Wednesday, January 22, 2014

15 Topics for Your Blogging Blues

Feel a blogging slump coming on? Not sure how to get yourself back in the groove? Here are 15 ideas that might help stir some ideas for writing.

  • Your literacy story; how did you become a reader? 
  • Your favorite book as a child, adolescent, young adult
  • Scan your shelves for an especially beautiful cover and spotlight the illustrator
  • Throwback Review! Bring back a review from a previous year of blogging
  • A tour of your bookshelves! In pictures!
  • Dress up your dog like a favorite literary character (Wordless Wednesday?)
  • Re-review a book after some time has passed; how does your memory hold up with time?
  • Discuss your rating system. Do you use one? Why or why not?
  • How do you pick your books? Reviews? Recommendations? 
  • Rave about a favorite literary podcast
  • Discuss how your love of a specific author has grown over time
  • Share your favorite picture book
  • Wallow in our collective nerdiness! How do you catalog your books? Goodreads? BookLikes? Librarything?
  • Share your favorite book news site! Why is it your fave?
  • Spread a little love by shouting out some of your favorite bloggers



What are some of your favorite fall-back topics? 



61 comments:

  1. Awesome! I added some of these to my "ideas" list! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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    1. Great! I hope they come in handy, Kate!

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  2. Awww yeah. I'm bookmarking this son of a monkey. Thanks Andi!

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    1. LOL, I hope they are of use, Katiekins.

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  3. Love this list! I need to print this post!

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    1. Woohoo! I'll do more of these, too. Just gotta let the ideas stew!

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  4. Fantastic list! Pinning this. :)

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  5. Oh girl, how I love this! How I needed this! Thank you, thank you!

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    1. Haha! I had you in mind, lovey.

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  6. Totally putting this post in my back pocket for a rainy day.

    Thanks!

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    1. Right on, Lu! I hope it comes in handy for you.

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  7. This is definitely a keeper! I hope you don't mind that we're alllll going to be stealing your thunder!

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    1. Not at all! My thunder is your thunder. :)

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  8. Great ideas there! When I am stuck I ramble about life or do a meme... I am not creative. :)

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    1. LOL, these pop into my head at random times. I really need to start writing them down.

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  9. These are great ideas, Andi. I also like when bloggers sometimes just write about their lives outside of reading.

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    1. Same here, Lindsey! I really like getting to know the blogger behind the screen. I do my "personally" posts occasionally, but I haven't been too fired up lately, so fewer of those. Except wedding posts. There will be many wedding posts, I'm sure. :)

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  10. nice list! I especially like to read about how bloggers come across the books they're reading, or how they go about fitting reading into their day.

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    1. Thanks! And yes, so do I! Those are great topics that make me feel like I know a blogger better.

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  11. I love your pouty face.

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    1. Haha! Thank you! I can't even remember why I was making it, but it worked out perfectly for this purpose!

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  12. These are fantastic! I just started my book blog, and I love so many of these ideas! :)

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    1. Awesome, Monica! I hadn't realized you'd started a blog! I'll add you to my Feedly. :)

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  13. Great post - I'll be using some of these because I feel like all I do is reviews!

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! I have these random "discussion" topics pop into my head all the time, so I'll do some more of these posts in the future.

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  14. Ha! Perfect timing! I just finished rambling about my own blogging blues! Thanks for the great tips!

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  15. Ummm...I'm going to use on elf these this week! Middlesex is killing me...story's not bad, just slow moving.

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  16. I might have to steal the bookshelf tour idea. I think shelves say a lot about a person...

    Love this list.

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    1. I agree, Rory. And I'm a total creeper, so I feel like I'm getting a sneak peek into someone's world. :)

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  17. That is the cutest pic of you! I'm actually just the opposite. I walk around with blog posts in my head, and in my drafts folder, and don't get them written up for the blog.

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    1. Thank you, Nan! I do the same thing sometime. I really need to at least start writing them down.

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  18. I’m bookmarking this page to keep FOREVER because so many of these ideas can be used more than once. Plus, I need it right now (not because I have the blues, but because school is cutting into my reading time!)

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  19. These are all great topics! I've been meaning to do a tour of my bookshelves... one of these days when my studio is not a mess! haha...

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  20. Thanks Andi for all of the great blogging ideas! Boy do I need them. I often don't have the time to think of other ideas besides reviews and prize winners . Work always seems to be getting in the way. Blasted teaching! I'm still doing reports and I've just been landed with 2 more recently! Look out for me blogging on a few of those! :)

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  21. Thank you Andi!!
    I will come back to this post whenever I need it :D

    Now we need another post about organizing yourself :P

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  22. This is a really good list, Andi! Bookmarked!!! :D

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    1. Thank you for linking to this week's Spread the Love Linky Party! I also pinned your post! :D

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  23. This is so helpful! Thanks for an encouraging list of topics to spark ideas!

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  24. This is a wonderful list of ideas! Although no public tour of my bookshelves is happening any time soon. ;)

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  25. GREAT list!!! I'm bookmarking this one for later!!

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  26. This is /just/ what I need right now, I'm about to hit the six month mark and I'm sick of writing thoughtful reviews. :)

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  27. I didn't have any fallbacks but have tried to slog through. Now I have these great ideas from you!

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  28. Printing this out for future reference! Thanks for the suggestions, Andi. You're awesome!

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  29. This is so helpful... I just saved this list and am sure I will turn to it more than once!!

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  30. I love the idea of Wordless Wednesdays!!! :) although I don't have a dog, and I have yet to start my endless stack of books, I will defo try to incorporate it into my blog! :) Thanks a mil :) x

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  31. Thanks for this post! You've given me some great ideas!

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  32. A good list! I will bookmark this.Thank you!

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  33. Thanks for sharing! I'm certainly going to use these items in future posts ;)

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  34. You inspire me!I need to move beyond just book reviews and these are great ideas!

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  35. Stumbled upon this looking for blogging ideas, and just wanted to let you know how much it has helped me! Thanks!

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  36. Ah, the picture book idea is so great. I'm going to have to bookmark this so I don't forget. Love this.

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  37. Bookmarking this for later!

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  38. Bookmarking this - thank you for ideas :)

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