Creating a website or starting a blog is now easier than ever. Before you actually start building on the website, you need to choose a niche topic that you really like to talk about. I am sure you probably already noticed, many high profile bloggers are publishing new article very frequently. Have you ever wonder where they get all their ideas for blog post?
There are a few easy ways to generate new ideas for your blog. I am going to share them with you here, and hopefully they will help you brain-storm news ideas for bloggomg as well.
1. Competitor Research
Check what new article your competitors are posting on their blogs. Make sure to execute this strategy frequently and systematically.
This keep you aware of new developments or trends in your niche industry. Especially check your competitor’s Popular posts section.
Read their content carefully, and try to figure out the keywords they are targeting and how you can make it even better.
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This is where you will see a list of keywords that are brining the traffic search engine like Google. Moreover, SEMrush can slo show you the position each keyword are rank in Google, as well as the search volume, and even the percentage of search traffic coming from that keyword.
3. Google Alerts
One of the most convenient tool you can ask for. Google Alerts is a comprehensive content detection and notification application. It sends an email to its users whenever there is a new page, article, blog post or research that is published online and meet the search term of the users. By sigining up to this service, you will be notificed whenver there is a new development in your niche industry. By receiving these notification through Google Alerts, you will have an endless supply of current topics to write about in your industry. Moreover, it will ensure your article are always about the latest development in the industry!
4. Ask Your Subscribers
By asking your subscribers what topic they like to see you write about, you will achieve three major benefits for your blog.
First, it improves user engagements. This will raise the user experience with your blog and they will be more likely to stay interested in your blog. If the user know their voice is heard, or their question is addressed, they will feel appreciated and be more likely to stick around. Moreover, you also got more article idea to write about.
Ask your subscribers what they like to read about is the easiest way. This process can even be automated with a tool like the Awber email management system.
If you already have an existing email list, you can start by sending out an email to your subscribers and ask them what topic they like to read about in the future. They will feel appreciate that you are paying attention to their interest.
If you don’t have a email list, you should start one immediately. I suggest you give Awber a try, because it has the powerful automation tool that can scale up and help you email list very quickly. Awber’s highly Customizable features also allow you to include your question in the welcome email that your new subscribers will receive when they first subscribe to your blog. This is a very handy feature to have.
Quora is a great website to post a question on the internet and hope for someone to reply with answers. Recently, Quora really grew its popularity and has expanded into many niche topics and fields that can also serves as a great source to look for blog idea for your niche website.
All you have to do is go to Quora.com, enter the keyword of your niche in its search box, then you will see a list of question people are asking on Quora. Go through, I am sure some of them will become inspiration for a new article.
Beside the search box, also check out the Related Question list on the right sidebar of the of the Quora page.
6. Forums & Reddit
If you are passionate about the niche, you are probably actively participating in its online communities already.
There are many foumns that are dedicated to the niches interest or hobby. You should join them and actively engage in conversation or Q & A on these platforms. Not only they will increase your brand awareness, it can also give new ideas to write about for your blog.
Reddit is one of the most popular website on the interenet. It is further divided into sub-reddit, in which you can almost find any given niche topic. Reddit has both extremely high number of daily active user on its site, also a very high user engagement rate. I would suggest you to check out Reddit on a regular basis to look for new ideas as well.
Finding new blog idea is not difficult. All you have to do is regularly check these sources, also keep your eyes open for the latest trend or news in your niche industry. I recommend you start master list of article blog you plan to write about. Good luck!
When selecting for a topic, make sure to follow the guidelines below:
1. Pick a topic that interests you – if you find it fascinating, then the work of researching and writing the article won’t feel so much like work anymore.
2. Pick a topic you are passionate about – if the topic is something you feel very passionate about, then you will spend a lot of time reading, researching and working on it spontaneously without feeling like doing a chore. Also, it will help you craft out well-researched and high quality articles that your reader will surely love.
3. Pick a topic that you have expertise in – write about what you know. It will make the process a lot easier.
4. Pick a topic that is trendy – write about what is trendy in the world these day, this will ensure you will get more traffic.
5. Pick a topic that is profitable – this will ensure your blog will be easier for monetization if you plan to do this for living.