We would all like to just sit down and write whatever we want to write. Some of us are lucky enough to be able to do that while others need for their writing to earn an income to pay bills with. If you are trying to earn an income, then you have to think about writing topics to get more page views. It can still be fun to write and you can still write about things you enjoy.
What News Topics Are Trending?
Do you read a lot of news or watch the news on television? You don’t necessarily have to write a news article to get people interested in what you wrote. Take for instance, all of the Creepy Clown sightings going on around the US. I read all I can about it, just to keep track of what is going on. I did write a few newsy type articles about it on another site and did well in views.
I didn’t think Blog Bourne was a good place for news just yet, but I still wrote a post about the clowns. For Blog Bourne, I wrote The Creepy Clown Conspiracy as an opinion piece and expressed my thoughts and views on the clowns.
I made sure to use the words “creepy clowns” because those are the same keywords that news articles were using. By typing “creepy clown” in a search engine, my article was found right along with the news articles. To date my clown post has reached nearly 700 views right here on Blog Bourne.
Writing is Like Selling a Product
You can’t sell something people do not want to buy. Writing is the same principle. When you are thinking about topics, you have to ask yourself, “Will people want to read this?” Will anyone be searching for the information or topic you just wrote about? Has a friend recently asked you, “Hey, do you know how to (You fill in the blank)?”
If they have, then someone wants to know something that you know about. Write it down in a post and publish it. Right now, people are very worried about a hurricane. It’s big news. Do you know anything about hurricanes? How to prepare, how to survive, when to evacuate? Perhaps you would never move to an area that has hurricanes. Why?
Does your area have other natural disaster threats? The news is talking about another large earthquake possibly hitting California soon. Have you ever been in an earthquake? Write an opinion piece about earthquakes, or ideas for surviving an earthquake.
Attract Readers That Will Come Back
When you write about things that readers find interesting or they like your style, they will follow you and come back to your page, just to see what else you have written. Your goal as a writer is to attract these readers by giving them well written interesting content to read. Is it more work than just sitting down and writing whatever you want? Sure it is, but a job worth doing is worth doing well. Don’t you agree?