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Therapist Blog Challenge 1: Let Google Pick Your Topic

Write a professional blog post on a topic that millions of people are already searching for.

For our first 2013 therapist blogging challenge I want to you to provide your unique professional perspective on a top Google search topic or story. It can be local, national, or global.

Apparently, millions of people are searching for people, sports and entertainment in the US. The following topics are from a list of Hot Google Searches (US) on Jan. 6, 2013:

  1. Russel Wilson Russell Wilson, Seahawks Defeat Redskins, Injured Robert Griffin III, 24-14
  2. Downton Abby Nearly 8 Million Turned to ‘Downton Abby’ Premiere
  3. Ray Lewis  Ray Lewis’ Post-game T-shirt Brings Attention to Psalm 91
  4. Jillian Michaels Alison Sweeney Blogs: Jillian Michaels Is Tougher Than Ever on The Biggest Loser 
  5. Freddie E Hip-Hop Artist Freddy E Dead In Apparent Suicide
  6. Honey Boo Boo Mother June Shannon Banking on Honey Boo Boo’s Future

Feel free to pick from any top Google search in your own country. Get creative! There are many different angles you can take from the search list above. Feel free to focus on one topic or the collection of top search topics.

Keep your article between 300-600 words, make it easy to read, use a conversational tone, and gear your articles toward your ideal client (not other professionals).

Not only will this post provide a helpful service to your site visitors, and help them get to know your professional perspective, it will also increase traffic to your private practice website. and build your practice.

After you’ve selected the topic for your blog article:

  • Write and post your blog article in the next 7 days. 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.
Therapist Blog Challenge 1: Let Google Pick Your Topic

Dr. Julie Hanks, LCSW

Licensed therapist turned business consultant Dr. Julie Hanks, LCSW has over 20 years in the mental health field & 12 years in private practice as owner of Hanks consults with therapists all over the world to build a fulfilling and profitable therapy business and attract cash-pay clients through technology and social media. Follow Julie on Twitter & Facebook.


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Hanks, D. (2016). Therapist Blog Challenge 1: Let Google Pick Your Topic. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 22, 2020, from


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