If you have a blog you should regularly post new content. At the beginning that can be very easy because there are many topics you can write about. However, after some time it can get really hard to find new topics you can write about.
I’m sure you know all that feeling sitting in front of your computer having no idea what you could write about. It always feels like you’re wasting a lot of time. And you are.
When I started with blogging I had the same problems. However, with the time I found different methods how I could find new ideas and I want to share my methods with you:
Tip #1: Inspiration from other blogs
It’s always a good idea to have a look at other blogs in your niche. What are they writing about? What posts have the most engagement (comments)?
However, you should never copy any content from other blogs. It may seem like a good idea, but that really hurts your ranking in SEO. Google always checks if your content is already posted somewhere and lowers your ranking if you are copying content.
Tip #2: Current topics – news
Is there a product of a topic everyone is talking about in your niche? Are there maybe exhibitions that your audience could be interested in?
The news channel is always a good source of new ideas and information. However, here it is important to write about news that is relevant to your niche!
Tip #3: Learn from your newsletters
I hope you already signed in for many newsletters in your niche? If not, you should do that right now! Why?
Because that’s an easy way to get information about new product launches or other news. You also get a lot of content and information you can use to write your own article 🙂
Tip #4: Learn more about the problems from your niche
What are the biggest problems in your niche? Search for the problems in forums of your niche and write down all the problems they have.
That way you can easily find ideas for new content. In addition, that makes you content highly relevant to your audience and that makes your blog even better!
That way also more people start reading your blog and leave your link in forums or other blogs.
You can also find problems in Facebook groups or in the comments of your own blog.
Tip #5: Remember yourself
How was it when you started in your niche? What has been your problems in the beginning? And how did you solve them? Write down your problem and how you solved it and make a post out of it.
With that method, you can find many ideas for tips and instructions, especially for beginners.
Tip #6: Learn, learn, learn
You should always keep growing. Invest time in reading books, visiting seminars, watching webinars or buy digital info products. The more you know the more you can write about. All these things lead you to an expert status in your niche.
And that will give you more readers, more trust, and more income.
Tip #7: Variety on your blog
Mix up different topics like reviews, competitions, surveys, etc. to get a variety of different blog posts. Nobody wants to read only product reviews.
If they only read about product reviews they soon will think: “he only wants to sell something” and they will never come back. The biggest part of your blog should be helpful content.
From time to time you can post a product review but the main part shouldn’t.
Tip #8: Stunning visuals
Your blog shouldn’t be only text. Add some visuals to make your blog more beautiful and worth looking. If you have great content and beautiful images your blog posts will be shared more often on your social networks.
Tip #9: Change your environment
Sometimes it really helps to change your environment. Instead of sitting in front of your desk all the time change your environment and go to a coffee shop instead.
Or go to the park with your laptop if the weather is great. Or maybe it helps to leave your desk and writing your blog post on the kitchen table. This can help you to boost your productivity and idea finding. I stopped planning on my laptop. Instead, I go outside and write down my weekly plan on a piece of paper.
That way I much more relaxed and I have much more ideas.
Tip #10: Don’t make this mistake
The biggest mistake you can make is to get stuck in front of your laptop. If you have no idea what you could write about and sit down for hours thinking you are wasting your time.
Especially when you pressure yourself to write that article. In the end, your article is not written very well and your reader doesn’t get a lot of value. And they notice that.
Sometimes you notice that yourself and throw your article away 😀
I hope that my tips help you to get ideas what you can write about 🙂
How do you find new ideas? How do you find new topics you can write about? I would love to hear from you so please leave a comment below 🙂