8 Ways To Never Run Out Of Blog Post Ideas

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Creating content consistently can sometimes feel like an impossible task, but it is completely possible. We all know that posting consistently helps to build a loyal audience and your DA score. So ensuring you always have the ideas following is a must.

Implementing strategies to help you plan your content is important and it will mean you can plan your content ahead of time which means you are more likely to stay consistent on your blog. Since I started using these 8 different ways to create content I have not been stuck for content ideas.

Here are my 8 tips so that you do not run out of blog post ideas to share:

1. Look at National Days & Holidays

You can research online what National Days & Holidays that are in each month and create content around those themes. There is even a International Chocolate Day and World Stress Day. This is a great way to share content that you may not always share on your blog. Sharing trends and current themed related posts is a great way to generate traffic to your blog as it can be relatable for a lot of your readers. Having these dates ahead of time will also allow you to plan your content ahead of time. 

2. Events that are happening

You can look at what trips you have coming up, concerts you are attending, or even a birthday celebration. These types of posts are more personal which are great to share to allow your audience to learn more about you and sometimes your audience will be able to relate to you better. 

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3. Search Pinterest

Pinterest is a great source of inspiration for blog post ideas! There are tag challenges and seasonal blog post ideas that you can base your content around. There are people who have also shared lists of blog post ideas for all niches to inspire you as well. 

4. Survey your audience

Asking your followers on your social media what content they enjoy reading from you or would like to share is a great to way to get inspiration. It means you are able to target content for your audience or even your potential audience. If you have a content idea but are unsure how it will be received you can host a poll that can help you make the decision. You could even request blog post ideas from your followers, just remember if you use an idea it is important to credit that person who gave you the idea. 

5. Reach out to brands

Reaching out to brands can help you build business relationships as well as sharing worthy content. Although at first it can be daunting, pitching to brands is good experience and can help you grow your blog when you are given those collaboration opportunities. If you are planning to reach out to brands make sure you do your research and really think about why you would like to work with them before you press that send button. 

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6. Guest posting

Having a guest post published on your blog can help you fill a gap in your blogging schedule if you are really struggling with content. Having another content creator share their content on your blog will help you build blogging contacts and can help bring a different audience to your blog. Guest posting on other creators blogs is a great way to increase your DA score too. 

7. Research keywords & trends

Using keywords helps to boost your blog traffic from new readers and DA score. There are various websites sharing the service to help you find keywords to inspire you. Following the trends on social media is another way to inspire content, content that will drive more traffic to your blog. 

8. Recycle old content 

Re-visting your older content is helpful in filling a spot in your schedule. As you develop your blog, your writing skills chance and will learn more about SEO optimisation. Looking back through your older posts you will be able edit them, include backlinks and then repost this content for promotion. Updating older content is a great way to boost your DA score. If you can identify older content that did extremely well, you can write other content related to this topic which will also hopefully be just as or more successful on your site. 

I have been recently slowly working though my older content and updating the text and upgrading the images to help streamline my blog and ,ale older content more relevant. I definitely recommend doing this process anyway. 

These are 8 proven ways that you can follow to never run out of blog post ideas. Keeping you ideas fresh will help you post consistently. How do you make sure you always have content ideas for your blog?  

 

87 thoughts on “8 Ways To Never Run Out Of Blog Post Ideas

  1. Great tips!. The international and national days will definitely be a big help. And I see you’ve given me ANOTHER reason I should be putting forth more effort to spend time on Pinterest.

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  2. I think reaching out to brands is a great way to diversify your content. 🙂 I also am a huge fan of freewriting where I writing continuously for a specific amount of time – such a great way to get a lot of post ideas!
    Jenna ♥
    Stay in touch? Life of an Earth Muffin

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  3. Great tips! Pinterest is definitely a winner when you’re out of ideas. I’m also old school, so if I’m stuck I like flipping through old magazines – they’ve given me great ideas.

    All the best, Michelle (michellesclutterbox.com)

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  4. I love building off of other posts or expanding on ideas previously mentioned when I feel stuck with writing blog posts.Not only does it remind me of why I started writing in the first place, my content is cohesive. I always suggest blog challenges as well, there’s one for every type of blogger out there.
    Great post, I got some sweet inspiration thanks to you!!
    xxo Bri

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  5. When I sit down to write longer articles, sometimes I do struggle with ideas, so I love this handy guide to writing timely content! I am always amazed at the sheer number of holidays and events, so staying on top of current events us a great way to be inspired beforehand.
    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  6. These are all really great ideas! I love the idea of using special days to help come up with blog posts, and reaching out to brands would certainly help! My biggest issue seems to be finding the time to write though – I have a load of ideas but can just never put pen to paper (well I suppose fingers to keyboard but that doesn’t sound quite right)! I’ll be using all these suggestions though, so thank you!

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  7. Events – yes I’ve been thinking about those too! I’ve usually done Halloween, Christmas and New Year but I should look into those other events. Definitely would be a great source for blog content ideas.

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  8. Love these ideas! I’ve never considered reaching out to brands. Where does one begin on that? Writing in conjunction with holidays is great because, thanks to Hallmark, there’s nearly a holiday every day. 😛 Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Love these tips on brainstorming some exciting blog posts. Pinterest is such an amazing way to find ideas even outside of blog post ideas! Oooh I need to do a better job of reaching out to brands. I usually just chill and wait for opportunities @__@. Thanks for sharing these tips!

    Nancy ✨ exquisitely.me

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  10. These are really great tips! I found so many blog post ideas on pinterest and I always go back to it whenever I’m close to running out ideas that I will post on my blog. I’ll take your advice on the holidays! ☺️ thanks for sharing this! 💕

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  11. Great ideas! I also suggest writing down any random ideas that come to mind, even if they seem silly or unrealistic. You never know what that ‘crazy’ idea might lead to. I am in the process of working on a collaboration with one of my favourite brands and the post is actually written on a topic that I had written down and forgotten about – Now I’m flipping it slightly and writing a post that I can’t wait to share with everyone!

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  12. Oh, I love these ideas!! I’m always looking for new people to guest post for me or visa versa. I’m currently working on new content so I can schedule them in for me to take a break from writing and work on my blog and social media in general for a bit.

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  13. These are great tips, Lauren. Looking at national days and holidays is always SUPER helpful. Although… apart from the obvious like Christmas and Valentine’s Day, I can never think of anything to write for like, National Potato Day or whatever xD But it’s certainly a handy place to start!

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  14. I definitely plan around holidays as such because it seems like those are the easiest for me! It’s filling in the long gaps between easily laid out holidays that is hard haha. It’s a great idea to ask your audience for input, as well as revamp old content!

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  15. Ooh there are some great tips here, thank you! When you update old posts, do you change the publish date on them so they literally appear like new, or just update them and know they are better for anyone that finds them?

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