Are you sitting in a corner, thinking of new blog topics again? Are you finding it difficult to come up with ideas for your blog again? Here we have another post on how to come up with blog ideas…right? Or maybe not.
We all know how hard it is to keep coming up with new blog ideas. Even the best and most experienced bloggers find it challenging from time to time.
This is because the more often we write and publish articles, the harder it becomes to think of something new. And if your readers are starting to get bored, you will need to throw them a curve ball soon enough.
The trick is not to exhaust every single avenue at first go; that doesn’t work for anyone. Rather than focusing on the number of potential topics, focus on the quality instead.
The Hero Bloggers Secret to Endless Blogging Ideas
If you’ve read enough of our blog, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that we have mentioned this one particular technique again and again. It’s simply because it works – every time, for every blogger.
This particular technique is often referred to as “Beat Reporting”. It’s a journalistic term for an article or editorial that reports on an event or occurrence of current interest.
In other words, rather than focusing on what you think your readers would like to read, or on ideas you wish to write about, beat reporting is all about following the headlines and current events.
Brainstorming: Finding the Good From the Bad
Before you start looking at headlines, you need to clear your mind of any preconceived notions as to what your next article should be about.
We want to put all of our thoughts, both good and bad, down on paper with this brainstorming technique. Doing so will ensure that we don’t miss a single idea. With that said, you won’t want to write down every single thought.
Instead, write down the ‘bad’ ideas that you wish you could avoid writing about, followed by all of the ‘good’ ideas that you wish you could write about. This will help to keep your mind open, as you will have a record of everything that you’ve considered up until now.
Which Topic Will Readers Love?
Now that you’ve exhausted every single potential blog idea, it’s time to start weeding out the ‘bad’ ideas and focusing on the ‘good’ ones.
This means that you will need to ask yourself a few questions, such as:
- Why will readers care about this topic?
- Why is this idea worth writing about?
- Why will readers find this information useful?
- What makes this idea different from others out there?
- How will this article add value to my readers’ lives?
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How Many Readers Will This Idea Reach?
Now that you have a better idea of what you want to write about, it’s time to think about how many readers will this idea reach.
You can do this by asking yourself the following questions:
- Who is my target audience?
- What are their interests?
- Where do they spend their time online?
- What are the challenges and problems that they face?
- What are their dreams and goals?
Keep a blog ideas notebook
Keep a blog ideas notebook by your desk, computer or even in your phone. When something inspires you, write it down immediately and add it to your blog ideas notebook.
When you come across an article that you want to respond to with your own unique perspective, add it to your blog ideas notebook. When you start to feel stuck, flip through your blog ideas notebook and pick something that inspires you. This can help you get unstuck and get the ball rolling.
Is There Confidence in Your Editorial Voice?
Are you confident in your editorial voice? If not, then you might want to pause and ask yourself how confident you are in your abilities as an author.
If you are new to blogging, or you don’t feel as though you have a strong sense of editorial voice, you might want to look into this a little further.
- How much experience do you have?
- What is your unique ‘voice’?
- How confident are you in your abilities?
- How strong is your editorial voice?
Is There Depth to This Topic?
While it is true that not all topics are created equal, there is still a chance that you might have chosen a topic that is too shallow to be written about in-depth.
This is something that you should keep an eye out for. – Is this idea worth writing about in-depth? – Does this topic have depth? – How much can you say about this topic?
Does This Idea Have Resonance for You?
While your editorially chosen topic might resonate with your readers, you need to make sure that it resonates with you too.
To do this, ask yourself the following questions:
- Do I have the knowledge and experience to write this article?
- Do I have a strong connection to this topic?
- Do I have the enthusiasm and drive to write this article?
Only choose an article topic that you are truly excited to write about. If you don’t feel any excitement towards it, you will be able to tell. Your readers will be able to tell too. They know when you’re not fully invested in your content.
