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If you are a blogger or an SEO content writer, you must be familiar with the “writer’s block” syndrome. Whether you are a newbie or an experienced writer, chances are you may already have suffered from writer’s block at some point of your career or the other.
There are times when you run out of ideas or feel there are no fresh topics left for you to write about.
In this post, I’m going to offer some tips to overcome those depressing situations.
Read Other Blogs
Writing is a creative job and it requires feeding your mind with creative thoughts by observing and learning from other point of views.
If you don’t spend time reading other blogs, your mind is likely to give up on you sooner or later. Reading other popular blogs within your industry provides you with fresh thoughts and perspectives.
No matter how busy you are, be sure to allocate at least 30 minutes to reading other popular articles.
There are various ways to do this – you can either subscribe to other popular blogs in your industry or follow them on Twitter.
Personally, I always make sure to leave comments after reading a blog post or tweet it if I find it really informative or thought-provoking. Either way, it’s a good way to curate the content for my future post ideas.
Apart from feeding your mind with fresh thoughts, it also helps you build authority content.
Explore More Problems
If you are faced with challenges to write your next post, you’re not alone. There are thousands of other writers who are equally intimidated by lack of ready resources for their next post.
Just know it’s very common and perfectly normal.
Interestingly, this is exactly what makes it a compelling case for your future blog posts. After all, isn’t blogging all about solving others problems?
Don’t lose any opportunity to document your problem when you find one. There’s always a solution for it and it makes a very strong case for your next blog post. All you need to do is keep searching for its solution.
Join Discussion Forums
As I said earlier, blogging is all about offering solutions to your potential audiences. But more often than not, the trickiest part is getting to know where those problems are.
This is exactly why you should join popular discussion forums such as Quora.
If you are not already familiar with it, Quora is a very unique and popular Question and Answer Forum where numerous users post their questions that are answered by experts from time to time.
If you think about it, Quora offers a huge opportunity for you to track questions that are not yet answered or at least not adequately resolved.
Join Quora and explore those questions and try to find effective answers to them. It is one of the better ways to write a blog post that is immensely useful for your audience. It is also a great way to address the queries of your prospective audiences.
Moreover, you can also include those answers in your blog posts as long as you attribute to the source by linking to them.
It’s a win-win situation and great way to build great content for your audience.
Share New Tools
Blogging is an ever-evolving industry. Being a technology in itself, blogging constantly changes with times and innovations. It’s not hard to observe how blogging has transformed the web over the years.
Since the prime reason of blogging is to help your audience with useful information, there are countless opportunities to share new tools with your audience to help them do things more creatively and easily.
If you are a copywriter, for example, you can share with your audience the new content writing tools that help them write more efficiently. Sharing your knowledge and creative tips with your audience is a great way to establish yourself as an authority in your industry and offer your audience a compelling reason to come back to you for more in future.
Jot Down Your Random Thoughts
Thoughts, as they say, are fleeting. If you don’t document them as soon as they hit you, they’ll be gone for good.
If you’re a professional blogger, it’s natural of you to come across creative thoughts such as an inspiration for a new post as you go through your daily routine.
Consider those thoughts precious and find a way jot down your thoughts immediately. Once you start doing it regularly, you will be surprised at how many creative blogging ideas you have been missing out on. Once you have a list of those ideas, start brainstorming over how you can use them to write your next post.
Hope you find these ideas useful. If you have more ideas to share, please use the comment box below.
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