It never fails, I start a new blog or open a pristine blank journal and I have no idea what to write. Sometimes starting out can be paralysing to me. The thought that my first post or page needs to be perfect. I need to add those wise words, something philosophical or witty, and the possibilities are endless. With an endless supply of possibilities, narrowing it down to just one can be extremely overwhelming leading to inaction. Well, it does for me at least.
Over the years I’ve collected some first page prompts for my journaling and many of them translate well into blogging. Here’s a collection of some of the first post or first page prompts I’ve picked up.
- Write about your intentions for the blog or journal.
- Write about your first memory.
- Write a list of your firsts and include this blog or journal on the list.
- Tell the story of your first love.
- Record your personal goals for the next month.
- Write about yourself. Introduce yourself.
- Collect a list of questions about your blog niche or just about you and answer them.
- Write a list of your favorite blogs or authors, or those that have inspired your work.
- Write about a news story that came out today and relate it to your blog.
- List out the things you’re grateful for, then revisit it in a year and see if the list has changed.
- Pick out your favorite quote and write about it.
- Explain where you got the idea for your blog name (or journal name if you name your journals).
- Share your favorite photographs and talk about them.
- Write about your first day of school, either elementary, high school or college.
- Talk about your life philosophy or passion.
- Introduce your social media channels.
For even more writing ideas, check out my list of 100 ways to find inspiration for awesome blog topics.