Just like any writer, bloggers get writer’s block. When inspiration doesn’t seem to kick in, you can look to outside sources to get back on the saddle again – here are ten ways to find inspiration all around you to help spawn your next blog post.
Method 1: Use keyword research tools
People will search on a variety of things every day; use keyword tools to find out what people are looking for and use that data to write a full post about that very same subject.
Method 2: Ask your readers for input
After enough time building a community you can ask your readers what they’d like to read; this not only gives you great feedback but can help write more engaging posts on your blog.
Method 3: Listen to your niche community
If you don’t have a large blog community, you can always go onto into a social network and begin listening to what others are talking about – see if there are questions going unanswered and create a post that answers them.
Method 4: Absorb your surroundings
Everything around you has the ability to inspire you for your next blog post; just be open whenever you look around your writing area and pick out something to talk about based on your own thoughts about what you’re looking at.
Method 5: Keep an idea journal
The easiest way to come up with new ideas for your blog posts is to write down every little idea that pops into your mind every day. Even the simplest idea can help spawn a very in depth one which could be your next major blog post.
Method 6: Review a product or service
Without a doubt, you have plenty of products around you or services you’ve used throughout your life that you know enough to write a review post about each; not only can you talk about it in your own opinion but if you include an affiliate link you could make a bit of money through your post.
Method 7: Say what’s on your mind
Everyone has opinions; write a blog post about what you think about the latest movie, album, service, product, whatever’s going on in the world – these timely pieces can help give your readers a glimpse into your own life and build a better connection to your community.
Method 8: Do a follow up post
Had a post go over really well online? Try writing a follow up post that explores the subject on a deeper level or what has changed since you’ve last talked about it.
Method 9: Use a guest post
If you’re feeling stumped look upon your community to see if any guest writers wants to contribute to your blog. Besides gaining a piece of content it can be a great spark of inspiration to write a few more posts related to the guest post topic.
Method 10: Keep asking: what, where, why, how
The most helpful way you can gain new blog ideas is by always questioning everything; this will keep your mind open to new thoughts and will allow you to write about your own perception of a product, service or whatever you plan to write about.