Struggling to find ideas for your blog?
So you have a blog, it looks pretty, it sounded like a good idea at the time, but now you are struggling to think of ideas for your blog. It actually helps if you have a niche already worked out, but if this is your first attempt at blogging, perhaps we haven’t got that far yet and that’s OK. Maybe you had a ton of ideas for your blog but now they have all dried up. Let’s have a look at some really quick ways you can generate ideas for your blog when you hit the bloggers block!
Get Ideas for your blog – research your niche/interests.
If you haven’t worked out what your niche is yet (I recommend my finding your niche workbooks!!) then have a think about what your passions and interests are. You will inevitably eventually work out that your niche is somewhere along the same lines with a little bit of focus mixed in for good measure.
Google your interests and try to find up to 10 authority websites (sites that have been around a while, know what they are talking about and have existing communities) and add their RSS feeds to a RSS reader. This way you can be fed, on autopilot, content in your niche. Then all you need to do is spend 10 minutes reading some new content and hey presto you have some new “ideas for your blog”.
Get Ideas for your blog by surveying your readers.
This is one for bloggers who have been around for a while. It would be pretty futile for a new blogger to ask readers to do a survey. But if you have been blogging for some time and have a responsive list, think about creating a survey asking your followers what they want. You can easily create forms using free tools like Google Docs or my personal favorite Wufoo and then have a constant supply of ideas for your blog.
Get ideas for your blog – from blog aggregators!
This has to be one of my favorite ways to find information. There are actually sites already in existence that make it easy for you to find content in your niche. These are just some: Alltop, Theweblist and Regator. I particularly like Moreofit, a site that will find you more sites that are similar to other ones you visit. Go check them out and get more ideas for your blog.
Lots of ways to get ideas for your blog.
There are some obvious ways that you can get ideas for your blog, like reading more. Look at the books you already have on your shelf. Read more blogs and jot ideas down as you go along. You can use tools such as Evernote to document your ideas and inspiration as you surf the net.
Think about using other mediums other than words. Embed a video you found helpful and describe why you like it. Use imagery and photographs; talk about recipes and experiences. Choose some of your favorite quotes. Find an audio or a podcast that you enjoyed.
Use your imagination!
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Finally if none of that has helped. Bookmark this page and use one of the following blog post titles or ideas to get those brain cells stimulated.
1.) How my blog has helped me grow – Write about your experience as a blogger.
2.) Why [X] is better than [Y] – Have you used two different products, services that do the same thing? What did you find better and why?
3.) My Top Online Resources for [Your Niche] – If you were just starting out, what resources and sites would you tell your younger self to use to make their learning curve easier?
4.) Me and My Personal Brand – Maybe a post for your about page or to let your readers know a little bit more about you and what your brand values are.
5.) What I learned about life from [Blank] – Maybe a great leader, mentor, parent, book, experience.
6.) How to understand and master [Blank] – Do you have knowledge about something other struggle to grasp? Can you disseminate information and help people understand more easily?
7.) A step by step guide to becoming better at [Blank] – Break down a process that you do on autopilot but that someone else could benefit from.
Do you have some unique ways of generating ideas for your blog? Let me know about them in the comment section below.
What’s your best way to find inspiration for your next blog post? Have you got any good ways to get your brain cells buzzing? Please comment and share this post if you have found it useful.
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