5 Tips For Coming Up With New Blog Post Ideas
When you first start out writing blog posts it looks easy. You have a lot of topics to write about. However, after a while it can be easy to run out of topic ideas. It seems like you have covered everything! Here are 5 tips to finding a ton of ideas for your blog.
- Using A Feed Aggregator
Have you heard of feedly? It is a free feed agreement site. Basically you can sort all of your feeds in one place. You can choose which websites to add to your collection of feeds.
This is a great way to stay up to date with what is going on in your niche.
Try to follow authority blogs and you will soon have plenty of ideas of topics to write about on your own blog.
Create folders that are on specific topics of interest to your readers and browse through them for ideas.
- Book Table of Contents
Another great place for ideas is to go to Amazon and look at the book titles and also use the 'look inside' feature. Have a look through the table of contents for ideas on topics to write about.
You could also do the same by visiting your local library and getting relevant books out to inspire you.
Often a chapter title will prompt an idea for your own blog that your readers would benefit from.
- Social Media Sites
Topics of interest are often tweeted and re tweeted. Using social media searches to find popular topics can also help with ideas for your blog posts.
Most social media sites have a function that enables you to search for topics. For twitter you could use hash tags to find massive amounts of tweets in particular areas of interest.
- Blog Comments
If you follow other blogs and are involved in commenting and engaging on other sites you will notice that blog comments can lend themselves to being a great resource of content ideas. Not only that, they also help you to understand more about your market and the questions and discussions that go on.
Use comments as ideas for your own blog posts. If people leave comments on your blog then use those as starters for new posts.
- Google Alerts
Setting up alerts for key words that are relevant to your niche is another good idea for finding out what people are writing about. Use these alerts for more content ideas.