Wondering what to write next? Finding new ideas for your next blog post can be challenging at times. Searching for new inspiration or influence for your next Blog Post can be time-consuming. And that is completely normal, this blog post was inspired by the challenges I had when looking for new ideas and topics for my next blog post.
Being a blogger is only as difficult as you make it. With all the online tools, help and support it will become easier as you discover them. How much time do you spend looking for images, topics and even researching the content of one article? Once you find something that works, write it down and work it into your formula…
“Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager.”
-by Susan Sontag
5 Free Tools For Blog Post Ideas
5 free tools that will help you find new blog post ideas almost instantly. Creating fresh, current and interesting blog post should not be rocket science.
Ubersuggest, this is a free keyword tool by Niel Patel. If you have two or three words of interest type it in the keyword bar and search-related. It will give you some pretty good insight into a post related to the keywords or even a post title idea.
Google Search Bar, definitely has to be a favorite, just start searching topics or content with the google search bar. That on its own will give you a good view of what to expect when researching possible topics.
Google Trends, here you will see live trends on Google. You can use this to help you decide what people are searching for and what is popular at the time.
Quora, everyday people are asking questions on Quora. In search of relevant answers to their interests, you will be amazed at how quickly a topic can be created.
Social Media, we all use it. So many ideas floating on those mobile screens, you will definitely find some inspiration from followers or people you are following.
Connecting With Other Bloggers
Being a part of an online blogging community is a good place to start. I have taken up the task of at least writing one blog post per week in support of fellow Bloggers. No matter your niche or content, providing insightful and helpful articles to assist.
“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”
-by Brené Brown
I’m not saying be a “copy cat”, I’m saying staying connected with other bloggers can spark ideas.
The importance of connecting with other bloggers in and around your niche could be helpful. Not just following them to spy on what they are doing, but actually following and supporting them. Read their content, support their social channels and share their content.
Connecting with other bloggers will keep your mind in the loop of things. Something in one of their articles or a comment from another supporter may spark an idea. I have read a couple of posts on finding inspiration and influence for content. Sadly I could not relate to most of the posts and took the opportunity to create my own version of such a post.
Inspired by the lack of finding something I really needed help with, taking a turn for the best. We don’t all think the same and that’s why it is important to connect with like-minded people. This will expand the way you see and approach challenges we as bloggers face.
What Inspired Your Previous Posts?
This can be very helpful, establishing connections with previous posts and what influenced or inspired you to write it. Many times I find myself coming up with blog post ideas at the most awkward of times. Previous posts are great starting points to expand a certain topic or part thereof.
Take a pen and paper, start jotting down points that inspired your previous post. Was it perhaps reading a post that was not doing the topic justice, after a jog ore perhaps something you came across online? Many different ways to find inspiration, for me, strolling down a scenic route with my favorite playlist is always a winner.
Whenever you get a blog idea, make a draft post, at some stage, it will draw your attention again. Dig deep think about what inspired previous posts, being emotions, an experience or a certain time of day. Once you started with your list, continuously expand it and add as you progress.
Create A Master-Piece
Once you have found a topic to write about it is time to put together your masterpiece. The last thing I want from this article is for anyone to be a “copy cat”, but even taking an old article and reshaping it will work.
When we create content it should be informative and reliable for readers. Find a way to relate with your audience and make it all about them or us. With the 5 free tools as mentioned earlier, make sure you research your content before writing. Spend that extra bit of effort and you will reap the rewards.
Creating a masterpiece once you have found your ideas for the next blog post will be much easier. Keeping your unique touch and don’t be afraid of trying new things.
“You don’t have to compose a masterpiece every time, but I think the challenge of art is always searching for something different, searching for a new sensitivity, a new perspective, a new vision.”
– by Ludovico Einaudi
It all comes down to hard work and dedication. With a supportive community at your side and some scheduled reading time on the web, it will just become easier as you progress.
A very important factor is your readers, read their comments carefully and this may open more topics for you to write about. Finding new ideas for a blog post should not be the hardest part of blogging. In the comment section below let us know where and how you find inspiration and influence for your content.