Do you find yourself running out of blog ideas, sometimes? Maybe, you feel that your posts have become redundant and are no longer resonating with your audience?
Running Out of Blog Ideas?
Let’s look at a few ways that we can make sure that we are creating quality content that keeps our audience coming back for more.
1. Write about your personal experiences.
Nothing draws a reader in more than you sharing personal experiences. Even if you’re writing about a dry subject, share your experiences that you feel might benefit your readers. You might have tackled issues that your reader is facing and how you did that might help her. Recently, I wrote a very personal story of why I bought myself a diamond ring which resulted in a lot of views.
2. Talk to your audience
Ask your audience about what they would like to read. Or look at your stats to see what topics bring more readers in. For example, I found that when I found that a lot people clicked on a post on my blog talking about problems with sleep, I wrote a few more posts on the subject and linked them to each other.
3. Stay up to date on social media
Know what’s happening on social media. You might find a blog post or two there. For example, recently a blogger hit out at Mommy bloggers in quite a sensational way. This resulted in several bloggers writing ‘response posts’ to her. Or you could react to the upcoming changes on Twitter and tell your audience why you think they’re a good or bad idea.
Often a book, a newspaper or magazine article, or another blog post can spark inspiration. I’ve signed up for several newsletters and magazines, apart from all the books I read, for this precise reason.
5. Writing Prompts
We’re always providing you with those. Then there are challenges like the A to Z or our own Festival of Words which are a good way for you to get creativity flowing again and write posts relevant to your audience. Don’t be afraid to give prompts and idea generators a try.
Blogging, like everything else in life, is not easy, but ever so satisfying if we allow it to be so! Enjoy blogging!
Do you have any other ideas to add?
If you are new to Friday Reflections, here’s what it’s about. It’s the end of the week, you’re probably exhausted with work, and all you want to do is sit back, put your feet up, sip on some fancy cocktail or wine, and write away.
Sanch and Write Tribe give you writing prompts and all you have to do is choose any one of those prompts to blog about and link up between Friday and Monday. After you link up, be sure to spread the love by visiting other bloggers who have linked up too.
Feel free to add our Friday Reflections badge to your post or sidebar! Follow us on Twitter @FridayReflect and join our Facebook Group. Share your post on social media with the hashtag #FridayReflections.
Since Sanch is located in Australia and a lot of Aussie bloggers join this link up, the post will be up here by Thursday evening (not this week though! 😉 )
Our featured blogger from last week is Leanne of Cresting The Hill with her post Embrace Chaos in response to the J K Rowling quote prompt : “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.”
Prompts for this week
1. A teacher I admired and why
2. Write about someone you miss dearly
3. Choose a prompt from the month of May that you’ve not written about before and write a post. Search for them in the archives.
4. “Most people need love and acceptance a lot more than they need advice”. – Bob Goff
5. Picture prompt (c) Living my Imperfect Life