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Coming up with fresh blog post ideas can be hard. Trying to fit with your niche, provide value for your readers and write about something you find interesting can be a challenge. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of writing a half-hearted blog post because you have a schedule to stick to. We’ve all been there. When I look back at some of my old posts I just cringe and wonder why I ever posted them. This year my main focus for CharlotteShares is to create high-quality content that provides value to others. Today I am going to share my favourite ways to get inspiration for new blog posts.
Use Pinterest to see what’s popular
If you click on the search tab at the top of Pinterest you can see the ‘Popular on Pinterest’ section. This is really helpful for coming up with blog post ideas that are currently trending. For example, you can see below that Easter Crafts for Kids is popular. As I have a strong interest in crafts I may choose for my next blog post to be themed around Easter crafts. This is a great way to increase traffic to your blog as you’re covering topics that are currently popular.
Use Pinterest’s search feature
Another good way to use Pinterest is to use the search feature to see what others are pinning in your niche. If your blog is about self-care then type this into the search bar and see what posts are popular. I’m not saying to just copy others blog posts because that’s not cool. But using the search feature is a good way to come up with lots of ideas within your niche.
Search Twitter hashtags
Twitter can also be a good way to see what others are blogging about in your niche. If you run a lifestyle blog then you can search #lifestylebloggers and see what’s popular. Again, it’s not about stealing other people’s ideas, but it’s a way to get inspiration for your own posts.
Read blog posts by other creators
One of the best ways to get your creative juices flowing and get some ideas is by reading other blog posts. It’s so easy to spend time working on your own blog and promoting it, but you need to remember to engage with other creators. Not only is it nice to support other people in the community, but it’s also a good way to find inspiration for your own blog.
How do you find inspiration for blog posts? Let me know in the comments below.