Setting up a blog is easy. Keeping it going is hard. Every day, you need to find fresh content for your blog. Keep reading to discover how and where to find it.
Now, you should be posting every day. Daily posting makes it easier for the search engines to find you, it fosters frequent visits by your readers, and it builds your image as an authority blogger. But it doesn’t have to be a really long post. A post as short as 300 words can be adequate.
Your Own Personal Interest In Your Niche
Chances are that your blog is either about a topic that you are personally interested in or a niche that you work in. And, if you’re lucky, it’s about a niche that you work in because you are personally interested in it. So you have a first step to finding content right there. Write a post about what you are doing in your niche or about what interesting thing you are doing in your topic.
Don’t overlook those sources of content. It can make your writing compelling because of how personal it is. Your niche is cooking? What did you have for dinner? Photography? Write about some pictures you’ve taken and whether you were pleased with the results depending on equipment, lighting, or some other factor. Writing about what you are doing in your niche is a rich resource.
Use Other People’s Blogs to Find Fresh Content for Your Blog
Even with a topic that you are fascinated with, you may run out of ideas to write about and you may have to cast about to find fresh content for your blog. And one of the ways to spark an idea is to check out other blogs in your field. Find blogs on Google using a search that looks like “blog:niche in question.”
Of course, it goes without saying that I’m not proposing that you plagiarize. Instead, my suggestion is that you see what others are writing about and use those topics to generate some ideas for your own unique content.
Depending on your niche, you can also check out news sites, fashion sites, gossip sites, and so on to nudge your imagination into coming up with an idea.
Forums Give You Ideas And Help You Build Community
Forums are also a rich source of finding ideas for fresh content for your blog. They are also a place where you can build community and draw them to your blog. Find forums by doing a Google search that looks like “forum:niche in question.”
Public Label Rights Content
Another way to get fresh content for your blog — a way which is close to my heart — is to purchase PLR in your niche. PLR — or public label rights — is a type of content that is written by someone else and put up for sale for you to publish under your own name.
There are tons of ways to use PLR. The quickest and dirtiest is simply to copy and paste it. A more personal way to use it is to edit it to reflect your own style and personality. And still more personal is to use PLR to give you ideas for topics, slants on topics and approaches to writing about topics, and then writing the posts yourself from scratch.
Your Old Blog Posts
And one more thing — don’t think that you can’t revisit topics that you have used before. You don’t want to simply re-hash something that you’ve written before. But if you are working in your niche, you may have more to say about a topic that you’ve already written about before. After all, a health and well-being blog can have lots of articles on the Paleo diet.
So those are ways to find things to blog about. How about you? How do you find fresh content for your blog? Give us your tips in the comment selection below.
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