1 – November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, American Diabetes Month, Diabetic Eye Disease Month, National Epilepsy Month, National Healthy Skin Month, National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, National Marrow Awareness Month, and Movember. Talk about why one (or more) of these health issues matter.
2 – You’re only a day late to #NaNoWriMo. Why don’t you start writing the book you’ve been thinking about and use your blog to workshop a few pieces.
3 – Daylight Savings ends in November. Do you think there should be daylight savings? How does the time change impact you?
4 – Look up a patent on Google Patents for something that could intrigue your readers. For example, I’d like to know more about how brakes on a roller skate work.
Bonus Tip from Matthew Titus
“Be sure you have analytics set up and are collecting data about your site’s visits. Traffic sources by type, referrer, and even what pages visitors exit your site from can help you better determine what content to write, and how to organize your navigation and/or pages.”
– Matthew Titus, SEOM and Interactive Marketing Strategist at SEOM Solutions, Inc.
5 – November is the month for voting. What ballot issues matter to your business?
6 – Look back on your posts from this year. Find themes. Curate posts on the most popular/relevant themes.
7 – Demonstrate how to use your product.
8 – Sit down with your customer service people to find out what customers ask most often. Turn those questions into posts.
9 – Make a how-to video on blogging using a software like Camtasia Studio.
10 – Write 10 actionable tips that will help your readers do something better.
11 – November 11 is Veterans Day in the US, which coincides with Armistice Day and Remembrance Day in other areas of the world. Look on USA.gov for news that coincides.
12 – Set up an account on StumbleUpon.com. Spend 20 minutes browsing sites that interest you. You WILL find ideas there.
13 – Data-fy your life on TicTrac.com.
14 – Football, football, football. Comment on your favorite team’s performance.
15 – User-generated content is an amazing thing. Ask your visitors to share pictures or quotes or news. Compile those contributions to make one fun post.
16 – For many industries November and December are the busiest. How can you support your customers through the rush?
17 – Take a controversial topic and play devil’s advocate. Talk about the importance of taking a new perspective.
18 – Don’t have time to read all those fascinating articles? Get the Meep app, which will read news to you while you walk, bike, drive, cook, etc. Let journalism inspire you.
19 – Profile your favorite client.
20 – What tools, apps, and websites do you rely on to do your job? I talk about mine on my resources page, but there’s no reason not to make a blog post using the same idea.
21 – Talk about the time you had to say “no” to a customer. Why’d you do it?
22 – Identify a common challenge your customers face. Ask five industry experts to answer the same two or three questions relating to the topic. Publish the responses together or as individual posts.
23 – Write a beginner’s guide to…
24 – Make a list of YouTube videos your customers have to see.
25 – Talk about your favorite hobby. Can you connect it to business?
26 – Pinterest did a 30 Days of Pinspiration event a few years ago. Why not create your own similar board and share on the blog.
28 – Wish your readers a Happy Thanksgiving.
29 – Have fun on your blog. Post riddles and funny quotes. You could even talk about the games you play. Stickman anyone?
30 – The Saturday after Thanksgiving is Small Business Saturday. Where do you shop small?