Want to know how to get blog post ideas consistently? Well, there’s a lot of brilliant ways to come up with new ideas for your next blog post. And, that’s what I’m going to show you in this article so that you never get stuck with blogging.
Almost every blogger, at some point, will sit down in front of their computer, ready to write – but then nothing. There are no blog post ideas.
Have you ever faced it before?
It seems as though the world is running out of ideas, and you begin to wonder whether all the good posts have already been published.
Some bloggers may have never experienced this, but we shouldn’t compare ourselves to them because they’re either new to blogging or have a sack full of magic beans. 🙂
I’ve learned a few tricks for coming up with new blog post ideas when all I have on my mind is Netflix and tea, and I’m going to share them with you.
There’s nothing worse than a blogging block (well, I can think of a few things…), so let’s get this show going and come up with some blog post ideas!
1. Take Inspiration from the Most Popular Posts on Your Blog
The most popular posts on your blog can show you what your visitors enjoy reading. So, why not write more blog posts in that category? Perhaps you could elaborate on some of them, or write a sequel or updated version?
Simply looking at your most popular posts and using that information to prepare yet another post that your readers will enjoy can help you achieve a lot.
2. Answer the Questions People are Asking You in the Comments
Perhaps you don’t need to look because everyone asks you the same question?
In a blog post, respond to this question!
Perhaps someone is curious about the camera you’re using, how you paid for your vacation, or where you got your sweater.
Convert those questions into new blog posts.
3. Browse Your Favorite Blogging Sites or Other Blogs in Your Niche
When I don’t know what to write about, I occasionally check other blogs in my niche to discover new blog post ideas. It’s a wonderful strategy that really works for me. If I don’t have an idea right now, I’m pretty certain to find one while reading other people’s blogs.
Although you should never replicate another blogger’s work, let’s face it: it happens. In some respects, bloggers are copycats, and there’s nothing wrong with writing about the same subject as someone else. Just be sure to personalize your article and attribute sources appropriately.
If your favorite blogger recently published an excellent post, and you have an opinion on the subject, always join the discussion.
4. Check Your Twitter And Facebook Feeds for New Blog Post Ideas
In today’s society, everyone shares everything. You’ve got to find something that appeals to you. This is my least favorite option because I am always distracted and end up doing something other than what I wanted to.
Honestly, it takes a lot of time to keep up with social networking!
But, if you’ve exhausted all other options or are simply in the mood for some one-on-one time with your Facebook feed, give it a shot and see where it takes you.
5. Go for a Walk to Clear Your Mind
You are sometimes the one who prevents your brain from doing its job.
At least, I believe I am, sometimes.
I have a tendency to overanalyze things, and when I’m actively looking for an idea in the depths of my imagination, my brain simply collapses and refuses to comply.
If I don’t think too hard, blog post ideas will most likely arise from nothing.
Taking a walk is beneficial since you will be much more focused when you return home after being away from your computer for some time.
The best part?
It’s supposed to be beneficial to your health. There’s no way you’re going to fail.
6. Create an Inspiration Board on Pinterest for New Ideas
Alternatively, you can look through the ones you already have.
Pinterest is a fantastic source of inspiration, and if you’re a regular user, you’ll already have a good amount of amazing content on your boards.
Make a new inspiration board on Pinterest and pin the articles and pins you wish you had written first (come on, we’ve all been there!). Pin them, figure out what they’ve got in common, and come up with your own brilliant blog post.
7. Start a Q&A
Allow your readers to tell you what they’re interested in learning about.
You can start a Q&A to get questions from your readers and get a sense of the types of content they want you to publish.
A Q&A is an excellent method to gauge the mood of your audience, and you can always return to the comment area and answer one or more questions in a post if you’re feeling bored in the future. Click here for a list of the best Q&A plugins.
8. Grab a Pen And a Notebook
The good old pen-and-paper trick, of course. I’m not sure why, but this consistently works for many people, including me.
In fact, when I created my first blog back in 2010, I sat down with my best notepad (of which I have a lot – it’s really an addiction) and jotted down the titles of the blog posts I planned to publish. Seriously, I came up with plenty of great blog post ideas in under an hour, probably 20-25 titles. That’s a lot of potential blog post ideas, right?
Even if I don’t use every title in a post, it’s a fantastic list to have on hand. Also, take notes on the titles of any article you aren’t quite ready to write yet. Who knows, maybe in a few weeks you’ll be ready! Those titles will frequently generate more titles, and then you’ve got yourself an idea. Pretty cool, right?
9. Create a Series
But, you might wonder, how can you come up with blog post ideas for a full series if you can’t even come up with a single article idea? I personally believe that approaching a problem from a different perspective is always beneficial.
Trying to come up with a post idea for a series is not the same as trying to come up with an idea for a single blog post. The possibilities are unlimited when it comes to selecting a whole idea. Pick up all those blog posts you put aside because they were too big or overwhelming and look at them again from a different perspective.
When you come up with a terrific series idea, you’ll have enough content to write a lot of articles. Perhaps you’d like to write a blog series? Maybe every Sunday could be Super Sunday when you interview someone who has accomplished something you appreciate?
What if everything else fails?
Simply write a post about how to come up with fantastic blog post ideas. 🙂
In the end, I hope you enjoyed what you just read and I also enjoyed writing it. If you really find this blog post useful and helpful, please share it. It will not only help people who might need this information but also motivate me a lot.