How to Find Great Blog Post Topics

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How to Find Great Blog Post TopicsAre you ever at a loss for a good blog post topic? You know how it goes. It’s time for you to write another blog post. You’ve already set aside the time each week to do it. You sit down at your computer with the best intentions and…brain freeze.

 

Here’s some great ways to find the perfect topics for your next posts.

 

  • Take a hint from magazines. Look at a magazine’s titles. More than likely you’re going to find things like, “The Top 10 Secrets to ___”. Or, “Learn how to ___ in Six Easy Steps“. Write down the headlines and substitute the “fill in the blank” spaces with something relative to your target market. You will then have a basis to get started on your post.
  • Social network sites can give you tons of ideas. Read what your networks are talking about. If you see an interesting post or comment, go to their website and read their blog. More than likely you’ll find topics that you can expand upon or add your own spin to. I’m in no way talking about plagiarism. It’s all about getting ideas for you to write about.
  • Check out what’s trending on Twitter. When you find something you feel you can add to the conversation, write about it on your blog. Show off your expertise.
  • Comments from your blog readers can give you great topic ideas. Perhaps you’ve written something about how to sell a widget in 3 easy steps and people are responding with thought-provoking ideas of their own. They may have questions about one of the 3 steps. That gives you the perfect opportunity to expand upon that one step in your next post.

Inspiration can hit at the oddest times. Make sure you write down your ideas as you get them. Use an iPhone app like Evernote, Notefuly or Simplenote to jot down a quick note. Or, do it the old fashioned way by keeping a notepad on your nightstand or desk.

As you can see, finding inspiration for blog post topics comes in many different forms. Checking out magazines, social networks and what other people have to say are all perfect opportunities to keep a never ending stream of blog post topics at your fingertips.

What tricks do you use to keep a steady supply of blog post ideas flowing?

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Christopher Pagli
William Raveis Legends Realty Group - Tarrytown, NY
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there are countless ways to find blog ideas.  I love turning my answer to a customers question or post into a blog post of my own!

Sep 18, 2014 03:57 AM #1
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Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
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Hi Christopher.  Answering questions with a post is a great way to know you are targeting what your readers are looking for.  Thank you for commenting.

Sep 18, 2014 05:03 AM #2
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Ron Saporito, Palm Desert, CA Real Estate & Mortgage Broker Since 2003
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I'm always on the look out for blog ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Sep 18, 2014 06:31 AM #3
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Pamela Cendejas
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You're quite welcome, Ron.  Where do you find good blog topics and ideas?

Sep 22, 2014 03:53 AM #4
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Kathy Streib
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Pamela- we could all use these helpful tips.  We forget that just reading other posts and articles can give us ideas

Sep 22, 2014 06:15 AM #5
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Pamela Cendejas
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Hi Kathy - Ideas are everywhere.  I'd love to hear where you get your ideas.

Sep 22, 2014 06:59 AM #6
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William "Bill" and Karen Farragher
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Pamela, great post.  Inman.com recently did an article on real estate blogging and video ideas.  There were over 300 of them......never again will I get writers block.  Thanks for sharing ~Karen

Sep 25, 2014 09:34 AM #7
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Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
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The ideas come to me throughout the week, but I have to write them down instantly, or they are gone forever!

Nov 29, 2014 10:31 AM #8
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Pamela Cendejas
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Thanks for hint about Inman.com, Bill and Karen.  Good ideas come from everywhere. 

Dec 01, 2014 03:09 AM #9
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Pamela Cendejas
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My ideas come to me around 2 am, Catherine.   That's why I leave a notepad next to my bed.  Thank you for your comments.

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