Tips on Coming Up with Topics – Last Installment

In the previous installment of this series, I started off with the suggestion that you look into comments – both of in your own blog and that of other blogs as well. I just had an additional thought that actually came from a comment to that post (thanks Dexter!): Pay close attention to the questions of your readers You can find these questions in the comments section of your blog as well. More often than not, that is the main way that readers communicate with you anyway. However, sometimes they do send you an e-mail or contact you through other ways that you have made available in your blog. You should also make use of these means of communication and then merely answer their questions in a blog post. Keyword searches This is another good way to come up with new posts for your blog. First of all, you have to determine what keywords are relevant to your blog. Once you have this list, you can do a search online, using keyword finders. There are some which allow you to make use of a free trial so it won’t cost you anything. More so, you can do a related keyword search, which will probably yield a different twist to your normal topics. Books and magazines Just because you are a blogger doesn’t mean that you should stop reading books and other print material – far from it, actually! The world of print is still alive and kicking and you will get a LOT from reading them. So do not limit yourself to electronic media, go ahead and hit the bookshelves!

Originally posted on January 15, 2008 @ 2:58 am