One exhausting aspect of maintaining a blog can be generating fresh ideas—but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re willing to dig, here are nine resources rich with fodder for your readers:
1. Use automated headline tools.
Several seasoned blogging pros have created tools for triggering a ton of writing topics. Here are five of the best:
2. Pull topics from news aggregators.
Time spent reading is time spent collecting ideas.
Feedly and Alltop are both fast, efficient aggregators, great for research and organization. Search for your topic, and scan the headlines with your next post in mind. Within minutes, you should spot themes and memes you can repurpose. Alltop is great for finding trending stories.
Feedly is great for finding (and then following) top sources, which you can then punch into BuzzSumo to see what topics are performing well on the top sites.