13 ways to drum up new content ideas
A lot of writer’s block stems from not having a topic to discuss. Here are some ways to kick-start the process and keep your audience engaged and coming back for more.
If you want to blog regularly but can never think of what to say, you’re not alone. Every writer knows there’s nothing worse than writer’s block. In the realm of blogging, it’s all too common to find yourself asking, “What should I write about today?” or “Will my readers care about this?”
If these questions sound familiar, take heart-there’s hope. Below are 13 ideas for drumming up new topic ideas, so the next time you’re stumped, you’ll know what to do!
Popular search trends: When you’re not sure what to write about, ask yourself what your readers are looking for. Go to Google Trends and type in keywords related to your industry. What comes up will not only be a chart of search trends for those keywords over time but also, in the bottom right-hand column, related queries ranked in popularity. Those related queries give you great fodder for content that speaks right to your audience’s interests.
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