27 ideas on how to get new blog topics

Posted by on May 3, 2010 in Blogging | 1 comment

Each blogger at some stage faces the problem of getting new ideas to write interesting blog posts. Blogging ideas are easily found when you first start to blog, but what happens if you have no more fresh ideas left? Find below a few ways on how you can get new fresh ideas for your blog. Write a comment below if you want to add to this list. Questions from clients. Ask your clients a couple of questions about your industry. Read news press releases. Find news releases in the same industry that you are in. Search on press release websites on the category/keywords you are after. Regularly read other related blogs. Social Bookmarking websites. Search for keywords regarding your industry in popular social bookmarking websites. Search Technorati and Google blog search. These are powerful blog tools and search them using the same keyword plan to see what comes up. Read the comments on your blog. Track blog traffic statistics. Look at the most popular topics that attract readers and create another posting around the same topic. Invite a guest author to create a post. Step away from the computer. Yep, that’s right. Go for a walk and think of new ideas. Read the newspaper. Keep an idea log. Write down all the ideas on a notebook and keep them for use at a later stage. Check your RSS Feeds. Check RSS Feed websites and search for anything related to your industry. Find a friend or colleague to get a few ideas from. Set alerts on specific keywords. http://www.google.com/alerts and http://alerts.yahoo.com Look at what other people are looking for. http://google.com/trends Ask your audience for a new topic or ask a question. Browse related forums. Review a product/book/ebook. Create a post about a mistake you have made and how you have corrected it. Do a case study. Find a good video related to your topic on YouTube and write about it. Create your own video post. Find a topic and do a series of posts on it. Run a poll. After it’s done, discuss the results. Interview someone and post the interview as a topic. Create a topic about your personal experience. Create a list and write about the topics in your list. An example is this...

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How to get new blog topic ideas

Posted by on Mar 31, 2010 in Blogging |

To get new ideas for blog topics is most likely the biggest challenge that bloggers has to face. To regularly come up with new topics and ideas is easy when you first start to blog, but where will you get new ideas from? Blogging is not a thing that you can do once and be done with it. It takes research, time and dedication.  To get the best results out of blogging it requires engaging and innovative topics that will create conversations. Every blogger must create a way to trigger ideas for their next blog subject and topic. For myself, and the company that I work for, blogging helps us to stay ahead of the latest technologies and trends in a digital world. Most of our writing is an outcome of regular researching and reading. We dedicate about an hour each day to our blogs to research new topics and to monitor what the “buzz” is and of course, how we can help our readers with their marketing problems. We usually take our “one hour blogging” early in the morning when everything is quiet. Where do we get new blogging ideas? Regular read other related blogs and comments: Regularly reading other related blogs gives us new ideas on what to write about. Client questions: Many of our blog posts are answers to the questions that some of our clients has asked us. Social bookmarking: We search on popular social bookmarking sites for tags and keywords related to our industry. Many dedicated social bookmarking tools features a voting system where you can see which bookmarks/links are the most popular. Blogosphere: Popular blog aggregators like Technorati is great way to see what is happening on the blogosphere. Traffic stats: We constantly analyze our traffic statistics to see which topics attracted the most readers and we can create similar topics. Your blog should always have new and fresh content.  If you have any other ideas of getting new blog post topics, please share them with...

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Creating the best topics to blog about

Posted by on Feb 4, 2010 in Blogging |

If you are in the process of starting up a blog for your business or developing a blog, the most basic answer you should ask yourself is “What topics should I write about?” Marketing with your blog (Social Media), requires that you always write content that your clients/customers will find interesting. Most blogging journeys begins by choosing the topics that your targeted audience will want read and that you enjoy to write about. Write titles for your blog posts that will get your readers attention. The title of your blog posts is most likely the first thing people will read and notice about your blog in search engine results, Blog Aggregators, Social Media channels (Web 2.0) and feed readers. To write the best and most effective topics, always answer these 3 questions. Whom are you writing to? What are they interested in? Why are you writing? Whom are you writing to? This will be your targeted customer. Do you only want to reach people locally or internationally? What interests your targeted customer? Do some research and look at other similar blogs in your industry. See what they are writing about and how they construct their blog titles and content. The best tips about blogging will usually come from other bloggers. What are you interested in? Write about a topic that you are knowledgeable and passionate about. It should always be a subject that your targeted customer is interested in. To get the best results, focus on a narrow niche and yet broad enough so you can write for a long time and still not run out of things to say. Why are you writing? By writing interesting and informative content that your readers find useful, you are branding yourself as the expert in your field. By doing this you can attract new customers, improve your search engine rankings or promote your services and products. There must always be one primary objective to create a focus on what you write. Now you are ready to select and create your blog topic. Remember to always write about topics that will reach people before they make the buying decision. As an example, if you own a travel agency, you could write a blog about the travel destinations that you are promoting. People will generally start thinking about the destinations before thinking about the hotel accommodation, flight tickets, etc. Why don’t you promote this information via your blog? This could be a great way to get people to make the buying decision. Leave a comment below if you require more information regarding Blogging or Social Media...

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