Here are three specific examples. These examples are geared to draw people to my web site and to provide new and relevant information to them as readers.
MONDAY: TEACHING EMBELLISHMENTS:
Object Lessons and other teaching techniques are discussed on Mondays. When I see or learn of other teacher's successful teaching steps, I share my observations. Some of which are memorable Sunday school sessions, humor, youth camps, object lessons or lectures. Some of these ideas are gained through the observation of some excellent teachers and many object lessons I created myself. Mondays often cover object lessons with religious themes which may be useful to youth ministries, family devotionals, family counselors and family home evenings.
I previously wrote a book titled: I Know You THINK This is a Toaster, promoting family values through object lessons. In that book I created 600 object lessons. Now, once a week, I create additional lessons on new topics separate from the book. Eventually, I hope to transfer my new material into an additional book.
I have readers come visit my Monday blog every week to see what the new topic is. Sometimes people may tell me what works and what doesn't. Or they may provide the suggestion of their own. The advantage is that we can learn from each other how to become better teachers, on religious or nonreligious nature.
TUESDAY: TASKS, ERRANDS AND PROJECTS -- OH MY!
I make up lists and many people do the same. On Tuesday blogs I come up with a topic to create a list about or tell an idea of something that has helped me organize my life. For example, one list is on international travel. The reader is encouraged to remember that other counties use a different voltage for their electric equipment than what we use in the USA. USA citizens may need an adapter for their electronic equipment when traveling outside the US.
There might be a checklist of buying a coat, what to look for when buying running shoes or a clothes washer, etc.. Eventually, the content of these blogs may become a nonfiction book called the book of lists. For those readers who read my blog on Tuesdays, they may become interested customers of my future, book.
THURSDAY: SPELLER BEEZY AND OTHER AILMENTS:
We may each choose different techniques to become better spellers. Many people use memorization, which is a wonderful skill. I often try to use visual images or mnemonics to improve my spelling. So each Thursday I touch upon new word and provide a visual image to help me remember the correct spelling of that word. The content of these blogs may also eventually become a nonfiction book.
The advantage of this is that I create new material each week that may be a blog now and put in a book later. I watch the stats of hits on my blogs to see which would be of interest as a potential book.
If the visitor to my blog likes the contents within, there is a good chance he or she will also like the books.
www.MelvaGifford.com has also had a wonderful chance to host guest bloggers who contribute their own expertise to a different topic. You may see some of those guest bloggers in various pages of my blogs. If you’re interested in contributing any of my five weekly blogs as a guest blogger, please contact me at Melva@MelvaGifford.com.
If you are a writer, or voracious reader, you may have more passions outside of writing/reading in the genre that you currently concentrate on. If some of your passions touch upon specific nonfiction material or if you do, various researches to help embellish your world building, then that specific research may be a great topic for blog. The readers of your books may share a similar passion.
This is just one idea to help you build a readership to you as a blogger, author, and dispenser of knowledge.
BOOKS BY MELVA:
Operation Middle School Madness: http://www.melvagifford.com/middle-school-madness/
Thomas is obsessed with his military video game WASP. He dreams of being a Special Ops soldier. But pretend becomes real when he moves to the cold of Alaska. Valuable equipment is being stolen from a military base. The base, family and country are in danger. Thomas and Jake must employ all their skills of game playing to catch the culprits’ behinds the thefts. They don’t have to look very far to find the key suspect at their very own school.
Pocket Troubles: http://www.melvagifford.com/pocket-troubles/
Mike doesn’t like attention. Let his best friend have all of it. But for his tenth birthday, he has more than enough attention with an unpredictable birthday shirt. Strange things are happening that involve him, his entire class and perhaps the world. Every attempt to make things better only makes it worse, turning Mike’s school field trip into chaos.
I know you THINK this is a Toaster: http://www.melvagifford.com/toaster/
A list of objects lessons which I feel are useful in teaching family and Christian themes. My intent is that this book would be helpful in Sunday school, family devotionals, youth camps, family counseling and family home evenings.
If you’re interested in my storytelling gigs, please contact me directly.