55 More Blog Posts I Hope You Write

Recently I saw Chris Brogan’s blog post entitled 100 Blog Topics I Hope YOU Write. It’s a big list of blog posts he’d like to read, with a real focus on Web 2.0 and releated technologies. In his introduction, he writes:

People often ask me how I come up with things to blog about, and I find the question strange, because my problem is the opposite. I have too much to blog about. Why? Because there’s a whole fast revolution rolling through, and right now – today – is our time to make it all work for us.

People ask me the same question occasionally, and I really don’t have a good answer. I don’t have Chris’s problem, but I never have to look very hard for something to write about.

When people ask about the topic of my blog, I sometimes say (with a little fay wave of my hand), “whatever strikes my fancy”. And that’s kind of true. When I started this blog, I made the mistake of writing about everything (excepting the particularly personal), so it’s turned out to be a kind of grab bag.

In any case, I liked Chris’s idea of a list of posts I’d like to read. However, I read enough about bloody Twitter and Flickr and the transformational power of Ajax.

Here are fifty posts I’d like to read that have nothing to do with technology. These aren’t very original. I’ve read many of them elsewhere, and written a few of them myself. Nonetheless, I think they’d make for interesting reading:

  1. The Story of My Most Serious Injury
  2. The Person I Admire Most
  3. This Will Be My Epitaph
  4. Why I Love My Hometown
  5. Why I Hate My Hometown
  6. Why I Was a Childhood Bully
  7. How I Shop
  8. How I Choose to Spend My Money
  9. I Wish I Spent Less Money on This
  10. Why I’m in My Current Job
  11. My Ideal Job
  12. My High School Clique
  13. My Worst Subject in School
  14. If I Had a Super Power
  15. Here’s Where My Opinion Differs From the Majority
  16. Why I Voted the Way I Did in the Last Election
  17. Why I Don’t Vote
  18. The Cause I Really Believe In
  19. Why I Came To Religion
  20. Why I Don’t Believe Anymore
  21. Where I Find Spirituality
  22. My First Kiss
  23. My Worst Kiss
  24. The First Time I Had My Heart Broken
  25. Why I Travel
  26. Why I Don’t Travel
  27. My Philosophy on Raising Children
  28. Why I Chose My University Degree
  29. My Favourite Place on the Planet
  30. My Greatest Sin Against the Environment
  31. Why I Married My Spouse
  32. My Most Hated Movie
  33. The Book That Changed My Life
  34. My Unexpected Mentor
  35. I Couldn’t Live Without This Song
  36. If I Hear This Song Again, Radio Personalities Will Suffer
  37. I Have the Craziest Uncle Ever
  38. Why I Believe in Luck
  39. Why I Don’t Believe in Luck
  40. How I Earned My Worst Karma
  41. Where I Volunteer
  42. Why I Don’t Volunteer
  43. My Favourite Item of Clothing Growing Up
  44. If This Celebrity Knocked On My Door, I’d Run Away With Them
  45. Why I Care About Celebrities
  46. Why I Love This Sport
  47. Why I Hate Sports
  48. When I’m at My Most Self-Indulgent
  49. How To Be Selfless
  50. My Childhood Dreams, and How I’ve Fulfilled Them
  51. How I Learned Patience
  52. How My Hard Work Paid Off
  53. I’ve Never Been More Surprised in My Life
  54. What Scares the Shit Out of Me
  55. The Only Thing I Can Teach You

62 comments

  1. Good ideas! So often we blog about what’s happening right now, and forget to tell stories from the past, or stop and give an overview of something.

  2. Those are excellent ideas. Most bloggers, and most blog readers, aren’t techies; your topics are universal to the human condition.

    Not that I’m answering them. I’m way too lazy.

  3. Here via Raincoaster.

    This is an excellent list. I do find myself in need of blog topics every so often, so I’ll bookmark this list and refer to it when that time comes around again.

  4. Way better than Brogan’s 100. Simple and to the point, which is easier for newbies like myself. Nice thoughts!

  5. this is so good, pls keep it up
    i must of the time cant figure out what to write about, your topics are inspiring thank you

  6. Wow, what a great list! I found quite a few that I want to use for my blog. I already used the superpower idea. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Just what I was looking for. I know this post is a few years old, but this blog will now be the source of inspiration when I have nothing else to write about. Thanks!

  8. I don’t know If I said it already but …Hey good stuff…keep up the good work! 🙂 I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks,)

    A definite great read….

  9. Dear Barefoot,
    I started my blog and posted some topics and then I found myself not contributing anymore. The solution brought me to your 55 topics and I felt that I could write on each one of them. They are topics anyone can relate to. They touched my heart and gave me hope. Changed my perspection that most blogs have to be intellectually stimulating or technical or whatever. Thanks for the great post. You brought the creative juice back to my writing.

  10. Thanks for this post, I checked out “100 blog posts I hope you write” and a lot of them didn’t fit in with the theme of my blog, Confessions of a Student.

    This list is perfect for me to begin my blogging career with some great topics, thanks a bunch.

  11. WOW. as stated above great list!. I write way to often about my mudaine hatred towards things around me ( Millions of peaches) This was a great way for me to put a positive spin (sort of) on the things i like writing about

  12. Superb list! I picked up few to write! When there is a block to blog, your topics help me! Good thoughts!

  13. I’ve been blogging for years however recently deleted all my old blogs and started a new page, for which I am actually going to write a blog on each of the 55 topics listed above! Good work!

  14. I like this blog, I never seen this before I created my topics from previous days, and now I see that it’s almost same as I am writing about almost everyday. I am also writing topics which happens to me or just happen. It’s better to write something original, from own experiences and something happens in life, because it seems interesting for the readers, and at the same time you can provide better info, or additional details in case that the readers ask question regarding the topic. Anyway, thank you.

    http://www.anickaworld.com/

    Thanks,
    Anicka

  15. On my blog, My New Transitions, is about my soon-to-be college life. I have been wondering what to right about for awhile.

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