Since this week, I’m reaching into the “tidbit treasure chest”, I thought I’d issue a challenge to my Say It For You blog readers. The concept is to help blog content writers continually come up with fresh content to educate, inform, and entertain readers (and at least indirectly, get the “cash register” to ring). Tidbits, I explain at corporate blogging training sessions, can be used in business blogs in a variety of ways, including:
- Defining basic industry technology
- Sparking curiosity about the subject
- Putting modern-day practices into perspective (relative to the way things were once done)
- Explaining why the business owner or practitioner has chosen to operate in a certain way
OK, time for the quiz: I’ll give you a tidbit; you tell me what kinds of businesses might be able to use this in their blog. (I promise to publish the best couple of answers in a future post – anonymously if you request that, or I’ll be happy to link to your website).
Tidbits: (Source: Money Bags)
- Glass takes one million years to decompose.
- Gold is the only metal that doesn’t rust.
- If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water – when a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.
- Kits were used in the Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.
- Nine out of every ten living things live in the ocean.
- The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.
- Caffeine increases the power of aspirin.
- When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is sight.
- In ancient times, strangers shook hands to show they were unarmed.
- The earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.
Whether you take me up on my challenge or not, next time you’re at loss for new content ideas, reach into the tidbit bin!