Content Ideas for your blog or business

April 6, 2016

It’s hard coming up with specific things to write about or talk about. If you are a niche blogger you can pretty much find some things but it’s still hard. I have social media clients that look to me to find content for their blog or social media outlets. So…..where do I get the content from? Several sources and here are a few that I use……..

  1. Quora – ask a question…come up with ideas to execute a great blog post. Businesses can use this platform to give their expert advice. Bloggers can use this platform to come up with great blog posts
  2. Inbound – If you don’t market yourself…how will people know who you are. Use this tool to stay on top of marketing trends for your business and blog
  3. Alltop– You need popular stories…right at your fingertips. Nothing says traffic like keeping up with the latest in stories and tying it into your business or blog topic
  4. Right Relevance – You can make sure your posts get put on this platform for others to see and you can also type in a keyword and get loads and loads of topics to share or ideas for topics to write about. I use this platform heavily for my social media clients.
  5. Meme Generator – Who wants to be so serious all the time? I know my clients appreciate a little humor from time to time. Here is a tip: try to tailor the meme to something current that’s going on within the industry of your business or blog. If you come up with a good one it can drive thousands your way
  6. Visual.ly – My favorite content creation tool. I have used them for my clients and normally when I do….it drives traffic like you wouldn’t believe. A third party info graphic tool….hire them to do all of your visuals. This is great for blogs or businesses but I love them for businesses because you want to have great visuals of info for your specific niche.
  7. Help a Reporter Out (HARO) – I use to get emails from them regularly but I don’t anymore anwyhoo you can get lots of ideas for blog posts from their emails. What I love is that it’s current and it’s what people are looking for. Pick a topic and write about it
  8. Pinterest – You would be surprised by the many topics you can get from Pinning. I have a secret board that I use for topics for my websites. I call it the topic generator board. If I see something on Pinterest that peeks my interest I save it and then do some research and make it my own.
  9. Flipboard – I get lots of business topics from this platform. I run through stuff once a week and if I see a topic that I like…I pocket it in my pocket reader thingy (that’s what I call it) and then go back to it at a later date to write on it.
  10. Good ole fashion Feedly – So I save a lot of my favorite blogs in my reader to read (over 60). I am not a fan of copying and pasting others but I do love some of the topics and you can twist some to make them your own. Research your industry and follow a couple of blogs that fit who you are or even who you want to be. Study what they write about, but use your own voice. I saw a post the other day about Spring drinks….to make it my own I did a post about Spring drinks that involve Strawberries only.

However you find your content….make sure you that you have content. Traffic to your site is crucial as social media is unpredictable and not reliable. If you have good content people will want to read what you have to say. Don’t let people tell you blogging is dead…it’s only dead if your content is boring and doesn’t stand with the times. You have to make sure you stay current and tailor your posts to fit whats going on in the world.

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    Alli Smith
    April 6, 2016 at 11:40 am

    These are all great places to find content ideas. It’s so important to stay current and be aware of what’s trending. I have an app on my phone that has all the top monthly magazines. Since I’m mainly a food and party blogger, I try to keep up with the latest and that app helps.

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    April 6, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Great ideas if you are stumped for blog content. I will definitely be referring to this list again! Thank you for the tips.

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    April 6, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    I get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest! It can be hard to come up with new content every single day, so these are great resources.

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    Nazma Iqbal
    April 6, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Wow thanks for this post.I always look for new ideas for posts.this is really helpful

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    Chris Lewis
    April 6, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Love Pinterest when looking for content ideas. There are so many great writers and great topics there!

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    Liz Mays
    April 6, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    These are excellent ideas. I haven’t experimented with Quora. I do like the idea of looking through Pinterest more often.

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    Brenda Pace
    April 6, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Hey Kita,

    Flipboard is definitely one of my go to’s. I love having it right at my fingertips on my cell. I heard of a few of those others but haven’t really utilized them yet. Might have to look into that. Thanks gf!


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    April 6, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    Yes it’s so important to stay current and know your audience!

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    April 6, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    These are great tips on topics. I often struggle with ideas. I’m bookmarking this post for future reference.

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    Gwendolyn Mulholland
    April 7, 2016 at 3:21 am

    These are some great ways to come up with content ideas. I run into the struggle sometimes and have been trying to come up with some new ways to get content. I will be stealing some of your tips.

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    April 7, 2016 at 3:49 am

    There is nothing worse than hitting a wall and not knowing what to past about. This is a great list of sites to find things to write about!

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    Up Run For Life
    April 7, 2016 at 4:33 am

    I use surf popular sites to see what they are posting. Often times, I can come up with a new article, new twist to their article, or it gets my own creative juices flowing. I’ve started keep blog post titles in draft format if an idea happens to pop into my head. This way I don’t lose my idea.

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    Franc Ramon
    April 7, 2016 at 5:26 am

    Meme generator can really help especially when it goes viral. It’s also a smart way to send your message,

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    Michele D
    April 7, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    This article is so informative. I always sit and brainstorm new ideas on how to gain more interest in my articles. Thank you for sharing these tips, they’re helpful for me.

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    Kenya G. Johnson
    April 7, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Thanks for this Kita. I’ll click through the links this weekend. I haven’t been on Pinterest in so long but I know I have a blogging board to post this to.

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    Mimi Green
    April 8, 2016 at 2:07 am

    This is excellent, I certainly have my moments when I don’t know what to blog about. It is a terrible feeling, on top of a good topic I have to be connected to it, and believe in it or I can’t write. This post is a keeper.

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    Jasmine Watts
    April 8, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    These are such great ideas and very helpful for me. I will checkout all these shared links!!

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    April 10, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Great post. I really like discovering new sites and ways to make my blog better. Improvements are always a good thing! Thanks for sharing!

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    Hannah Adkins
    April 16, 2016 at 3:49 am

    I think starting with a great question an be a great prompt for an awesome blog post. People have lots of questions out there, and you could totally answer them in a fun and interesting way.

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