Need Ideas for Blog Posts?

ideas-for-blog-postsI’ve read that a good writing equation to help with ideas for blog posts would be this:

Interesting Ideas (for you and your reader) + Clear Communication = Great Content

I still get stuck in my own blogging ideas rut sometimes.

How about you, where to you get those interesting ideas?

I hope you don’t mind if I share a bit of my process?

Now I don’t create my ideas for blog posts as much as I research with a purpose and discover ideas.

  • Even as I’m writing, I discover more to interest my readers and myself.
  • And, uncovering interesting ideas for blog posts is the central part of my own writing.

Then I love it when I get ‘Wowed’ through my research and realize that I found something really interesting.

  • Now I’m getting in touch with something that would interest my readers and, also give me a different viewpoint to ponder.
  • Generating more questions about my topic.

With that started, I have a commitment of what I’ll be writing about and know more about what I want to:

  • Have as my headline.
  • Relevant Image
  • Keywords and SEO Friendly use throughout.
  • The heart of my post is now being processed as I draft it out.
  • Links to input into my post.
  • Stay focused on and (hopefully) communicate with clarity.
  • Remember to >>> Use the Essentials for Content Posting

Why get stuck and struggle with your ideas for blog posts?

  • When thinking about your ideas for blog posts, even as you do the research on your first idea you want to write about;
    • Your research with a purpose makes it so effective in helping you with clarity in your writing, that ideas for blog posts start to come.

Ok – that’s a bit of my process…shall we go a bit more into it, then?

What if you just can’t find any ideas at all? And, you’re just stumped for ideas for blog posts!

Try this:

#1 Start writing about something uncommon, or odd, that you found in your research about your niche – maybe it’s funny or infuriating. You know why you felt that way. So share about that.

#2 Find, or think about, a meaningful event that happened within your niche, or that you found in your research.

#3 Communicate what it means to your audience and how does that help them? Remembering that you are wanting to have a two-way communication between you, the blog author, and your ideal readers.

Also, as a blogger you are exchanging your words as publicity for your blog. Read more here and make your >>> blog post ideas work hard for you.

Because I didn’t discuss every possibility or problem, I look forward to your ideas in the comments!

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48 thoughts on “Need Ideas for Blog Posts?

  • February 11, 2015 at 7:30 am

    I have 2 little boys, so the ideas are literally endless. I always have something to write about.

    • February 11, 2015 at 11:25 am

      Good for you, Robin – thx for your note

  • February 11, 2015 at 7:40 am

    Thank you very much for sharing with us your way and ideas of blogging.Its really important i think to write about good and intressting topics. I loved this post

    • February 11, 2015 at 11:28 am

      Thank you so much, Nazma – you are so right about this and I am so glad you enjoyed the post – very kind words indeed and great insight 🙂

  • February 11, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Half the time I have so many ideas I don’t know what to do with them! Then other half I don’t have any. . . so I write down my ideas, and then use them later. 🙂
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    • February 11, 2015 at 11:29 am

      Thank you for your comment – having a lot of ideas is wonderful – processing them and doing some extra research is what I’ve found helpful

    • February 11, 2015 at 11:31 am

      Hey Jeanine – glad you have a lot of ideas – I also have a lot of ideas – but I like to research and get inspired with new ideas – I read your laptop idea on your blog – that was a great idea that you must have found out about somewhere, right?

