital marketer, you can substitute the gig itinerary with the days and dates you want to publish a new article – that’s easy to do you, you can use google calendar for that.

As for the content – I like to use Microsoft OneNote to record all the ideas I get, and over time it builds up a list of article ideas that I’ll never run out of.  

You can use OneNote on your PC, Mobile and Tablet and synchronise so that your new ideas are always available.

Here's the way I like to do it:

Make a Notebook in OneNote for your website or project. I have a notebook for personal reminders like shopping lists and reading lists where I save interesting looking things for browsing time. This is the default notebook where "quick notes" are saved to. If you are out walking the dogs and inspiration strikes, then it's easy to make a quick voice note and remember the idea. Sometimes ideas come at you thick and fast just as you are going to sleep, so it's very useful to make voice notes and not worry that you are going to forget the idea.

Then I have a notebook for each website project I'm working on. When I come across new ideas for content, it all goes on the "to do" list page for that project. Sometimes ideas are big enough to have their own dedicated pages.

Once you get used to recording all your ideas you need to schedule a time to review them and plan which ideas are going to be acted on. I like to do this on a Sunday afternoon and plan out the publishing calendar for the week after next so that I always have a full week of posts in reserve to write and they are timely and compelling. 

If you are stuck for an idea, one great technique I like to use is to schedule time to go over your oldest posts and update them. Giving them fresh links to new content you've produced and updating outdated information is a great way of keeping your site fresh.

Using a combination of OneNote and Google Calendar will give you all the free tools you need to create a great publishing schedule and never be stuck for an idea.

Or like many great songwriters, you could use a pen and paper.

User comments

There are no user comments for this listing.
Already have an account?
Comments

Top Three Website Builders

GoDaddyWeeblyWix
Godaddy is the choice for building very simple websites Choose Weebly for simple websites Wix makes beautiful looking websites
6.9 7.3 7.3
Simple Websites Made With A Drag & Drop Interface. Advanced Drag And Drop Website Builder. No Restrictions On Layout Make Beautiful Websites.
£6.99/pm £8/pm £10.10/pm
GoDaddy v Weebly V Wix Comparison Table
30 Day Trial Free Plan Free Plan
Review Review Review
Website Website Website

Top Three eCommerce Builders

ShopifyEKMLemonstand
Shopify eCommerce software EKM is the choice for anyone building a UK based eCommerce site. Build highly customisable eCommerce websites using lemonstand.
8.0 8.8 8.6
Most Popular eCommerce Solution. A Great Choice For Users Who Want UK Based Support Fully Customisable With Developer Support.
£59.14/pm £49.99/pm £74.11/pm
14 Day Trial 14 Day Trial 14 Day Trial
Review Review Review
Website Website Website

Ways To Contact:

Twitter Photo ID Tony2Want to chat about your next website project or requirements? If you call now you can speak to me directly:

Call 07963 242210 and ask for Tony.

email
twitter
facebook
  icon-contact-Linkedin-1

Search Storebuilder

Category:
Keywords:
Editor Rating:

Thank You For Reading

Please Share

Website Builder Reviews

Now It's Your Turn!

I love hearing what my readers have to say about the products I review here at Storebuilder and I've made it nice and easy for you to leave a comment or a review if you have first hand experience. Don't be shy! - your experiences help other people make an informed decision.

If my website builder reviews have helped you or you think someone else might benefit from them then please share! It's the biggest compliment you can pay and so easy to do.

Why not introduce yourself on Twitter, it's always nice to put a face to a name!

LiveZilla Live Chat Software