How to Find a Steady Flow of Ideas for Blog Posts – #31DBBBDay10

Are you feeling dry and burnt out? Do you struggle to find things to write about?

Do you wonder how so many big name bloggers manage to keep putting out great content on a regular basis?

Here’s a tip:

“What you put in is what you put out.”

I don’t know who said that, but it’s true in so many areas of life, isn’t it? In the context of blogging — reading and listening to others will fill your empty cup and help you create a steady flow of great output that will keep your readers coming back for more.

One way to do this is to set up alerts and newsfeeds related to your niche. Whether you want to keep abreast of what’s happening in your niche, or you would simply like an unending flow of ideas, you will find it by using one or more of the following:

Google Alerts
www.google.com/alerts
Enter as many keywords as you want, and you will receive alerts by RSS feed or by email (your choice). Don’t use long tail keywords, or the results will be too broad. Keep them short and specific.

Twitter Alerts
www.twitter.com/search-advanced
Search for exact phrases, hashtags, locations, etc. You can see top results or live results.

Twitter Lists
Make a list of people in your niche you want to follow, so you don’t miss anything they have to say.

Facebook Interest Lists
Look down left sidebar for interests. Add specific pages, and name your list so you can easily find it later. You can mark the list as public, friends, or only me if you want to keep it private. Search Facebook to find and follow similar interest lists of others.

Podcasts
Search for podcasts in your niche. They make for great listening while you’re doing other things.

RSS Reader
Most blogs make it possible for you to subscribe to their feed by way of an RSS reader. This will bring together all of your favourite blogs, all in one place, making it easy to see their latest posts.

Feedly https://feedly.com and Bloglovin https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs are two more ways to see all your favourite blogs at a glance.

Again, a word to the wise…

Don’t spend so much time reading what others are saying, that you aren’t doing any writing yourself!

Willena Flewelling

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  1. great post dear! Have a nice day:)

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