To keep your blog fresh and exciting, you need to produce killer content, consistently. You don’t necessarily need a regular posting schedule like some bloggers; however, you do need to make sure you’re providing your audience with content on a regular basis. This could be just once a week if it’s all you can commit to. Then there are some bloggers enjoy posting once a day, as it builds a strong writing habit – but what happens if you want to post more often, and you just can’t come up with the ideas that give you butterflies? We’re going to give you a few techniques to get more awesome ideas!
Stay Up To Date With The News
The news can be a great source of ideas, whether you read the paper, watch it on TV, or simply use the ‘News’ tab on Google. This will help you to create relevant, up to date content that should get people talking. Maybe you could voice your own opinion on a subject and come up with ideas that could help to improve a current situation.
Use Your Hobbies
Start by making a list of all of your hobbies and then figure out how they can tie in with what you want to talk about. A unique perspective on a popular topic is always going to be something people enjoy reading.
There aren’t any rules to freewriting, other than you pick up a pen and write non-stop for a set amount of time. Do as little thinking as possible and just write whatever comes into your head. You can use a computer/laptop to write if this makes you more comfortable. Don’t go back and edit, and ignore spelling mistakes. Simply continue writing until the time is up and see if you get anything out of it.
Start Reading More
Grab some magazines and brainstorm ideas using them. Don’t stop there either; read books. Read both fiction and non-fiction. The more you read, the more ideas you should be able to come up with.
Review And Refresh Your Old Content
Are there ways you can repurpose your old content to bring it up to date and make it popular again? Perhaps you could do a ‘part two’ of something if it’s been a few months/years.
Try A Little Word Association
Choose a word or phrase that you’re hoping to cover, and then start writing down absolutely anything that comes into your head. Don’t stop until you have a few unique angles you can use for your blog!
Get Out Of The House
Go somewhere new and really take in your surroundings. Some places inspire more creativity than others places. Do you think you’ll come up with more ideas sat in your living room, or in a large, open space with a great view? Simply heading to your favourite coffee shop with your laptop could make you feel more inspired.
Use An Idea Generator
A blog topic generator could very well spark a wonderful idea!
See What Keywords Are Trending
Strong keywords should be used in your content, and you can find out which ones are trending by using something like Google Keyword Planner to help you.
Try out the above techniques and you should soon be bubbling with fresh, exciting content ideas!