Sometimes when I start writing a blog post I stare at a blank computer screen for quite a bit without writing a single word. I am always thinking of what to write about for my next blog post. This got me thinking about how other people found ideas about their next blog posts.
I recently came across a blog post by Ellis McGrath at ProBlogger. He talks about 7 Unique Ways to Find Content Ideas for the Most Boring Topics. One of the unique ways he shares was completely new to me and I didn’t even know it could be used in such a manner. It involves using a free tool. The mind boggling unique way for me was #2.
So here are the seven unique ways to find content ideas for most boring topics that Ellis shares on that post:
#1 Knock the Door of Social Media
#2 Play around with keyword tools
#3 Don’t shy from asking your audience
#4 Stay inspired, from anything and everything
#5 Look for answers
#7 Interview industry stalwarts
The only other one I would like to add to this list is Reading other Blogs. I do this frequently and it gets my creative juices flowing and gives me quite a few ideas on different things to write about. It also helps me see what others are doing and how I could improve upon.
Share in the comments how you get ideas for your next blog post?