How to get post types and ideas covered 2 parts and has included 10 ideas. Now you may be considering what inspiration you can use for your blog posts. Here is a blog idea generator.
Here is a resource that provides some excellent ideas: Below is a selection of blog post ideas from a list of 37 http://www.bloggingtips.com/2010/06/22/37-ways-to-find-inspiration-for-blog-posts/
- Write a profile post on someone you admire.
- Find a post you agree with and expand the idea, make sure you link to original article.
- Find a post you disagree with and deconstruct the idea, remember link to original too.
- Explore Flickr and find a photo that inspires you, (check through Creative Commons options.)
- Find a podcast that about one of your business interests that you find entertains, educates or annoys you.
- Do a keyword search on Google on one of your business interests, click on the first link and write about the site.
- Ask a question on Yahoo Answers and document the answers in a blog post.
- Think of a ‘how to’ question and see if it is answered in a YouTube video. Write about the question and embed the YouTube video.
- Put your iPod on shuffle. Write a post letting the song inspire your mind mapping.
- What is your favorite piece of tech? Why?
- What is product did you regret buying? Why?
- What is product did you wish you’d bought? Why?
- Think of the most inspirational blogger you know, write a piece about your top 5 favorite posts of theirs and why they are your favorites.
- Create an interview, send to people you know and ask them to fill it out. When you get the answers back rewrite them as if it was a real conversation.
- Write a List –make it a random odd number.
- Ask an open-ended question on twitter document the answers.
- Rewrite an old post, look for one from many years ago.
- Ask your readers to complete the list and pick the best answer as the #1 choice.
- Can you provide another 10 or 20 suggestions?
Here are additions of my own. What about:
- Set up Google alerts and Social listening software to find what people in your market are talking about – then add to that conversation.
- Look at media – TV, newspapers, the most popular talk shows – what are the current topics? How can you make them relevant to your market?
- Check out the hot sellers on Amazon in your market and talk about those
- Customer Services feedback
What else can you think of?
Written by Jenny Wilmshurst – Tweet Twins Social Media – Social Media Speaker – Social Media Trainer – Social Media Consultant