Running our of ideas to write is the common thing happen to every bloggers. You should never feel that this is the big obstacle for your blog. Just read this post and everything would be easy for you as I expected.
Blogger is not the person who know everything but the person who can make up an article or story that response to readers’ need using almost any resources.
Some bloggers write articles which ideas coming from what they experienced, learned, told..etc. Some other bloggers read others’ writings and get inspired to write their own. Some rewrite article that has already written by other but make it better and completely different from the old one. There are many other methods that I can’t list here.
Since, you are blogger you almost do anything online in front of computer screen (maybe mobile devices like iPad) so you must be seeking for online resources that could help you more ideas to write. Here, I make up a list of 5 best websites that could give you ideas to write.
1. Google News
Google News is a Google service that offers headlines from most-trusted online newspapers. You may be wondering what Google News helps us as blogger finding ideas to write, aren’t you? Yeah! We are blogger not a journalist nor a reporter we don’t usually blog newsy stuffs but we may discover new ideas to write when read the news (I myself have experienced it many times). For example, The New York Times reported that Lady Gaga get married with her boyfriend and I could make up a longer and more interesting story about her weeding like what’s going on in the weeding, what she and her bridegroom wear…. If the news is HOT, your post might have a chance to go viral.
Alltop is a popular blog directory. Many famous blogs like CNNGo, Techcrunch, Mashable, Problogger… also listed their blogs on Alltop. What are you going to do with Alltop? Alltop is just as similar as Google News but it focus on blog rather than news. Alltop could helps you with ideas what other blogger are blogging, what topic is trending… You can choose your favorite category and check out what’s going on in the field you are interested. You could also learn from the leading blogs in the industry without surfing too much. Alltop is very helpful for blogger like me.
Trendhunter is an online trend community and series of trend publications. The community includes a global network of several thousand contributors that identify emerging micro-trends. These micro-trends are then published for an audience of several million monthly views, which provide the data for Trend Hunter’s research. Categories include: pop culture, design, technology, fashion and art.
You understand what Trendhunter is, don’t you? Trendhunter always publishes hot and trending stuffs but every of its micro-trends are not very complete, not interesting to read, and very short. Why not make a very complete one? You can make a longer article which is more explained, more easy to read, and more interesting… I think Trendhunter alone can help you find many interesting ideas to write without surfing around too much.
Curious people go to Yahoo! Answers to ask questions and wait for answers. Most of them also go to Google to search for a cool answer. So why don’t you answer their questions from your own blog? It’s easy, just go to Yahoo! Answer and search for question in your related field, find a good question, do more research and start blogging. Your blog post should be more than an answer to their question. It should be complete answer with explanation and some extra resources. Think of possible questions that the questioner might want to ask more and answer.
5. Blogs you always read
You may be a fan of some cool blogs already, aren’t you? You read those blogs because you love their writing, how they made up stories and make them interesting posts… so why don’t you learn from them? Get inspired by those blog and write your own. You may need to observe how they find new idea to blog, how they write, where their ideas come from… Blogging is a process of learning, every new things happen every day and you need to keep your self updated.
I can’t say that this blog is complete. If you find it lacks of something please kindly add.