I’ve been struggling with blog posts recently. Often, it feels like I have nothing to write about. So, what can I do about it? Hence the modern question, where to find blog post ideas?
I come up with the best ideas when I’m zoned out. I can’t zone out when I’m super busy (I can zone out when I’m supposed to be super busy). When taking a long walk without music or a podcast playing in my ears, I can think about stuff and then said ‘stuff’ is usually what I write about.
It’s also good to have a place where you write your ideas down, like on a list on your phone.
Giving life updates is always good, especially if it’s significant or just humorous. I work at a school, so there is always something going on (humorous or just strange).
Many blog posts have also come from conversations with friends and family.
I searched “where to find blog post ideas” and millions of results came up. Google is a great place to start, however, you’ll be drowning in information and that could seem daunting.
Don’t ever just copy another blogger’s content, that is obvious. However, if someone blogs about something that interests you, you could research it yourself and put your own spin on it.
Your own struggles
It can be liberating to write about your own struggles. Not only does it help you to get it out, but it could also help someone else who is struggling with the same thing. For example, I’ve written about my struggle with depression.
Updates on older blog posts
If you’ve had a blog for many years, it may be worth going through old posts and seeing if you have new opinions on what you have written about before. For example, I had initially written about the friend zone, but then I got a new perspective on it.
Comments on blog posts
Readers are a great source of inspiration for content. Sometimes readers ask interesting questions or give a new perspective on a topic. It’s also worth the effort of checking out the comments of your favourite bloggers.
Be it TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, social media is a great place to get ideas for content. The algorithm picks up what you’re interested in and can give good suggestions for articles. However, the suggested sites are often just clickbait, so use your judgement.
News events could be a source of content if you can put a unique spin on it.
Holidays (or special days)
Holiday-themed posts are great and can be written well in advance. Other special days like your birthday or anniversary could make for good content.
What do you do when you’re stuck on what to write about? Let me know in the comments.