Blog post ideas can be difficult to come across if you’ve only just started blogging. Coming up with new ideas that will attract readers and keep them coming back can be a bit complicated. Finding a niche to write about will help greatly but there are some other tips that can help you get started with your blog. Here are a few to get you going:
1) Write reviews
Find something you’re passionate about and write reviews about it. This can be anything from lotions, makeup, technology products to books and movies. Be sure to do a thorough examination of the item at hand before writing your review and give your honest opinion. Making recommendations to your readers can help make you an influencer.
2) Write Do It Yourself posts
Creating unique posts can be as easy as doing a tutorial that is not only helpful but detailed and easy to follow. Be sure to try the steps you’re recommending before posting them. Make them easy to understand and pick a topic you know a lot about.
3) Create a Slideshare, Presentation, Call-to-action (CTA)
Teach people how to use simple tools to produce high quality designs / contents and attract more attentions. An idea about using slideshare.net , we will have a new blog about it.
4) Create an infographic
This is the age of images and visual storytelling. Take this as a clue as to what your readers crave and build a following by blogging visually. Images are always easy on the eyes and pleasing. You do not need to be graphic designer to create infographics. In fact, many services offer free tools to those interested in creating visually pleasing content. Using templates from Piktochart or Infogr.am you can create great infographics.
5) Hold a contest
Holding a contest is a sure way of interesting readers in your posts and creates posts that are sure to bring back viewers. Hold a contest and ask your readers to re-post your blog. This way you get publicity and interaction.
6) Shoot your own videos
Visual storytelling is a huge trend at the moment. Try to invest some time and energy into creating good, informative videos that are well edited using imovie or other resources available for video editing.
7) Make an e-book
Writing an e-book is a great way of sharing your knowledge and becoming a reputable source for information in your field. This method will create interest in readers and have them subscribing to your blog, giving you access to their emails so you can continue communicating to them on an on-going basis.
8) Write inspirational posts with quotes
Daily inspirational posts are great ways of creating engagement. Try to find meaningful quotes and mix them with photos, post a hashtag and ask your readers to retweet their inspirational quotes with your blog link on Twitter or Facebook to create engagement and increase interaction with your blog.
9) Start a poll
Another great way to create interaction with your audience is to ask for their opinion on issues. Take some time and ask a question. You’d be surprised at the number of responses you’ll receive. Creating a poll is a great way of creating interest and you can use the results to write your next blog post. Try to incorporate your questions into your future posts and you’ll be sure to retain readers.
10) Create a photo post
Visually pleasing blogs are more likely to attract readers and have them return. Create a simple template and use neutral colours that are easy on the eyes. Post photos with your blog pos. Creating blogs that less wordy will create more interest in readers.
11) Share your opinion
Don’t be afraid to voice your opinion. Remember your blog is your space. If you have an opinion feel free to share it and ask your readers what their opinion/take is on something. This will increase the number of comments your posts receive and increase readership.
Remember to be yourself and use your niche to build a reputation online.
What other ideas do yu recommend to do blogging about?