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May 24, 2016 at 7:25 pm

It’s recently been mentioned that how-to posts fare much better than personal diaries. Recipes and product reviews also seem to do better than posts of a more abstract nature.

But how does a web writer decide what to write about, especially when there is already a sea swimming with reviews, recipes, and DIY content?

Where do you draw your inspiration? Do you tend to follow trends or aim to write evergreen content? Are you inspired by real life events, by what others are writing, or by something completely different?

May 24, 2016 at 7:38 pm

Not really sure about my own thought process.

When I face a problem, such as clearing the choked kitchen pipe, ants problem, money problem, computer problem, i will search online for solutions, and then I will think about writing it.

It will serve as a memory aid, though I do not always write about the things I have learnt.

I figure if I need to go online to search for solutions, so would a million others.

May 24, 2016 at 8:28 pm

I write about the things that are interesting to me and I write things I do.

May 25, 2016 at 2:23 am

@scheng1 I think that’s exactly it: if you need to look online, many others will too. This is a good reason to write about any subject, if it interests us enough to create a post on the subject 🙂

@rapidblue I think this is the best approach. When we try to write about a topic simply because it is trending, for example, it’s harder to produce an interesting text. This is why I sometimes prefer to play around on a social writing site or to post on my own blog, when I could earn more doing work for hire.