How To Keep The Blogging Ideas Coming
There are many people out there who have tried their hand at blogging. Sadly, many of these bloggers do not make it through the first year alone and even more call it quits in the 2nd year.
If you think that blogging comes easy, believe me when I say that it is not. And without passion fueling your drive, it’s just going to be an uphill battle the entire way.
One of the main reasons people eventually give up their blogging is because it can be mentally exhausting. Just about anyone can write garbage and just put it up onto their blog and then call it a blog post, but to constantly come up with fresh and interesting ideas for their fellow blog readers time and time again is no easy nor simple task.
The act of frequently updating your blog can be of a challenge itself but it provides so much benefit for your blog because from both the search engine and readers standpoint, they both love fresh and frequently content.
Here are a couple of suggestions to help you find your next fresh interesting topic to blog about:
One great tool (AND FREE) is none other than Google Alerts. All you have to do is to supply the keywords in which you want to be “Alerted” for. And once that is set up, you will receive notifications in your e-mail regarding all news surrounding the keyword that you have supplied.
Therefore, it is recommended that you supply a more long-tail or specific keyword. You can imagine the amount of alerts you would receive if your keyword is too broad to begin with. Research the keywords you think are related to your niche and your target audience and use it for the alerts.
With this method, it’ll be easier for you to find new ideas and this will definitely help you keep up with the latest news in (in your niche) which you can relay to your blog readers which they and the search engines will love.
Ask For It
Has it ever occurred to you that you can actually ASK people for some ideas? It could be your friends, families or even your fellow blog readers.
Sometimes, we don’t give as much credit to some people close to us as much as they deserve. The next source of your idea could very well be staring right you in the face.
They might very well be a walking repository of great ideas just and all you may never know for sure unless you speak out and ask. You could be surprised. Have a conversation or healthy discussion on a subject matter while and find out how different people have their own unique perspective on things.
Plus, people who are close to you are usually more than willing to help, and it’s easier to engage in a healthy discussion or conversation with them.
Jot down any ideas you think that are valuable in your discussion. After that you can further explore it or perform further research to dig deeper into the subject matter, then find an interesting way to convey it to your fellow blog readers.
Ever heard of mind mapping? Well, if you hate the conventional way of listing down ideas or scribbling boring notes then you should definitely learn how to mind map. Anyone can learn how to mind map and it doesn’t matter what industry or field you are in.
Mind mapping can be applied in many areas which involves the process of thought or planning for instance, brainstorming for new ideas, solving problems, better understanding of a complex subject and such. Therefore, it is actually perfect for blog owners who are constantly trying to think of their next blog post topic.
Of course, the actual process of how to mind map itself is too big to be covered in this sub-section of this article alone, but it is said once you fully understand how to mind map that you will never want to look back on the old and conventional way of writing down notes again.
At the end of the day, it’s always important for a blogger to keep an open mind. Only then will the mind be willing to accept and learn about new things and only then will new ideas start flowing.
So keep reading and keep learning something new every day and always be on the lookout. You may never know where you’ll find your next source of inspiration or great idea for a post. It could come in the form of anything and at any time.