There will come a time when you feel that you’ve run out of ideas to write the articles for your blog or website. How are you going to populate your blog or website if you have no idea what to write about?
Before thinking about writing your articles, you must bear two things in mind. Firstly, your articles must be useful to your readers and secondly, you want your articles to rank highly in search engines. So when you look for ideas to write your articles, you have to bear these two things in mind and you would have produced a successful article.
Here are five tips to get ideas for writing articles.
1. Expand your reading
You should be reading the current issues that are of concern to your target audience. These burning issues can be found in your local and global newspapers. Go to Newspapers.com to look at newspapers from other countries as well as your own country. Write about these hot issues but put a twist in it by offering your personal opinion. Articles about current issues can easily appear in a very good position in search engines.
2. What have you learned today
Every day you learn something new. Regardless of it being formal or informal learning. You can share this knowledge and experience in your articles. If the article is useful to your readers, it’s all the better.
3. Blog walking
You can visit other blogs and read articles on the blogs. If the article is useful and the topic is related to your blog, you can copy and paste the article onto your blog. BUT, please give credit to the original blog writer or you might be accused of plagiarism. Do put the blog link in your post. Do not plagiarize by claiming that the article was written by you.
4. Forum walking
There are many forums on the Internet that you can join and participate in. Choose one that you’re interested in. In these forums, you will find many interesting discussions and opinions provided by members of the forum. You can answer the problems put forward by the forum members and the answer can be in the form of a 400 word article.
5. Solve other people’s problems
People who use the Internet are those who want answers to their problems for example on how to create a blog, how to write articles, how to make money online, how to shop online safely and many others. If you have the expertise you can write an article on your blog. You will definitely find people who need these type of articles.
Whatever the idea that appears to you, do not delay. Quickly jot down the idea and write the article.