Are you having difficulty updating your shop, blog or social media?
I have had occasional writer’s block; but for the most part, coming up with ideas has never been an issue. If you pay attention to the world around you and listen to people, you’ll get a flurry of potential ideas for posts.
So in this post I tried to create the most comprehensive list of the best ideas for finding shop update inspiration. You don’t have to use them all, but find a few that work for you and be sure to bookmark this post in case you need more ideas in the future:
Today, we share ideas and inspirations on what to put in your shop updates to keep them fresh.
- Post pictures of the process, & some details here and there.
- If you find your process “boring”, try doing (funny) social media type updates.
- Another idea is to refer to the weather and post a weather related picture.
- A picture of the studio/work place with one or two of your items on the table/shelf.
- Shop updates being a mini-blog or a visual diary even if it’s just for your benefit and your own amusement.
- Use your cell phone. Keep them fresh with a wide variety of photos. Pretty much anything entertaining that happens throughout your daily work routine of making the items (from photo shoot fails to surprise baby possums).
- Post a picture of your hands doing work.
- Post a picture of the item all wrapped up ready to be shipped.
- Posts screen shot of your latest 5 star reviews.
- Post a shot of your supplies you use to make your items.
- Post a wide shot of your workspace as it is…messy.
- Post a picture of your latest listing.
- Post a picture of your to-do list.
- Post a picture of a store aisle as you look for tools/supplies.
- Try doing a ‘sneak peek’ at a new piece that’s not out yet and then tag a product similar to what you’re making.
- Use pictures of what your customers sent you of how they use them. Ask their permission first.
- Market shots of your shopping spree for stuff and materials.
- Announce new products and services, both yours and other people’s.
- Sharing your own personal thoughts and feelings can help you connect with your audience on a deeper level and create engaging content.
- Note which pages are most popular in Google Analytics.
- Asking your friends, relatives, co-workers, and other people around you can be a good way to brainstorm ideas, especially if they are interested and knowledgeable about the topic of your blog.
- A simple way to get more ideas on what to write on is to simply ask your audience.
- Sometimes people’s blog comments and questions can be a good source for future blog posts.
Living an interesting life and meeting people can create stories that can be useful for shop updates. Try to regularly break out of your comfort zone and change your routine from time to time.
Also, talk about your failures and lessons learned. Although it can be difficult to share your failures, this will help your blog readers connect with you on a more personal level.
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