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42 Ideas for Blogs About Writing

ideas for blogs about writingHere are 42 ideas for blogs about writing. Why 42? Do you remember either the book or the BBC broadcast of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams?

I won’t be spoiling things too much if I remind you that 42 is the answer to everything, including love, life and the universe. I miss Adams on the planet. So this is sort of a tribute, but not nearly as funny. But then it wasn’t meant to be.

These are titles, or writing prompts or ideas for blogs about writing. Who know, however. You might find a few that spark ideas in other directions.

  1. What’s on your desk?
  2. Where do you write?
  3. What do you use to write? Desk top? Laptop? Pen and Paper? Something else?
  4. Fiction or Non? Or both?
  5. What about Poetry

  1. Your online reputation
  2. Who inspires you?
  3. What inspires you?
  4. Where do you go for inspiration?
  5. Where do you get your ideas?
  6. How do you get started writing?
  7. How did you get started writing?
  8. What keeps you writing?
  9. A day in your life as a writer
  10. How did you make the break from part time to full time writing?
  11. What was your first published piece about and how did it come to be?
  12. What was your first paid piece and how did that happen?
  13. What do you tell people who say “Oh wow! You’re a writer!”
  14. When did you first think you might like to be a writer?
  15. When did you get serious about becoming or being a writer?
  16. What do you wish someone had told you about writing before you started?
  17. What would you like to tell new writers?
  18. Why did you start your blog?
  19. Which of your posts do you like the best?
  20. Which of your posts do you consider the most helpful?
  21. Which have been your most popular posts?
  22. How to approach research
  23. What to do when you get stuck on a writing project
  24. What three people, living or dead, would you most like to interview?
  25. How has/does social media impact your writing?
  26. What do you wish you’d already written?
  27. What’s your most important ‘why’ for writing?
  28. What’s your favorite quote about writing?
  29. List your 3 favorite writing blogs and say why you like them?
  30. List 3 blogs you read pretty much daily and tell why you like them?
  31. What software bests supports your writing?
  32. How to find time to write
  33. How to find time to write part time
  34. How much can you write in a day?
  35. How much can you write in a day – day after day?
  36. If you couldn’t be a writer what would you like to do?
  37. What is your favorite book about writing?

There’s something nifty about occasionally making a list like this. It feels like I’ve accomplished something.

A list is a good way to generate ideas for blogs about writing and it’s also a good way to break up any sort of resistance I have to writing. Fortunately, a list can be as long or as short as you want it to be.

What kinds of lists do you like to make?

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  • Was expecting Ideas, got 42 questions. After asking myself those questions, I am thinking I should do something else apart from writing blogs! Thank You for sharing 🙂
    Vivek Vashisht recently posted..Why Azhar is an important film for Emraan HashmiMy Profile

    • Of course, Vivek… each of those questions was designed to spark an idea for a blog post… no clue if you should stop writing blog posts… listen to your gut on that one.

  • I like lists too, but I like making them more than what I actually use them to tick things off!! 🙂 Haha
    Jolene Ejmont recently posted..Responsible Travel: Experiencing Siem Reap Local Life with a Tour that gives back to the Community!My Profile

    • lol… I make lists partly for organization and partly for the pleasure of ticking things off.

  • jorgekafkazar

    I like lists. Especially if they have little boxes to check, giving me a feeling of accomplishment when done. I’ve just wrapped up a project and need to figure out what comes next. Maybe attending to house maintenance or other things I’ve let slide. Taking the kid out to breakfast once a week might be at the top of the list. Earthquake preparedness, too. And so on. Nah, I need to write. I’ll start working on another one-act play.

    • Jorge,for heavens sake do take the kid out to something 😉 You can write a one act play about that.

  • Love this, Anne, thank you. Lots of these work for other arenas, too.
    Charlotte Rains Dixon recently posted..Five on Friday: Glories of Coffee EditionMy Profile

    • Yes, I was struck by the same thought… many work in many areas… Thanks, Charlotte.

  • These were really the good ideas for writing different post. I liked it.
    Thanks for sharing.
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  • Sue Chehrenegar

    I have made a list of 25 situations in which the owner of a website should give serious consideration to native advertising. I am trying to find a blog that would welcome the chance to offer such a list to its readers.

  • I really like your blog write-up which is obviously informative & fantastic…. Keep sharing more… Thanks a lot!!!

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