How to Get Your Website Blog Ideas,
Getting ideas for the content of your blog or website is easy when you are just starting out – you have ideas in your head and you can’t wait to share them with the world you are looking forward to. But after a while, things get better. And often it is not too long before you wonder why you can create content.
What it usually means is that you set aside the idea of creating new content until tomorrow.
And then the next day. And so on.
1. Set up Google Alert
When you do a search on Google, sometimes there is an option to set an email alert directly to let you know about new results. If available, it is nearing the end of the first page of search results.
If it does not appear, click the “News” tab as it always appears in those results or immediately searches for Google Alerts.
Then set an alert for one or more of your email phrases.
The screen will show you what it looks like – adjust the settings until it shows the correct results.
You will need to click on the confirmation email for each notification you set. Google does this by stopping people from signing up for alerts without your permission.
You get different frequency options – I find that I pay more attention throughout the week than the daily notifications but you can always change the frequency to suit your personality and the time you get.
Warning articles will usually give you ideas for new content. If not, it’s easy enough to click and browse for the article you were introduced to.
2. Listen to forums
Forums are a great place to find ideas for new content.
Some questions arise naturally. These are the ones you should have some content with.
But it would not hurt to have more content about them!
You will often find that the same question is presented in slightly different ways. Maybe an extra word, maybe a different order of words, maybe the same word changed in question.
All of that variety has matured to create new content.
That’s because Google does its best to match the exact words used in each search. You can check this for yourself by using each variation and seeing which pages are returned to each one.
Sometimes the order of the results will be slightly different. Sometimes returned pages will be different. In any case, there is the possibility that you provided new content that is exactly the same as the query asked.
3. Check your old post
If your website has more than a few pages then it pays to go back to your old posts for inspiration.
Start with the oldest pages first as they are the ones where your ideas and thought processes will probably have changed a lot.
Do not rewrite them and rearrange the pages unless they are outdated and incorrect.
Instead, create new posts that give people your current thinking on any relevant topic.
Another good way to come up with new ideas is to take each point of a letter or paragraph on a page and write a completely new post on that point.
When you create content like this where I got a few numbered points (3 in this example, usually 5 or 7) that give you more places to go deeper with your content.
Another option that can be used for any of the above ideas is to simply ask the “why” question.
Then answer the question you just asked.
This helps you organize your thoughts and often puts you closer to being in the head of someone who checks your content.