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  1. Sarah
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    I LOVE that post, Rebecca ! Amazing how your mind works 😉 Me, I was sitting there staring at that car, thinking: what the heck could I write about this car LOL. I guess it’s a matter of practice…

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      Sarah, thanks so much for your comment. It brought a huge smile to my face. Maybe my mind just works kind of weird, but I tend to think in analogies, so I see ideas everywhere. Now whether or not they are all good ideas remains to be seen. 😉

      Rebecca

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  2. Tim Bonner
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    Hi Rebecca

    That’s a really useful way of coming up with blog post ideas. I’d never thought of that!

    My niche is blogging and internet marketing. So, I came up with a couple of ideas.

    Trunk (or car boot if you’re from the UK like me)

    Release your killer blog posts with these 5 tips

    Driver’s Seat

    How to drive your blog forward and not get stuck in a jam

    I’m definitely going to take this forward in my blog posts. It really helps with the thought process.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Tim

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      Tim, those are some awesome ideas. Thanks for sharing them! I’ll really look forward to hearing about what you come up with in the future, and hopefully reading about them on your blog! 🙂

      Rebecca

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  3. Isaac A Wardell
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    Great ideas Rebecca, when I first started producing videos and blogs I just started documenting what I did on a daily biases and before I knew it I had a lot of content. Of course that would lead to other things that I thought of that I could then produce as content.

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      Isaac, documenting things is a great idea for creating content. When you think about it, we all do things every day that other people could learn from. If we’re on the computer a lot, one thing we can do is to create screencasts as we do certain tasks. This is something I’m trying to get a bit more into as they seem to be a great way to teach. But I agree that documenting in general and then writing about it is a great way to generate ideas for content.

      Thanks for everything,
      Rebecca

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      • Isaac A Wardell
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        Yup, screencast are great…hence my videos 🙂

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        • Rebecca Livermore
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          And your videos are very helpful, Isaac! I learn a ton from them, and I know others do as well. What other types of videos have you found fairly easy to produce? Video is my weak spot, for sure, but an area that I want to grow in.

          Hope your weekend is off to a great start!

          Rebecca

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  4. Ruth Sheahan
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    That’s awesome Rebecca, thanks! And thanks Isaac for sharing it on Facebook!

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      Ruth,

      Thanks so much for stopping by. I’m glad you like the idea. I actually thought of it when my husband and I were driving home on Sunday night, and I was talking about needing to write a blog post when I got home and not knowing what I would write about. A car drove by, and for some reason, that triggered the idea of how anything, even something as mundane as a car, could be used to inspire blog post ideas. 🙂

      Rebecca

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  5. pragati
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    Hello rebecca,
    This is a great post. Have read many posts on this topic by different bloggers, but your approach is unique. I think it boils down to being able to corelate two diverse things such as a car and a blog, and think beyond the obvious.

    This is a must try exercise for me.

    thanks!

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      Thanks, Pragati. I don’t know how I came up with this one — just the strange way my mind works, I suppose! I do tend to see ideas everywhere I look. Even so, sometimes when it is time to blog, I really can’t think of what to write, and need to do something like this to generate ideas.

      I hope you do give this a try. If you do, be sure to let me know how it goes for you!

      Rebecca

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  6. Diane Bianchi
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    What an awesome article, Rebecca! I am about to launch a blog and have been reading lots of articles on how to come up with content. This is one of the most original ideas I’ve seen yet! Thanks!

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      Diane, so glad to have you drop by, and leave me a comment. I’m glad you found this blog post helpful, and I do hope you’ll give it a try. I’ll also look forward to seeing how things go for you as you start blogging. Feel free to ask questions as they come up on your blogging journey.

      Best to you,

      Rebecca

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  7. Trudy Van Buskirk
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    Hi Rebecca. This a great idea. I get ideas all the time for my blog posts but this is a good one. I write posts for boomer women starting a business. I could use the ignition and the gasoline and the title might be “How to Start Your Business and Keep It Moving”. I could start by saying something like “Picture your car. You need an ignition key and fuel not only to start it but to keep it running”.

    To see potential blog post ideas everywhere takes the mindset … and practice to do so 🙂

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      Trudy,

      I like the way you were able to apply the same concept to your niche. You came up with some great ideas there, and I can picture how well the blog posts would turn out. Nicely done!

      Rebecca

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  8. Isaac A Wardell
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    My secrets include having a template (must have!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPBu7t-B7BE

    The other part is just to get your screen captures out there, even if they aren’t perfect (like blogs). I usually only have one run through mine and that is production. If I make a big mistake I just start over vs trying to edit out later. It’s easier and faster. I do some editing only if I have to.

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      Isaac,

      I agree that templates are super helpful. And I also agree with getting screen captures out there even if they aren’t perfect. I haven’t done much video (yet!), but with the audios I do, I seldom do any editing. If I totally bomb when I’m recording, I stop and start over, so it sounds like we’re on the same page with that. The difference would be if I was doing something super long and made a major blunder far into it. But I usually record short things, so it’s not hard to start over.

      Thanks for your comment, Isaac. I appreciate it!

      Rebecca

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  9. Shalu Sharma
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    As far as ideas are concerned, I think reading is perhaps the best way to go. Reading other peoples blog can give you a lot of ideas which you can implement in your own blog. Other than that one must also read completely different things, you never know what ideas can click.

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      Shalu,

      I agree about the importance of reading. Often when I read something in one area (not related to my niche), it still triggers an idea for something for me to blog about. I also find it helpful to use things that bother me as fuel for blog posts. Rather than stewing and feeling annoyed and being drug down, I can use that thing that’s bothering me to my benefit.

      Best,

      Rebecca

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