Hot Button Topics, Week 4

It's Inauguration Week! Of course, we don't think you need to be told of this but we're putting a reminder anyhow. A hugely historical inauguration, so many positive things we can write on this.

Miraculous plane ‘splash' landing – So all last week people were talking about it. The news still continues. We think this is a good topic or lead in to a discussion about challenges and unexpected emergencies. How prepared are your readers to face emergencies of all sorts, health, finance or career.

Peanut butter products recall – Several companies have started recalling their products that contain peanut butter from Peanut Corp of America because they were tainted with salmonella. The word now is not to take any peanut butter food items until further information is available. Here's a short (incomplete) list of what we know has been recalled at time of writing.

  • Little Debbie peanut butter crackers
    Austin & Keebler peanut butter sandwich crackers
  • Famous Amous Peanut butter cookies
    Keebler soft batch homestyle peanut butter cookies
  • Here's a list of Kellogs products recalled.
  • Larabar peanut butter cookie flavor snack bars
  • JamFrakas peanut butter Blisscrisp flavor snack bars.

$200 Tablet PC – In July 2008, the guys at TechCrunch decided to work on a tablet PC that would largely be Internet based. The idea was something light, simple that can play flash, surf the Internet, check email and of course connect with friends on social networks. Now, they have revealed pictures of what they have built. Full video and pictures here. We think this would be a very interesting post that gets you comments.

Overcoming procrastination – This is around the time when resolutions are still high but the will begins to fade. Maybe that's why this particular article “How to overcome procrastination using self talk” has been bookmarked by a lot of people lately according to our source. We think a post with your own tips or an interview with a life coach here would interest your readers.

Circuit City – well by now many tech and gadget fans would have made their way down there to find a bargain. If you or your readers haven't, this is a good time to blog about whether liquidation sales a good idea or not. What to watch out and what to avoid. If you have experience in this arena, blog it now. Here's a great example of such a post to help spark your own post.

The following are hot searches in the last 24 – 48 hours that would make good blog posts for you:

  • Nutrisystem
  • Hip Hop Abs
  • IRS
  • Turbo Tax
  • Windows 7
  • SeaSquirt – marine creatures just discovered in Australian waters.
  • Dog Life Jacket
  • Free credit report