COVID-19. We’re all tired of it. We all wish it were over. And some of us are tired of reading news report about the state of the pandemic. But the reality is, there is still a lot to write about COVID-19. There’s still a lot to be said. And there’s a significant need to stop the spread of misinformation. One of the best way we, as writers, can stop the spread of misinformation is to put accurate information out there as often as possible, whether through our blogs or through our freelance writing contributions. Think everything has been said about the pandemic? Perhaps that is true, perhaps not. But your unique perspective is still valid and needed, even if “it’s all been written before.”
Here’s a mind map for some ideas in creating content related to COVID-19 and the chaos it has caused in all our lives. Of course this set of ideas is not finite; there is so much more to be said, and I encourage you to expand on this mind map to find more ideas.
If you would like a better resolution image of the mind map, please click here to see it on Wisemapping.
There is a lot to be said and written about COVID-19 and how we as a collective are reacting to the pandemic. Here are some ideas based on the mind map above.
Despite masks being required in almost every establishment around the world, many people are still confused about the safe and proper use of masks. People are also still not always aware of how to use hand sanitizer properly or how to wash hands effectively. You could write an article about these things. Graphics tend to work well for articles like this also. You can try using a program online to create these. I have been using Desygner for a while and I feel if you don’t have a background in graphic design, it’s the best option out there.
Despite the mounting number of dead and the overwhelmed hospitals around the world, there are still those who deny that the pandemic is a “big deal…” You can write about how to respond to pandemic deniers (or how to walk away and stay safe).
Many students are learning from home, and several parents have already made or are wrestling with the decision of whether to start homeschooling their children. There are a lot of articles you could write about these things, including advantages and disadvantages of homeschooling, how to transition, and where to look for the laws surrounding homeschooling in each jurisdiction. You can also write about how to avoid distractions when learning or working from home. If you’re a freelance writers, this gives you an opportunity to reach out to companies that build apps for focus and time management/analysis. For example, you could pitch a company like RescueTime to see if they hire freelancers for their blog. Reaching out to one of these companies is how I ended up writing for TimePanther for a while—one of the best clients I’ve had the pleasure of working with.
You could also write about how to stay connected during social isolation while avoiding something a lot of us are feeling—video call fatigue. From here you could write about all sorts of things, including “snail mail,” which gives you an opportunity to reach out to companies that manufacture related products, such as stationary and fine pens.
There is a lot more still to be said and written about these difficult times. I encourage you to have a look at this mind map, and try to write something, even if it’s just as a way to process what’s going on in the world.
Stay safe and connect with me any time via the blog; I’d love to hear from you.
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