Admittedly, coming up with a blog post can be a challenge for me. After years of teaching online and as a student in graduate school (two masters and a doctorate degree), I have a hard time making myself read or write anything that isn’t absolutely required. As I mentioned in my previous posts on blogging, I view it as great way to document what I learn along the way while doing what I do professionally. Since I work in rapidly changing IT areas, it’s essential that I commit time to staying current. And what better way to provide evidence of that than by blogging about it.
Some great sources of inspiration I discovered for this post include Google Trends, Google+ Explore, Hootsuite, and Hubspot, a personal favorite. Google Trends is a fun tool to play with as you can slice and dice what’s trending over time and regionally. On Google+ Explore you can browse by topic or peruse what’s hot and learn what hashtag topics are trending. Hootsuite is a social relationship platform for those who really want to get serious about managing their online social presence. While I’m not ready for Hootsuite, Hubspot, a site that recommends blog titles based on one or more words you enter, is one I plan to use often in conjunction with the what’s trending tools.