One of the points of blog writing is to do it regularly, keeping your site constantly updated, so your visitors stay interested and hopefully share your content. But even the best writers can hit a wall and be stuck for ideas for new and interesting blog titles, especially if your business is niche. So the next time you’re faced with a blank screen and no ideas are jumping out at you, try following these tips or using some of the online tools to get your creative juices flowing again.
- Bottlenose: this tool brings live social intelligence to you, from analysing all the major social networks. This is a great way to stay current with what is trending in your industry and others.
- Write a post based on a customer question, not necessarily from one of your posts. By reading the comments and questions posted on your competitors’ sites, you could find a question that has gone unanswered and it could form the basis for a blog post. You’ll establish yourself as an expert in the field, since you’ll be able to give a more in-depth answer to a question that is probably on the minds of many people.
- TweetChats: this is a nifty way to have a scheduled conversation with people from all over the world about certain topics, over Twitter. You can find out past TweetChats specific to your topic or areas of interest by using keywords, or schedule your own chat.
- Subscribe to blogs in your industry. Not only does this give you the edge by knowing what your competitors are thinking, but you could get an idea or direction from something you read on someone else’s post. It’s not a good idea to copy or pinch an idea directly, but using it for inspiration as a starting point is fine.
- Quora Questions: this comprehensive Q & A site provides the answers to questions, in the form of facts, opinions and humorous stories, by Quora members. The content from this site can be used verbatim, as long as you reference it back to the original content on Quora.
- Topsy: this social media analytic tool allows you to search by time and place, person, links to a site, set alerts and analyse sentiment for every tweet ever made.
- Alltop: this tool helps you find blogs on virtually any topic. It shows the latest five posts from each blog, so you can skim them quickly and decide which ones to subscribe to, or just use the headings to give you the start of an idea.
- Ubersuggest: this great keyword tool will show you the top 10 suggested keywords and phrases when someone starts typing into Google’s search box. You write a term in their search box and Ubersuggest will take your base term and add a letter or digit, to extract suggestions for it. Add keywords you like to your basket, or click on each word to get further suggestions.
- HubSpot’s Blog Topic Generator: this is exactly what it does. You enter a few keywords or phrases and it will give you five simple title suggestions. As you get familiar with the way it works, you can tweak your phrases to make the suggested titles more relevant to your industry.
- Wriber: this content idea generator is a bit different from others, since it takes your keywords and comes up with 10 questions or topics, which force you to think in alternative directions. A great tool for writing better content.
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