Virtually all bloggers have, at least once, faced blogging’s worst nightmare; the writer’s block where coming up with fresh content becomes a difficult chore. You might have experienced this unfortunate feeling in your blogging career. Here are a few remedies that can help you come up with new material for your blog.
Drawing inspiration from other blogs
As a blogger, you must be having a list of fellow bloggers from whom you get your inspiration. These bloggers are a resource you should use to come up with top-notch content. This is in no way cheating, but relying on another blogger’s work for inspiration. You might be surprised to learn that such bloggers are often flattered upon learning that their work is used for reference by other bloggers. You should never copy-paste the work of a fellow blogger since this is unethical and is tantamount to copyright infringement.
Being informed of new developments
The world is changing at a fast pace and it is imperative that you, as a writer, to be up to speed with the current dynamics in your particular niche. While this applies to virtually all fields, it is in the technology sector the changes are most profound. You should, therefore, ensure to follow the news for any interesting developments and know how they can affect your area of specialization.
Social media is another resource you can use to get information on what is hot and what is trending. It is important to note that some information can seem irrelevant to your blog but a close inspection might prove otherwise. Take an example where a popular social media app has been recently launched. One might wonder how such news will affect a blog focused on DIY projects. However, this development can inspire a blog post such as “Ways of posting your complete DIY projects on the hottest new social media app”.
Getting help from your readers
Another way of coming up with appealing content for your readers is by asking them for their input. That’s right. Using wit and charm, you can reach out to your readers for ideas on the content they wish to be featured on the blog. By doing this, you kill two birds with one stone since this method is also another way of interacting with your readers and making them become part of the blog’s history. One way through which you can request for feedback or ask questions from your readers is sending them personalized emails.
Another way of generating nice articles is through using case studies. This method involves selecting a company or product (bonus points if it is newsworthy) and analyzing it with regards to your area of specialization. The best case studies focus on the best and worst of the selected product or company. For the best case studies, you should talk of their right decisions, what makes them popular, and what other can copy from them, with the opposite being applicable for worst case studies.
Sharing content from past blog posts
Stepping in a time-capsule and reliving the past is another way of coming up with great content. One way of doing this is by sharing your older posts and past memories. This way, your newer readers get a glimpse of the blog’s past and can, therefore, appreciate the strides the blog has taken over the course of its history.