1. A record ofsearch termsreaders used to locate your blog is an excellent resource for new blog post ideas. Do note that not all will be available to you asGoogle is Encrypting Keyword Searchesand some will beunknown search terms.
2.Google Alertssearches for key words, phrases and concepts can provide useful prompting. Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your specific search queries.
3. Topics discussed in online groups and forums related to your blog’s content can provide ideas for a new post. Example:Google Groups, Google Circles, etc.
4.Searches for related blogswith similar content and reading posts in them can turn up inspiration for new posts.
5. News via social media,news aggregatorsand/or by subscribing to the RSS feeds of the blogs of several leading bloggers in any niche may provide inspiration for new posts. At least, you will have enough material for a best of feeds post. At most, reading the comments received on those posts may provide new angles for publishing related posts.
Example:Alltopis the “online magazine rack” aggregator of the web. It has headlines from sites and blogs that cover a wide range of topics. Enter a term or choose a to view all related topics.
6. Social media searches. Each social media site has a search utility likeTwitter Search,for example and you can readily determine trending topics through keyword or hashtag searches.
- Here’s an interesting search engine. Type the topic in any language to check out real time results ofWho’s Talking on Social Media Sites.
- Last MonthDigital Trends reviewed “Hshtags, a universal hashtag search client that pulls together all the content posted with a certain hashtag from a exhaustive list of social platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo, and Tumblr (Vine and Google+ support forthcoming).”
- Keyhole, allows you to search activity across all of the major social media sites.
7. Canvassing approved comments readers have left on earlier your posts can produce new related topics to blog about.
8. Noting subjects that draw the most comments on both your own posts and on posts in related blogs can produce material for more posts and/or a series. Check out your blog’s most popular posts to create single related posts or even a series. Check out your competitor’s blog posts for more ideas. Thisstrip-the-blogtool will show you the most popular articles of a given blog based on the number of social shares.
9. Writing a “how – to” post and/or a review is always a solid idea. Choose a topic or tool to publish a tutorial or review article about.
10. Every day events, conversations, reading books, newsletters, ebooks, magazines, ezines, and subscribing towriting promptsand/ordaily quotesare also helpful ways to find new ideas or creating posts.
11. Interviewing a fellow blogger is a terrific idea for writing a new post.
12. Local events, seasonal events and holidays are colorful events that provide all you need to blog on.
13. Don’t forget annual posts like year end posts and blog anniversaries as they provide interesting subject matter for new posts too.
14. Watching/listening to videos and podcasts on subjects you blog about can provide great ideas for new posts.
15. If you have a vague notion of a subject you may want to blog on usingmultiple search enginesby typing in keywords is a quick way to find material for new blog posts.
- Dogpile searchis powered by Metasearch technology, and returns all results from leading search engines including Google, Yahoo!, and Yandex, so you find what you’re looking for faster. Web, Images, Video, News, Local and White Pages searches are offered and you can download a toolbar.
- DuckDuckGoan Internet search engine that uses information from many sources, such as crowdsourced websites like Wikipedia and from partnerships with other search engines like Yandex, Yahoo!, Bing and WolframAlpha to obtain its results. DuckDuckGo provides web search and real privacy at the same time. Search anonymously. Find what your search for instantly.