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Are you running out of blog ideas? As a blogger, it's normal to go through different seasons of creativity. There are days when your head is practically bursting with ideas, and then there are days when you feel like your brain’s broken. You can’t think of a single thing to blog about! Yikes!
You’re not alone; all bloggers go through the same thing. Don't let the lack of post ideas keep you from blogging. Here are some strategies to try if you’re running out of blog ideas:
Most times, bright ideas pop in our heads in the weirdest times only to forget about it seconds later. If this happens to you all the time, then it’s high time you start taking notes, so you don’t forget another good idea ever again. On days when you’re feeling inspired and have so many ideas in your head, write them all down. This way, you can come back to your notes every time your brain starts failing. You can carry a small notepad and a pen with you or use your phone’s Notes to take notes.
Inspiration could come from the competition. We’re not talking about stealing ideas but finding inspiration in their highest-performing blog posts. Go through your top 5 competitors and see what kind of topics they’re covering. By checking out what types of topics they’re focusing on, you might discover topics that you’ve never covered before. Just add your perspective to the subject, and never try to copy the actual content.
If you’ve been a blogger for a few years, it’s normal to run out of ideas to blog about. A great way to update your blog site while you mine ideas is to reconstruct your old posts:
If you can’t think of a specific topic to write, blog about yourself, what you’ve been doing, what recent hacks you’ve tried, what your sense of style is, the latest happenings in the business — anything that your readers would find helpful. A life update humanizes your brand; it gives a face to your business – something that your readers would find relatable and exciting.
If you have specific topics that you didn’t want to blog about before because they make you uneasy, it’s controversial, or you’re unsure how your readers will take them, then perhaps now’s a good time to be more adventurous with your blog topics. Just give it a whirl; people might want to know your take on controversial issues.
Perhaps you’ve been cooped up indoors for too long, and you need to get out to find inspiration elsewhere. Get up from your couch, take a walk and enjoy the outdoors. If you’ve been spending most of your time at home, your mind will feel a little clouded.
By going out there and living a little, you’ll come back with a refreshed perspective on things and perhaps, have different ideas to write about! Of course, there are still some restrictions because of COVID, so if you’re out and about, don’t forget to wash your hands often, wear your mask, and practice social distancing!
Create a Content Calendar: Creating a content calendar helps keep your ideas and blog posts organized. You can use a team management platform like Basecamp, Asana, ClickUp, or Trello to take notes whenever inspirations and ideas strike. Each week, go through the ideas and create outlines of the best topics.
Plan Your Content: We're not just talking about planning your content every week; this has to be done way, way in advance. Create a to-do list of blogs to write, then plan your content by month. By planning your content in advance, publishing will be consistent.
Stick to a Blogging Schedule: As soon as you’ve created the outlines for your following blogs, find time to do the actual writing. Do this at specific times and on days when you’re feeling extra inspired.
Don’t let a little writer’s block keep you from blogging! With these tips, you’ll never run out of ideas to blog about.
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