Becoming a great blogger takes a little bit of out of the box thinking. Ideas and topics might seem easy at first but if you plan on writing consistently over time, eventually you might get a little bit of writers block. Ideas for blog post writing topics are all around us, we just have to know how to leverage some of the ideas to create new content for your own blog.
Here are some great blogging ideas that I came up with:
Lots of Reading: You should have a collection of other industry related blogs that you are reading on a weekly basis in order to not only fine tune your skills but to see the different styles that other bloggers are using to help build their blogs. I’m not saying that you should copy anyone but getting other ideas is an important part of growing your business.
Follow The News: Most industries have some sort of news related sources that they can turn to in order to keep track of everything that is going on in their industry. News sources that first make their way onto the scene can often times bring heaping amounts of new traffic in but you have to be one of the first to report on a specific event or topic.
Ask For Interviews: A CEO interview can bring in nice content to your blog, especially if it is an industry where they are very talkative. Reach out to some of the industry leaders in your space and see if you can get an interview from any high ranking official within an organization.
Think Ahead: Are there trends and topics that you anticipate occurring in your industry far in advance? I’m not saying that they will happen, but try writing about them in case they do. If things start to lean in that direction your blog posts could be positioned nicely for some inbound links.
Speak Your Mind: Don’t not write something because you think that it might upset your audience. The whole point of a blog is for you to have a voice in your industry. If someone doesn’t like your voice they can simply choose not to read your blog.
Blog post writing ideas are all around us, you just have to take the time to notice the signs. This list above is really just scratching the surface but if you want to really make an impact in your blogging space try really digging around you to find some new topics. The tools and data are there.