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How to Brainstorm Ideas For Blog Posts

How to Brainstorm Ideas For Blog Posts

By Featured Writer Leslie Branch

Readers love great content. But, producing too much content can leave you with nothing to write. You can run out of ideas and be left wondering what new ideas can be added to your blog. Producing new, innovate ideas takes time, but it also takes inspiration. You cannot expect to produce new content without first being inspired to write it.

Some brainstorming tips work better than others. From reading a book to watching a movie, these tips are designed to get your creative juices flowing, so you can type away and continue to attract readers.

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You could sit staring at your blank computer screen, or you could go out and find your inspiration. Brainstorming is more than just sitting down and jotting ideas. It’s about being aggressive and collaborating ideas with fellow writers.

When you read, you’re brainstorming ideas. You’re taking bits of information from one writer and turning it into fuel for your own work. Subscribe to news feeds. Follow different bloggers and read different media outlets for ideas.

Integrate Hobbies into your Blogs

Change the direction of your stories by altering the perspective. How many people would consider reading the following blog post titled, “Ways to Cultivate New Brainstorming Ideas?” You would imagine that a few would read it, but imagine if you took your favorite hobby of video games and fused the two together and created “How Mass Effect 3 helps Me Brainstorm New Ideas.”

Take an unusual perspective from one of your hobbies and turn it into a blog post. You know the ins-and-outs of your hobbies; you just have to figure out how to integrate the topics together. Use what you already know to make something new and interesting for readers.

Review Your Past Content

Who says you cannot take your past work and use it again—but this time for inspiration. Go through your past blog posts and see how you can turn a previously discussed topic into a new one. Explore a different angle. Revisit an unexplored path. Discuss an issue you've neglected.

When you’re reading over your old work, take a peak at the comment section and see what your readers are saying about your writing. Most of the times, a reader will comment on something that will make you say, “Hey, I never thought of that!” And just like that, you found a new idea for your blog.

Get creative with your sources of inspiration. Go out for a walk. Listen to music. Watch a movie. Let your surroundings help you brainstorm and mine for new content. If you’re an English student managing a “How to Find a Job as an English Major” blog, visit a different website for inspiration. Try new brainstorming methods and see what ideas you end up with.

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I hope you enjoyed this featured article by Leslie Branch. Coming up with blog post ideas can be a struggle, especially if you post often. Do you have any special tricks you use? Let us know.

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5 comments:

Susanne Drazic said...

Interesting post. Great ideas.

elysabeth said...

I agree. I've been trying to come up with some new ideas for my blog and have been falling quite short. I've just recently "integrated my hobby" into my blog postings by creating a new program with this crochet stitch that I really liked working with. It's my "curl up with a good book afghan" and only time will tell if it works.

And comments on other blogs that I follow, read, comment on also helps with the ideas. As a matter of fact, just left a comment over on the Writers on the Move blog for an author in the UK where apparently authors are discouraged from doing school visits - and I think I have a new blog posting for later this month.

I appreciate the tips to get me going on some new ideas - lol - E :)

Elysabeth Eldering
Author of Finally Home, a YA paranormal mystery
http://elysabethsstories.blogspot.com
http://eeldering.weebly.com

Karen Cioffi said...

Susanne, Yeah, we bloggers need good suggestions. If you post often, you can easily run out of ideas.

Elysabeth, Testing out new strategies is important. I like your new blogger design!

Karen Cioffi said...

Hi, Andie, Thanks for stopping by.

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