Have you ever sat down to write a blog post and found that you were hitting up against writer's block? You staring at the computer and that blank blog post staring you back in the eye… Sometimes it can be challenging to come up with new blog post ideas every day. But here are five blogging tips that will help you come up with blog posts ideas when that blank screen is staring at you.
Blogging Tips # 1. Get Away from the Computer and Do Something Strenuous
Hit the Gym, Take a Run. Go for a swim or hit a punching bag. Do something that tasks you physically to get the oxygen puping to the old noggin while taking your attention off of blogging.
Shifting your mind can go a long ways towards shifting your mentality. And getting physically strenuous exercises can usually help you get through writers block and the break can help you discover new inspirations.
Blogging Tips #2. Get Away from the Computer and Do Something Relaxing
While strenuous exercise may help, relaxing can also help overcome writer's block. Many of the greatest inventors of the world came up with their ideas while in the shower or while taking a leisurely stroll or right after they awoke from a nap.
So when you are feeling a little over stressed about your blog post take a break, relax.
Blogging Tips #3. Read One of Your Competitor's Blog
Often times, Your competition can be a great source of inspiration. Are they doing something that you are not? What are they doing right? What are they doing wrong? How are their readers and customers readers responding their content?
Do get an insight about what your competition is doing, and how he is doing read both the content of the posts and the comments. Find out which of their posts are popular and see if you can address similar topics using your own style.
If there are any gaps in their coverage, be the first to address those gaps as well.
Blogging Tips #4. Rant…
Another great strategy to get writing is to just start writing. Write about any old thing. Write about the state of your industry write about off-of-the-wall ideas that you've had, write about random tips.
Just start writing. Later on, you might edit what you wrote and find something useful. You might not. What's important is that you've gone from “stuck” to “writing.” That in and of itself can help you overcome writer's block.
Blogging Tips #5. Peruse Industry Related Forums
Browse forums in your industry and in related industries. What are current topics people are talking about? What are some of the most often asked questions? What are questions that people are having a hard time getting answered?
Forums are a great way to get a sense for what's going on in a particular field. By browsing forums, you can often come up with ideas on what to write about based on what's on your target market's mind.
These are five ideas you can use today to help come up with ideas on what to write. Any time you have trouble coming up with blog post ideas, just come back to this article and try one of these five tactics. Most importantly, try some of the tactics that you wouldn't normally try. After all, if you're only doing what you've always done, you won't radically change your results.
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