After all, that’s what having a blog is all about! It’s your space to provide valuable content to your readers. That’s what keeps them coming back to your site time and time again. It’s what will make them fall in love with you and your brand.
But in order to create that high-quality content your readers will love, you need to know where to find blog posts ideas.
And unfortunately, this is something that all bloggers struggle with from time to time. Luckily, I have a few tips to help you discover new blog post ideas that you can start writing about today.
5 Places to Find Blog Post Ideas
If you’re on the hunt for new inspiration to get those creative juices flowing again, you’re in the right place. These five ideas I’m sharing with you are super easy ways to come up with an endless supply of topics to write about. It’ll really help you out whenever you’re struggling to fill up that editorial calendar of yours!
1. Check Out Magazines in Your Field
Magazines are an amazing place to look for inspiration for a variety of reasons. If you’re able to locate magazines in your field, you can use it as a tool to find blog post ideas. See what they’re writing about and what the hot topics are these days. That can influence what you publish on your website.
You can also turn to magazines for a little writing inspiration. For example, take a look at the headlines on the front cover. Make a note of the ones that grab your attention and why they stand out. What about those headlines makes you want to continue reading the article? You can use those very same tactics when writing your blog posts.
And finally, magazines are also a great place to find visual inspiration. It can really guide you as you create graphics or take photographs for your content. The ideas are right there in front of you! You just have to be on the lookout for them and save anything that resonates with you.
2. Get Inspired by Your Favorite Bloggers
No, this does not mean I’m giving you permission to copy their blog posts. However, you can draw inspiration from the posts they’re publishing. Maybe a topic they covered sparked an idea of your very own. Or perhaps they wrote an opinion piece that you disagree with, which means you can share your thoughts on your blog.
Another great way to utilize other blogs is to read their comments section. There’s a good chance you’ll find many questions going unanswered in the comments, especially on larger sites. You can respond to those people with your answer or even publish a blog post of your own about it. If their question is something you can help with and it’s frequently asked by your target audience, this is a valuable content opportunity.
3. Spend Time Where Your Audience Hangs Out
Figure out where your audience is spending their time online and then make it a priority to be there yourself. This is your chance to engage in conversations with them, eavesdrop on what they’re talking about, and get to know them better.
Whether they’re hanging out in a Facebook group or an online forum, start doing a little investigating. Find out which issues they’re struggling with and how you can help them out. This has the potential to give you an endless supply of blog post ideas.
4. Turn to Your Readers for Ideas
Have you been receiving questions from readers in your email, comments, or on social media? You can address those concerns in a series of blog posts. Odds are, if a few people are asking the same questions, it’s something many others are struggling with as well. By creating a blog post to answer those questions, you can reach a much wider audience that may be searching for a solution.
However, if your audience hasn’t been asking you any questions, it doesn’t mean you’re doomed. You can take the initiative and ask them yourself. Create a survey for them to fill out and ask what they need help with and what they want to see from you. There’s nothing better than hearing it straight from them!
5. Do Some Digging in Your Analytics
My final tip for finding blog post ideas is to pay attention to your analytics. They’re housing more content ideas that you probably realize. You just have to know where to look!
Check to see which blog posts are receiving a lot of traffic. Are they overdue for an update or could you write a second part to expand on the initial post? You should also check to see what people are searching while on your site and what they’re searching to land on your site. This will let you know what people are looking for when they come to you. Determine if you have answers to their search queries in your archives. If not, you have a brand new post to write!
For more advice, read my post on How to Come Up With Blog Post Ideas Your Audience Will Love.
You know where to find those blog post ideas, now it’s time to start writing!
But you’re feeling a little stuck…
Content creation is so much easier when you follow my step-by-step process, which is outlined in the Captivating Content Kit for Bloggers.