Therapist Blog Challenge #8

Let the season of the year inspire a blog topic for therapist blog challenge #8

It’s summertime (at least in the U.S.)! But no matter what time of year, you can use the season as a springboard for a blog post topic.

Start by writing down words that you associate with summer (or whatever season you are reading this post). Here’s my list: water, sun, relax, BBQ, celebrate, “I’m bored”, keeping kids learning, camp, fruit, family gatherings, swim…

Come up with a topic based on your brainstorm list or pick on of these suggested summer topics :

  • Summertime survival skills for parents
  • Relaxation skills
  • Curing summer boredom
  • Surviving family gatherings
  • Summer depression (SAD)
  • How to keep your cool when irritated
  • Reflections on what freedom means to you
  • Body acceptance during swimsuit season
  • Free summer date night ideas for couples
  • Preparing kids for summer camp

Additional reminders about the 2013 blog challenge

  • Write and post your blog article in the next 2 weeks. If you miss the deadline or you read this article months later, that’s OK too.
  • Post a link for this blog challenge in the comment section of this blog post.
  • Read, comment, and share other therapist’s articles.
  • Tweet your post using hashtag #therapistblog and tag @julie_hanks so I can retweet it.
  • Pin it on the challenge Pinterest Board. I’ve invited everyone who posted a comment on the initial blog challenge post as collaborators so you can pin onto the group board.
  • Spread the word and invite mental health colleagues to join the challenge. Articles can be added anytime throughout the year.
  • Write no more than 600 words, make it easy to read, use a conversational tone, and gear your articles toward your ideal client (not other professionals).
  • The goal of a professional blog is to provide value to your website visitors, help them get to know your professional perspective, increase traffic to your private practice website, and build your practice.