GENERATE NEW CONTENT IDEAS
HOW TO GENERATE NEW CONTENT IDEAS FOR THE BLOG
Which treats of the character and pursuits of the famous gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha
In a village of La Mancha, the name of which I have no desire to call to mind, there lived not long since one of those gentlemen that keep a lance in the lance-rack, an old buckler, a lean hack, and a greyhound for coursing. An olla of rather more beef than mutton, a salad on most nights, scraps on Saturdays, lentils on Fridays, and a pigeon or so extra on Sundays, made away with three-quarters of his income.
The rest of it went in a doublet of fine cloth and velvet breeches and shoes to match for holidays, while on week-days he made a brave figure in his best homespun. He had in his house a housekeeper past forty, a niece under twenty, and a lad for the field and market-place, who used to saddle the hack as well as handle the bill-hook. The age of this gentleman of ours was bordering on fifty; he was of a hardy habit, spare, gaunt-featured, a very early riser and a great sportsman.
1. TAKE A DAY OF THE WEEK TO GENERATE NEW IDEAS
Habits are very strong. If you are stressed, it can happen that ideas do not flow due to this state of anxiety and impatience. My recommendation, if you are in a drought, it is ideal that you dedicate a few hours on a certain day of the week just to generate new ideas for your blog. Whatever today, tomorrow, Sunday would be a good choice.
Make it a habit in your life, dedicate a weekly time to creativity and generating ideas and observe in this period the best ways to generate new ideas. Save all ideas for new articles, tips or videos that inspire the production of content for your blog. You will never experience drought problems. From now on you will have a drawer full of ideas that you can use when you need it.
SWIM UP TO THE DEEP OF YOUR FILES
Dive into your archives, read the titles of the articles you’ve written in the past, force your mind to new ideas related to those titles and let your brain do the rest. In case you don’t know, our brain to be creative, works much better if it has certain anchor points that allow us to associate ideals and generate a new base of ideas.
I will give a series of examples that show how I use this technique:
For example, if I have a file in my article entitled How to fight your own cynicism automatically, I have the idea of doing another article on how to identify cynical people.Another example. If I wrote an article on How to Submit a Poscast to iTunes I could do one on how to upload your Podcasts to iVoox. Using Twitter for Networking could be using Facebook for networking. Imagine that you are able to dive a couple of hours into your files and generate new ideals.
3 YAHOO! ANSWERS!
A little-known option when it comes to searching for content is Yahoo! Answers. This is a social network where your users ask questions and the users themselves answer the questions of others.
If you have a blog that aims to help someone solve some kind of problem, this is a good place to get inspiration.
All these techniques I use with this Blog. As a result, I have many ideals for writing and publishing articles. Well, I hope these tips have helped you to know how to find new ideas for your texts.
But don’t forget: when you find a great idea, don’t spend it all in one post, try to transform it into several texts.