(Video)How Newbie Bloggers Can Generate Unlimited Video Ideas

by Paul Wolfe on May 28, 2012

Here’s a video that I created as a guest post for my buddy Adrienne Smith a few months ago….I was just editing my One Spoon At A Time YouTube Channel for my upcoming course on Content Marketing with Video, and realized that this was still unlisted….so I made it public and thought I’d share it here too.

There’s also a text version of this post – and you can find it by clicking on this link:

How Newbie Bloggers Can Generate Unlimited Video ideas


Yeremi Akpan May 28, 2012 at 6:36 pm

This is the best video ideas post I have seen so far. I am off to put this to use. Will be back later…

Paul Wolfe June 5, 2012 at 7:35 am

Hey Yeremi

Glad it was helpful to you.


Gerald Martin@SEO Reseller May 29, 2012 at 6:36 am

Creating videos would depend on which category you’re video can fall under. If you started out with uploading performances of bands and all that, you’ll go best with channels that have a lot of music in his uploads section. One thing that people like when they’re watching videos is learning something new after each video that they watch. If you’re going to try going for that tactic, make sure that it’s not going to be boring in such a way that the potential readers will just become just another contributor to your bounce rate.

Paul Wolfe June 5, 2012 at 7:37 am

If you make videos that answer the questions of your target audience, by definition those people won’t find them boring. The people who find them boring and click away….aren’t your target audience. And making something that doesn’t appeal to them and ‘excludes’ them stops them from clogging up your lists!

Jason "J-Ryze" Fonceca June 2, 2012 at 12:30 am

I remember this post at Adrienne’s, Paul, (in fact it led us to connect), and it really is fantastic.

Personally, I have never in my life had a shortage of creative ideas. I’ve had many other obstacles + challenges + areas to grow in, but never that.

Because of this, I’m sometimes out of touch with how others experience inspired ideas & creativity, and what you’ve shared here is a *rock-solid* method to generate ideas.

F***ing awesome man. You help the video world in a big way, truly.

I’ll tweet this for others :D

Paul Wolfe June 5, 2012 at 7:39 am


You can drop the F Bomb if you want! Though I don’t use it in my writing very often (I think I’ve dropped one in 170 posts), those with ‘old friend’ status should feel like they can kick off their shoes and relax at my place!

I’m with you….I’m never short of ideas and stuff. I just read a couple of post sand left comments (ha ha – one was nearly 1000 words long!) and both of those comments could be posts…and there are at least 3 or 4 more posts that could be written as a direct follow on from the posts and comments.

BUT. There are folk who seem to struggle with this….and this was as close to laying out a ‘spoon by spoon’ method that I could come up with that should work for anyone who tries it!


Jason "J-Ryze" Fonceca June 5, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Ahhh… wonderful, you’re a superstar :)

Heh, I’m glad I can be myself and write how I like, cuz I’m pretty passionate about it: http://ryzeonline.com/swear-to-offend-you

Yeah, I’m with you, long blog comments are sometimes natural :) And we’re on the same page there. And let me just say again, this is a great spoon by spoon method for others.

Great to connect, Paul. Rock on and ryze up man!

P.S. Did you get my e-mail re: Kinetic Typography?

Elena Anne June 2, 2012 at 4:56 am

While “unlimited” is a bit of a stretch, it is helpful to have the creative input. Often if we open up our ideas to others, we allow for the flow of more creativity. If we are working in a bubble by ourselves, obstacles are definitely hard to overcome.

Paul Wolfe June 5, 2012 at 7:42 am

Actually when you look at Amazon and the ‘look inside’ feature, unlimited probably isn’t a stretch. When I was researching this article I came up with over a 100 potential wordpress articles alone within about 5 minutes. Once you get used to the concept of ‘a foot wide and 1000 miles deep’ you can generate a truck load of article and video ideas. The problem then becomes one of time and priority (you don’t have the time to EVER write all the articles/film all the videos – so you have to prioritize to ideas that are either most helpful to your audience, or that you’re most interested in creating.

Ryan Hanley June 4, 2012 at 2:47 pm


Very, very good… I like Jason do not want to ideas…

Instead I’m asking for more hours in the day. More hours in the day would help me to get those ideas out into the world sooner.

Thanks for everything!!

Ryan H.

Paul Wolfe June 5, 2012 at 7:42 am


I know YOU don’t.

How is video treating you at the moment….still rocking the Tubiverse?


Ryan Hanley June 5, 2012 at 10:40 am


I’m actually planning another Video series for the insurance blog… This time I’m going to attack particular Commercial Risks and gear 5-10 videos in a row towards that one industry and point all the links towards a Landing Page that designed specifically for capturing the contact information of those types of businesses…

We’ll see…

Thanks again buddy!

Ryan H.

Adam Snyder June 4, 2012 at 11:40 pm


I have found that creating your blog posts in a video have worked the best. It is one way to ensure that you never run out of ideas and you already have a template to work from.


Paul Wolfe June 5, 2012 at 7:43 am


There are a gazillion ways to do it – if converting blog posts to video is what does it for you….then convert away!


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