Writers block happens to all of us. There are quite a few solutions to get through it. You can hire someone to come up with ideas or write the content for you. You can also purchase PLR and rewrite it.
These are great option and options I do use. However, you can save some money and write the content yourself. You just need a little inspiration to get out of your funk . Get the brainstorming going and back to creating great blog posts. Here are five ways to find some great blog post topics.
#1 How many magazines do you have on your table, coffee table or counter? It doesn’t even have to be a magazine in your niche industry. Just about any magazine will do. Now take a look at the cover. Write down the headlines as they appear. Chances are they’ll look something like this:
- The __ secrets to ____
- Learn how to _____ today
- ___ tips to ____
- 25 irresistible ____
- Our guide to ___
Once you’ve written down the headlines, replace the keywords with topics from your niche. Fill in the blanks. If there are ten headlines on the cover of your magazine, you now have ten articles or blog posts you can write.
#2 Jump on social media and read posts in your niche. Visit the pages of your industry guru and read their latest posts and information. Chances are you’re going to find many content ideas.
You may take issue or disagree with something someone said. That’s a perfect blog post. You may think that a topic needs to be expanded on. You may read a comment to a social media post that is the foundation of an article. Social media sites are packed with content ideas. You just have to look for them.
I also get a lot of topic ideas from my fb groups. I can ask a question and get many answers to expand on.
#3 Read through the comments on your blog. Skim past the ones that say “Thanks for the information.” Those don’t offer any value to you. Instead, look for the questions or the meaty comments. Those are ideal for inspiring content ideas.
In wordpress this is easy. Go to your comments section and you will see a list of all of them that have ever been left on your blog. Easy to scroll through and read.
#4 Read your forum and blog comments on other sites. Often these comments are enough to be an article or blog post all by themselves. Just polish it up and format for better reading and you’re good to go. If the comment or forum post is short, expand on it. Use your feedback to create better blog content on your site.
#5 Make a list. Lists are easy to make and they’re well received online. If you’re struggling to find content ideas, write down three to five list ideas and tackle them one by one. This is an especially good time to pull from past posts you’ve written. Take a few of your top articles and that right there can be a post. 5 of the most read articles at ___. Or grab your least read posts and create a list that includes them for further reading. Bump up that slower content.
Blog post ideas are everywhere in this digital age. With a little creativity and inspiration you can turn an unmotivated writing session into a productive afternoon.
I have a list of 52 blog and vlog post ideas included in the Summer Motivation workshop. You can ditch even using these brainstorming ideas and grab the workshop today!