When blogging is a big part of your business content strategy, and you post at least once a week, sooner or later you run into an issue: What to write about? How do I find this perfect topic for a blog post?
See what’s getting traction
Go to BuzzSumo.com and enter a topic that’s related to your niche or industry. BuzzSumo.com will show you posts that are related and sorted by the highest number of shares (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc). This will give you an idea what readers are looking for and what you can write about.
Next you can head over to Reddit.com. Reddit head threads for a huge variety of topics and I’m sure you’ll be able to find the ones that are related to your business. On Reddit, the readers upvote the posts the like and downvote the ones they don’t. This way the best reads rise to the top. Find your thread, check out the top reads and get some ideas brewing.
See what’s getting covered
Go to AllTop.com and look for your niche in the search bar or from a drop-down menu. AllTop.com is a content aggregatior that collects the posts from the best sites out there. All sites go through an approval process and get syndycated with AllTop so all the fresh posts are available as soon as they get posted on their respective blogs. Browse through various topics under your niche topic and see what you can add to the conversation.
At last, hop on Pinterest.com. I LOVE Pinterest because of its excellent search engine. Enter your search terms and you will be rewarded with great articles on your niche’s topics. Browse and get inspired!
When all else fails, let others do your job for you and enjoy some amazing blog post topic lists that wonderful bloggers out there put together to help you in the moment of sadness.
Blog post topic lists
Small Business Trends
Hope these will start you off with some good ideas.
Keep a list of topics that you come up with or that you come across and add to it any time you get an idea. Go back to this list any time you feel you can come up with an idea, you’ll be surprised by all the topics you’ve collected and get inspired.
At last, when you have settled on a topic you want to write a blog about, give it a best shot to be picked out of many by optimizing it using a Headline Analyzer from CoSchedule. Just enter your blog title and see the score it gets. Besides the score, Analyzer will suggest what kinds of words and combinations will evoke the best response from the reader and raise the chances of your blog post to be read.
This should get you going with your next post.
Now, your turn.
What are your favorite ways of coming up with topics to write about?