How do you get content for your blog? It is really difficult work to come up with the perfect content but then you just have to try. There are several things that are involved in the creation of web content. People struggle to write content and others pay to have the content written for them. However, this should not be the case sometimes- particularly if it is your blog. Before going any further into this article, it is important to remember that content rules the internet and quality content is the creator of websites. The most content you have on your site; the better it will be.
Why you should have quality content
6 genius ways of coming up with content ideas for your blog
Getting fresh content daily
Did you know that you can effortlessly post as many as three times in a day if you want? Well, three is pushing it a bit too hard for most people who have school and work to handle. Still, since there is nothing like too much content for a website it is important to make sure that you get as much content as you can posted on your site. If you want to post five time and you have the capacity to do that- the platform is all yours. How will you get fresh content for your site that will keep guys jamming your site daily?
1. Read a lot
You probably are already doing this and that is why you are in the business. However, good readership is always the best way to get content and ideas of what to write about. It is not uncommon to find newspaper articles that start something like: ‘I was reading the book [insert title here] and it occurred to me that the situation here is so similar…’ This also makes good content for a blog. There are blogs you will visit and you are totally mesmerized by the quality of writing and the ideas presented therein.
2. Take notes
Always take notes, make it a habit! Take note of just about everything and anything you find relevant for your website. Someone said something hilariously cocky and you feel that you must use that for your next blog post, note it down. Noting down not only gives you a reference spot for when you actually come to do the writing but also helps to remember better. You will be surprised that most of the time you will never check the notebook for reference but rather the details will be in your mind.
3. Read comments on your site
It is important to encourage your readers to leave comments on each and every blog post you make. Getting the comments is not enough, read them. You will be amazed by the number of ideas that you will get from just the comment- take them down into note and write them. The comments can give you scores of topic ideas to write about from the same topic. Isn’t that just simple and great?
4. ‘Copy’ what has been proven to work
What are others doing and it is working for them? Are they posting on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus? Do exactly that too. It is always good to ‘copy’ what has worked for others. This is all the while remembering that what works for them might not really work for you. Make a few changes so that you can have something that is unique to you.
Also when it comes to the actual writing you can copy someone else’s still for the start. There is that style your favorite author loves using. What you do is, copy a text of your favorite part of a book or website writing it down word for word (not copy and paste). This will give you the momentum that you need to start writing in that style but your own story.
5. Keyword research
Keyword research will give you a healthy number of ideas as well. What is it that people in your field are looking for? If you have a site about classic cars then you should research to find out what internet users want to know about classic cars and what your competition is writing about. One keyword can be written in so many different ways to make so many different topics.
6. Try something new
What are other people scared of doing? You should do it! It is a great way to get attention with your content. Take for instance, you own site that is all about society and lifestyle. No one wants to talk about things like abortion, rape in marriage, homosexuality and so forth because they believe it is content that will cause controversy. Yes, it might be controversial but as you know, people love controversy and scandals. They just cannot get enough of them. So, do not be scared to try out something new.
There are a number of ways that you can get fresh ideas for content to put up on your blog. Creating high quality content is going to establish your site as reliable. It will be the go-to site when it comes to checking out information on a particular site. With more and more traffic directed to your blog, you will be in for great success.
Author Bio: Lalit Sharma is an SEO consultant who runs a SEO house called Ranking By SEO. He is specialized in link building and other SEO related activities. You can also find him on Twitter, Google+ and his personal blog.