How to Come Up With Blog Content Ideas

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One of the biggest challenges to creating a successful blog is coming up with regular blog post ideas. You want to make sure that you are not only giving value but doing so in fresh and interesting ways.

Here are 7 strategies to keep your content fresh and interesting.

  1. Read magazines – magazines are great for spinning information in a million different ways. Reading industry magazines will help you tap into the general public’s awareness, come up with unique and fresh ways to look at ideas, and present them to your readers.
  2. Read blogs –  other blogs in your industry or similar industries will help you generate fresh ideas for your own blog. You may choose to elaborate on a post written by someone else or take an opposing position.
  3. Read industry publications – online publications like newsletters, whitepapers, case studies and the like are a great way to stay informed. You can write content about the data and information presented in these documents which helps solidify your credibility and authority. This helps to provide value and generate a constant stream of useful content.
  4. Have a brainstorming/planning session – sometimes just letting go of all the outside distractions and allowing yourself to think out of the box can generate hundreds of new and unique blog post ideas. Set time aside to brainstorm. If you prefer, find someone you can trust with your ideas and brainstorm with them.
  5. Visit forums and chat rooms – discussions on industry forums and chat rooms often generate some debate but they also present new ideas, questions and room for elaboration on points you find to be valid or interesting.
  6. FAQs – what questions do you commonly hear from others? Turn those questions into blog post by proving the answers.
  7. Ask your readers– If you don’t know what to write about, ask your readers what they want to know. There are always fresh content ideas that stem from the thoughts of your readers who may be waiting on a post you have yet to write.

Content is essential for a profitable blog. Knowing how to craft your content is just as important. To learn more about your blog content, how to craft and a few more goodies, check out The Copywriting Scorecard for Bloggers.

LaTara

LaTara is the Chief Blogger and trainer at Get Online Basics, providing the work at home entrepreneur and small business owner with practical and viable solutions for building their online presence. Start your training to better online marketing with the Get Online Basics Training Center. Just click the website link and you will be redirected.

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  1. LaTara Ham-Ying
    May 25, 2011 | 7:33 pm

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