Sometimes bloggers run out of post ideas and start wondering what to post on their blog. Even you may run out of ideas sometimes. If you don’t, then probably you are one among the few who can write articles many times a day.
There are many bloggers who post new content on their blog daily. But occasionally they don’t update their blog due to lack of post ideas.
I update my blog once in 2-3 days and at times I don’t find any quality post ideas to post on my blog. That doesn’t mean I don’t update my blog for a week or two. I do manage to find blog post ideas and from where I find post ideas is what I’m going to share with you in this post.
Top Places To Find Quality Post Ideas
Social Bookmarking Sites
People use social bookmarking sites a lot these days. We all know these sites can drive a huge amount of traffic to your blog if you post some killer contents.
Also these sites are one of the useful places where I find some great blog post ideas.
The most popular social bookmarking sites are:
Forums are the places where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged. So these are the best places to find post ideas.
People often use Forums to build backlinks, get referral traffic. But by participating in forums, you can get lots of post ideas. Have a look at the top 10 forums that you should use as a blogger.
Read Comments & Old Posts
Your readers might ask few questions or opinions through comments or send you an email. There would be some interesting questions which can be answered as a long post.
Sometimes when I read old posts published on my blog, I get new ideas or something related to it. So you definitely should try this method to get post ideas.
Aah! Once again Google appeared on my post. Google is everywhere!! Obviously everyone knows what Google does. It finds everything you ask for. So why not use it to find post ideas?
Use Google News to find whats going on around the world, release of new movies or products etc.
Use Google Blog Search to find what your fellow bloggers are posting on their blogs.
Use Google Trends to find what’s trending on Google. Post written on trending content can also go viral sometimes.
Use Google Reader to subscribe to blogs in your niche. Subscribe to as much blogs as possible because this is the best way to read all the posts published on authority blogs, at one place.
People spend most of their online time on social networking sites. If you have a blog and don’t use social networking sites, probably you are not normal. Haha! Just kidding. I just want to say that everyone who has got an Internet connection uses social networks.
The most used social networks are:
Use Facebook groups, Twitter #, LinkedIn groups and Google+ communities to converse with other bloggers in your niche. While talking to them, sometimes you will get something new to write about.
Reading magazines can increase your knowledge about something and also it’s also a great way to get post ideas.
Take a look at the top 50 online magazines.
Question & Answer Sites
From Q&A sites, you would definitely find topics to write How To or Tutorial posts, which people love to read.
The best Q&A sites are
List Of 8 Best Online Communities For Bloggers (Use these sites to find hot topics and engage with other bloggers.)