Lack of blog post ideas can make many bloggers think “Blogging not my piece of cake” and leave it for good.
But is it that difficult to find some great blogging ideas? We will get the answer by the end of this post for sure.
Important: Before you start looking for blog post ideas and prepare to write, you have to understand few things related to your blog
- What is your Niche?
- What is your writing style?
- Who are your target readers?
- How are you going to present it?
- How are you going to promote it?
- What will be your frequency of posing?
- What do I want to accomplish with your blog?
- How are you going to retain your new readers?
Let me know if I have missed any from the must to do or must know before start blogging using the comment section below.
Ok, let’s move ahead with the sources to find blog post ideas.
Before I write about any source where you can find blog ideas, let me clarify one thing, you can find blog post ideas everywhere on internet, it is certainly not restricted to few sources. These are just few options from the sea of ideas.
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1. Read, Read and Read:
This is probably the basic requirement for all bloggers. If you like to blog and write about something you have to read a lot. Reading brings clarity of thoughts and obviously enhances your knowledge, which eventually helps you to write with more confidence.
2. Read other blogs:
If you want to be a successful blogger you have to read what your fellow bloggers are talking about. Read the best blogs of your niche and try to understand what kind of content is attracting more readers.
Disclaimer: Just read for ideas, never copy paste articles from those bogs because is it really disheartening to the blogger who originally created the post, this is unethical and violation of terms.
I wrote a blog post on Google Chrome Extensions recently Called 10 cool Chrome Extensions for Social Media but to my surprise I saw same blog post word by word copy pasted 2 days after my post was published.
That was really sad!
I don’t want to mean that I have accomplished something great by writing about Chrome extensions because there are thousands of article written about it already, the point I want to make is please don’t copy paste.
3. Blog Comments:
If you visit any popular blog of your niche you will find hundreds of comments, which can really help you to find great blog ideas. Try to analyze different prospective coming through the comments on the subject topic. Also, blog comment introduces you to some other nice blogs, which you can visit to get more blog post ideas.
4. Social Networks:
Popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter and others can be a great source to find what kind of topics are trading at the moment. So many articles are already available on this, let’s move on to the next.
One of the most popular question and answer portals Quora can be really helpful to provide you great blog post ideas. You will know what people are asking about.
To find what readers wants to know about, visit quora.com type the keyword to find what kind of questions are attracting more visitors and try to create a nice blog post about those topics.
Topsy is another great source to find blog post ideas. Just visit Topsy write your keyword and you will immediately find what kind of topics are trading.
I made a search for guest posting and found what people are writing about guest posting currently.
Are you using Scoop.It already? If not signup right way because it is really helpful to provide you some great blog post ideas not to forget Scoop.It can drive traffic to site as well.
Once you sign up with Scoop.It, they allow you to select your topic and create your own board to share content. The most important part is they provide you suggesting which helps you to find what kind of content people are creating.
Glipho is a new social blogging platform, you can sign up with Glipho and start creating your blog articles on their platform. But the important point is you get some nice Blog post ideas on Glipho by reading the kind of content people are writing about on Glipho.
If your blog is focused on particular locations Trandsmap can be really helpful in find the trading topics and provide you some great blog post ideas to write about.
One of my favorite resource to find some nice blog post ideas. Visual.ly is a platform to share infographics. Try to find some great infographics related to your nice also Visual.ly allowas you to embed any infograhic on your own blog, so you can find some great blog content legally available to reproduce.
11. Product Review:
If you like writing product reviews try to keep an eye on the latest products pertaining to your nice and create some great blog post regarding those.
12. Niche Forums:
Niche based forums are great source to find blog post ideas, if you run a blog about WordPress, try be active on WordPress forums to know about what kind of questions are coming up from the users, answering questions on those forums will also help you to get targeted traffic to your website
Google keyword Tool can be great resource to find topics for your blog posts. When you find any key phrase on Google Keyword tool it not only provides you the number of searches but it provides a list of related topics as well
14. Article Directories:
Article directories like EzineArticles, About and other sites can be very effective to provide some great blog post ideas. Create a list of some great article directories and make a point to visit those frequently to steal some great ideas.
Of late Google+ has become one of the most valuable resource for bloggers not just for sharing your blog post but to find some great blog post ideas from other bloggers. Join the best communities on Google+ pertaining to your niche and follow what other users are talking about.
Also Read: 20 ways to promote your blog post
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