It depends on the topics you cover on your blog (here’s what to blog about if you are still searching for your niche), but no matter how often you should publish new posts, it can still happen to get stuck and not have any good idea to write about. Next time you find yourself staring at a blank screen, think of this post and the following free tools you can use to get your creative juices flowing and generate many blog post ideas:
Alltop is a collection of the most read blogs and their recent popular posts in almost every industry that you can imagine, from agriculture and dentistry, to fashion, hip hop and marketing, … You can come up with great ideas for your blog posts by browsing through the current titles of the “hottest” blogs in your niche. Simply search your topic and select it from the given results to inspire some ideas of your own.
Tweak Your Biz Title Generator
As said on their site: “An outstanding title can increase tweets, Facebook Likes, and visitor traffic by 50% or more.” I think we’ll all agree on this. So, when you can’t think of your next title check the Tweak Your Biz Title Generator – it will list hundreds of headline ideas categorized into questions, how-to’s, lists to secrets and motivations. You can adjust the title if it doesn’t completely suit your blog post purpose, but the tool is still amazing when it comes to inspiring your creativity as a blogger. Try it and share what you think…
One of the best ways to establish yourself as an authority and gain loyal following is to provide answers to commonly asked questions by online users related to your blog’s industry. And Quora is the place to look for these questions, grouped under topics and displayed in Top Stories, Questions & Answers, Open Questions, and newest Blog Posts. Type in a word or phrase related to your blog’s topic and look for questions with lots of interaction and comments to start engaging and get noticed.
Having a bunch of blog post ideas to choose from can significantly boost your motivation to blog, and Topsy can help you come up with these ideas in advance. Once you enter your search term it will list all the recent tweets, Google+ updates, blog posts, videos, influencers, etc. and you can even sort the results by past 1 hour, 12 hours, day, 3 days depending on how trending the topic is. You can also set an email or RSS alert to get regular updates for your targeted subjects.
Scoop.it is one great curation tool that lets you easily curate your own content, add a feed on your blog that features posts of interest to you and your readers, and discover engaging topics curated by others. Search for topics related to your blog to find out what fellow bloggers and industry leaders are talking about and share your notes and opinion.
StumbleUpon gives you access to the top pages on the Internet. Explore the topics of your interest to see trending posts, websites, photos and videos that users are interested in, click and share at the moment. You can also create your own blog-related lists of great stuff you’ve found online that others can follow.
With the amazing offer of various content online on so many different topics comes the risk of having too much of everything. To sort through this noise for the voices you really want to hear you can use Storify and gather links from plenty of sources, news reports, tweets, photos from Instagram, YouTube videos, all organized around your topic. Seeing the best of what people are posting will definitely get you inspired on writing your own piece of content.
Finding new topic ideas to cover on your blog isn’t that hard with all these free tools that are now available. Social sites like Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest are also great for curating content. What other tools do you use to generate blog post ideas?