If there is one common issue that people in the blogosphere constantly struggle with, it would be generating fresh content. That’s not exactly breaking news, right? If you are a blogger like me, then you have definitely dealt with this issue at some point. Luckily in this article, I intend to share with you how I have successfully handled this problem for my blog.
For starters, I’m going to suggest the obvious first step: brainstorm! That’s right, take the time to focus on new and interesting topics for your blog. Regardless of your niche, allowing yourself an opportunity to jot down different ideas can definitely be a huge help. Don’t worry about coming up with a million dollar idea. Just take the time to focus on generating new ones. After while, you will find material that you can work with. And naturally, you don’t have to use every idea – just the good ones. This simple method always leads to tangible results.
Next, I suggest that you keep yourself a file of post titles. Trust me, this simple little idea is golden! Here’s how I do it; I take the ideas that I generated from my brainstorming sessions and I plug them into a notepad file in numerical order. Every now and then when I come up with a new idea, I make sure to add it to the file and save it immediately. This way I won’t forget my ideas. And I keep a file on my smartphone too. That way when I’m out and about, if I think of something, I can jot it down. Later on I just add my phone list to my main list. That’s it. Simple, yet effective.
Here’s another good idea, especially for the SEO types: cull a list of low hanging fruit phrases from Google’s keyword tool. For those unfamiliar with SEO (and believe me, I’m no expert), “low hanging fruit” keywords are simply terms that get a light search volume. We’re talking 200 searches or less a month types of keywords.
What you do is head over to Google’s keyword tool – all you need to do is put “keyword tool” in the search box and it’ll come right up. Once there, put in a term or phrase for content that you want to blog about and see what similar phrases get searched. On the list of results, look for the phrases that show less than 200 results and use those as blog topics! The benefits to doing this is that 1) you have another fresh idea, and 2) you can easily show up in the search results for that term. Pretty good, huh?
And there you go. These are some really easy, yet effective ways to get your creative juices flowing. Before you know it, you’ll have enough content to post for a full year based on these tips alone. You may even find yourself with more content ideas to post than you have time. Wouldn’t that be something?