No matter how much passion you have for the topic you blog about, there’s going to come a time when you just run out of ideas. After blogging day in and day out for several months or years, it can feel like you’ve said it all. What else is there to write about? You’ve hit a wall, and you officially have blogger’s block.
So how do you overcome it? How do you keep coming up with fresh blog ideas so you can continue to build your blog and reach your goals?
Here are 11 proven tips I use to generate ideas for my blogs.
- Respond to the critics—If you’re a blogger, you’re going to have to deal with negative people from time to time. Of course, there’s a right way and a wrong way to respond to them. The wrong way is to get overly defensive and sensitive, because you’ll come off as unprofessional and petty. The right way is to turn that negativity into some really great content by addressing their points and clarifying your positions.
- Tie a major current event into your topic—Being relevant is the key to running a fresh, popular blog. Is there a way to tie some current event into your topic? For example, when the BP oil spill disaster was happening earlier this year, many bloggers in the SEO field wisely noted that BP had launched a PPC campaign to buy certain keywords and do some damage control.
- Search Twitter hash tags—See what other people are talking about by searching Twitter hash tags related to your niche. For example, if you write a blog about basketball, you could search for “#nba” and other hash tags.