As a blogger, I`m sure you`ve heard the word “content is king”? if not, you`ll hear it a lot in the future.
This seems like the most common tip or words of advice that one will get when going to different “how to blog” websites.
You know why we hear this so often? There’s a good reason for it and that’s because …… content is king. The problem most of us have though is how to come up with blog ideas to write about in the first place.
When we first start creating our blogs we have so many ideas of topics that we want to share with others. However, it seems like in no time at all we get through those initial ideas and then we’re left wondering what our next post is going to be about.
Sound familiar? If so, I’ve got 12 great ideas that I think you’ll be able to use.
If not yet, come back to this post when you hit that wall, we all do, any serious blogger comes to a point where they can’t figure how to come up with blog ideas.
Top 10 Tips On How To Come Up With Blog Ideas
1-Know Your Niche:
Staying on top of the latest news and trends for your given niche(read more about niches here)will get you far in the blogging world. We live in a world that is full of fast-paced change.
Sometimes, this change can be tough to keep up with, but one thing that it will always provide is something new to write about.
2-Subscribe To Google Alerts:
Google alerts provide a great way to stay on top of new information that can be used to for writing new content.
If you have a Gmail account, you can use the link above and select just about any topic, or niche that you want and have an email sent to you whenever there are new stories posted.
There are many different options that can be selected to determine the sources and frequency of the alerts.
3-Ask Your Readers For Topics That They Would Like To Read About
Whether you’re asking for suggestions in the comments section of your posts, or using social media to do this, engage with your readers and see what they would like to read.
Gather these as this is another sure way on how to come up with blog ideas and you`ll be writing what your readers want to read, for example, if you have a sports site would your readers want to know what`s going on in that sports or about specific goods?
4-Write A Product Review
Whatever the topic of your blog, it is likely that there are some products or services that you can write reviews on.
This is a great way to share valuable information with your readers while introducing them to something that they may find useful.
Product reviews are something that I personally enjoy doing, as there are some services that I use that I truly believe will also benefit my readers.
In fact, I have done a review of the best program online where I learned to make money online and I received some very positive feedback from people that were looking for a service like this.You can check the review here.
Create a relevant video and then embed it into your post and write about that. I personally have never really been a big fan of getting in front of a camera, especially video cameras, as English is not my first language and since this site is in English it makes sense to record in English.
The great thing about doing a video is that you will get people not only finding your website through the search engines, but also when they do searches on YouTube.
6-Record Yourself Talking
Turn on a voice recorder and just start talking to yourself. Do a little brainstorming. Bounce some ideas around and just say everything out loud.
Once done, you may find that you’ve come up with some really good ideas for content. This can be a lot more effective than just sitting down and trying to think of things silently in your mind.
7-Revisit Old Posts
If your blog has been established for a while, you likely have a fair amount of content already published, go through those old articles to see if there are any that can be improved upon, updated, or rewritten with new changes.
Make sure that you actually do a rewrite and don’t just copy the content from an old post and paste it into a new one. You don’t want to have duplicate content on your site.
This is something that a lot of people have had a lot of success with. There are sites such as iWriter.com where one can hire writers that are well versed in all sorts of writing styles.Check an earlier post here on hiring freelance writers.
Simply post a job and then get recommendations for writers that meet your criteria. From there, go through their portfolios and find a writer that you feel comfortable working with.
9-Be Active In Your Niche
Participate in different online communities, groups, and forums. Communicate with others that are in your niche. Share information and see what topics others are talking about. This is a great source of finding ideas to write about.
10-Check Out The Competition
Often times we can go through our competitors sites and get some great ideas to write about. Now, by no means am I suggesting that you actually copy others content word-for-word.
Rather, use this information for inspiration. Get some new ideas and then go out and create your own fantastic content!
If the search engines find that your content is copied from another site, you can and will be punished.
I hope I’ve been able to provide you with a few new ideas that will make writing new content a little easier for you.
In fact, if you have some other methods on how to come up with blog ideas that you use and I haven’t mentioned, please leave a comment below and tell me about it. Let’s share the knowledge.