Suggested topics for posts

When you consider writing a post on Hive, does it sometimes feel like you're standing in a barren landscape, with nothing about which to write? Is your mind blank, and it seems like there is nothing interesting around you? Does it seem like you are standing in the middle of a desert with nothing but sand dunes all around you, no trees, no animals, no oasis?


photo by Elijah Hiett on Unsplash.com, editing by me

The syndrome called "Writer's Block" can happen to most of us at any time, based on how we feel both on our mental level as well as our physical self. It can last for minutes, hours, days, or even weeks, depending on circumstances. The trick is finding something to break that mood and get our creative juices flowing again.

Sometimes, a mere change-of-scenery will help. If one has been indoors for a while, taking a walk outside can alter one's mindset with scenes from nature or activity on the sidewalk of a busy town. Taking a few photos with one's cellphone or camera will necessitate that we pause and focus attention on a particular scene, flower, trinket, or person. All those things might trigger emotions, thoughts, or memories about which we can write.

I've seen many people come onto the blockchain and start writing about nothing but crypto, investing, and intricacies of the blockchain world. That's fine, if it's where your passions truly lie, but would become very boring if all of us amateur crypto enthusiasts did that. It's more helpful, I think, to hear what experts have to say, not other amateurs who are merely guessing about where all of this is headed. If you're doing what you think is expected rather than what your passions dictate, then it is forced, artificial, and will become evident in your work's quality.

As for my own personal blog, I write about flowers I have seen, about silver I have collected, about the barns I photograph for my Old Barn Project, about food, cats, spiders, poetry, women's issues, everyday life, and the many crystals, stones, and fossils in my collection. I will never live long enough to blog about all the things that are rattling around in my head because I blog my passions and things that I feel are important to me and perhaps others, too.

So, look around you. Find what peaks your interest, what catches your attention, or what you already know without having to research it. Write about that, and you'll never run out of topics! If nothing else, tell us what you did today, some story of an event that happened and why it was significant or interesting.

A couple years ago when someone in Discord complained that they could think of nothing to write in their blog, I wrote a list of suggestions for them. It was so well-received that I saved the list and have given it to many others since then. It might be good to bookmark this list so you have it handy if Writer's Block should strike you someday!

CONSIDER WRITING ABOUT:
● your hobbies. Tell us what you do, & why.
● your job, or the favorite job you once had, or what job you want.
● a guided-tour of your town, or the countryside near where you live. Show us some photos and tell us where you would take visitors.
● a challenge you overcame and how you persevered.
● favorite restaurant, food, book/author, movie, TV-show? And why?
● favorite childhood memories.
● favorite holiday. Why is it your favorite?
● favorite kind of music. What musicians do you like?
● something crazy that once happened which turned-out okay.
● do you live in the area where you were born?
–If yes, why did you stay?
–If no, what prompted you to move away?
● Show us your house or apartment. How long have you lived there?
● what vehicle would you purchase, if money were no obstacle? And why that one?
● what sports you like. Are you a participant or a spectator? Why do you like it?
● who or what brought you to the blockchain.

Members of TheTerminal Discord server (link below) can quickly see this list anytime with the →.. topics← command. It is also pinned in our #general chat room.

٠ H a p p y ٠ B l o g g i n g! ٠

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08-Jul-2021



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Also start a contest!!

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Great idea! I was thinking to start one myself, I like graffiti and I see there's one for street art photos already so I was thinking to do one where I give out a word and people have to create a sort of graffiti or make a nice lettering out of it.

I'll check in the terminal at some point if it could be a good idea and see what people think about it!

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Well I am I for sure! Tagme and ill find something

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Super! Thanks, when I'll talk about it in the terminal I'll definitely tag you! 😎

And if the idea will be liked and the contest will go through I'll also tag you in the main post!
And I can do that for all the people interested, I know how easy is to let things slip and forget about stuff and a simple tag is a great way to remember people and keep them engaged!

Thanks for your support! 🤩

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Bang, I did it again... I just rehived your post!
Week 64 of my contest just started...you can now check the winners of the previous week!
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Thanks for this post Kitty!

This goes straight to my bookmarks and I'll be checking it when out of ideas! 😎

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Often I think people are just too lazy and greedy to write something different. They think they have a successful formula and a group of regular upvoters for their post, so they don't bother to write anything else. It gets so boring when I see the same type of posts from people over and over again.

Writing different topic not only stretches yourself, you can also reach different audience, don't know why people can't get their head around that

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Excelentes tips!!😃 Yo no podría ser monotemática, por eso mi blog es variado y solamente escribo sobre lo que me gusta, cada estilo tiene sus seguidores.

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I really needed to read this post. Thank you for all of these ideas. Sometimes we limit ourselves when it comes to our own creativity so this was a very refreshing thing to read. Whenever I am stuck on post ideas, I love participating in contests.

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Oh I had my fair share ! But when blogging about your passions indeed than the smallest thing can be a blog. The topic list in discord is great and looking at other blogs that is a possibility aswell to get inspired

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Nice to have come to this community by chance. I have a couple of ideas to post in this community. I will begin with my house :)

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Very helpful list for thought! 🙀🌷🌺🙏

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Sometimes I get my post ideas from the comments I read.

Last month I read a comment with a phrase which stuck with me through the day. That night I made a post based on that comment. When I saw how well-received that post was, it occurred to me to begin a series based on it. And all that is due to a few words I saw in a comment.

The other day I was going to comment on a post and then I saw how long the comment was. Fearing a downvote due to comment length, I turned that comment into its own post.

It's just another way to get the mental gears in motion instead of grinding.

Much of my writing is crypto-related, but the principle can apply to any topic.


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