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Blog Topics - Getting Past the Blank Page

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My talk at WordCamp Miami - where I shared insights on writing.

Blog Topics - Getting Past the Blank Page

  1. 1. CHRISLEMA BLOG TOPICS HowToGetPast TheBlankPage
  2. 2. CHRISLEMA Thelieswe believecause common mistakes
  3. 3. CHRISLEMA Mistake #1 Weonlyblog whenwe feelinspired.
  4. 4. CHRISLEMA Mistake #2 Weletour insecurities holdusback.
  5. 5. CHRISLEMA Mistake #3 Weonlyblog whenwehave anewinsight.
  6. 6. CHRISLEMA Wesimplyneed tolearntotell goodstories
  7. 7. CHRISLEMA Composition Rhetoric Allegory Perspective
  8. 8. CHRISLEMA Composition Rhetoric Allegory Perspective
  9. 9. CHRISLEMA We are all great storytellers already!
  10. 10. CHRISLEMA POINT CONTEXT START THINKING
  11. 11. CHRISLEMA POINT CONTEXT START TELLING
  12. 12. CHRISLEMA “But I don’t have any interesting stories.”
  13. 13. CHRISLEMA Mistake #4 Wewillonly blogwhenwe areinteresting.
  14. 14. CHRISLEMA Youdon’tneedto beinteresting, inspired, insightful,orfree frominsecurities toblog.
  15. 15. CHRISLEMA Whatyouneed isaframework forcoming upwith blogtopics.
  16. 16. CHRISLEMA Source Story Lesson Audience Point What did you see? What’s the story? What’s the point? How do I shape it? What should they do?
  17. 17. CHRISLEMA Whatisastory source? WheredoIfind them?
  18. 18. CHRISLEMA FACEBOOK
  19. 19. CHRISLEMA INSTAGRAM
  20. 20. CHRISLEMA TWITTER
  21. 21. CHRISLEMA LINKEDIN
  22. 22. CHRISLEMA EVENTS
  23. 23. CHRISLEMA STORYCORPS
  24. 24. CHRISLEMA LIFE
  25. 25. CHRISLEMA Onceyou developan audience, theybecomea sourcetoo!
  26. 26. CHRISLEMA AUDIENCE ?s PAIN SOURCE
  27. 27. CHRISLEMA Developing an audience takes time.
  28. 28. CHRISLEMA Mistake #5 Wequittoo soonbecause ofimpatience.
  29. 29. CHRISLEMA Itonlylooks easyafter you’vedone itafewhundred times. It’shardwork!
  30. 30. CHRISLEMA CHRISLEMA CrowdFavorite chrislema.com @chrislema

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