When in Doubt, Ask Your Readers!

postitsSo between being sick, work piling up at school and the uncanny ability of the social media community to cover so many great topics, I’ve found it to be increasingly difficult to come up with creative content for this blog.  I could write a hundred posts about cliche social media discussions but it just seems pointless when they’ve already been covered (very well) by other bloggers.

Swooping in to save the day is none other than Darren Rowse of Problogger with a post providing 7 Ways to Keep Fresh Content Flowing On Your Blog.  Darren provides some great advice on coming up with creative blog posts during those times that every blogger faces at some point.  The one suggestion that I really loved was to involve your readers.  He writes, “stuck for a topic to write about? Ask your readers to ask questions. A post inviting reader questions can draw out some great ideas to write about.”

It makes sense.  I mean when it comes down to it, I am writing this blog to provide value to my readers. I come up with ideas that I think would be of value to you, but if you already know what information you want, why not let you choose the topics?

So that is what I’m doing.  I’m calling out to you, my readers to leave a comment or send an email (dspinks5@gmail.com) with questions that you are interested in having me answer.  Anything dealing with social media, marketing, PR, college, or anything else on which you think I’d be able to provide insight.  I promise I will do my best to address any questions you have to the best of my ability and if I can’t, I will bring in someone who can.

7 thoughts on “When in Doubt, Ask Your Readers!

  1. Hey David,
    Whats your insights on career blogging? I have my own personal insights on the subject and think its a great way to establish yourself. I applied for an internship this summer and added my blog on my resume.

    1. Interesting thought Tony. Thanks for the help! Do you mean using blogging to help your career or blogging about your career experiences? I think either one would be a good topic for discussion.

  2. How to “find” your audience. If you are not selling anything, but providing a service to a “niche” market that is covered by others on a larger scale? Specifically, I run a web site that rates and reviews restaurants around college campuses, and still trying to “get noticed” Any suggestions are greatly appreciated

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