During our recent contest asking “what’s your biggest blogging challenge?”
several people mentioned their challenge with finding enough content to
write about. This seems to be a bigger challenge with new bloggers who
may not have developed “blog antennae” yet. Here’s one comment we got
from Joanne Hunold of Overwhelming Success for Solopreneurs:
up with timely, relevant (to my target market) and informative posts on
a consistent basis. I have a new blog that needs content, and until I
am more established, do not want to use guest posts. So my biggest
challenge now is to create many posts in a short period of time; and I
am finding I don’t have a lot of ideas for post topics.
Honing your blog antennae requires a little time. First, set up Google alerts with keywords on your topic/niche. You’ll probably get tons of ideas from that alone.
Finally, use your email as a source. As a professional or business
person, no doubt you get a lot of email from clients and customers.
Write Q&A posts (as long as you don’t reveal client details). It’s
a good bet that if one person has a question, there are others who want
to know the same thing.