Feeling the pain of trying to come up with awesome blog post ideas on a regular basis? Trust me, you are not alone.
I have an answer to ease your sufferings. These 18 Great Places to Find Blog Post Ideas are sure to get your creative juices flowing.
Social Media Mining For Blog Post Ideas
Browse Instagram And Twitter By Hashtags-Type in hashtags that are relevant to the overall theme of your blog. See what visual and written content appears and is popular. Also, pay attention to any trending hashtags. They will give you a good indicator of what people are paying the most attention to now.
Check Out A Hashtag Popularity Analyzer-These analyzers will show how popular particular hashtags are and offer up related hashtags. For Twitter especially, but also great for general insights, try out Hashtagify.
Explore Online Forums-Simply use your preferred search engine to find online group conversations (forums) about particular topics. Look carefully at questions that people ask in the forums and develop post ideas from those inquiries.
Pop Keywords Into The Pinterest Search Box-In addition to showing you popular content for keywords, Pinterest will offer other popular search phrases containing the keywords.
For example, when I type in vegetable, I get topic suggestions of vegetable soup, vegetable recipes, vegetable side dishes, vegetable garden, roasted vegetable, vegetable lasagna, vegetable casserole, vegetable for kids, vegetable list, vegetable appetizers, and more. Wow! A bunch of possible blog post ideas by doing some simple searches.
In addition, hop on over to the Explore section by clicking the cyclone looking button to the right of the search box. Have a look at what is currently trending.
See What’s Hot In Your Niche(s) On YouTube-For example, if I type in the phrase “saving money” in the YouTube search box it pulls up a number of videos. They center around tips and tricks for stashing away cash.
I see that people are especially interested in discovering ways to make savings add up quickly. You can get your own unique insights from any number of keyword phrases.
Take A Survey-Use a tool such as SurveyMonkey© to take a quick poll of your social media audiences to get feedback on topics that interest them. To maximize the number of responses that you receive, I would hold the survey to 3 or 4 questions.
Trend Watch For Blog Post Ideas
Google Trends-Check out the stories and topics that are hot on Google. You can explore by top stories, category, or nation. Even better, search by keyword or phrase and see a wealth of information.
Look at the popularity of keywords over time and by area of the globe. See popular related topics and search queries. You may also want to type some keywords and phrases into Google News and see what people are currently writing about your topics of interest.
Indiegogo-An especially great site for looking at emerging tech products seeking public funding. The Energy & Green Tech, Fashion & Wearables, and Productivity sections are fascinating.
Kickstarter-Stay in the know about cutting edge products in a variety of fields. Explore by category, trending, level of funding, or launch date of funding drive. Kickstarter is a major player in crowdfunding.
Trend Hunter–A wonderful spot for learning about new ideas, products, and social trends. Website navigation is simple with articles and photos grouped in categories such as Lifestyle, Tech, Fashion, Pop Culture, and Eco.
Headline And Keyword Phrase Generators For Blog Post Ideas
Build Your Own Blog’s Blog Post Idea Generator-Simply hit the Generate Blog Post Idea button and headlines will appear with a blank for your keyword. This tool will give you a good start on potential post titles.
Keyword Tool–Type in a keyword and see what related keywords and phrases pop up on Google, YouTube, Bing, Amazon, and eBay. You’ll find a virtual treasure trove of keywords and phrases to spark post inspiration.
Other Blog Post Idea Sources
Check out Conference/Trade Show Schedules-Look at speaker topics, presentation themes, etc… to get ideas of current and future happenings in a variety of hobby and professional fields of interest.
Look At The Comments Sections of Blog Posts-Hop on over and check out popular posts of fellow bloggers in your niche(s). Scroll down to the comments sections in those posts to see reader feedback.
You may find ideas there to expand on a popular post topic or take it in a new direction. Please don’t copy someone else’s work, but let it give you inspiration to dive deeper or blaze a new path
National And International Days Of Celebration-Every day of the year has its own unique list of celebrations, as do weeks and months, as well. Look at the people, places, things, and movements that are special enough to have their own recognition on the calendar. Check out national and international days of celebration on the National Day Calendar website.
Put A News Aggregator To Work For You-Web-based tools such as AllTop and Popurls pull news/post RSS feeds from a variety of sites together in one place for easy viewing. They are great for cutting out the need to surf from site to site to see the latest information. Especially, neat is AllTop’s Viral section that shows you trending viral videos.
TED Talks–Use the search icon on the site to look through talks from a host of experts. You never know what creative brainstorming their talks will spark.
Trade Publications-Each business sector has its own professional organizations and associated publications. You can get solid blog post ideas by perusing the table of contents and articles of several such publications. Wikipedia and WebWire offer good lists of trade magazines to check out.
Bookmark this page so that you can use these blog post idea sources for inspiration again and again.
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Alisa Infanti | Livin' Well says
Great article. It never hurts to get inspired elsewhere and see where our thoughts take us!
Definitely! Never know when new inspiration will strike.
Thank you! I am interning for a blogger currently and am grateful for the advice.
Your very welcome! Love sharing tips that I think will help other bloggers.