If you’re a hobbyist, blogging can be extremely fun and exciting. But what if you’re blogging for a living?
Each day we are faced with the task of coming up with fresh and quality content. And for those who have been blogging regularly there is that added experience which we affectionately refer to as writer’s block.
Blogging is not an easy task and getting the right ideas for your blog post is certainly its most difficult part. Fortunately, there are simple and proven ways on how you can fresh ideas for your blog posts.
Choose topics that you are very passionate about
Choosing a topic which you are genuinely passionate about can go a long way in making the writing process a whole lot smoother. If you’re passionate about the topic you’re tackling; you can write it in a more fluid and conversational manner.
It can be a lot easier if you write something that you are very knowledgeable about. Doing so can add authority and credibility not just to your blog post but to your entire blog as well. Choosing a topic you’re passionate about also saves you time in writing.
Choose a topic and make an outline
Picking out a topic and outlining it to different angles is one of the oldest tricks in the freelancer’s book. You can turn one topic into several different topics just by shifting the angles and point of views. To illustrate it clearly, a topic about holidays for example can be sliced into different angles such as cheap holidays, best places to find for cheap flights, the benefits of knowing how to search and compare cheap holidays to Turkey, information about a travel destination, etc.
Get ideas from news stories, reviews and other blog posts
You can also get fresh blog post ideas from news stories, reviews and posts from other websites within your niche. A simple Google or Yahoo! search can provide you with countless of ideas for your new content. Similarly, you can also get fresh and timely ideas just by signing up with blogs and RSS feeds, blog sharing sites like Technorati, Scribnia and Junta24 and also social media sharing sites like Google+ Pages, Delicious, StumbleUpon and Digg.
Learn to write in several different styles
You can also make the writing process a lot easier if you invest time in learning how to write in different writing styles. Some of the most used writing style ideas being used by writers today are the list, frequently asked questions (FAQs), straightforward, profession, step by step, mistakes and arguments style.
Basically, a single article can be turned into several other forms if only the writer knows how to restructure their article into those different writing styles. There are a plethora of resources available online – all of which can be helpful in generating ideas for your blog post. In addition, you should also think like your audience and put yourself on their situation – ask yourself the question “what would readers want to learn?”
Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose Old Articles
One of the things that describe quality content is its ability to provide timeless benefits to its readers. Repurposing or going back to popular articles reinforces your drive to provide quality information for your readers. Check on updates on the topic to make it timely and resubmit it to your readers for further discussion and reading.
Curate Content – Create A Resource List, Mashups or Roundups
Another form of creating quality content easily is by curating content. Content curation is gaining its momentum, as more users are looking for quality information provided by trusted sources. With so many “noise” out there, finding, grouping, organizing and sharing the best and most relevant content on a specific issue online, is a good way to go. Curating content is easier achieved when using specific tools such as CurationSoft. Here’s a timely video, created by DiTesco – CurationSoft Review