Since I leave the boring business side of blogging to my human, she is subscribed to a bunch of different marketing and blog newsletters. Here is one email that arrived yesterday:
Stuck in a rut when it comes to blog topic ideas?
We’ve created the Blog Topic Generator, an interactive tool to help you come up with creative blog post ideas, in seconds. Type in general topics you want to write about and the tool will give you five blog post ideas, just for you. And, you don’t need to fill out a form to get the first five topics.
“Why not give this a try and see if it works for kitties?” I thought. So I clicked on the form and filled the list with topics that would interest cats: Cats (duh), Playtime and Treats.
And this is what the Blog Topic Generator came up with:
I don’t know about you, but my favorite is #3 — “Think You’re Cut Out for Doing Treats? Take This Quiz.” I didn’t even know that treats could be done. I thought they were meant to be eaten. I am not even sure what exactly constitutes “doing” treats. I could never do #4, since I know way more than 15 cats blogs I would recommend! I think I’ve done a blog post on #1 several times. As for the playtime posts? Well, playtime seems to be a foreign concept to the marketing employees who designed this Blog Topic Generator. I feel kind of sorry for them.
Figuring that one attempt wasn’t enough of a test, I decided to try again, this time with the topics Cats, Behavior and Food. I thought maybe being a little more serious would get results that at least made more sense. I was wrong.
Wow. I have no idea how they came up with a post entitled “Miley Cyrus and Behavior: 10 Surprising Things They Have in Common.” At least the tool didn’t try to compare her with us cats! As for the rest of the list, well, maybe some day I could do 10 Quick Tips About Food, but from what perspective? How to steal it? How to shun it? I’d have to get more specific. And do your bosses have things they want you to know about us kitties? I hope they are telling you.
Want to have fun too? Why not try the Blog Topic Generator yourself — then come back here and let me know what you got!
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