How to get article ideas for your blog

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For some bloggers writing new posts is not an issue. There are tons of blogs that target a specific audience, like blogs about animals, blogs about technology, blogs about gardening etc. Writing about a specific topic might be easier than writing about something in general.

Brainstorming ideas comes easy for some bloggers but from time to time we all have that famous writer’s block. Most of the time it’s a reason to panic because your readers are waiting and you have no idea what to give them but it can also mean you need to take some time off and reboot.

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The source of the ideas is in your mind so if you have no ideas at the moment it means you need to start doing something else to relax your mind. The most common advice everyone gives is go for a walk. Shut down your computer, lock the door behind you and go for a walk, go shopping, go take pictures of your city. It’s impossible not to see something that sticks in your mind and feel the need to talk about it. Whether it’s something nice like someone helping the elderly or something bad, like some couple arguing, surely something must catch your eye sooner or later.

Another way to get ideas is to see a movie or TV series or shows. Take a break from the computer and watch something. TV is full of topic ideas, whether they are pleasant or not. For instance, certain TV shows annoy me a lot so even if my opinion on some of them is bad, it’s still an opinion that sometimes I feel the need to share with others.

Browse other websites. Read other blogs. Participate in forum discussions. This way you come across a lot of new topic ideas and here you go: source of new articles.

Watch old photos. This way old memories must come to mind. You could write articles about places you’ve been to, experiences you had, people you met or whatever pops in your mind. Past experiences are a great source for new articles.

Try something new. New experiences are also a great source of inspiration for bloggers. Go mountain climbing, visit a castle, learn to sail a boat… do new things. This way not only you can have tons of fun but you could write articles about your new experience and maybe you’ll inspire someone else to try it.

These are only a few ideas that I also adopt sometimes with success.
So don’t panic if you have no idea how to start your next article, find a source of inspiration and everything should go smoothly from there.

Do you know any other tips about how to get inspired?

3 COMMENTS

  1. Hello Adry, I agree with you totally. We can sometimes get ideas from a small talk with colleagues or friends or family or even little children. Observation of topics that we want to write is good too. We will find new things from our observation.

  2. I use Yahoo answers and find questions, I then go out and research the answer and see if I can make an article out of it. It is a good idea and gives me some inspiration.

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