If you’re stuck looking for something to write about on a particular day, a problem I refer to as Blogging Writer’s Block, Google Trends is the way to go. It not only helps jog your mind with new ideas on what to write about, but it also helps you find the most popular topics of the day in terms of keyword usage that will (hopefully) propel your latest article to the top of the search engines.
So today’s experiment with Google trends (and breakthrough of my writer’s block) will be about some related Apple news (#9 on Google Trends) – my new iPod (#29).
A few days ago, I miraculously found a 2 year replacement warranty for an iPod I bought in September of 2007 – miraculous because I had totally forgotten I purchased it, and the warranty was 15 days from expiring.
While I loved the shape of my old iPod (a 3rd generation model that is much shorter than the newer versions), the thing has been problematic from the start. I have had to restore it countless amount of times because it would freeze up while I was browsing playlists or pictures, and after it froze, the next time I plugged it into my computer (Mac or Windows) it would only allow me to restore it to factory settings and then I would have to start all over.
So now, for the same price I paid for my 8GB Nano two years ago, I got to upgrade to a 16GB Nano. Although I’m still not fond of the size compared to the older model, I do LOVE the color and extra storage space. Plus I got to buy it another replacement warranty, so if it goes south in 2 years, I will be upgrading to a future new iPod.
What to take away from today’s post:
- Use Google Trends to cure blogging writer’s block and to get the top search terms for the day.
- Buy a full replacement warranty for electronic purchases from a reputable retailer – it is worth it!