Where to Find Ideas for your Blog Posts?

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Everyone starting a blog normally has quite a couple of blog posts roughly planned in their head.

Once they have been written, you probably have some more ideas up your sleeve. But every content creator comes to this point where they scratch their head and think, now what am I going to write about that could be in the slightest interesting to read?

In other words, every blogger has writers block every so often. Where on earth are you going to find your new idea for your next blog post, YouTube video or social media posts?

How do these big players get their ideas from so they can continually create new content?

Yes, in fairness, some big players have media companies behind them, but remember many started on their own and only got help when they became successful.

The worst thing you can do with any channel, being it blog content or a social media channel, is to be inconsistent with your posting.

You literally can’t afford to wait to create content until a new idea pops up into your head.

The algorithms work on consistency of publishing, and you are better off posting one quality piece of content every Friday or example than 4 in one week and then nothing for a month.

Besides that, the plan is that you build an audience over time, and if they know when to expect new content, they are more likely to engage with it which is what you want of course. Nobody wants to write blog post after blog post for nobody to read it!

On top of that, I think we all know how long a project takes when you are running on empty and have no ideas at all!

So here are some ideas so you always have something to write about even if you can’t think of anything to write about at that moment. This way you can keep the momentum going.

 

1. Where to find ideas for your blog posts – MAIN TIP

Always write down ideas – big or small – in one place. This can either be a little pocket book or a file on your phone.

Wherever it is, write down any ideas, challenges, questions, thoughts, things you want to investigate or things weird, unusual or inspiring. Any books, interesting people, authors, interviews or articles you come across and want to come back to or use in a post.

It doesn’t matter if it never makes it into a blog post, just write it down anyway.

 

Where to find ideas for your blog posts?

 

2. Daily life

There is a very big chance that simply walking along the road, talking to a friend or watching an episode of your favorite program will give you an idea – either big or small – which you want to look at in detail at a later point. Write it down!

 

3. Read books

Read books related to your niche and write down things you think your audience will be interested in as well. Create new content around an idea you got from the book or create content about the book and the content and tell your readers where to find the book.

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4. Facebook groups and comments on websites, Instagram etc.

People write comments about problems they are experiencing and if you follow groups related to your niche, you will find many issues you might be able to help with. Rather than replying to the comment in the group, write a blog post about the problem and point people to that piece of content instead.

If you come across several problems, questions or general content ideas, write them in your journal or ideas folder so you can come back to these at a later date when you are stuck for subject matter.

 

5. Amazon reviews

Search all books in your niche and see what the comments are asking for. Often people will write what they loved in the book but also what they would have liked to be included in the book. This is information people are looking for which you can provide.

While you can’t offer it to this particular person, chances are other people are looking for this information too.

Write a blog post about it and promote this on your social media channels.

6. Where to find ideas for your blog posts? – Podcasts

Listen to podcasts in your chosen subject and reach out the person being interviewed. The host will often say where and how to reach out to the guest speaker, and you can contact them with the opening line ‘I heard you on this or that podcast show’ and I would like to ask you this or that.

You could use these contacts to create a post about the question you asked, ask them for a guest post for your website or you can create ‘roundup posts’ where you ask experts a question and create a post with the answers your receive.

7. Comments on your blog

What are the questions and comments you get? Do you get questions about issues you haven’t covered in your posts yet? Write a post about it (and add a link to the newly written blog post as an answer to the question you found in your comments.)

8. Review blog posts on your website

There will be some posts on your website which work better than other posts. They have more comments, views and shares than other blog posts. Have a good look at the topic and the type of post it is. Could you create a second post, going deeper into the subject? Sometimes it could be that personal posts work well because people buy into you as a person and are interested in your experiences.

Personal challenges

Write about challenges you have overcome which are relevant to your audience. If you write about weight loss, your audience will love to hear about how you achieved your weight loss for example. You can give tips, discuss what tripped you up or what helped you stay on track.

9. Series content

You are doing something which you share with your audience. Maybe you want to lose 10 kg in one month. Share this info with your readers. Write what you are doing to achieve this and write another post half way through and one at the end.

This means you are creating several pieces of content about the same subject, however your readers are likely to want to find out if you achieved it and will be inspired if you did.

10. Ask

Ask your audience what they think of your blog post and what else they want you to write about. Many YouTubers use this technique and there is no reason why this would not work for a blogger. After all you are writing your blog for your readers, so they will be the best to ask for suggestions. You can do polls on your social media pages, as part of your mailing campaign or in a competition. You can be as creative as you want to be but the more you know about your audience and where they hang out online, the more direct and successful you will be in receiving responses. But more than anything, it often starts with asking the question.

Where to find ideas for your blog posts?

Hopefully you found this post on where to find ideas for your blog posts helpful. Regardless of where you find ideas and inspiration for your next blog post, the main thing to take away is to keep a log. Either in a journal or in a file online. Keep it in one place so you can read through it when you need to. Because that day will come when you just don’t see it. There’s no creativity flowing through your body and there’re no words appearing from your pen.

You will need to artificially restart your creativity and having pages of ideas, thoughts, problems, questions, inspiration and quotes will help you do this so much easier.

 

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