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How To Generate Great Ideas for Your Blog Post

If you are a blogger and you regularly update your blog, you have growing fan following then you must feed them with great content. But, how would you generate such great post ideas daily? Many time bloggers feels that they are in lack of post ideas.

They find it hard to find a good idea to write an article on and this is not one day story, they need to ideas to sustain their blogs for many more months. Fortunately, there are many simple and efficient ways by which you can get good blog post ideas daily and keep your readers engaged.

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These ideas do show good results and they help you keep blogging specially when you cannot leave blogging as it is your source of income. We are covering these effective tips on generating blog ideas one by one.

1. Join Online Forums

There are a number of popular forums where people actively visit. Join as many forums or visit them regularly. See what are the most common questions or what are the common problems.

You can visit the forums of your niche for more insight and then write a blog post about those common queries and share it in the forums. This way you will get to know what people are looking for and the stuff that people are unable to find on other blogs. This way you will get more followers and readers.

Must visit : How to Drive Traffic from online Forums to your Blog

2. Get Feedback from your Readers, Interact with them

Encourage your readers to leave comments of provide feedback to your on your existing posts. This will help you to know their views. For example, they can tell you that they are looking for this information or they find this thing missing in the post or your loyal readers can tell you that they want an article on this topic or problem.

This will help you to get more insights into your readers needs. You can then write posts that your readers are looking for.

Provide email address where you can accept feedback or suggestions. Reply to comments regularly.

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3. Subscribe to other great bloggers and publications of your niche

No doubt that there are a number of very efficient bloggers in every niche. Subscribe to other publications of your niche and see what kind of article they are posting or which kind of articles are getting more pageviews.

This way you will not only keep yourself updated with what’s new and what’s trending but also learn many things from their experience. Follow inspirational bloggers on social media accounts and notice their activities.

When you are visiting articles of your niche then read the comments section also. You can understand what problems those readers are facing so that you can solve them in your future posts. This is a great and very effective way of getting regular ideas to keep blogging.

4. The Blog Post Idea Generator

There is this tool in the internet known as The Blog Post Idea Generator that can help you generate good blogging ideas. This tool will help you when you are unable to think of any suitable topic for your blog.

By pressing the orange “Generate Blog Post Idea” button you can get new ideas to write posts on. There is not limit on the number of times you can use this service. So, keep pressing this orange button untill you get a suitable idea to work on.

You can also submit your ideas to help other bloggers.

5. List Down your ideas

How many times it happens that you are visiting supermarket or going for coffee and you get a wonderful blog post idea. It happens to me a lot of time but when I am actually trying to think of a good topic to write on surprisingly, I am unable to come up with any single one.

So, list down your blog post ideas at one place. You can use your smartphone to save all these ideas or make small notes so that you can remember them in future. There are a number of note taking apps like Evernote, Google Keep etc.

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6. Whats’ trending on Social Media

Social media is a great way of finding what is the most trending topic around. Twitter seems to be the most effective way of finding trending things.

Follow famous bloggers or publications and read their tweets.

We hope these ideas will help you to keep growing your existing blog. However, always start a new blog on the topic of your interests. Blogging is a long time commitment so don’t start it with a niche that you have no interest in. Write post on topics of your interests and then only you can make it successful.

Have something to add to this story? Share with us in comments.

About the author

Alka Saha

Alka Saha has done Masters in Computer Science from University of Delhi, India. She is a passionate blogger, technology lover, plays chess, innovative, likes to express her views via blog and is a music lover. She has been blogging since 2011 and has contributed a number of great articles to the internet. Connect with Alka on Twitter.

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  • Quite a good list of activities and tools to help bloggers generate great blog post ideas. However, I think you missed some of things which I must add here.

    1. Keep Visiting Pinterest and don’t forget to follow popular boards of your niche.
    2. You would often find yourself stumbled upon some interesting posts of your niche if you spend a reasonable amount of time on Stumble Upon. 🙂
    3. Never forget to read your older posts, as the time progresses there need some newer version and better updates in those posts.
    4. Try to write cross versions of your posts. For example – “350+ Best Free WordPress Themes” can be “350+ Best Free Blogger Template” etc.
    5. Joining Blogging communities also helps as you come across other bloggers and their post ideas and who knows some of those ideas strike your mind too. 🙂

    However, nice list of information. Thanks Alka for sharing this !

  • This another Great article, If you will wright according to your reader feedback, Then its give you more popularity, Most blogger are trying to share post on Grab traffic they not notice readers need. Thanks

  • I totally agree with writing down your ideas. Most ideas I have come to me when I’m not in front of a computer or blogging and jotting them down really helps!

  • Hi,

    Absolutely fabulous post!.I totally agree to your points.
    I will share this post with my followers, hope they will love it.

    Thanks to share this useful post with us.

    Keep up your good work!

    Regards,

    Irasad Umar

  • I’m really one for creating an ‘inspiration board’. I find that standing up and simply trying to have an idea is going to be impossible! Therefore the creation if an inspiration board will help. Keep cutting from magazines and printing great things form the web. Once you’ve done this stick them all over the way. Next time you want to come up with an idea just stare at this wall of images for a few moniutes – it always works!

  • When a blogger goes to write a blog post , he is always confused about the proper idea and marketing strategy . Thanks for giving these ideas.I am totally agree with your idea.
    Thanks for sharing this great idea.