Supercharge Your Blogging with ChatGPT: 5 Ideas to Get You Started

ChatGPT is all around and it seems that Artificial Intelligence will be a huge shift in how we do things. My standpoint? AI can hugely help us improve the way we find answers, get creative ideas, and create content – thus this blog post where I provide several ways in which ChatGPT can be of help 🙂

Below I provide the 5 ideas, the prompts I used (very simple prompts, you’ll see) and a selection of the results provided by ChatGPT.

Disclaimer: I enjoy writing and I use ChatGPT as a tool for new ideas, enhanced wording, and to spice up the content I create. You could use ChatGPT for writing everything on your blog (this whole post could’ve been just a copy-paste from its answer), but this is not my purpose – rather to enhance what I write and the way I write.

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1) Ask for post titles

Looking for a more catchy wording for your title? Ask ChatGPT for some ideas, and then you can tweak and combine until you find the one that sounds best for your content

Prompt example: “I want to write a post about how to use ChatGPT for blogging. Give me ideas on how to write a catchy name for the post”.

Here are some of the ideas provided:

  1. “Supercharge Your Blogging with ChatGPT: 10 Ideas to Get You Started” (yes, I used this one)
  2. “Revolutionize Your Blogging Game with ChatGPT: A Beginner’s Guide”
  3. “AI for Bloggers: How ChatGPT Can Take Your Content to the Next Level”

2) Generate discussion prompts

No idea what questions could be interesting for a book discussion? Ask ChatGPT to recommend questions that would fit a discussion about that specific book. The prompts could be useful as ideas to approach in your book review post, as well.

Prompt example: “Give me 10 ideas of questions to spark a lively discussion about Set in Stone by Stela Brinzeanu” (read my review).

Here are some of the ideas provided:

  1. In what ways do the characters in the novel demonstrate resilience in the face of adversity?
  2. How does the author explore the themes of identity and belonging in the novel?
  3. Discuss the role of family and community in the novel. How do these themes contribute to the overall message of the story?

3) Generate lists of books

Maybe you want to discover new books from a specific genre, or maybe you want to cluster titles that you read in some kind of list – ChatGPT can make your task easier!

Prompt example: “Generate a list of 10 fiction books which explore the dark academia theme”.

Here are some of the answers:

  1. “The Secret History” by Donna Tartt – This classic novel follows a group of elite students at a small liberal arts college in Vermont as they become entangled in a web of secrecy and violence
  2. “If We Were Villains” by M.L. Rio – This novel follows a group of students at an elite Shakespearean conservatory as they become embroiled in a web of lies and betrayal.
  3. “Brideshead Revisited” by Evelyn Waugh – This novel follows a group of students at Oxford University in the 1920s as they navigate themes of love, religion, and social class.

4) Explore literary themes

You can also start from a theme that you want to write about, and get ideas about books to discuss and how the theme was approached in those books. Not a super strong literary analysis, but I’d say it’s a good start if you’re in need of ideas.

Prompt example: “Analyze and explore literary theme of climate change across books published in 2021”.

Here are some of the answers:

“Climate change is a complex and multi-faceted issue, and as such, it has inspired a wide range of literary themes in recent years. Here are a few examples of how the theme of climate change has been explored in fiction books published in 2021:

  1. “The Ministry for the Future” by Kim Stanley Robinson – This novel imagines a near-future world in which catastrophic climate events have spurred the creation of a new international organization dedicated to fighting climate change and protecting the future of humanity.
  2. “Migrations” by Charlotte McConaghy – This novel follows a woman on a perilous journey to track the last known migration of Arctic terns, a species on the brink of extinction due to climate change and human activity.
  3. “The Living Sea of Waking Dreams” by Richard Flanagan (read my review) – This novel explores the impact of climate change on the natural world through the eyes of a woman whose mother is dying and whose brother is lost in the Tasmanian bushfires.

5) Generate trivia and fun facts about authors and books

If you are looking for some fun facts to spice up your review … guess what? ChatGPT can help you in a matter of seconds.

Prompt example: “Generate trivia and fun facts about author Hanya Yanagihara and her books”.

Here are some of the answers:

  1. Her debut novel, “The People in the Trees,” was published in 2013 and was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction.
  2. “A Little Life” has been translated into 23 languages and has sold over a million copies worldwide.
  3. In 2018, Yanagihara was included on the Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people.

Bonus) Generate playlists inspired by a book

I find this idea super interesting, and something that I would not be able to do easily – generate playlists inspired by books ❤

Prompt example: “Generate a playlist of 10 songs based on The Secret History by Donna Tartt” (read my review).

Here are some of the ideas provided:

  1. “Losing My Mind” by Follies Original Cast – This song captures the sense of obsession and desperation felt by many of the characters in the novel.
  2. “Mad World” by Tears for Fears – The haunting melody and lyrics of this song evoke the melancholy and isolation of the novel’s setting.
  3. “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears – This song captures the theme of power and control that runs throughout the novel.

One final disclaimer – I recommend fact-checking when you use the output of ChatGPT, as it is known to have given errors and misconceptions. At its core, it is an AI language model written by people and trained on a dataset, so it does not hold the absolute truth.

How do you use ChatGPT / other AI tools for enhancing your blogging? What have you asked that delivered amazing results?

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‘Till next time … happy reading!


5 thoughts on “Supercharge Your Blogging with ChatGPT: 5 Ideas to Get You Started

  1. `If I were blogging as a job instead of for my own pleasure I’d be far more likely to do these things. As it is, I greatly prefer to use my own brain! The playlist and trivia ideas are cute but I do not write these kinds of posts. I’ve no doubt they will soon be everywhere, among the kind of blogs that depend on such lists.

    Coming up with books that explore a particular theme seems just a step up from Googling, and that could be quite useful.

    Using AI to come up with discussion questions seems lazy to me. Not to mention the use it will be put to, to answer such questions, so students don’t have to read or think for themselves. That’s the kind of thing that seems poised to drive education further into the toilet, as if we needed help. However, no stopping this juggernaut. Just hope I have some brain cells left in a few years.

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    1. Hello, Lory! Thank you so much for sharing!
      I think we’re on the same page regarding the use of AI to cheat on school assignments – I really hope there is / will be a way to avoid that!

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  2. Thank you for this. AI is fascinating at the same time as being scary, I think. I sort of agree with Lory though. I think we need to keep thinking things up for ourselves as much as we can.

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