Re-promoting Your Old Content to Your Present Audience
Re-promoting your content is a technique that needs to be done delicately, but with strategic intent. It’s not just about posting an old blog post and hoping people see it again; instead, it’s also about reaching the right audience at the right time.
Re-promoting means making your old blog posts visible to your present audience again. You wouldn’t have published them in the first place if you didn’t think they were worth reading again, so now you just have to make sure they are visible to people who haven’t seen them before.
There are several ways of doing this, depending on where and when you think your target audience will be browsing online.
In this article, we will explore why you should re-promote your old content; how to re-promote it; and what should be taken into account when re-promoting content in different channels.
Find your voice and write from there
One of the best ways to create blog ideas is to find your voice. What are you passionate about? What do you want to say to the world? What topics drive you?
What do you want your legacy to be? What do you want to be known for? What topics do you feel like you can write about from a place of expertise and really share something valuable with your readers? When you find your voice and topics that come from your heart, it will flow onto the page. You’ll feel excited to write about it because it will be coming from a genuine place.
This passion will come through in your writing and connect with your readers. It’s not just about creating blog topics. It’s about creating meaningful blog posts that are connected to your readers and what matters to you.
Check your analytics
Are you blogging about topics that your readers care about? If not, check your analytics (or Google Analytics) to see what your readers are clicking on.
What are they clicking on the most? What are they spending the most time on? What are they spending the most time on? These insights can help you create blog topics that your readers want to read.
If you’re unsure what your readers are clicking on or what topics they want to read, ask them! You can do this through social media or by asking readers for blog topic ideas through email.
Ask your readers
Are you blogging about topics that your readers care about? If not, ask your readers what they want to read about. What topics do they want to learn more about? What would they like to see more of on your blog? What would they like to see less of on your blog?
You can do this through social media, email or on your blog posts. It can be helpful to ask more than one question so readers can provide more feedback. You can also ask questions that spark conversation, create dialogue and get your readers interacting with each other. This can help create connections between your readers and build community on your blog.
Network with other bloggers
Are you blogging about topics that your readers care about? If not, network with other bloggers. Start reaching out to other bloggers and connect with them. Comment on their posts, share their articles and ask them to guest post on your blog. You can also offer to guest post on other people’s blogs.
Connecting with other bloggers can lead to endless blog topics that you can write about. Blogging is a community and connecting with other bloggers can help you get inspired and excited about blogging again.
You can also learn from other bloggers and discover new blogging tips and tricks that can help you grow and improve your blog.
Discover what drives engagement
Are you blogging about topics that your readers care about? If not, discover what drives engagement. Pay attention to what engages your readers.
What topics are the most passionate about? What do they respond to? What do they like to comment on or share with their friends? What types of posts get the most likes, comments, and shares? What types of posts receive the most negative or hateful comments? What types of posts are readers ignoring? What types of posts do readers ignore the most? Blogging is a conversation and you want to engage your readers at all levels.
This can help you discover what topics drive engagement and what topics your readers are most passionate about. This will also help you avoid topics that drive the most negative attention and comments. This can help you avoid unnecessary drama and negative attention and comments on your posts.
As you can see, coming up with new blog ideas isn’t as simple as most people make it out to be. You have to put in a lot of effort if you want the results that you deserve.
If you do decide to follow through with this method, make sure that you are thorough with your research. You don’t want to write about something that isn’t accurate or credible.
When it comes to creating blog post ideas, the best advice we have is simple: find what inspires you and write from there. What are your interests? What things do you spend time thinking about or doing? Where do you like to go, read about or listen to things? Who are some of your favorite people or role models and what are they known for? What are common themes in your life right now? Once you’ve answered these questions, it should be easier to start brainstorming ideas.
Start by finding your voice and writing from there. Keep a blog ideas notebook, check your analytics, ask your readers and network with other bloggers. Discover what drives engagement and you’ll never have a shortage of blog post ideas again.