Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Do These Ten Things And You'll Never Run Out of Blog Post Ideas



Blogging is difficult. That's the truth. I find that the writing itself is not the problem, but when you also have to be a researcher, editor,  photographer, social media expert, marketing pro and general multitasking guru, the business of blogging can become tedious.

In addition to just about maintaining your blog, keeping it afresh with interesting blog topics can be difficult - especially if you are trying to stick to your niche and adhere to a blogging schedule. 

As you gain experience in blogging you kind of learn where to look for ideas, to keep your blogging inventory bountiful. But if you feel you need a little assistance here are some ideas below.

1. Keep on top of current affairs
This is the easiest way to stay relevant. If you don't have the time to read a paper or watch the news you can set up Google alerts or download news apps such as Flipboard (a personal favorite of mine).

2. Track national holidays and  awareness days
With Valentine's Day around the corner, you can rest assured that it will become one of the trending search terms on the internet. So don't let your blog miss out on the party! At the start of every month do a quick search to see which days people will be observing and write around that.

3. Pay attention to your environment
Was the lady sitting opposite you in the train this morning reading an erotic novel? Ah ha! Then that is your hook! Why not use that to write about the current trends in people's reading or commuting habits?

4. Welcome a guest blogger
Nothing speaks freshness than having a new "voice" on your blog. Welcoming a guest blogger will bring a different perspective. Similarly, you can write on someone else's blog. It will give you the opportunity to write about something outside of your niche. 

5. Write an FAQ post
Still out of ideas? People love to learn about people. As social creatures it is normal. So write a list of ten amazing facts nobody knew about you.

6. Write a "how to" list
Aside from blogging, you must be an expert in something - even if you've never known it. Draw on a topic you learned at uni. Or your life as a mother, or wife, or businesswoman, or an aunt or a minister.

7. Read other blogs
I am definitely not telling you to be a copycat. But as a blogger, you must be a reader of blogs. The more you read, the more inspired you'll become. 

8. Watch TV
Whether you choose to gather around the box with your family in the evening or binge on your fave Netflix series alone, TV can provide a wealth of ideas. The drama, the cliffhangers, and the characters can all be an inspiration for the perfect blog post.

9. Tell a story
Why not wander down the corridors of your memory and share a good or bad experience you had? Or get your creative juice flowing and engage in some fictional storytelling.

10. Write a review
Have you been on a shopping spree lately? What did you splurge on? Perhaps you've read a book or watched a film. Maybe it was an event you attended. Write a review!

I hope these tips have helped. Do you have any more ideas bloggers? Sharing is caring so please comment below!




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18 comments

  1. These are all great tips Madeline! I find it can be a lot of fun coming up with unusual blog post ideas, and I love your tips of tracking national holidays, as well as writing 'how to' lists :) Have a fabulous weekend!

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. Hi Gabrielle. You always have the best blog post ideas! Thanks for reading 😊

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  2. Certainly putting these to work. I think this post is for me.


    gloriafinesblog

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    1. Hi Gloria. I'm happy you are taking these tips away. Good luck with your blog!

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  3. This was really helpful, Madeline. I've thought about a few of these, but had not considered having guest bloggers or paying attention to my environment/ what people are interested in right now... Thanks for the idea! || www.lorikemi.com

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    1. You are most welcome LoriKemi. It's difficult to always be inspired so I'm glad this helped.

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  4. These are awesome tips Madeline. I am downloading Flipboard right now. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You are so welcome! Flipboard is bae. It has really helped me with news and interesting features!

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  5. Wow! This post is spot on! Thumbs up Madeline. So far, #3 and #9 has been working really great for me. Got me thinking about #4 and #7; It's high time I became more open and willing to collaborate with other writers/bloggers.

    Starting off immediately! Madeline, do you mind being a guest writer on Heart Rays? :)

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    1. Hi Nwamaka, I am glad you are already implementing some of these. Since implementing 7, and actually leaving genuine comments beneath their posts I have seen a marked change. I'd be more than happy to write a guest post for you. Please drop me an email when you are ready :-)

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  6. I kid you not, I went through every single one of these facts and jotted them down in my diary. Some fantastic tips you've got here Madeline! My fave and must-do this year is to invite a guest blogger. Thanks for these x

    Sheena
    https://afashionstudentsdiary.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Oh wow, I am humbled. I am so happy you found these tips so useful and practical. I will like to know how you get on in the next few weeks.

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  7. Ohhh I've been struggling lately. I really love these tips <3 I need to feature more guest bloggers and do more collaborations. I also find that when I brain storm WAY ahead of time It gives me a lot more time and less urgency to actually formulate a great post.

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    1. Believe it or not, I struggle with number 3. I think it is really a point to work on this year. Yes brainstorming ahead of time is a great idea. Thank you very much for sharing!

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  8. Oh dear. These points have been working for me. Some are new and I can't wait to be inspired by them. Thanks for these helpful tips.
    www.bubusboulevard.com

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    1. You are most welcome Bubu. Nice to hear you already have some of these strategies in place. Have a good weekend!

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  10. I remember the days when I was sooooooo into blogging and churning out almost 4/5 posts a week! No wonder I used to write almost 200 posts a year of mostly original content. As I try to figure out what I want to do with my blog again, these tips are really helpful and I remember doing a number of them at my blogging peak!.

    Berry Dakara Blog

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