As a blogger you have to constantly come up with new and great blog post ideas. Every once in a while most people hit a true writers block when they’re trying to create the next great blog post. I’m sure you already know that this is a very frustrating process when it comes to generating content. Man does it suck when you stick yourself in a room for hours and have nothing but an empty page to show for it. I’m going to share with you some of the ways that I’ve gotten over my own personal obstacles when this happens to me.
There are many ways to do this and I’m sure every veteran blogger or writer has their own method. This is just the method to my madness so if you don’t agree with me, don’t shoot.
Method 1: Google News – I like to skim through the Google news feed and get a feel for what is currently going on in real time. This is a great way to get on the front end of trends or trending events
Method 2: Subscribe To Blogs In Your Niche – I really like keeping up with what my competition is doing as well as getting ideas that are directly related to my niche. Getting other bloggers’ latest posts allows me to “keep my ear to the ground” in my industry. I also can piggy back off of my competitions’ best and most trafficked posts. You can even setup some filters within your email account as well. You can have these particular emails automatically sorted into a folder for easy consumption.
Method 3: Smoke Some Marijuana and Write – Although this is an unorthodox methodology, it certainly works wonders for me. Basically when all else fails, smoke a bowl and write down whatever comes to mind. Now a word of disclaimer, a lot of the crap is going to be exactly that…crap. But there will be gold in that brain of yours, there always is. Make sure to just keep writing. I’ve gotten some of the best blog posts I’ve ever written through this process. I’ve use table top vaporizers at home and smaller portable vape pens when I’m at coffee shops so I minimize any real harm to my body.
Method 4: Grab your latest magazines – There are a ton of articles within any given magazine and it’s a great way to stir up some ideas. Successful magazine article writers do very well for themselves and to be honest, they’re some of the best copywriters in the world in my opinion. Go and check out an magazine stand near you and you’ll see what I’m talking about. These professional writers have just a few seconds to get you to pick up their magazine and buy. That’s a tall order and these guys deliver.
There you have it, my top methods of blog writing idea generation. These are just a few of the many ways that I personally come up with unique writing and blogging ideas. I know this won’t work for all of you but it should help get the creative juices flowing.