6 Ways to Come Up With Blog Post Ideas

We have all been there. You have written about 10 blog posts and suddenly you can’t think of what to write. Or you are just starting a blog and are not sure what topics your readers would be interested in. Don’t worry, coming up with blog topics is not difficult at all. Using some of these simple tips will help you create fresh and engaging content on a regular basis.

  1. Research Popular Topics
    You can easily come up with blog topics by looking at what others in your niche are writing about. Expose yourself to blogs that are in your industry. You can use a feed reader to subscribe to your favorite blogs. You can also do some Google searches to quickly look at what other people are talking about. Think about the blogs that you like reading and ask yourself what keeps you coming back? What are the topics that you find interesting on other blogs.
  2. Read Often
    There is a lot of value in reading and learning whatever you can from books, magazines and other blogs. For instance, if you are a B2B company, then reading business books can help you generate new blog topics. Reading books can also help you with better grammar, build your vocabulary and assist with your tone and style of voice.
  3. Twitter and Social Media
    Twitter is a great place to find out what other people in your industry are talking about. Individuals and companies usually share their blog post links though Twitter so you can easily get many different blog topics through this powerful social media tool. You can use hashtags to quickly find thought leaders in your industry and even find out which topics are the most popular by looking at how many “likes” a particular blog post tweet received. Linkedin and Facebook are also good places to find interesting blog post topics.
  4. Look at What Works
    You can take a look at other popular blogs in your specific niche or industry and then write similar topics with your own spin. This is often a good starting point. Look at what other successful websites have posted on their blogs and go from there. Eventually you will find your own unique voice and provide a different angle on what has already been written.
  5. Ask Your Audience
    If you already have a blog going but you have run out of ideas, you can ask your readers directly. This can be done on a blog post, Twitter, Facebook or Google Plus post. You can even run a poll on Twitter asking your followers what they would be most interested in.
  6. Make a Blog Content Calendar
    Write down a list of blog post titles. You can create an editorial calendar as well. For each blog title, write a short summary of what the post will be about.

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