Constant writing is important for bloggers and writers.
It is important to rank high on search engine result pages (SERP) because it helps with freshness and topical authority.
It helps to keep your audience happy and connected to your website. It keeps you listed on the most popular article directories, builds trust, and so on…
But, how to find inspiration for writing interesting articles attracting readers and that build you a growing audience?
How to generate content ideas for your website?
Getting inspired for creative writing helps you keep your business running. You give your audience the needed articles good for inbound marketing and outbound marketing. You know them better and write the best quality content for them. Here are some ways to find inspiration for writing blog posts and articles on your website.
Constant content writing helps get more traffic, more subscribers and readers, more sales, and so on… So, it helps bloggers, freelancers, and marketers; content creation should not be neglected.
1.- Use Google Trends for hot subject
Google trend is a nice tool available for content producers. It shows the search trends and you can search for the peak season for a topic. If a trending topic is related to your site theme, you can easily get inspired to write about something people are looking for.
2.- Browse Q/A to know what people are looking for
If you want to attract people to your site, get them what they want.
When problems arise, a lot of people are looking for solutions online. Browsing Questions and Answers (Q/A) websites and forums let you know the problems people are facing.
If you can solve that problem and it is related to your niche, write an epic post about it. You can also get answers from the page itself to create a search engine-friendly website that ranks better than Q/A sites.
3.- Stay connected to information sources
Are you blogging about Google Analytics, Google Adsense, or SEO? Stay connected with those official websites and be the first to be notified and write about changes.
Stay connected with the topic of your interests.
It is why it is recommended to blog and write about something you love, something you really have an interest in. Just a change in your field of interest will inspire you a lot of articles to write.
4.- Read and interact with other writing
Reading what other people write may inspire you. By reading, you gather information to create videos, slideshow, infographics, and so on… You see things from another point of view.
A successful article does not equal a complete article. There’s always something new to say; something left to be said.
So, by reading, you discover gap in the market and fill it.
Go through blogging communities, niche blog directories, content discovery tools or Pinterest to get inspired. Then, use your creativity to produce epic content that can be viral and level up your website.
5.- Search for popular keywords
Another way you can get inspiration for writing articles is through keyword research. Keyword research is nothing more than research of keywords people use when they search online.
Being aware of what people are looking for, you can find what you have to write for your audience.
A single query can suggest a lot of writing. Here is the screenshot for a search related to creative writing.
You can create one article for each suggested keyword by Google AdWords. Further searches may help you get thousands of traffic via Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI) even from the less popular keyword.
6.- Be open and receptive
Then, you need to be open and receptive. Ideas for writing articles are everywhere; it is right next to you and all around you; you just need to be open and receptive to what is happening right now.
But as we tend to forget; always have a handy copybook… or sorry,… iPhone to take notes. For example, you are drinking coffee and unfortunately, the coffee falls on your shirt. Your day is ruined… but don’t panic; you’ve got an idea for writing a new article: “How one second of inattention second can ruin your business of ten years”.
Each of your activities, and everything that you see can inspire you something to write.