Lately, a lot of my friends are asking me on how to get new blog post ideas? Now I can’t explain this on one single email or a tweet, so I decided to dedicate a new post about it.
Take a heavy tool (a hammer would be nice) and then HIT your head with it. All of your frustrations will be gone and there will be new post ideas. -Nah! I’m just kidding.
Instead of forcing your brain for new and innovative blog ideas, let’s see how you can bring new ideas naturally,
You’re not feeling creative
The reason why you’re not finding anything to write is because you’re not feeling creative. A person can’t blog everytime and it depends on your mood. Take some rest and do something else; play video games, outdoor activities, visit a friend and watch TV.
You have a blog phobia!
You have worked hard on your blog and have built a commitment that you’ll post regularly. Sometimes this commitment builds a pressure in you to update regularly. In most cases, bloggers create low quality posts in the sack of updating the blog. Don’t worry for your readers, they’re not going away. I’ve stopped updating my last blog for a long time but still there are people who are reading this blog.
New post ideas
Ideas are in your head and you can write when there’s a blog title. So let’s see some of the useful ways that worked for me to generate new post ideas,
1. Read other blogs
Subscribe to some blogs and read them regularly. You’ll definitely find some new ideas to blog about.
2. Write some headlines
Instead of writing posts, write some headlines for the next week or month. Create a notepad and write those headlines in it. Start writing when you feel creative.
3. Search keywords
Take a look at your google analytics data or any other stats tool and take a look at the keywords. See what keywords visitors are using to find your blog. You can use those keywords to create a brand new post.
4. Ask your readers
You can ask your readers what to write next? You can also take questions from twitter, email and any other way you can. Adding a poll can also help you know what others are expecting, “What else you want to read from my blog?“
5. Post with your posts
You can create a post with your older post links mentioned on it. I have wrote many posts that are a collection of links. You can also create a second part of a popular post from your blog.
6. Guest posts
Ask your blogger friends to write a guest post on your blog. Sometimes it’ll help you a lot to lose some pressure.
7. Other Media to Get New Ideas
Read books, watch TV shows, radio or even billboards to find brand new ideas for your blog. You can use stumble upon to discover new blog posts and can also read BBC or CNN updates.