This blog features book reviews, essay discussions, sample work, articles on linguistics, stories about books in the news, when writers die, advice for writers, information on self-publishing, how to write effectively, book recommendations, website recommendations, personal updates, articles on themes and so on and so forth. Yet I do sometimes, simply, run out of ideas.
I usually have enough content to post 3-4 times per week, sometimes more often than that but inevitably with nothing going on in the world, half way through reading a book, having not written any fiction, with no inspiration from Daily Post, I simply run out of ideas.
I found Portent, a really handy idea generator, Actually, I tell a lie – a client sent it to me and though it hasn’t bee quite useful (yet) for the work I do for him, there is great potential here for blogging ideas. You put in your idea and then click to generate. It gives you a potential title and if you don’t like it, you simply generate another one.
Next time you’re stuck for blogging ideas, give it a go. I’ve had some amusing suggestions already and only a handful that have been useful.