How To Get New Ideas For Blog Posts

Creating appealing content consistently is a challenge for any Pro Blogger. If you have high subscriber count, expectations are also high. Whatever your blog's niche is, at times you may run out of ideas for new posts. An ideal blogging state is having posts in pipeline waiting for going live on your blog. If you are an avid reader, good listener, net savvy and love socializing, then you will never fall short of ideas for your blog posts. Here are some tips to get endless flow of ideas to keep your blog filled with fresh new content at consistent pace.

Passion: Do you have it in you?

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The very first thing is to ask yourself and get the honest answer that, "Do I love to write? Do I love the topic of my blog?". If the fire is burning in your heart, then ideas will come automatically. It is always advised that before you plan to launch a blog, make sure you are passionate about your blog's niche. If you choose the topic of your blog carefully, you will never fall short of ideas. The zeal to write automatically increases if you love the topic.

Network, follow and read

Subscribe to popular blogs in your niche and follow them closely. You can get tons of ideas from them, from their daily life, from their posts, from your interaction with them. Network and socialize with fellow bloggers in similar niche and build strong relationship with them. It not only helps in blog promotion, but also gives you new ideas for your posts. I myself follow about 192 RSS feeds to keep myself updated about what's new happening in blogosphere in general, and in my blog's niche.

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You can post an interview of some blogger, or review his blog. Sometimes while socializing with fellow bloggers, you will get new idea for your post. A constructive discussion on micro-blogging service like Twitter can open doors of several blog posts.

Building on responses and criticism

Readers comments on your blog, give you ideas for new blog posts. A clever blogger anticipates reader's expectations and capitalize on it. The queries, suggestions and criticism from your contact page give you several new topics to write on. Create a tutorial on some readers grievance. Start a series of posts, giving your readers a reason to back again and again.

And if you still fall short of ideas, then create a post like this on "How To Get Ideas For Blog Posts". Does your blog post follow a predefined life cycle? If yes, does your every post fit into that life cycle, or your post building routine is random in nature?

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MintBlogger author - Rajeev EdmondsRajeev Edmonds has been blogging since 2006 about digital marketing, social media and of course about problogging. He specializes in WordPress installation and Thesis theme customization. He is the founder and editor of MintBlogger where he blogs about new media strategies.

Since April, 2012, he's making his living entirely from his blogging efforts. He holds a post graduate degree in computer applications and loves to dig in CSS/HTML code. Read more →

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