Last updated on September 21st, 2022 at 09:24 am
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As someone who blogs, you need to constantly come up with creative blog posts.
Having good ideas is how it all starts. You need to draw people to your website.
As a new blogger, you might be bursting with ideas.
This post is going to be talking about the different ways you can get creative blog post ideas.
You need to have a content strategy.
Follow these methods and you’ll never run out of content for a new blog post.
How to Write Creative Blog Posts #1 – Inspiration Comes Naturally
There will be moments where inspiration hits you out of nowhere.
This is probably the best way to get ideas. It’s natural and not forced.
When that happens, it is important to write your ideas down ASAP.
I GUARANTEE you will not remember 100% of your ideas if you are solely relying on your memory. No matter how good your memory is.
I’d missed out on too many ideas because I was so sure that I was going to remember. Those were some painful lessons. Certainly got mad at myself more than a couple of times.
Don’t be like my younger self.
Have a blogging notebook where you write down notes all about your blog. Having everything in one place keeps you organized.
It’s somewhere you can immediately turn to when you need creative blog posts.
It doesn’t have to be a physical notebook. Carrying one around everywhere isn’t the most convenient. You can also select other options like a Word document, your notes section on your phone, etc.
The point is to choose a place to put all your blog post ideas.
2) Inspiration from Daily Life
You can also get inspiration from everyday conversations with the people around you.
For example, that was the start of one of my first blog posts.
I went to Terre Bleu Lavender Farm one summer with some friends. People around me asked me how was my visit there.
Some even expressed an interest in going themselves. This struck a chord with me and got me thinking about writing a detailed review for the public.
Are you the type to research a place before going?
So I am.
I like to browse the Internet for thorough reviews. These reviews influence my decision on whether or not a place is worth going to.
It carries quite some weight. Since I have relied on other people’s reviews in the past to make my own decisions, I want to contribute as well.
I hope by looking at my reviews, others can have more information about a specific place before deciding whether or not a place is worth going to.
3) Ask Your Loved Ones
The method above was a bit indirect. I connected the dots and through a simple question, I was inspired to write a blog post about Terre Bleu.
Maybe if my loved ones hadn’t asked, I wouldn’t have talked about it on my blog at all. I was still a very new blogger at the time and didn’t fully figure out what direction I wanted to go just yet.
You could also get inspiration by hearing from your friends and family directly. If they know your dream about being a blogger, they’re likely to want to help out. They could provide suggestions on what you can write about.
3) Browse Public Platforms
What if the above techniques to find creative blog posts didn’t work? Does that mean you don’t write your weekly blog post?
Of course not!
If you set a goal that you’re going to post every Monday, for example, you should follow through because it’s a promise you made to your audience, even if it’s just 2 people.
You need some foul-proof methods on hand to get ideas.
Public platforms are the way to go about it.
Online platforms such as Quora, YouTube, and Facebook have a plethora of content there. They also cover all sorts of blog post topics.
Even with one website alone, you can find years’ worth of content.
YouTube is a popular social media platform. It’s one of my personal favourites. I go on the website daily.
The platform keeps track of previous videos you have watched. Their algorithm will then recommend you similar options.
Technology now is so advanced, am I right?
These videos can give you inspiration.
For example, I used to watch people’s skincare routines. And I thought, why not write a blog post about it?
Even YouTube comments can be inspiring.
A content creator might have an idea and make a video about it. But the comment section is where you see people share their true thoughts. See what they like or don’t like. Answer questions people might have. This valuable information is FREE too.
Quora is another platform I like to spend time browsing around.
Out of all the ways, I use this the least.
It’s not because it’s ineffective but because the others just work so well! I have used this method in the past and thought I should include it in this post in case you need more options.
Sometimes, you’re not in the mood to watch long videos.
Quora is text-based so you can quickly scan the content on the website. See what is grabbing people’s attention and what interests you.
The website is also constantly being refreshed so there’s a ton to work with.
Facebook Groups is a platform you can certainly depend on for ongoing content.
Once you join FB communities, you’ll see people constantly posting things like weekly threads (here’s the time when you can promote your blog), needing help from more experienced bloggers, and sharing their accomplishments.
You might see the same questions popping up and that’s a potential fun blog post idea you can work on.
Pinterest is a huge part of having a blog. It’s a platform where you can increase your traffic but you can also go on there for some wonderful ideas.
When you’re looking for something on Pinterest, the results that pop up might be outdated.
The information can be from years ago so here’s the opportunity to write about it. Make it better by adding more details.
4) Other Blogs
Assuming you have at least a few bloggers you like, you can get inspired by what they have posted.
Do not, and I repeat do not, copy their content.
You can get into a lot of trouble for it. Also, why would you do that? You wouldn’t like it if someone copied your work, right? So why would you do that to someone else?
When using other bloggers’ content for inspiration, think of the following questions:
- Do you have any other written details to add? What’s something new you can bring to the table?
- Can you add more pictures?
- Does that topic interest you enough to write a 1000+ word blog post about it?
- Are people looking for answers to this question/topic?
If your answer is yes, you’ve got an idea for a blog post right there.
How to Write Creative Blog Posts #5 – Your Old Blog Posts
When you’ve been a blogger for a long enough time, you’ll find yourself having a lot of content. You’re gonna want to update your article to improve your SEO.
People love to put these old blog posts aside but did you know many creative blog posts can come from there?
Edit them and republish your content.
As you’re editing, you might even cringe at how you used to write previous blog posts.
I know the feeling.
You look at your blog posts from one year ago and you’ll probably notice a difference in your writing skills.
You could have also missed out on some details or made some spelling and grammar mistakes. There might also be more recent information to add.
Don’t discount your old stuff. There’s a lot of potential there and you have something to work with already.
You can use this method when you feel lazy with writing.
There will be moments when you do not want to write at all.
Looking at old blog posts at least gives you a template. Hopefully, you’ll have less work because the important information is on there already (unless your writing was absolutely terrible).
Final Thoughts – Getting Ideas for Creative Blog Posts
A blog post idea is a beginning step to creating a blog post. You need a solid idea before moving on. So it’s important to know where you can turn to write creative blog posts. For you and your audience.
There are more ways of getting blog post ideas but these have never failed me so far.
My blog is always going to be a place where I am honest with my readers. Although there are more ideas out there, I didn’t include them in my blog post.
It doesn’t feel real if I did because I wasn’t using those methods in real life.
This is the list of techniques I’ve used to write blog posts and so far, so good. These strategies will work for blogs in any niche.
Don’t forget to do keyword research either. Make sure enough people are searching for this subject and you have a chance to rank on a search engine’s first page.
If you’re happy with the result, it’s time to get the ball rolling.
Now to You – Ideas for Creative Blog Posts
Where do you turn to for inspiration when you’re writing creative blog posts?
Let me know in the comments!
P.S. After an idea comes to you and you finish writing a blog post, use this FREE checklist to make sure you didn’t miss out on anything.