So you have a blog. I bet you are wondering what do I share on my blog?
It is like a muscle, the more you exercise it the more it will get better.
You will share the information you do, see and experience everyday. That is the information that will help people. This is also what you know and this is what you will share.
You will share everything.
Well, almost everything. You will begin to see that most interactions can be related and valuable for your audience.
Here are some examples how to start to look at your everyday activities and turn them into meaningful information for your audience. Below are 39 idea starters.
- An email from a colleague that is upset about X and …
- A teaching moment observed by peers at an SLT meeting
- Why the information in the reports, not the reports, have a ripple effect on decisions in the company planning and the impact of not being accurate and on time
- Your take on an industry meeting topic that you attended last night
- Your recommendation on a new approach the company should use and why
- How your son’s baseball coach missed a valuable lesson
- Why going to the gym before work every day allows you to have a productive day
- What it means when your daughter being late for her dance practice equates to work ethic or commitment or parenting or ???
- Your philosophy on meetings – to have or not to have
- Why you are modifying one of your top 7 approaches your leadership lessons
- How your afternoon walk re-energizes you
- When the best time to do x is
- How to handle rejection on a conference call or publicly
- How working with your global team taught you x
- Why you take time to meet with each of your direct reports 50 minutes a week
- The 5 benefits your direct reports have when meeting with each team member 30 minutes a week
- Why I answered this salesman’s telephone call
- How blogging has helped my teams profit 2x
- Lessons from being a blogger
- 9 truths about the X industry
- Why my new hobby of yoga taught me X
- How getting out of my office showed me Y
- My weekly lunch and learns have fueled employee engagement
- Why it is important to have leaders of all ages
- What to do with the 30-year employees?
- How corporate internet security starts with all of us and I screwed up
- How work relationships are like a great marriage
- What my spouse taught me about leadership
- Customer service when you least expect it
- What my fishing week taught me about compliance
- I discovered how risk management really works from my 9-year daughter
- How to get strangers to open my emails
- Why building your network is important at any stage in your career
- The 9 truths to successfully build your network
- A great quote from a book you are reading and what it means to you
- 11 leadership principles you learned from Goldilocks and the 3 Bears
- Pictures of a conference you are attending and 7 take-aways that you have learned
- Pictures of you on the weekend to show that you do practice what you preach
- A picture with your team and the new goal achieved!