How I Consistently Create Blog Content and Brainstorm Topics
If you're feeling the blogging slump, you're not alone! Every blogger reaches a certain point when they feel as though their content is lacking and they've run out of ideas. Consistently producing with the ability to create blog content of value is key!
I struggle all the time to create blog content that I feel people will enjoy. I've worked hard to attempt at cultivating meaningful content (and ways of finding it), and I'm compiling this success today in hopes that it will help you find fabulous ideas of your own!
WHAT ARE OTHERS BLOGGING ABOUT?
First and foremost, it's important to watch what others are doing in your niche. If you're a fitness blogger, regularly read your favorite fitness blogs. Don't flat out copy what others are doing, but contribute what you think you can to similar (or the same) topics. This will greatly improve your search rankings and visibility, blogging on popular topics (yet being selective with your keywords).
SEARCH INTEREST (SERIOUSLY... MARATHON)
Pinterest is chalk full of fabulous blogs and blog posts on a variety of topics! You can find the most popular pins and click over to those posts, making conclusions about why people chose to pin it based on the value it delivers to readers.
I consistently reach out to you all - my beloved readers whether that be through a post or in a social media shoutout, to discover what topics or tutorials you would like to see!
Your readers are bound to provide you with the best feedback on what you should write about next. Sometimes, making a SurveyMonkey survey is the best way to inquire--I've had difficulty receiving responses that way, but it's worth a try!
FIND LISTS FROM FELLOW BLOGGERS
I love, love, LOVE bloggers who brainstorm blog topics either randomly or based on seasons. Hint: I'll be coming out with a list of 50 blog topics for autumn in just a few days!
Here are a few of my fave lists:
- The Daily Post's "Daily Prompts" (updated daily)
- Thirteen Thoughts' 113 Blog Post Ideas for Food, Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Bloggers
- Elle & Co.'s 50 No-Fluff, Content-Rich Blog Post Ideas
WHAT HAVE I BEEN DOING?
Some people are super entertained by funny, witty or insightful posts about everyday life! I'm starting my "Everyday Reflections" series soon--a series I'm not timing, but simply allowing to happen!
I find that forcing myself to continually stick by a weekly series is too difficult. I like leaving mini series open for whenever I feel as though I have something useful to say, but not forcing myself to come up with a recap that I can't deliver to every week.
WATCH THE NEWS
I know some people say they dislike watching the news because of all the depressing stuff, but I can say that watching the news (whether that means reading articles online or turning on the TV) has been a big source of blog post inspiration for me! New political topics or trends in your niche may be just what you're looking for.
How do you find constant blog post inspiration? Leave your suggestions below!