25 ways to create highly sharable content

Print this article out and stick it on your cubicle wall for help on days when your creative juices have dried up.

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The trend toward using the Web to grow your business continues.

Email grows exponentially: Trillions are sent every year. Facebook went from university students only in 2004 to more than a billion users eight years later. Pinterest became one of the fastest-growing social networks ever. Billions of videos are streamed on YouTube each day.

But the most alarming stat is the number of blogs created only to be abandoned in favor of Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, or the newest shiny toy.

This is a very bad idea!

It’s not easy to write consistently fresh blog content that people want to read and share and shout about from the rooftops. That’s why a blog content development process is essential.

People ask all the time, “How do you get your blog content ideas? What is your process?”

The truth is, when you blog consistently, you begin to see ideas in everything: In what you read, on television, in the wild, and even in discussions with your peers, your clients, or your friends.

My friends know when the blog notebook comes out, parts of our dinner conversation are probably going to be published (I always ask permission so there are no surprises).

But you can also give your idea generation or inspiration a jumpstart with these 25 tips.

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