There is nothing worse than sitting in front of your laptop, attempting to write a new blog article with nothing but a blank screen staring back at you. We all have those days when inspiration just doesn’t strike, and we can’t come up with a single workable article idea.
Or maybe you’re in a rush, and you need something quick you can write and publish to stick to your blogging schedule and keep your readers happy. You don’t want to spend a bunch of time trying to come up with something to write about.
In either scenario, it’s nice to have a list of blog article ideas ready to use. And that’s what we’ll work on today. I’ll walk you through a simple little brainstorming exercise that will result in dozens of blog article ideas you can use over the coming weeks and months, or whenever you need a little extra inspiration.
Grab a notebook and pen, and let’s start brainstorming a whole list of future blog articles. I prefer to do this exercise with a pen and paper, but if that’s not your thing, by all means, use a Word document, spreadsheet or whatever program you prefer for brainstorming topic ideas.
Step 1 – Log Into Your Blog and Make a List of Your Topics
Start by making a list of all the topics already on your blog. You may have a pretty good idea of the main ones or the ones you often use, but there may be some you are forgetting.
Log onto your website and look up the topics you have set up. Copy them down in your notebook, leaving at least ten lines of space below each topic.
Step 2 – Come Up With At Least 10 Blog Article Ideas Per Topic
Now that you have your list of topics, come up with ten blog article ideas for each topic. Don’t censor yourself, just jot down the first things that come to mind. Remember this is a brainstorm. The idea is to generate ideas. You’re free to tweak, edit, and reject them later. For now, get them on paper and come up with a long list of potential post ideas.
Step 3 – Rinse and Repeat As Needed
One of the best things about this technique is that you can repeat it whenever you need a new batch of blog article ideas. By the time you get back to this brainstorming technique (which means you’ve used up all the previous thoughts), it will be easy to come up with new blog article topics for each topic. And since you’re focusing on coming up with ideas for each category, no area of your blog will be neglected over the coming weeks.
Give it a try and see if this simple idea doesn’t help you generate a long list of future blog article topics.