5 Online Sources of Blogging Inspiration

Written by A Guest Author | February 11, 2016

Written by Ellie Matama

Blogging is a great way to enhance your online visibility, build your brand, and market your written works. However, it can be quite tedious to have to come up with topics to write about on a regular basis.

It is important to find continuous sources of inspiration for new material. This article contains 5 sources of the inspiration that will help you blog regularly in a way that connects with your audience.

  1. Your audience members

Have you ever wondered whether there’s something that your audience members would like you to address? Why haven’t you asked them?

There’s only so much your mind can come up with in the way of topics. But that shouldn’t be a problem when you have a sizeable audience. You can tap into their brains and voila!

Letting your audience dictate the kind of topics you should pursue when blogging is a great idea. You would be giving them exactly what they want with no guessing involved. Your readers will remain loyal fans, you can be sure.

  1. Comment Sections Of Your Own Blog And Other Blogs

The blog comment sections are usually some of the most interesting places to be. You should definitely take time to read comments on your blog as well as your competitor’s blogs.

As you read other people’s comments, be on the lookout for the subjects that keep on coming up repeatedly. If people are always on the lookout for clarification about certain subjects, then it’s likely that they haven’t found answers they need. So, why not be the person that provides those answers?

  1. Online Forums

Have you ever visited online forums like Reddit? You should at least give it a try. There are plenty of things you can learn just by being an observer on an online forum. It’s amazing what people share so long as their anonymity is protected.

The best way to find inspiration for your blog posts is to visit the online forum threads related to your chosen subject area. You can even start your own thread if you want new perspectives on certain subjects.

  1. Social Media

Social media is the place to be, if you want to know what’s happening in the world. Things have a way of coming out on social media, before mainstream media finds them out. It’s also worth noting that over a billion people are on social media. Facebook alone has over 1.5 billion users. That’s at least 20% of the global population!

Take time to check your newsfeed and see what’s happening to people around you. Also pay attention to what’s trending and people’s comments on hot topics.

Once you get informed, find angles to hot topics and address them in a way that suits your blogging audience.

Alternatively, just ask your social media friends, fans, and followers to give their opinions on issues related to your niche. Use that information to come up with new content for your blog.

With the online world right at your feet, finding something to write about should be much easier than you would expect.

  1. New Research Findings

Think of the latest research findings as fodder for your blog posts. If you are a health blogger for example, use search engines like Google to search for the latest obesity statistics for instance.

The key is to get informed, then offer a fresh perspective on a topic that has been written about for years. Latest research findings will offer that new angle you are looking for.

The internet is vast and offers a limitless potential for blogging inspiration. The key is to be open-minded enough to view issues in a new light. Only then will you find it easy to come up with new topics for your blogs.

Bio:

Ellie Matama is a Kenyan-based freelance writer. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, watching cooking shows, and fantasizing about global travels. you can reach her via LinkedIn.