    • February 11, 2015 at 11:32 am

      Thank you so much, Krystal – you are right on. 🙂

    • February 11, 2015 at 11:26 am

      Thanks for your comment – and glad to hear you have a lot to write about! 🙂

    • February 11, 2015 at 11:32 am

      Glad that your kids keep your ideas coming – but, is that all you write about? Thank you, for your note 🙂

  • February 11, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    I write about animals, both domestic and wild. It’s easy for me to find ideas. Just browse through Pinterest, visit National Geographic, places like that. The sources are never-ending. Plus, I live with 3 animals, and have had much experience with rehabilitating wildlife. Thanks for sharing, Donna!
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    • February 13, 2015 at 8:58 am

      Thank you, Jeanne – so I see that you ‘browse’ – or research to find out more info – that’s part of your own process – I believe we all do the research to help us along. 🙂

  • February 11, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    I rarely need ideas for my personal blog but I always need ideas for the blogs I contribute to. Sometimes they provide topic ideas and those help but then I want those ideas for mine. It’s a tough situation.
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  • February 11, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    These are great ways to beat that blogging block I sometimes get! I’m sure I can think of something meaningful that happened that’s within my niche.

    • February 12, 2015 at 6:43 am

      Thank you, Pam – Once we’ve been writing for awhile (and sometimes just starting out) it seems a block comes here and there 🙂

  • February 11, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Great tips and information about getting out of a rut!

  • February 11, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    I rarely am without an idea – and if I can’t find one, I use some saved blog prompts. An advantage I have is that my blog permits me to blog about anything and everything. If I was, say, a business blogger, it would be harder. One of the nice thing about joining blogging challenges is that many give you blog prompts. Save them for a noninspired day!
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  • February 11, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    I browse through my favourite blogs to get ideas on upcoming blog posts. Or, keep a log of pre-written blog posts and publish one of those!
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  • February 11, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Great! I needed something to inspire me to write these days. Lack of ideas sucks!

  • February 12, 2015 at 12:29 am

    Thank you for these tips and ideas. Sometimes I am at lost of what to write about and other times I have lots of ideas and so little time. Sometimes I will see things in magazines or on a television show that will give me an idea.

  • February 12, 2015 at 5:58 am

    Sometimes I struggle to write about things that will actually fit my blog. I am interested in all sorts of things that I am not sure my readers would even want to read about. I enjoy writing prompts to get me started.

    • February 12, 2015 at 6:42 am

      Thank you so my Jacqueline for your great points that most of my clients and myself seem to feel – We have a lot of ideas – but getting it sorted out and published…takes a bit of a system for me

  • February 12, 2015 at 6:44 am

    What a great blog! I usually have a lot on my mind, but sorting through the mumble jumble to find some real content to write about that others would want to read is sometimes stressful! Thanks for the tips!
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  • February 12, 2015 at 6:55 am

    Sometimes, I get hit with blogging block and I can’t for the life of me, think of one darn thing to write about. Other times, my head is so full of ideas, I can’t write them down fast enough! I hate when I hit the creative wall though! Thank you so much for sharing!
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  • February 12, 2015 at 8:41 am

    Oh these are great! I get so stuck sometimes and eed inspiration to strike me lol

  • February 12, 2015 at 11:45 am

    I have a book i write all my blog ideas in. I often wake up with an idea so i keep it beside my bed.

  • February 12, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    I love the idea of stretching out and writing about something new. I look for things.. I do get in a rut though, definitely!

  • February 12, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    I haven’t been blogging that long so I have ton’s of ideas. But, inspiration is always nice!

  • February 12, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Great post! Coming up with something to write about on my blog comes hard for me sometimes. I’m always busy with review posts and my weight loss journey but want to put out other content but just don’t know where to start.

  • February 13, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    As a blogger myself, I am always coming up with ideas for new posts. Problem is sometimes when I am ready to begin writing, is when it all goes away. It never hits when I have a way to record it, or if I write it down, I can’t find where the paper went! These are good ideas you shared to help, because when you write almost everyday or on a continual basis, it’s hard to just spit something out! Thanks Donna!
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  • February 13, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    With my giant family there is never a moment that I do not have something to add to my blog. But these are some really good tips, if I ever get caught in a rut I will be sure to use these.
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  • February 17, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Thank you for these tips. Prompts come in very handy when you’re having writer’s blocks. I usually search what’s going on in the world and find some inspiration.
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