You’ll get more results — more traffic — if you blog regularly, but do you have difficulty coming up with something to write about?
If you have this problem, you’ll love these 5 quick blog post ideas:
Take 3-5 related blog posts that you’ve written in the past and put them together in a new way.Talk about the wider topic that they cover as a whole. Then link to these older posts. You only need to write a few sentences to introduce each of the older posts. Quick and easy!
For example, let’s say you wrote posts on:
- Using a blogging calendar
- Surveying your subscribers
- Expanding on what other bloggers write
- How to create a draft post whenever you have an idea
You could write a new post on what to do when you can’t think of ideas. In fact that’s one of the topics in my post, “Are you having a problem writing? Here are 5 solutions!”
Alltop.com (alltop is short for all topics) is a website that links to blog feeds and it’s a great place to get content. For example, here you can find major bloggers who write about Internet Marketing. The links are all in one place, so it’s a quick source for content to link to.
Hot tip: You can apply to get on the website yourself! Alltop gets a huge amount of traffic and it’s a great incoming link to have for your website. Click the Submissions link at the very bottom of the page after creating an account. You have to send in your blog’s RSS feed URL and wait 2-3 months. Here you can see my entry on the Internet Marketing page, showing the last 5 posts I’ve published.
This is probably no surprise, but it’s a great resource. Not only can you search for your keywords, but you can subscribe to channels of bloggers who write about your topic.
As you probably know, Google owns YouTube and they cheat. What I mean by that is that when you embed a YouTube video in your blog, Google gives it some search engine love and helps your website place a little higher.
Provide a simple solution
Do your readers ask you questions? What questions do your clients ask you? Think of a question that you answer regularly and write the answer as a blog post.
Don’t worry about giving away the store. People will still want your guidance to implement the solution.
Hold a contest
People love contests because they love the challenge and they love prizes! You can engage your subscribers and readers with occasional contests.
On my EllenFinkelstein.com blog, I regularly hold contests. Prizes are my electronic products, sometimes ones that I sell for $97. Here’s one that I did recently. Note that there’s no mention of a contest. That’s because I don’t want people to come back months — or even years — later and try to submit an entry. I usually announce the contest in my newsletter; otherwise, I delete the mention of the contest in the blog post when it’s over.
What quick and easy ideas have you used for creating a blog post? Leave a comment and share your experience!