Blogging isn’t seen with very good eyes these days because people tend to believe that bloggers are lazy individuals that would rather sit at their desks and write a few words per day that get out there and get a real job.
We, the bloggers, know how nerve-racking and generally difficult blogging is. We have to take care of a ton of variables and to polish our writing skills so that our articles don’t become stale.
We also know that ideas do indeed come from a magic place, but sometimes they don’t get in our heads quite as frequently as we’d like them to. This asks for research and I’ll introduce you to some places where you’ll find ideas when you’re low on gas.
Top 3 Sources of Blogging Ideas
This website is one of my favorite imagination-enhancers ever. All you have to do in order to get inspired is to type in the niche you’re blogging in and you’ll get hundreds of different keywords in a matter of seconds.
You’ll be amazed of how effective keywords are at sparking your imagination when you feel like you’ll never be able to write ever again. The website can be used for free and it doesn’t even require an account. It just doesn’t get simpler than that.
The best thing about Keywordtool.io is that it’s an almost inexhaustible source of blogging ideas.
Quora is a source that many bloggers underestimate for some reason. In a nutshell, Quora is a website where everybody can ask any questions and then they get answers from other people.
How can this kindle your imagination? There are 2 ways in which that can happen: you either ask people if they know any nice subjects for blog posts or you can do some research on the already existing answers (provided that some blogger was in dire straits before you were).
Quora, if used well, can be as good of a source as Keywordtool.io.
And no, this is not stealing. You steal blog posts if you rewrite them or even worse – copy paste them with the most minimal adjustments. Looking at what other bloggers write isn’t a crime.
For instance, you can check out blog posts only to write something that goes the opposite direction. Years ago, when I started blogging at www.trustmypaper.com, I realized that the imagination can be really sporadic, almost as though it has a mind of its own. I wrote blog posts inspired by other posts for months on end. Naturally, I never plagiarized or took credit for other people’s work.
The Bottom Line
Few things can be scarier than sitting for hours in front of the keyboard and feeling the cold sting of helplessness that occurs when you can’t seem to figure what to write about next.
Don’t worry – as you can see, there are plenty of places you can visit to take some much-needed inspiration. Keep in mind that “inspiration” is not synonymous with “stealing”, so don’t go past the line of common sense.