So you’re sitting down to write your blog post and you realize that you don’t have a clue what you are going to write about. Does this sound familiar? Dont worry you are not alone. Every writer faces writers block, a common hazard of the writing trade. Here are some ways to get Blog Post Ideas.
Hubspots Blog Topic Generator
Wouldnt it be nice if you had a tool that would look up the internet and advise you what to write about? Well now you can, thanks to Hubspots Blog Topic Generator. Simply type in 3 terms related to your blog and wham! You get a few ideas with some great headlines already created and ready to go.
Ubersuggest will give you a ton of blog post ideas in no time at all. You simply type in a keyword and it goes down the entire gamut of A-Z along with that keyword.
As an example, I put in my term, SEO, I got these ideas
SEO best practices
Difference between SEO and SEM
Last year Google did away with Google Reader, a blog post subscription service. Feedly is a great alternative. I subscribe to almost 100 blogs via Feedly. Of course the key is to use the feeds that you subscribe to, only as a resource guide. When you write, you want to give a fresh perspective to a topic that is getting a lot of attention in your community. It’s not a good idea to duplicate content but is always good to put on your thinking cap and come up with a fresh perspective on these topics.
Whats trending on Twitter
Twitter is the place to find out what’s going on on the internet. You’re sure to find a topic for your niche here. You can monitor conversations on Twitter through many different tools. With Hootsuite you can create various streams for the topics that you’re monitoring. Putting in hashtags is the recommended technique for following topics.
Topsy is another great site to instantly see whats trending on Twitter.
Q & A sites
Quora and Yahoo Answers are good resources for finding out what’s on peoples minds.
A quick search on Quora for social media questions gave me these ideas to blog about
The next big social app
How to build a sustainable business on Pinterest
Social media strategy when pitching for a new account
How to share a private twitter list with others
Poll Your Audience
This may not fall under an instant technique but is very powerful. The simplest way to find out what your audience wants is to start a poll.
How do you come up with content ideas? Leave a comment.
Ideas For Blog Posts