Hot Topics Week 18, 2009

Without a doubt, the Swine Flu is on everyone's lips around the world. Write about the symptoms, how to take care and protect yourself. A twist to this is also to blog about what are the hoaxes and myths related to the Swine Flu.

Mother's Day is May 10th. This is the time to get prepared for what you will do/write about on that day itself. But don't just think May 10th. This is a traditionally a good time to write posts with affiliate links to the perfect Mothers' Day gifts and promote them from now through May 10th.

Verizon's iPhone – Apple signed an exclusive contract with AT&T for the iPhone but that will expire in 2010 and this week there's a lot of rumors about the Verizon iPhone. Will you get one? Why and why not? In case you didn't know, even if it is true, you can't just use an existing iPhone on the Verizon network because AT&T and Verizon work on different technological backbones so if you like iPhone and hate AT&T and want to switch to Verizon, that likely means buying a new iPhone – hmmmm… write about your thoughts about that. Source:

Craigslist murder – a dark topic, but a good time to blog and reflect about our safety online. As bloggers we are putting ourselves out there. Once something is published, there's no taking back and deleting a post may not work either. Do you draw a line? Yet at the same time, you want to be approachable enough to your readers so people can trust and follow you. Write about how you handle that.

And The World's Most Influential Person Is… Moot? Who? Well we just found out he's the owner of a web site called and he's received so many votes on's Most Influential Person Vote. Can this be  manipulated or has the Internet totally changed the whos' who of the world?