Have you lost the passion for blogging because you have no idea what to write about?
This has happened to most successful bloggers at a certain point in their blogging career. I’m sure some of them will attest to this.
The inability to update a blog regularly is one of the ways to blogging failure.
The difference between successful and unsuccessful bloggers is that the first group doesn’t allow any setback to discourage them from getting what they want. Instead, they think outside the box by improvising various ways to deal with blogging challenges. But the latter group, unsuccessful bloggers, throw in the towel and give up completely.
If idea generation and article writing are the challenges you’re facing right now, don’t fret anymore. You’ll learn how to overcome the situation in this blog post, and become inspired to revive that blog that you’ve abandoned for a while now.
The first thing to do is to …
Create a Bank of Topic Ideas
Lack of ideas for writing an article can be a hindrance to the growth of your blog. Sometimes it’s not easy to think up a topic idea at a sitting and turn it into a complete article immediately. Coming up with an article idea is not that easy, particularly if you’re someone who values unique and original content.
The good news is that you can come up with lots of ideas, save them in a specific folder, and develop them further into complete articles later. This should take you less than half an hour. And you can do this almost anywhere you find yourself.
To start, visit related and well-established blogs in your niche. Scour their popular articles, and tweak them into new topics for your own blog. Also, reading a good number of comments left by the blog readers can be a good source of topic ideas for your blog.
As article ideas pop out of your mind, put them in a specified folder, and add a little reminder of how you’ll go about writing the blog post later.
In other words, include some information that will help remind you of what you meant to do with the idea. This will serve as a guideline for creating the post in the future.
Another way to get lots of ideas for your blog is to visit Yahoo Answers and Quora.com, type in a target keyword into their search boxes, and hit enter. You’ll be amazed at not only the number of questions people ask about your intended topic, but will also be astonished at the number of answers people provide for those who need them. Your job is to expand on some of the answers by writing complete articles on them.
You see, getting ideas for updating your blog is not as difficult as you perceived. You just have to think outside the box and get a little creative.
Don’t Overwhelm Yourself with Writing
For example, you may decide to research a topic first – in the morning, do the writing later – afternoon or in the evening, and finally edit the complete draft afterward. Do this even if takes a few days to complete. It’s far better than not writing at all.
But most bloggers tend to focus a lot on the overwhelming tasks of researching, writing, and editing at the same time. This alone can suck the passion of blogging out of your life.
I’ve been a victim of this before. Thankfully, I’ve been able to devise my own strategy by following the above tips. Try the same thing today and see how it goes. You’ve nothing to lose for trying it.
Another essential thing to remember is that you don’t have to publish an article once it’s completed. You can schedule it to go live at a later date. While waiting, you should start the whole process of researching, writing, and editing a new topic again as outlined above.
Once you get used to this method, you’ll be amazed at how much articles you’ve scheduled to go live on your blog. And if any unexpected circumstance prevents you from updating your blog in the future, you’ll have nothing to worry about.
Tap into the Prowess of an Experienced Blogger
If the above two strategies fail, the last thing you can do is to outsource your content creation. One thing to remember is that it may be difficult to find a knowledgeable blogger who can cover your blog topics to your satisfaction.
With a few trials, you’ll end up coming across someone who knows a lot about your subjects and is able to cover a significant number of topics. Once you get hold of someone with good experience in your industry, you’ll be assured of regular updating of your blog.
To save you the time and energy involved in recruiting knowledgeable writers, you may want to contact a company that specializes in employing web content writers of various backgrounds, and in diverse industries. But I’ll urge you to try the strategies above first before you resort to this last one.
Updating a blog regularly is one of the keys to building a successful blog. But the problem lies in coming up with different topic ideas frequently. Any of the above tips will help fill this aspect of blogging, and turn your blog into a content-producing machine that readers can count on for original and unique articles in your niche.
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