Be a news source –
New things are always happening in the world, regardless of the topic. Advancements in technology, new ideas, or even new markets come up all of the time. Thanks to this, you really should have no problem finding things to write about. You could use RSS feeds, or subscribe to a Google Alert for the topic or topics you cover, so that you can be the first person to blog about news-worthy items and topics. You can just give your readership a heads up, or do a commentary on it. Or you could start with a heads up and announce that you will be trying it out, and report back in a month or so with your results.
Be part of the conversation –
On the internet, you are never alone. It does not matter what you are writing about, there are people who will be interested. If these people also have blogs in the same vein as yours, they can be valuable friends as well as assets. When one of them writes something good, you can make mention of it on your blog with a link to their article, and then go on to add your own commentary on it, be it agreeing with what they say or disagreeing (which could also spark a debate, which would keep things lively for a bit).
Questions and Answers –
Another great idea is to let your readers ask you questions directly. If someone poses a question that would be beneficial or informative to all of your readers, you could post your answer for all to see, so that all may learn, or ask further questions. You can also browse other popular blogs that are in your niche, looking at the user comments there to find questions to answer. By beating that user to the punch in answering the question, you can garner more eyes on your own blog.
Know thy audience –
Tools for keyword suggestion can be a great friend. Use keywords that are related to your niche in one and see what comes up. You might find ideas in the listings for topics that you haven’t covered yet that you can write about. Obviously you will want to target the keywords you found so that you can drive traffic from that search engine to your blog.
Do some reviews –
There are always things that you can review, be it a book on your niche, a service that you have been using, the ad network you have been with, sites or blogs regarding fringe elements of your niche, and the like. You really cannot ever say you have run out of ideas for posts. Everybody gets writers block from time to time. Using some or all of these suggestions when you feel you are out of ideas will help ensure that you have no problems with keeping your blog and its content fresh and appealing.
Last but not least, keep it fun. It is always hard to do something when it feels like an obligation. It grinds on you. If this happens, take a bit of a break. Instead of being a daily poster, try cutting back to three or four posts a week for a bit. This will help you rest a bit more, and will also allow it to retain it’s fun nature, instead of being just another job.
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