12 Sources for Great Blog Content Ideas

12 Sources for Great Blog Content Ideas

12 Sources for Great Blog Content Ideas

12 Sources for Great Blog Content Ideas

Creating content for your blog can feel overwhelming, especially if you do not have a plan. When you plan your content for your blog, strategically, it will feel less stressful. Blogging does not have to feel like “too much” on your to-do list. However, many people I know, get stuck because they do not where to begin.  It has been my experience that you can find great ideas for your blog content almost everywhere. To help you get started, I recommend these 12 sources for great blog content ideas. Keep your mind on your target audience as you use these resources.

1. Blogs targeting similar markets to you.

Search on Google for “[x topic] blog” Add them to a feed reader (try Feedly or a mobile reader).

2. Social media accounts targeting similar markets.

Search on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and so forth. Look at what others are doing in your market.

3. Trending Topics Social Media.

What is your market talking about and asking for on Twitter and Facebook? Do not just look at the businesses creating content. Look at what your actual target market is talking about.

4. PLR content.

This is done-for-you content that you can purchase inexpensively and then edit, brand and monetize. Try the content at allprivatelabelcontent.com or coachglue.com

5. Local traditional news media.

Read and watch for local hot topics.

6. Worldwide media.

Search at Google News & Yahoo News.

7. Bookmarking Sites

Search sites like reddit.com and stumbleupon.com

8. Submitted questions.

Ask your readers to submit questions to you. Make a form and drive your readers to it regularly for a steady stream of questions.

9. Question & Answer Sites.

Review Yahoo Answers or Quora.com. Look at the questions people frequently ask. Then create content to answer the questions.

10. Print media.

Look at magazines and other printed media covering topics that interest your target market.

11. Message boards, forums or Facebook Groups where your target audience gathers.

Search Google for “[X topic] message board” or “[X topic] forum”. Search Facebook for similar terms.

12. Older popular content.

Expand on older articles, emails, etc. Add worksheets, spreadsheets and other useful tools.

As indicated by the last source, you can find great ideas for blog posts and other products by frequently scouring the 12 sources listed in this article.

Conclusion/Call to Action

Once you set the intention for your blog and begin to follow a working plan, you will be able to monetize your blog content in no time at all.
First, map out the following:

• Define your intentions for your blog
• List the categories of content for your blog
• Identify your audience
• Create defined goals you would like to achieve

Use these 12 sources for great blog content ideas to help you get started blogging today.

For more information on producing a successful blog read: “How to Quickly Start an Awesome Blog.” 

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3 Responses to “12 Sources for Great Blog Content Ideas”

  1. Elvis Michael

    Number 6 is highly overlooked by bloggers, sadly.
    When you mix some news into your articles, they can make it more authoritative and well researched.

    For example, let’s say you’re writing a blog post relating to health and fitness. Wouldn’t it be nice to summarize (and link to) a news piece that details some staggering statistics about the subject? These small things can really bring the post to another level.

    Take care, Pamela!
    Elvis

  2. Pamela Montgomery

    Elvis,
    Thank you for your astute comment. By paying attention to and writing about relevant current events we can boost the credibility of our posts and our ideas.

    Take care, Elvis!
    Pamela Montgomery

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