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I get it. It’s only 24 hours in a day. You have a lot of things to do. But you can’t do them all. So your brain switches off after some time.

Wait! You still haven’t gotten those ideas down. Well it’s because you don’t have any, right? Coming up with blog post ideas should be something you do with the snap of a finger. Here are a few ways to get you started.

1. Forums

Yeah, whether you blog about robots or even asteroids, there are niche forums out there.
That’s where your visitors hang out. You should register on some of them so you’d get a few directions.
Check for the forum posts that haven’t gotten so many replies. This may be a pointer to the fact that members are finding it difficult coming up with solutions to that query. So you know what to do? Get those ideas and try stringing a post or two around them.
Protip: Try taking the post from different angles and you’d even get more ideas.

2. Competitors

Well if you’re sleeping, you can be sure your competitors aren’t. But you still have to run this race with them.
No, you don’t have to plagiarize their posts. Simply take their ideas and try writing a post around the main idea but this time from a different angle.
You’d be a content ideas machine as you can scale this if you have more than one competitor. Trust me, in the online world, stealing isn’t really a bad word.
And you can also do the same thing for articles they posted years ago. Then move on to the next site, rinse and repeat and you’d have an idea bank.

3. Google Trends

You should be talking about what everyone’s talking about. That’s what Google Trends helps you do. You can get the most discussed topics in your niche in just under a minute. And it doesn’t stop there, if you want ideas for a particular location, Google Trends spits it all out for you.
So let’s say you run a location based blog, you can serve that market by using the geographical search feature in Google Trends.

4. Surveys

Yep. Ask your subscribers. You’re creating this thing for them, right? Then it wouldn’t harm asking them what they’d love to see after all.
You can do this by conducting surveys to gauge their opinions.
Hey don’t make the forms long, you’d scare subscribers, make it short and straight to the point so you’d get those responses you want.

5. Old Posts

You can call that old successful posts. If a post was successful the first time, it means visitors loved it. If it’s been long since the post was live on your site, then it’s possible that there have been some changes in how some of the things in that post worked.
You can update the post, adding new facts to the mix and you’d get a fresh post sitting on your site.

Don’t let those cobwebs make your website their home. You need ideas. Use these tips to reawaken engagement on your blog.

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