Are you drawing a blank as to what to blog about once the Grand-kids go back to school?
I’m not yet a Gran, although many of my blogging friends are, and they have had their blogging activities somewhat curtailed this last 6 weeks or so; because of the school holidays and having to look after the Grand-kids.
Quite a few of them have been saying that they have got out of the swing of it, or that they can’t think what to blog about now that they are about to get their days back.
Has this happened to you? Are you experiencing writers block as you near “back to school” time.
It’s annoying isn’t it? I’ve had it a few times, usually when I’ve taken a break for a vacation or had to spend time away for other business reasons. Getting back into the swing of blogging can be a bit of chore.
So I had a chat with a few of my blogger friends to see what we could come up with. There were the usual “what we did during our holiday” topics, but to be honest we thought they were more appropriate for the classroom.
We talked about maybe talking about the “unthoughtabout” problems of being a Grandparent. Having to live your life around the school holidays again, just when you thought you had got through that patch.
We also talked about blogging, about tips or lessons learned over the holidays. What to prepare for the next school holiday, what went well, what was a disaster etc. Other Grandparents would surely love a heads up on this?
And then we talked about seasonal stuff. It’s almost September which means that October is next – and that means Halloween.
Halloween is going to be trending on Twitter, Pinterest and other social media sites and your content needs to be relevant if it’s going to be shown to anyone.
Okay, so you don’t make Halloween costumes, how can you include this holiday in your blog without it being totally off topic?
As a Grandparent you will, no doubt, be involved in making something for the kids for Halloween, it could just be a jack-o-lantern. It could be a ghost costume or just getting some treats together for when the trick or treaters call.
You can share what you do with other Grandparents (or parents for that matter). Share how you did it with others. I for one am not at all creative and would love some simple step by step (picture or video) instructions to follow for how to create a costume or make a lantern.
Put a picture of your lantern on a pin with instructions of how you made it and hey presto, you are relevant. Your pin will be in the trending topic section of Pinterest and your reach won’t decline too much over this period of time.
While you’re at it, create a Pinterest board called Halloween and add a load of ideas, tips and hints to it. This way your profile is also relevant and wont lose traction over this period. You can always make it secret before, and after, Halloween.
I hope these little ideas have helped and that you get back to blogging as soon as possible.
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That’s it from me for now, I’ll be back in a few days with some more ideas for how to get in on the Halloween trend, but for now start thinking about your content for when the Grand-kids go back to school.
Bye for now 🙂
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