Are you suffering from writer’s block? There is nothing worse than sitting in front of a blank word processing program with nothing on it. It’s frustrating especially if you are a blogger because content is your life. It is the bread and butter of your information business.
Does this sound familiar? Maybe you’re in a rush to get a blog post published but you can’t seem to find the inspiration to publish an original post.
In any scenario it is important to have an arsenal of blog post ideas ready to work on so you can be a consistent publisher.
You could brainstorm ideas or create mind maps for your content. However, there is an easier way to come up with blog posts ideas and consistent content that you can publish weekly.
I want to share with you three easy ways you can come up with blog post ideas rather quickly.
- Article headline generator from Tweak Your Biz. I recently discovered a website that will curate dozens of headlines that you can use as ideas for your blog posts. The site is called Tweak Your Biz. When you go to tweakyourbiz.com you will see a space where you can enter your keyword or phrase. You can either choose your keyword to be a noun or verb, then hit submit. You will then see headlines for how to posts, list posts, posts that ask questions and more. This tool will save you time when you are in a rush to come up with articles to write.
- Get Ideas from posts you have already written. You can generate ideas from the bullet points or subheadings you have within your articles. These can serve as more in depth articles that can be linked back to the original post. As a blogger you should be linking your posts together to help people to stay on your site longer. It reduces the bounce rate.
- Ideas from blog categories and tags. If you are a using the WordPress platform you can look at the blog categories that you use the most for ideas. If you are using the Blogger platform you can look at the tags. This approach can serve as a prompt to thinking about what you can write about. All you need to do is to take those categories or tags and write 5 ideas for each.
It is important to have a continuous flow of ideas as a blogger to keep you site updated. I would suggest that you keep all of your greatest ideas organised in an Excel file or in Google docs. You can also use project management software such as Trello or Asana. You can also keep the headlines within the backend of your blogging platform and create an outline. Doing this will keep you consistently writing on your blog.
Note, you do not have to publish every day. However, writing consistently will help you to stick to a weekly publishing schedule.
I wanted to share these tips with you to show you how easy it is to come up with content when you are stuck.