In an oversaturated world of bloggers, one must write posts that not only meet the expectations of their audience, but also stand out among the crowd. If you’re a new or seasoned blogger and struggling to come up with blog post topics, I’m here to share a six secrets to avoiding writer’s block.
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Keep a Brainstorm List
Whenever inspiration strikes, write it down! Sometimes I am driving in the car, singing in the shower, or even having a conversation with a friend when I think of a new blog idea. If I don’t record the idea immediately, it usually vanishes from my memory. I have a notebook in my desk and use the Notes App on my phone to keep an ongoing list of brainstormed topics.
Look at Your Pinterest Boards
It might sound silly, but Pinterest has inspired many of my blog post topics. Whenever I can’t find a lot of content on a topic after searching Pinterest, I make a note to write about it on my blog. One of my most popular blog posts, “How to Clean Your Breast Pump Supplies,” was written after I couldn’t find a great list of tips for cleaning my own breast pump parts.
Update an Old Blog Post
Times are always changing, especially when it comes to trends in fashion and parenthood. Consider writing an updated version of an old blog post if you can’t think of new content. There are multiple versions of “What to Bring to the Hospital When You’re Having a Baby” and “5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Me” here on this blog.
Write a Sequel or Add a New Perspective on a Topic
Even though I have not been pregnant in two and a half years, I still learn new things about pregnancy that I want to share with my readers. Recently I shared “Six Crazy Things That Happened to My Body After Pregnancy” as a sequel to my postpartum blog posts. My readers loved reading my new perspective on my postpartum experience.
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Check Out Your Competition
It is totally OK to take inspiration from content your fellow bloggers have written, especially when you can offer a different perspective. There are probably thousands of posts about topics I’ve covered, but if you can put a different spin on my work – go for it!
Ask Your Readers
When in doubt, ask the people reading your blog what they want to see next! I love to poll my followers on Instagram for blog topic requests.
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Caitlin Houston is a Connecticut based life and style blogger.