If you’re new to blogging then you’ve probably got loads of ideas to write about. Perhaps you’ve just been eager to get started with blogging because of all your ideas, and now it’s finally time to convert those thoughts into blog posts. Unfortunately, it’s easy to start burning out and run out of ideas, especially if you’re sticking to a demanding release schedule. Sooner or later, you’ll realize that many of those ideas simply weren’t worth writing about and you’ll start to get a little more strict in regards to the quality of your content ideas.
So to help you out, here are a couple of ways to ensure that your blog remains fresh with some fun ways to seek new content ideas.
1. Read other blogs and watch videos
Other blogs, social media and YouTube are all excellent ways to get more inspiration for your new blog posts. Networking with other blogs, leaving comments and getting in touch with those writers can also help you find new blogging opportunities as well as lead to partnerships such as guest posting or sponsors. Social media can be an excellent place to catch up on the latest news and trends that are happening in the community that’ll give you plenty of new and unique ideas to write about. Lastly, YouTube can be similar to social media, offering you plenty of new topics and opinions to write about.
2. Get involved in the local community
Depending on your speciality and the subject of your blog, it’s often a good idea to get involved with your local community to get more content to write about. This can involve looking at local blogs or community sites such as Arlington News Network, it could involve meeting up with groups that take part in your hobbies or it could involve going out and exploring your local environment such as visiting nearby cafes and bars. There’s plenty of content out there–you just need to be open to looking around.
3. Improve or refocus old ideas
Old ideas are a great source of inspiration for new content. You obviously don’t want to be simply rehashing content, but there are some fantastic ways to take old opinions and spin them in new ways, give updated thoughts (especially if the topic is trending again) or even compiling some of your most popular ideas and writing up some new ideas with them in mind.
4. Start a new blog segment
Segments are a great way to focus your content and categorize your ideas. This is going to be mostly dependent on the style of your blog and the subjects you focus on. For instance, if you love writing about lifestyle topics then you could add a segment that releases every Friday called “Frugal Fridays” or something along those lines.
5. Take a break from blogging
Lastly, it’s also important to remember that you should take breaks now and then, even from blogging. It’s a great way to clear your mind, think about other topics for a while and gather up new ideas so you have more content available in the future.