20 Ways to Come Up With Great Blog Post Ideas

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How many times have you found yourself staring at your computer screen waiting for a wonderful blog post idea to jump into your head. The harder you try, the harder it becomes. But it really shouldn’t be that hard because topic ideas are absolutely everywhere, you just have to take notice.

Here are some of the ways I come up with fresh content ideas for both my blogs and they might just help give you a little bit of inspiration.

  1. Read the newspaper
  2. Read magazines
  3. Talk to people. What topic was everyone talking about at mothers group or your local social club?
  4. Listen to the radio
  5. Write about everyday experiences
  6. Trending topics – what’s in the news? These types of topics are great because they are timely and relevant.
  7. Join a blogging challenge that provides blogging prompts
  8. Go back and see if you can update and re-write and old blog post
  9. Write a part 2 or part 3 to an older blog post
  10. Do a hashtag search on twitter and see what others are writing about
  11. Have a look at what hashtags are trending
  12. Crowdsource – ask your audience what they’d like to read about
  13. If you keep notes like I do, have a look back through them and see if there’s anything juicy you could share.
  14. Write a ‘how to’ post
  15. Write a ‘Top 10’ post
  16. Have a look at what influential bloggers in your niche are writing about and put your spin on it
  17. Look at what posts are driving the most traffic to your blog and write another one similar.
  18. Write about something on television that made you think
  19. Search for ‘Blog Post Ideas’ in Google and you’ll find heaps of websites with actual ideas
  20. Have a look on forums related to your niche and see what questions are often asked

There you go. I’m certain you can churn out plenty of awesome blog posts with this list of ideas!

Are there any other ways you come up with blog post ideas that aren’t on this list?

 

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Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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