Blogging can be a rewarding business model because it allows you to earn money in a variety of ways.
From affiliate sales, to selling your own products or services and even selling advertising space.
The only this is it does require you to create a consistent flow of content which means that you need to have a steady stream of blogging ideas.
Sometimes this may feel like you’re just rehashing old topics over and over again and when this happens you lose interest in your blog and if so then your readers do too.
So to help make sue you don’t fall off the wagon, I’ve put together five proven ways to find exciting blogging ideas.
If you use these ideas you will keep the money flowing in!
Way To Find Exciting Ideas # 1: Get Your Readers Involved
Ask your readers questions, publish a survey or ask for feedback.
Often one of the most exciting blogging ideas come from being able to offer real value to your readers and audience.
So ask them what they want and need to know! ;o)
Way To Find Exciting Ideas # 2: Ponder And Then Contemplate
Ask yourself what lessons you’ve learned and make a list of things you’ve learned about your topic along the way.
This list of lessons learned is a great blog idea list. Keep it handy and use it when you’re feeling stumped for topic ideas.
Way To Find Exciting Ideas # 3: Do Some Trend Analyses
Many social media and networking sites are valuable blogging tools.
You can use them to track topic trends. For example, on Twitter you can do a hashtag search.
A hashtag # is a keyword identifier and trending tools use hashtags to sort topics and identify what’s popular right now.
Way To Find Exciting Ideas # 4: Use Google Alerts
Google has this marvelous tool that lets you automatically receive daily or weekly notifications on keywords.
For example, if you have a blog about ghost hunting and you’re running out of topic ideas, you can set up an alert for the keyword “Ghost hunting.”
Google will send you a list of blogs, websites and news feeds with that keyword in the content.
It’s a fantastic tool to keep up on industry news and it’s a very effective tool for generating exciting blogging ideas.
Way To Find Exciting Ideas # 5: Subscribe And Read
Subscribe to leading industry magazines and newsletters and read them.
If you don’t use “reader” technology, consider installing it on your computer or mobile device.
Then you can sit down once a week and catch up on all the industry news and headlines.
You can also create folders in your email and send all of your subscriptions to that folder.
Once a week sit down peruse the newsletters and create your blog topic list for the week or for the month.
You’ll be surprised how many exiting ideas are generated by reading.
My best advice is to keep a notebook full of ideas as they come to you.
This is what I actually do and have done for many years!
Embrace these five tips and use them to create a lengthy list of blog topics.
Write on the ones that excite you right now and save the others for another day.
Have an awesome day!