Writing For The Web: Where To Get Article Ideas

Written by Richard Lowe

A friend and I were talkingrepparttar other day about writing. He liked to write, but even so his biggest problem was finding things to write about. My friend was astounded atrepparttar 129789 volume of writing that I do - at least one article and something as many as six, per day. Where do I get all ofrepparttar 129790 ideas from?

I, in turn, was astonished myself. Why on earth would anyone have any trouble finding things to write about? In fact, my main problem has been I have so much to write about that I often find myself locked in a silent battle over which subject should be put on paper first.

People find it even more amazing when I tell them I try very hard to only write about positive events and provide helpful articles. Only rarely will you find any of my writings containing criticism, complaints or, worst of all, whining. Occasionally I will write an article which recommends against purchasing a product, seeing a movie, reading a book or visiting a web site, but these arerepparttar 129791 exception.

The world is a huge, amazing, wondrous place. Things are going on around us all ofrepparttar 129792 time. There is so much good to see and do all overrepparttar 129793 planet, so very many wonderful things going on all overrepparttar 129794 place, that it's easy to find something to communicate about if only you open your eyes and look.

One of my passions isrepparttar 129795 internet. I've written over 1,000 articles about all aspects of this massive communication medium. Much of this is taken from my 23 years of experience inrepparttar 129796 computer field, andrepparttar 129797 rest is from research, reading and, most of all, questions from other people.

Although much of my writing is aboutrepparttar 129798 internet, I also find time to communicate about many other subjects as well. These include relationships (marriage and romance), raising children, building a career, handling office politics, current events, hobbies and history. I have yet to find a subject which I don't have something useful to contribute to other people.

How do I find so much to write about? Let me tell you some ofrepparttar 129799 ways: Many of my article ideas some from real life - For example, I have a long and happy marriage, so I like to write articles which help people with their relationships. I've also worked hard most of my life, as have most people, building a career, which is another area where I enjoy passing along tips to help others.

Question and answer sites - Sites like askme.com and askjeeves.com are perfect places to visit once in a while looking for ideas for articles. I visit and just scanrepparttar 129800 questions (and there are thousands of them), looking for anything which looks interesting. When I find something, I write an article.


Written by Shery Ma Belle Arrieta

The stories and articles you can write about are only limited by your imagination, ingenuity and persistence. And your ability to dig deep into and write well about a potentially good story or article can make you a published writer.

You can write about many things and here are a few of them:

YOUR LIFE! No two people on earth have hadrepparttar exact experiences. Each of us goes through life and experience things which are unique only to ourselves. Your life experiences are fodder for good personal experience articles. To start writing this type of article, brainstorm about unusual, unique, scary or even dangerous events you have experienced. From your list, think of an angle or an interesting way you can present your experience.

I'LL TEACH YOU HOW TO! Do you have a special talent, skill or knowledge? Why not write instructional articles based on those? This type of articles are commonly known as how-to articles and are regularly published in magazines because of their popularity to readers. How-to articles are usually written in a step-by-step manner, using bullet or number lists.

PROFILES! Personality profiles or sketches feature subjects who are more or less famous people -- celebrities, sports heroes, politicians, or someone who is recognized in his/her field. For profile articles, look within your community (town, city, state, region) and see if you can find and interview local celebrities. Usually, profiles are inrepparttar 129786 form of Q&A so you only need to come up with interesting questions for your subject. You can then submit your profile article to your community paper or regional paper.

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