Topic ideas for your blog
24 July, 2013 | SEO
These days a blog is an essential part of any successful website. If you own a website and haven’t started one yet, then now is the time to start.
Most businesses are hesitant towards starting a blog due to the time that needs to be invested in them but once you have something to write about, the articles don’t take very long to produce at all. Many who have a blog already understand this, which is the reason why they don’t update it regularly.
However with the internet this is now pretty easy to overcome as there are plenty of online tools and resources to help you. Here are some great tools that could help you find ideas for a new blog post:
When looking for inspiration for a new blog post a great place to start is twitter. You can simply run a search on a keyword/phrase using a hashtag (e.g. #mortgages) and a list of recent posts containing the keyword will be displayed.
Twitter is great for finding out what people actually want to read, it’s up-to-date and allows you to see what’s trending.
Alltop is a great place to find inspiration. Basically it’s a list of recent posts from all the best blogs around the web, covering pretty much any topic you can think of. Simply select a topic you wish to search for and you will see the posts relating to that field. This allows you to see what the best bloggers in the industry are writing about. If you scan through some of these posts you may be inspired.
Topsy allows you to enter a word or phrase to search for recent blog posts, tweets, etc containing these search terms. You can filter to just see tweets, videos, photos, etc, as well as filter by time. You will find by skimming through these results it may spark some inspiration for a great blog post.
Finding a topic to write about usually takes just as long to think of as writing the article itself but don’t let that put you off, with these 3 websites hopefully it will be able to save you a lot of time and effort.