A Thought Experiment for Better Blog Ideas

Out of ideas for blog posts? Drifting into boring or repetitive territory? Here’s an idea.

Pick a few of your good friends, the kind who get your jokes and like what you like and get embroiled in long late-night conversations/debates/frank exchanges of views with you. If you don’t have friends like this, make a few up.

Now write those friends a note that says something like:

Hey guys,

I just found a new blog that you’re going to love. Seriously. Look at the kinds of things they put up.


Plus they’ve got a thing on ______ and a bunch of stuff on ______ and _______. It’s totally going to make you <fill in a desirable reaction, e.g. think, laugh, see Firefly in a whole new light>.

Seriously. Go read it now.

Yours in haste,
Me

Except fill in the blanks. Those are probably the kind of things you should be writing about.

Cheers!
—Ben

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