There comes a time in every online marketer’s life when they run out of things to write about. It may have even happened to you once or twice (maybe even three times)! There are many solutions to this problem, even if you have to get a little creative at times. In this article, you will learn 5 ways to find great article and blog post topics.
First, you can continue to bang your head against the keyboard until inspiration hits you. You can hire someone to come up with ideas for you. You can hire someone to write the content for you, too. You can even purchase PLR.
These are all great solutions. However, you can also write the content yourself. You just need a little inspiration. Here are five ways to find great article and blog post topics.
#1 Grab a magazine from your coffee table.
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 ____
Once you’ve written down the headlines, replace the keywords with your own. 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 a social networking site of choice 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 upon. You may read a comment to a social networking post that is the foundation of an article. Social networking sites are packed with content ideas. You just have to look for them.
#3 Read your own blog and review the comments.
Skim past the ones that say ‘Thanks for the information.’ Those don’t offer any value to you right now. Instead, look for the questions or the meaty comments. Those are ideal for inspiring content ideas.
#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 it for the web and you’re good to go. If the comment or forum post is short, expand on it. Use your feedback to create article and blog content on your website.
#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. In fact, this post here, “5 Ways to Find Great Article and Blog Post Topics” is a list! Works out well, huh?
Article and blog post ideas are out there just waiting for you to find them. With a little creativity and inspiration you can turn an unmotivated writing session into a productive afternoon.
There you have them! 5 Ways to Find Great Article and Blog Post Topics for you to use when you get stuck! And if they were not enough, you can always read, “5 Easy Ways To Come Up With Article Ideas.”
What / Where do you get inspiration for your topics that you write on your blog? Leave a comment below and share them!
Brenda Fluharty says
great tips look through some books
That is a great source!
Vicki Maheu says
Great tips! OF course it also helps to do things like join the Ultimate Blog challenge, where we are given topics and ideas to post about each day!
Awwww… You say the nicest things Vicki!
Clearly I’m reading the wrong magazines. Ten headlines? Nope. Still, was able to twist a couple around for my use. I especially liked the social media one. People talk on social media about what interests or concerns them now, perfect fodder for a writer.
Hmmm… I guess it all depends on the magazines!
Sherry Sapienza says
Great list of ideas! Since I am new at this, I made a category list from reading magazines, taking a look at trends in my niche, and connecting with other blogs and forums within my niche. I also get some ideas just from watching the news. I thought I would run out of ideas quickly, but I keep getting great topics each and every day just by paying attention.
It is funny how people was say, “I have nothing to blog about” – and they they open their eyes and look around and their tune changes to, “There is SO much to blog about!” Thanks, Sherry!