Great quality content is important and initially when you’re starting out you want to produce a lot of great content, to populate and grow your website. So do you actually know what you’re going to write about today, this week or next?
Are you out of ideas, or just struggling with ideas? Of course, you need to consider your target audience, what they are looking for from you, and you don’t want to stray too far from your niche when writing. If you’re banging your head against a brick wall then you’re probably want to stop. We all need a little inspiration … every now and then.
Do you need some fresh inspiration?
Hopefully, you’ll find something inspirational amongst the following techniques for generating great topics.
- Set up Google alerts.
- Read some newspapers and magazines.
- Visit & Subscribe to Competitors Websites.
- Write a Reaction Post.
- Write about a controversy.
- Join some blogger’s Facebook groups.
- Take note of industry conference schedules.
- Get a critique.
- Complete some interviews.
- Review your popular posts.
- Ask a question.
- Write about your mistakes.
- Create a poll.
- Hold a contest.
- Do some book reviews.
- Do some product reviews.
- Read people’s comments.
- Tweet or Post about needing ideas.
- Attend some industry networking event or community events.
- Request some guest posts.
It’s also a good idea to take some time out for yourself or switch up your work environment, it might just give you the refresher you need to get back on track.
If you fall off the bandwagon, don’t stress about it, use it to your advantage and start using some different techniques to generate some fresh ideas.
Also, keep in mind that a blog post should contain at least 300 words for it to be able to rank well in the search engines, but you should aim for around 500 for even better results. Even longer posts will, however, rank more easily than short posts. Blog posts 1000 words and over are of great importance for SEO, if you have the writing skills to write more lengthy posts that are structured well and easy to read, then take the time to do so every now and then.
This is your business, you make the rules, but remember you get out what you put in. So set your standards high, and do what it takes to achieve your goals.
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