As online writers we have all had the problem where we have sat and stared at blank screen until we have came up with an idea to write about. Sometimes, a writer may sit there for hours and get sidetracked by going onto Facebook or other social network sites. At the end of the day they may realize that they still have not written that article because they cannot think of a good idea.
The most important thing to remember is that there is always another topic to write about. Even if you think that we have written about everything there is, there is always something else that can branch off of the first idea. For example, lets say you have written an article about spiders. That article may be all about facts of spiders including where they live, what they like to eat, the variety of spiders and how long their life span is. For your next article, you can provide step by step instructions about how to get rid of spiders in a home. After that article has been completed, and since there are so many different types of spiders, one can write a detailed description about each kind. If you are ever out of ideas, look at your latest articles and try to branch ideas off of that.
Another way to think of something to write about when you are out of ideas is to look around your home. Simple staring at an object may get your mind rolling. Sitting on your couch staring out the window may cause you to look at an apple tree. You will most likely then get a great idea about how to grow an apple tree writing step by step instructions.
Taking a small notebook and a pen with you wherever you go is a wonderful idea. An idea may pop into your head when you are on the go and you may not remember what it was when you want to sit down and write about it. You may want to keep a notebook in your car and in your purse.
The best thing to write about is a topic you are experienced in. This means, that if you are a carpenter you are going to be very knowledgeable in building things. You could write hundreds of detailed articles about how to build various things. The average person is not going to know this and may be looking for your article to read. The same goes for any other job. Even if you are a stay at home mom, there may be tricks and tips you know about how to heal diaper rash or how to get a stain out of the carpet.
Writing online is a great opportunity for you and your family. Thinking of something to write about is usually the hardest part for most people. Writing down ideas is a great way to keep yourself motivated.