No matter how long have you been blogging you will experience a day when you simply don’t know what to write about. A lot of blogs will give some nifty tricks on how to “awaken your inner ideas” but the best way to generate blog ideas is to go back to basics.
#1 Updates about the website
In case you are running a website and a blog at the same time, every time you update your website, write a blog post about it and tell your readers (don’t forget to include the link to the new article).
You would be surprised how much this helps not only to keep the readers informed, but keep the traffic going to the right direction.
#2 Your products and services
If you are planning, launching or updating a product or a service – write a blog post about it. Include surveys so you can ask your readers what are their biggest problems to keep your products targeted.
Use Google News to stay updated with the news in your industry and then report on them, adding your spin and experience.
For example, if you are a social media strategist, when news about Google Plus came out, you could have posted about it and include “20 tips on how to start with a brand new social media profile”.
#4 Local news
Local news may be a great source of ideas for you as well, depending on your business and your market. Some local news can be very important to your market so telling them about it and how it relates to you, may not only help you be their source of great information but may bring additional sales.
A good example would be: you are a vet, there is a rabies epidemic in your area so you offer free service of rabies vaccines to all pets that use at least one other additional service from you.
#5 Build upon someone’s work
Creating a post that is a commentary of another person’s article is also an evergreen. For example, if you like this post, you can write about it by mentioning it on your blog and adding some more ideas on how to keep a “blog post ideas list” full all the time.
#6 Mix in some personal
For most blogs, writing a less business related and more personal post is a good idea, from time to time.
If you had a photography blog, instead of writing about photo cameras and equipment, you can tell people how different lights inspire you to create amazing photos.
#7 Review it all
Reviews are a never-ending topic. Review everything you use, that is related to your business or your market.
If your blog is about vacations in Scotland, you can review anything from transportation services, restaurants and hotels to travel guides and guide books.
Some people are more creative than others and they don’t often get stuck for post ideas, but if you are a bit less creative (like I am) going back to the good old list above will help every time.
How do you get blogging ideas?
About the author: Brankica Underwood is a social media sharp shooter and online business coach, helping you build your online business.