How To Find Blogging Inspiration

How To Find Blogging Inspiration

Finding blogging inspiration can sometimes be very difficult especially when you have so many things going on in your mind as I have. Coming up with a constant stream of new blog post ideas can be pretty hard and I think it happened with with every writer at some point, it’s called writer’s block.

I’ve compiled a couple of ideas of some of my favourite ways of finding inspiration.

 

Use Google Analytics

Whenever I am stuck and don’t know what to write about, I always go to my Google analytics tool and see what are the biggest trending posts, this helps me a lot, I’d usually check ‘Audience’, ‘Behaviour’ and ‘Acquisition’ this will provide me with plenty information about my readers and how they interact with my blog.
You can also use Google Trends, these can be sorted by categories and it’s such a cool tool to identify trends and popular topics for blog content.

P.S.: Use Google Keyword Suggestions – when typing into Google search, you will see some keywords, you can turn these easily into content ideas.

 

Post a poll/ Ask Questions

Simply engage with your audience. I have already done this a couple of times. I usually use social media (Twitter, Facebook) to see what you guys want to read about on my blog, ideas are always welcome.
P.S.: There are many free polling tools, I’d recommend Polldaddy and WP-Polls.

 

 

Looking in blog comments for ideas

Review your blog comments, research what your readers are looking for. I reckon 60% of my post ideas come from questions asked by you guys. Just think about it, every time you get a question, answering that particular question from your reader is a potential new blog post.
If you aren’t getting many comments what I would suggest is finding bloggers in your niche and see the questions they are being asked and all the comments.

 

Use a note

Keep a notebook beside your bed, write it down on your phone, or pc. When something comes to my mind, I write it down asap. Remember, sometimes inspiration for writing comes to you accidentally. If you write down your ideas every time, you’ll have inspiration available to you whenever you’re stuck.
P.S.: personally I love Awesome note.

 

Other quick tips

– Use Buzzsumo – uses social search and will find the most shared content across all the main social networks, how cool is that?
– use Pinterest to get ideas;
– use Hubsport’s blog topic generator your topics for a week;
– read Blogs in Your Industry for Ideas;
– read 50 Blog Post Ideas;
– use Alltop – This is a website which lists the most recent topics from some of the most popular blogs across the Internet, you can also choose the topic of course.
– step away from whatever you’re writing and do something else instead, it happened to me, instead of writing ‘fluff’ I just waited a couple of days. Just give yourself permission to not publish! I always remind myself to go for quality over quantity when it comes to blogging

 

What works for you?

Please share your success stories and blogging inspiration tips below.

I’d love to hear how you stay inspired.

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Shannon

Great post! I have been meaning to try out google analytics for post ideas!

Louise W.
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Louise W.

Great ideas, but what if your blog has a theme such as mine – travel, music, etc.

Shann
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Shann

Great ideas. I’ve never used those sites before, but I’m going to check them out.

Onica {Mommy Factor}
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Onica {Mommy Factor}

These is such a great post. Very helpful. Thank you so much for sharing.

rika
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rika

Very great post… writing is a fun job but must find the inspiration to write

Liz Mays
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Liz Mays

I usually write ideas down when they come to me too. I need to do it in a notebook like you, because I never find them again.

Shaylee
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Shaylee

I find asking questions is a great way to find out what readers want to see more of on the blog! The thing that really holds me back is actually taking the photos of the products. I love writing, just hate taking photos haha

MyTeenGuide
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MyTeenGuide

These are all great ideas. There are times that I get stuck and I really can’t think of what to write about. I will try the Google Analytics next time this happens again.

Nicole Escat
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Nicole Escat

Loving this tips, Thank you for sharing this.

Ana
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Ana

This is such a helpful post! Thanks for sharing your tips lovely 🙂

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victoria
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victoria

I absolutely need this tips. I’m so glad you shared it

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I am going to read 50 blog ideas and will be using poll daddy to engage with my audience. I thought about asking my readers what they would like to read more of.

polen
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polen

some days I want to write about something, but then it doesn’t fit in to any category in my blog.

Yonca
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Yonca

These are very good tips! Connecting people around me also helps me so many times.

michelle
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michelle

google analytics is so informative

Angie Scheie
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Angie Scheie

I definitely need these tips from time to time. Pinning and using! Thank you 🙂

Krystal
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Krystal

Those are good tips. I will have to refer back to this when I get stuck!

Robin (Masshole Mommy)
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Robin (Masshole Mommy)

These are brilliant ideas to finding inspiration. I never thought about using Google analytics.

Elizabeth O.
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Elizabeth O.

Aside from those, going out and taking a walk around town would give you inspiration too. Spending time with friends and family or eating out is effective as well!

Mandie
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Mandie

I agree. I use google analytics to see what is popular on my blog and what I should write more of 😉