If you’ve been blogging for some time now you might well be running out of ideas for posts that will keep your readers coming back for more. Don’t let your blog be one of the thousands that are abandoned every year, here are five ways you can find new blog topics to keep your blog fresh and interesting.
Blogs should be timely so a great source of inspiration should be the day’s news items. Pick up a newspaper or a magazine and see if any headlines or captions spark an idea in your mind. Write about a news story and give your thoughts on it http://oursminiworld.com/. Use an article as a springboard to a ‘how to’ or a list post. A great way to stay up to date with news in your niche is to sign up for the free Google Alerts service.
If you have readers who comment on your blog then their messages can be a great source of inspiration. Let’s say that you write a blog post about keyword research and someone posts a comment asking for help with using those keywords for article marketing. You now have a topic for your next blog post. Check out your comments and look for topics that you can write about; all you need to do is answer the questions that your readers have been asking.
It’s unlikely that you are the only website in your niche so another great theme for a blog post is a list or resource post. Gather a list of resources from other blogs and compile them into a list with links to the relevant blog posts that the other authors have published.
Spend some time reading other blog posts and hang out in the forums for your niche. What topics are people talking about? Think about the problems that people in your niche have that need solving? You should find a whole wealth of ideas here that you can then turn into blog posts. Write some how to articles to solve the problems you unearthed, or write a post in response to something that another blogger wrote about that you don’t agree with, or that you want to shed new light on.