10 Topic Ideas For Your Next Article
The sun sets on another long day. You are sitting at your computer looking at a blank screen. A chill runs up your spine. You glance down at your computer’s time. You see the time; fear sweeps over you. Your deadline is fast approaching, and you have nothing to write about; what are you going to do?
I know what you are feeling. Many times, I have stared at the computer screen unable to think of anything to write. But something always pops into my head, and I make my deadline. So, here I am, offering you advice on topic ideas. Are you ready?
1. Write What You Know
Start by writing what you know and go from there. Write about your passions and your experiences. You may connect with others who like the same things as you do or have similar experiences. You can write about your ‘firsts,’ like first time left alone, first breakup, first kiss, first death. You can write about an event you went to and what happened while you were there.
2. Internet Search
Why not do an internet search for weird stuff and write what you find. The internet is full of them. Unknown species of animals or animals thought to be extinct. Weird land formations, bizarre clothing styles and unusual holidays.
Are you knowledgeable in any particular area? Do you know any Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects? Do you know of any quick fixes? Why not share them with the world? You can use your experience in your field(s) and offer advice to those who seek it. You can provide information on how to save money, clip coupons, make your own clothes, gardening, or cooking.
Are you a list person? Why not put that passion to good use? You can create a bucket list, a reading list, movie list, television list, music list, and lists about lists. You can combine your advice, internet search and what you know into a list.
5. Open letters
I have seen many articles that are ‘open letter’ articles. The articles are to ex-lovers, current lovers, parents, sons, daughters, friends, to a younger self or older self, and even pets. You can write an open letter to anyone, even to someone who has inspired you, dead or alive.
Many people write about health issues. The articles I have seen range from taking care of your skin to taking care of your mind. I have written articles on my mental health state, and I am not alone. So, you can write about your health issues or health issues that mean something to you.
Have you read a book, seen a movie or the latest Walking Dead episode? Write a review about it. What you like about it or didn’t like about it. What would you have done differently, if you wrote the book or directed the movie? What emotions went through you while you were reading the book, or watching the television show?
Interview somebody. Interview the people around you or local celebrities. Reach out to the internet celebrities and see if you can interview them. Heck, interview yourself, I did.
9. Creative Writing
Get creative and write a short story or a story series. Write a poem or a micro-fiction story. Take a picture and write a short story and encourage your readers to write their own short story to the picture in the comments section.
Share your recipes with your readers. Use a special holiday to share your favorite cake or pie recipes. Share your baking and cooking experiences with your readers. Share your alternative recipes. Everyone loves to discover something new to try.
Article ideas are endless. There are many things to write about, but our brain likes to take a nap occasionally; so, we must slap it awake. Having writer’s block is no fun. So, I hope I could help you out with a few ideas. What are your article ideas?