Wondering what to write about? Why not write about your hobbies? Everyone has hobbies -- even if it's just eating.
Not possible, you say? Well...
Consider that Julie Powell devoted an entire blog to Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" She promoted it as: "365 days. 536 recipes. One girl and a crappy outer borough kitchen".
That blog grew into a book, which promptly developed into a movie...
Julie Powell is passionate about cooking; what are you passionate about?
I'm passionate about writing, and helping writers to succeed. You may be passionate about antique dolls, fashion, your hair...
When you write about what turns you on, you always have something to write about. Yes, you can write about what you love and make money. :-)
The Path Less Travelled...
Writers have written about losing a job, and finding a new life, their pets, renovating a home -- think about what's happening in your life, and consider writing about it.
You can write about anything you please. A Sell Your Writing Online NOW (SYWON) student contacted me asking whether I thought she could write about her hobby, which is fascinating.
I told her "why not? Get started!"
She did, and her blog has not only developed a community, but she's also making a nice income from it.
You don't need anyone's permission to do write about what fascinates you. If you're worried about what friends and family will say, don't tell them. Many young or new writers keep their writing a secret; you can too.
Getting Started: You Get Inspired when You Write
Just get started. Write on an index card, in a computer file, or in a notebook. You'll get inspired when you do.
You could discuss: what you love about your hobby, what you dislike, your experiences -- just write whatever comes to mind.
Over the years, many of my longest writing gigs began when I started to write about a hobby. I wrote for one computer magazine for 15 years, and a client hired me to write his newsletter because he read an article I wrote.
The big benefit of writing about what you love is that you lose self-consciousness. Research is fun.
This "easy writing" builds your writing muscles.
You'll be amazed at where it can lead you.