7 Ways to Come Up With Blog Post Ideas

Do you find it hard to come up with good ideas for blog posts? These ideas may help!

1. Set up Google Alerts

Google Alerts is a free Google service. You can set up a Google Alert for anything you want, and you can set up as many of them as you want. If you set them up for your blog topic, you will regularly receive emails that have links to blog posts, news stories and other articles related to your topic. Those articles can be used as reference material for your blog articles or can simply be used to give you more ideas of things to write about.

2. Freewrite

Freewriting is the habit of writing without any real rules. It simply means to write about whatever comes to your mind, and to write consistently and as quickly as possible. It generally helps to set a timer and to write for a specific amount of time each day.

3. Answer questions people ask.

In your business, you likely have heard many different questions that clients or customers ask. Jot those questions down and use them as blog post titles. Simply answer the question in the article. This method is especially great for helping you be found in search engines since many people type questions into Google.

4. Read the news and think through how the various headlines might relate to your niche.

The daily news is an excellent place to get ideas for your blog. You may need to use your imagination a little here, but if you’re always thinking of your blog niche and always on the lookout for more blog post ideas through what you see online, the news will be likely to provide you with an abundance of blog post ideas.

5. Have conversations with people in your niche.

Sometimes conversations with others in your niche will spark ideas of things to blog about. It may be because they inspire you, or it may be because the person says something that makes you mad and you want to write about the opposing view point.

If you don’t have a lot of people in your niche to actually converse with, read blog in your niche and use the thoughts that they provoke to motivate you to write your own blog posts.

6. Get out in nature.

Nature can sometimes be one of the most inspiring places. There is something about nature that brings out the creativity in many of us, so especially if you’re feeling some sort of a blogging slump, spending some time in nature may be just the thing you need to break you out of your writing slump.

7. Exercise

Exercise not only gets the oxygen flowing, but the rhythmic nature of things like walking and jogging can get the wheels turning in your mind. The only problem with getting ideas while you’re exercising is that you may forget them by the time you get back home, so be sure to have something along to record those ideas.


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