I’m sure it has happened to you too – to lose precious time and energy trying to decide what to write about…
It’s best to write when you feel inspired but that’s not always easy. We tend to procrastinate, lack motivation, don’t have enough time… Still, we must maintain a steady flow of content updates on our blogs if we want to keep more readers coming in.
Instead of waiting for ideas to come to us, we can choose to go after them, right? Here’s how to make this fast and easy:
Find Time to Generate Blog Post Ideas
To start faster with writing bloggers often skip the idea generation stage. But that’s how great blog posts start, – from ideas that we connect and enrich with new added insights.
Make It Easy to Save Your Ideas
Yes, you can write your idea on a note, some paper scrap, or whatever’s handy at the moment, but that’s not a save solution on the long run.
Instead, open a Google doc, create a journal, use bookmarks, or even have a physical notebook close to you to jot down your thoughts. You can also store your ideas on a secret board on Pinterest. Whatever works for you.
Since most ideas come when we least expect them, make sure to have an idea-saving app on your smartphone too.
Look In The Best for Inspiration
The blogs that you read on daily basis are a great source of interesting and engaging post ideas. Look at the topics they cover and their ready-made titles which might spark ideas for your blog content.
Never Judge and Evaluate Your Ideas
While generating ideas for blog posts, write down everything that comes to your mind. Don’t judge and evaluate your thoughts as good and bad, as you never know what will come out when you connect them with other ideas. Their value may not be visible at this point, so don’t edit and delete your ideas; just keep brainstorming new topics that your blog readers would love.
Turn to Your Blog Archive for Hidden Ideas
When you feel like you’ve covered every topic there is to cover in your blog’s niche, look back at your past posts for inspiration. There’s certainly something you can add up, explain in more details… Like for example, if you blog about web design, and have an older post on the worst blog logo designs, you can write another post that explains the mistakes of logo designers.
Do you think of blog post ideas in advance or wait for the last minutes? What tips can you share with us? Please drop a comment below…