Friday, April 13, 2012

No Reason " Not to Post" Now!

These 25 tips are awesome!!!! PERIOD!!!!

"You have decided that blogging is for you and you have set up your blog, the first obstacle that you are likely to encounter is one that stops a huge number of people dead in their tracks -what exactly will I write about? I have no Blog ideas!

Well, in the post I am going to give you 25 ways to get Blog ideas that will rock your readers’ world.

1.Always carry a notebook

Sometimes blog ideas come at you when you least expect them. If this happens then you need to be able to jot them down so you don’t lose them. There is nothing worse than getting a great idea and then two hours later being unable remember it.

2. Read a book

Reading a book, much like reading a blog, you get to journey inside someone’s mind. The book, good or bad, should invoke a feeling or a thought process inside you. Channel that to write a blog post.

3. Take a different Road

If you walk to work or you go for a run every day, or even if you drive to the supermarket, take a different route. By taking a different road you will see things you have never seen before. Seeing new things acts as a catalyst for new blog ideas.

4. Verbal Diarrhoea

Get a Dictaphone (very 1980′s!) or dictation software app for your Smartphone, like Dragon dictation. Lock yourself in a room for 10 minutes and just speak about nothing or about everything. Get everything out and chances are you will pick up a few inspirational ideas.
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5. Get a structure

If Blogging is something that you will be doing on a regular basis, 3 times a week, once a week or every day then set a structure in place. Every Monday you do a motivational post, every Wednesday you do a video post, every Friday you do a “How To”post. The structure will provide focus as to the content that you generate.

6. Tips

Whatever niche you belong to show your expertise by writing a tips post. If you are in the bodybuilding niche you could do “10 tips to gain 6lbs of lean muscle in 30 days”. If you are a hairdresser then you could write “5 tips to getting the perfect French plaits”. People love tips, they are easy to write and easy for the reader to consume.

7. How to

People find your blog posts and read your posts because they are looking for the answer to a question: How to get traffic to your blog and keep it there, How to mend fences with a pitch fork or whatever else they might need to know. Go to sites like and review what type of material is being published.

8. Speak to people

Ask the people you know such as friends and family, what they know or what they would like to know about the niche that you work in. This can give you some great blog ideas that you may never have thought of.

9. Watch a film

How much money do you think a screen writer gets paid in Hollywood? I don’t know the true figure but I am guessing quite a lot. Their copy should be immense and they should have some top drawer ideas. Use them as inspiration. To see an example of when a film inspired me�view�”Is your environment a product of you

10. Conduct a survey

Use an online survey tool such as survey monkey to conduct a poll of your list. Be direct, ask them what they would like to read from you. What they would like to learn? What would interest them? This is your target demographic, or should be, so the results should be gold dust.

11. Magazines + newspapers

Granted not all magazines and newspapers provide valuable content, even if it is just scanning the headlines. The headlines are written to provoke a response. If the headline works for you then chances are it will work in your niche. Tailor it for your specific needs.
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12. Alexa toolbar

Every now and again check up on Alexa or Google trends to get an idea of what is hot in the market place. If it is trending then there means there is a hunger for that content. But be careful make sure that you produce content that will last the test of time. Speaking about Charlie Sheen slamming the new “Two and half men”cast is not going to be relevant a few months from now.

13. Look at leaders in your niche

The leaders in your niche are there for a reason. They are good at what they are doing, which is providing valuable content that satisfies the needs, wishes and desires of the market place. Sign up to their newsletters, read their blogs and take notes and get inspiration for blog ideas. DON’T copy it though!

14. Stumbleupon + Digg

I have only just got into Stumbleupon but I really like it and get incredible value. Pick your areas of interest and then hit stumble, a new piece of content flashes up and if you like it and read it then you can easily share it with followers or give it a Thumbs Up to find more similar content. If you don’t like it then you stumble on to the next piece. You can get some great blog ideas from doing this. Be careful not to lose track of time. Give yourself an allotted time and try to stick to it.

15. Dig out your old photos

Each and every one of us has a unique story to tell. Look back at your old photos. Think back to what you were doing at the time. What feeling the photo invokes in you. Use that feeling and passion as inspiration for blog ideas. Your blog is an extension of you so tell your story.

16. Look at search stats

View your search statistics either using Google analytics or if you use wordpress you can use a plug-in such as jetpack. Find out that search terms that people are using to find your blog. If one comes up several times then mould that into a blog post.


Do a Google search for “(your niche keyword) + quotes”this can often bring up a list of quotes by successful people that you can leverage to write a blog post.

18. Tell Stories

People love to read stories, so give them stories! If you are writing a business blog then you can use sites such as businessballs that have a list of stories for related subjects. Stories are a great way to interact with your audience.

19. Conduct an interview

Approach a leader in your industry and ask them if they would be willing to participate in an interview. You could do this over the phone and transcribe it or even publish the post as a voice recording, or video providing some alternative sources of content for your readership.

20. Watch a Video

Over 35 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute. What does that tell you!? It should tell you that people have a desire to watch video. Get the camera out, wear a smile and become the next superstar.

21. Recycle.

Do your bit for the environment. Look at older posts or articles that you have written. Could they do with a little “jazzing up”, could you add a spin or a twist to the post that could take it a new direction? Have a flick through your older material and see what you can recondition, see if it inspires any further blog ideas.

22. Do a tutorial

Use the results from your survey and do a tutorial on a topic that your audience would like to know more about. You can do this using tools such as Jing or you could produce slides and post to slide share.

23. Write a book review

Chances are that someone has written a book or there are a plethora of books surrounding your niche. So read the book and provide a review for your readership. If the book is really good it can give 3 or 4 blog ideas for future posts and will certainly repay the time you invest in reading it.

24. Google Alerts

Set up Google alerts for specific keywords to be delivered once a week or every day. Scan through the list and see if anything catches your eye. Google alerts can be a great way to get blog ideas and as a bonus they come to you rather than you having to go and search for them.

25. Make a list

Last but not least make a list. Lists are easier to consume and add another flavour to your content marketing strategy.� If you look at all the leading media platforms, MSN, New York Times, BBC, they all have lists. So think about what is important and simply make a list.

I hope that this list of “25 Blog Ideas that will Rock your readers world” has given you some great methods of how to form content for your blog."

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