How to Get Ideas for Blog Posts – No Matter What Your Niche Is
Do you sit in front of your computer with a blank page while you struggle to figure out what to write your next post about? You may have promised your readers to post new informative articles at a certain rate – maybe once or twice a week, for example.
But it can take a lot of persistence to adhere to a schedule, no matter how realistic it seemed when you set it. Seems that there are always distractions or actual emergencies.
Below are some tips that work in any niche to get your brain cells developing helpful posts that will get your readers coming back for more.
Tell Your Readers What Has Frustrated You RecentlyDid you run into something difficult in your niche? Chances are that many of your readers have run into the same problem.
- Did you find a solution? Share the solution with your readers and ask if anyone had a better solution.
- Are you still looking for a solution? Describe the problem along with your attempts to solve the issue. Then ask your readers whether they’ve come up against the same problem and how they solved it.
Share Information You Wish You Had Known When You Started in Your NicheThink back over all you have learned about your niche during the time you’ve been involved in it. A lot of that knowledge came in a step by step fashion – things that you couldn’t have known before starting out.
But you’ll probably recognize some details that would have been good to know at the beginning.
- How expensive is the niche?
- How much time do these niche activities require?
- Can I do this on my own or will I need a partner?
Suggested Reading: Tips to Write Engaging Blog Posts
Point Your Readers to Products that Make Participation in Your Niche EasierDo you use some tools, apps, or software programs that have become indispensable to you? Share them with your readers. Give each one a full review so that your readers understand that you’ve really tested each one for its benefits.
Your readers may have found alternatives that they think work better. Ask them to share.
Share Some Articles About Your Niche That Would Benefit Your ReadersSome bloggers are afraid to share articles from another blog. They’re afraid that their readers will leave them in favor of the other blogger.
The opposite is actually true. Your readers will appreciate that you’re willing to share the spotlight with others who have good information. In fact, your readers will trust you more when they know that you’re willing to point them to information from ‘competitors’ when appropriate.
Just be sure that you give a very thorough review of the article that you’re directing them to. You can point out:
- How it helped you
- Which points you see as most important
- Which parts of the article you might disagree with
Interaction Is ParamountGetting your readers to interact with you by sharing information will make them a part of your online family. They’ll be loyal and keep returning to your site. And they’ll recommend your site to their friends. You can’t beat word-of-mouth recommendations.
You can be an influencer in your niche. Learn how in this article: How to Become a Successful Influencer.