Posted on : 26-02-2012 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing
Tags: blog ideas, blog topics, blogging, tips and tricks
Hundreds if not thousands of blogs are created and put online every second. Likewise, many of them are abandoned or completely forgotten by the blog owners. This is not surprising considered the fact that it cost almost nothing to start a blog but the challenge lies in sustaining it with regular quality interesting posts.
It takes discipline, commitment and passion to sustain and provide consistent regular fresh quality contents. Here are two effective tips that I used to find unlimited blog post ideas. There are many other strategies, what works for others might not work for you though. Explore and experiment with different ideas until you find one which works for you and stick with it! You can outsource content writing if you have the money and means to do so but for average blogger this may not be a viable option
The first method which is also the easiest is by using what is readily available to you and it’s free! Yes, you guess it, use the search engine of course. Type in the keyword phrase associated with your blog post topics you wish to search for.
Chances are that you will realize there are millions of sites with relevant contents associated with it. There are some free online search services which combines Microsoft Bing, Yahoo or mighty Google search engines, all under one roof so to speak. You don’t have to manually go through the search process using Yahoo, Bing or Google separately. You will save a lot of time using the three in one utility.
Do check out dogpile, I am sure you will find it a time saver to look for ideas. Another cool free software that searches multiple search engines simultaneously to find what you are looking for is Copernic Agent Personal. You need to download and install in on your computer first before you can use it. I liked this software because you can configure to search by different categories for instance, business news, newspaper, tech news and etc.
Social Bookmarking Sites
One typical mistake that many people make is that they get overwhelmed with the search results so much so they don’t know where to begin. You don’t have to open each page and read the entire contents. Scan through the headers, titles and sub-headlines to get some ideas on what to write. Social bookmarking sites such as StumbleUpon, Delicious and Technorati are good sources that you can leverage on.
Public Library And Bookshops
Go to the library or bookshops and pick out a book on the subject you’re writing about and see how they have it all laid out. DO NOT copy it. That’s plagiarism and it will get you in trouble. What you are doing is research, gathering ideas so that you can create your own masterpiece.
If the book you’re looking at has a good outline, you can model off oft hat. If the outline (table of contents, etc.) are hard to follow on that book, you can improve on it when creating your blog post. It’s a great way to a feel for what to do and also what not to do by looking at existing samples of work
Many bloggers attempt to address inactive weblog condition by implementing autoblogging system. Yes, there is no doubt using auto posting is one way to keep your blog active with fresh content however the problem with this strategy is that Google don’t like it. You can’t fool and beat Mighty Google with content spinning or content rewriting. The search engines are smarter than you think.
Thus as a blogger you need to get back to the basics, that of creating unique quality contents for your readership. You don’t have create new ideas or topics that no one has ever discussed before (even though that could be one way to boost your traffic). Look through existing ideas and explore the opportunity to discuss it from a unique twists or angle.