Several months ago, I created two blogs. The first one-called The Political Slant-is a blog about topics related to the field of politics. The second one-entitled Seven Atlanta-is a platform for the Young Adult Ministry I participate in at church. I love hosting these blogs because they give me the opportunity to produce interesting, informative content that I can share with the world. While running these blogs is fun, however, it is also a lot of work. And one of the most challenging aspects of producing these blogs is coming up with blog post ideas. Yet as I continue building my blogs, I realize that there are several strategies I can implement to ensure that I always have a plethora of blog post topics to choose from. Here are three strategies that may work for you, too.
1. Read Other People’s Blogs.
The goal here is not plagiarism, but rather inspiration. Reading the blog content of other people will generate a cognitive process which will likely include the inception of new ideas that were rooted in a concept recorded by another blogger. There are a plethora of great blogs you can peruse in order to jump start your creative juices, such as Darren Rowse’s Problogger blog. Another popular blog that can help you come up with some great ideas is Lifehacker.
2. Keep A Running List Of Blog Post Topics.
This strategy can work wondrously for you and is applicable to the world of article writing in addition to the blogosphere. I personally have a list of topics that I refer to whenever I can’t think of anything to write about. Whenever an idea for a great blog post crosses your mind, go ahead and put it on your list. This strategy is effective in making sure that you’ll always have something to write about. Additionally, it can help you come up with new blog post ideas by getting your creative juices flowing.
3. Review Your Old Blog Posts.
This tip is helpful for several reasons. In addition to helping you come up with new topics by expanding discourse on ideas you’ve already discussed, reviewing your old blog posts gives you the ability to evaluate the quality of your work by analyzing factors such as grammar, style, and clarity. Additionally, reading an old blog post gives you understanding about how to effectively integrate the old post into a new post. This is helpful because it provides you with an internal link that can help boost your SEO.
Although you may think coming up with new blog post ideas is a tedious, tiresome task, it doesn’t have to be. By applying the strategies listed above, you can have a continual reserve of blog post topics to refer to when you’re ready to write. Good luck!