6 Ways to Get Unlimited Blogging Ideas

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Blogging Ideas

One of the biggest challenges for many bloggers is thinking of topics to write about. Many people start blogs with lots of enthusiasm but after a few posts, they run out of steam. There can be several reasons for this, such as picking the wrong niche.

Another issue is that people don’t know where to come up with ideas for writing articles day after day, week after week. If any of this sounds familiar, the following tips will help you come up with great ideas for blog posts.

1. Pick The Right Niche

This is something to consider before you start your blog, but it’s very relevant to this discussion. If you started a blog on a topic that you know nothing about or have no interest in learning about, it’s inevitable that you will find it a chore to stay active with it.

Many people start blogs because they think the topic will be popular or profitable. These are good characteristics to look for when choosing a niche, but it’s also essential that you have some interest and/or knowledge of the topic -preferably both!

If you’re sufficiently interested in something, you can always educate yourself about it. However, no one likes to write about a topic that bores them. The only way this might be viable is if you can afford to outsource all of the writing, but that’s another topic altogether.

If you already have a blog and now realize that it’s not the right topic for you, it’s best to recognize this now. If the site has any significant traffic or income, you might consider selling it. Either way, you’d be better off starting over with a topic that excites you.

2. Public Domain Books

Most bloggers know about article directories like Ezinearticles.com, GoArticles.com and ArticlesBase.com. There are also more mainstream sites like Wikipedia and About.com that contain lots of information. These are all good sources to draw from, but you shouldn’t limit yourself to these. One problem is that so many bloggers, writers and product creators use these sources and nothing else.

So where can you go to find information that’s not quite as widely read? One place is the public domain. These are books that are copyright free so they can be freely distributed. Many of these books are old, but for many topics the information is still valid. If you’re writing on a topic that requires up to the minute information this may not be ideal, but it’s worth taking a look at.

3. Amazon Kindle

Kindle has revolutionized book publishing. There are now millions of e-books available at very low prices and in some cases even free. This can be a great place to do research.

Many Kindle books are only 99 cents. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can borrow many Kindle books for free. Before ordering a book, it’s a good idea to check for reviews and to read the first chapter (which is usually available for free).

Another way to use Amazon is to simply look at the bestseller lists in many categories. You can do this for their print books as well as Kindle. This will give you an idea of what topics are currently popular. You may get some ideas for topics to write about.

4. Do Offline Research

One problem with the internet is that too many people are getting their information from the same places. You can often find valuable information offline that can give you lots of original ideas for blog posts.

Print books and magazines often have more reliable and better written content than the average online article or website. Go to bookstores.

Also, make sure you have a library card as your public library can be a great asset too. If you’re anywhere near a college or university, it can be even better. These libraries are full of academic journals that are chock full of information.

5. Ask Your Readers For Ideas

Your readers can be one of the best sources for ideas. Who better than them to tell you what they’d like to read about? You might simply ask them for suggestions. Whenever you write a post, you should encourage your readers to leave comments. Ask questions such as, “What other topics would you like to learn more about?”

6. Answer Sites

Sites like Yahoo! Answers can also be good places to come up with good blogging ideas. Type in keywords relevant to your blog and see what questions have been asked and answered. This helps you come up with topics that people are actually curious about.

Conclusion

I’ve only managed to scratch the surface for finding ideas for blog topics. Other possibilities include videos, social bookmarking sites (Digg, StumbleUpon, Reddit, etc.) and discussion forums.

If you have a genuine interest in your topic, there are always new ideas to blog about. Remember also that not every post has to be a groundbreaking new idea. Even putting a new twist on a familiar idea can be very valuable and enjoyable to readers.

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Article by Jasmine

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  • Evan May 14, 2013, 3:53 am

    The hardest as for me is to get the right niche. When you are a many sided person and want to say about everything from travelling to marketing.. That is a question then where to go, what niche to get.. What would you advise?

    • Jasmine May 14, 2013, 4:24 am

      Don’t be too ambitious. Focus on one niche, and be very good in it. Once you have the success in this niche, then you can try another one, on another blog.

      • ZK May 14, 2013, 1:59 pm

        I would love to have blogs in 3 – 4 good niches and concentrate on them to make decent income 🙂

        • Jasmine May 16, 2013, 9:43 am

          ZK,
          Of course you can do that, if you have the time and are able to write for 3-4 blogs on a consistent basis. Most beginners can’t concentrate if they had 3-4 blogs.

  • MillionLuck May 14, 2013, 6:03 am

    Ever blogger reaches a point of ‘blank’. Thanks for tips. Good Post.

  • VideoTutorialHD May 14, 2013, 7:35 am

    I believe that something very useful is to read a lot of articles from other sites to keep the mind active.

    • Jasmine May 15, 2013, 12:46 pm

      That’s for sure. Do a lot of reading and research to make sure yourself are good in the niche your blog is in.

  • Mark cullen May 14, 2013, 12:32 pm

    Hello,

    The first thing which most of bloggers feel like they have no idea to write the next post. So in order to discard the feeling we can subscribe to many blogs, offline magazines and etc.

    Thanks for new ideas.

  • Denzil May 14, 2013, 7:57 pm

    Thanks for the great tips. Most of the time we tend to over think about what to write, when in fact it’s right in front of us. Taking a reliever sometimes is the key. Theres always great content to be written. One just has to know how to capture it.

  • Sunday May 15, 2013, 8:03 am

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  • Mitch May 15, 2013, 8:05 am

    Hi Jasmine, the six ways you have mention in this post are absolutely correct. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    • Jasmine May 15, 2013, 12:47 pm

      You are most welcome, Mitch. Do come back to Webtrafficroi.com often for more great tips and tricks!

  • Raj kumar May 16, 2013, 7:01 am

    I’m very much interested in writing, it has becoming my hobby, therefore I would love maintain sites with different niches. Jasmine your post is very informative. Keep going!

  • Mohd Aktar May 16, 2013, 7:03 am

    Hey Jasmine, your tips are very correct and I do have sites with different niche. Yes this will help a lot.

  • Christopher @ Live Call Answering Australia May 17, 2013, 12:26 pm

    You possibly can check also at the covers of the magazines that come up and record the article headlines.

    • Jasmine May 18, 2013, 12:09 am

      Christopher, that should work too. I am sure you can get inspired with related magazines, and even your daily newspapers.

  • Tony Nguyen May 17, 2013, 1:07 pm

    One of my problem is also that I get tired of posting daily and I think I have to reduce to frequency to have concentrates on posting more significant posts. However, I think your tips are pretty useful. Thanks for sharing. I think I will try the ask from readers and yahoo answers which I am quite interested in the public ideas.

  • Raheel Mushtaq May 20, 2013, 5:50 am

    Answer sites look so great..!!! to get new ideas as there are so many questions which need to be answer you can get so many ideas on what to write

  • jasa pembuatan website May 24, 2013, 1:32 am

    I agree with you, but sometimes ideas can come spontaneously..
    Nice article

  • Dallas SEO Geek May 31, 2013, 9:56 pm

    It is quite tricky finding a good niche but the important thing is to write about things you are interested in and will give valuable information to the readers. Content must be unique to encourage readership.