So, it’s finally happened. You’re having a great time writing your blog – until all of a sudden you’ve completely hit the wall and run out of ideas. Things just don’t seem to be coming together and this can often be a result of trying to post too often and burning out, or alternatively leaving too long between posts and having your mind become less-inclined to keep going. So what can you do about it? In a previous post we listed possible blog topic ideas, and in this follow-up we’ll go into how you can easily create new post ideas from scratch.
Where To Look
If your ideas aren’t coming from within, then naturally you’re going to have to look somewhere else. Start with the following to see if you can generate any cues for your writing: http://postonmagazine.com/
List the top celebrities or other personalities in the news this week. Think about what’s happened in your life (away from blogging) during the past week. Visit the top websites or other blogs in your niche. Check the trends in Google or Yahoo to see what people are searching for. List any events coming up in your area or others that relate to your blog’s niche. Write down the top news events that have happened during the past week. You might not have to go through all that – in fact, you’ll probably get halfway through and realize you’re starting to see a few possibilities. If you get through them all it’s usually a sign you’re really stuck! But don’t worry, because if you let it rest for a little while then the ideas should start coming to you pretty soon.
Putting It Together
When you’ve taken a look through the above, you’ve probably filtered out anything that may or not be compatible with your blog’s niche as you’ve gone through it. For anything else, see if there is a way you can connect it to an aspect of your blog’s niche. Usually, this means not writing a tutorial-style post – instead it often leads you to writing posts along the lines of taught me about t can lead to some pretty interesting and alternative-thinking-styled blog posts.
Some of the advantages of coming up with ideas like this – even if you’re not struggling – is it does put a different spin on your regular style of writing and can actually be quite enjoyable to write. Your readers will most likely also find it a welcome change. Last of all, writing about news, popular celebrities or other current trends gives you an added boost in the search engines, as many people search to find out more about these things.