compelling contentMay is almost over and the slow transition from spring to summer is almost inevitable in some places.

This early, I am already conjuring up images of a grand vacation in an island paradise somewhere, probably sipping a cold fruit shake topped with a cherry and decorated with an umbrella, listening to the rush of the waves.

And I ask myself:

If I Get Too Engrossed With
Vacation, How Will I Be Able
To Write Compelling Content?

 

 

Maybe I should just write about my vacation and enjoy reading the envious comments of my readers and followers. (Not a bad idea, huh?) Although, there’s also the thought of lugging around my laptop computer to my summer getaway wearing a straw hat, shorts, and sandals that could really mar the idea.

Tapping away in my computer, I finally landed in Copyblogger’s site and found this gem of a blogpost that gave me a lot of exciting ideas!

21 Ways to Create Compelling Content When You Don’t Have a Clue

Feeling brazen because of the prospect of really enjoying a summer break, I find this to be the most interesting topic of all the 21 ways mentioned in the post: stealing content!

Of course, it’s not really stealing in the truest sense of the word. In the words of this Copyblogger article author, Danny Iny, it’s just “borrowing with the author’s blessing.”

So, here’s a peek on what I am envisioning to be doing in the coming months in coming up with compelling content as per Copyblogger’s tips:

  • Curate content.
  • Ask friends for content ideas.
  • Ask my audience for content ideas.
  • Do an interview.
  • Solicit guest posts.

So far, I’ve had two amazing guest posts in my site and I am already eyeing my third!

And to end this post, I am asking my audience:

What Do You Want Me
To Write About?

 
Looking forward to your compelling content ideas!

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To Your Success,

Elmar Sandyck
Elmar Sandyck

7 thoughts on “Compelling Content Ideas While On Vacation

  1. Hi Jayne,

    Hahaha You always have this ability to lift me to high spirits!

    Hey, thanks for thinking about compelling content ideas for me. I can’t wait to find out what you can come up with. Would surely be a great accompaniment to my lounging at the pool. 🙂

    To our grand vacation! Cheers!

    Take care,
    Elmar

  2. Hi Ilka,

    Definitely, it’s worth checking out the article. I have learned a lot and I intend to follow some to the letter. Beats thinking too much about what to write! I could totally relate to your predicament re: distractions. The idea of a vacation is already distracting me! 🙂

    Perhaps I should write something about distractions that come in the form of yard work or grand vacations. Regardless, it’s still a distraction! hahaha

    Thanks for dropping by!

    Take care,
    Elmar

  3. Hi Elmar,

    Well as we encroach on winter down South do I not have an excuse for being idea-less called hibernation? I mean if it works for bears shouldn’t it be acceptable for bloggers too?

    I had actually read the post on Copyblogger before and thought the ideas expressed were very useful.

    Honestly I have to agree with Jayne though it’s hard enough coming up with my own ideas and I am guessing most bloggers would say the same thing. So that brings me to this question – how useful is this strategy then? Ha ha

    Here are some possible vacation oriented ideas you could play around with –

    *Mini vacation ideas for entrepreneurs who can’t take a real/long one
    *Practical ways to take care of business when you’re away on vacation
    *X Places I’d rather be writing a blog post from than here

    Cheers
    Marcus

  4. Hi Marcus,

    Hahaha I believe it’s useful enough of a strategy because I’ve just elicited some brilliant ideas from you! I especially liked the last one and I’m already toying an outline for it. If I can pull it off, you’ll definitely be one of the first persons to know!

    Great reply! Thanks for the help! 🙂

    Take care.
    Elmar

  5. Hello Janet,

    I love Copyblogger! Always a good resource for brilliant ideas. 🙂

    Anyway, thank you so much for taking the time to conjure some interesting topics for me to write about! I truly appreciate it!

    Take care,
    Elmar

  6. I have two months vacation planned in July/August. I will be taking my macbook along. I hope I get some fresh ideas. Did even think about creating a blog on Travel and Photos that I click.

  7. Hello Cheolsu,

    Great idea to take your macbook along, but don’t forget to take time of too!
    Often the best ideas come when you’re not working!
    Point is to write them down as soon as possible then, otherwise you could lose that idea!

    Enjoy your holidays during the months of July & August!

    Elmar

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