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Brilliant Ideas for your Next Blog Post

Brilliant Ideas for your Next Blog Post

Are you stuck trying to generate new ideas for your blog? Even when you find ideas, are they the right ones, i.e., ones that people will actually read? Use this guide for brilliant ideas for your next blog post (and ones to follow as well).

It's all about giving readers what they want. I have researched the following topics which represents what people are looking for:

  • Storytelling
  • Remind people why they matter
  • People like to be surprised
  • Reveal a secret or tip they probably have never seen before
  • Challenge assumptions but in a respectful way
  • Give readers a fresh point of view
  • Take them on some kind of fun journey (this can be especially effective using video)
  • Make them smile and laugh without offending them
  • Encouragement is always a great topic
  • Teaching is a good way to engage but do it in an entertaining fashion
  • Remind them that they don't have all the time in the world, i.e., life is short, etc.
  • Controversial information is always engaging but can backfire on you if not careful
  • Get them to discover that dreams can come true
  • David Beats Goliath is always effective
  • Faith and beliefs
  • Show them how to get back to the basics
  • Showing people ways to take action is always a hit - also never giving up is big too.
  • Take a Stand about something important - you could get challenged on this, but that's okay.
The above topics should give you plenty to work with for creating lots of brilliant blog posts. The best part is they tend to be evergreen so that you can use them again (just change the wording a bit). You could stop here and get started with your content generation. Or, you can continue where I describe each of these ideas in more detail (click on each arrow below to get details).

Storytelling

Remind People Why They Matter

Give Them a Surprise

Reveal a Never-Before-Seen Secret or Tip

Challenge Assumptions but in a Respectful Way

Give Readers a Fresh Point of View

Get Them to "Go On a Journey" with you

Make them Smile and/or Laugh

Encouragement Makes for a Great Topic

Teach Your Audience Something and Do it in an Entertaining Way

Remind Your Audience that Life is Short

Controversy is a Great Way to Get People to Engage

Who Doesn't Want their Dreams to come True?

David Triumphs over Goliath

Faiths and Beliefs

Get Them Back to the Basics

Motivate Your Audience to Take Action or Never Give Up (or Both)

Take a Stand

Do you have an idea that you like to use as part of your content generation? Share it with us in the comment section below. We'd love to hear it! Also, please feel free to share this post using the social buttons below. Your followers could use the information for their benefit.

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MForgacs - a couple of years ago

Good article. First thing I should say is to make that header image smaller.

Otherwise, your grammar was great and you brought along some great points and good ideas. I’ve been having to take my time to think of what to write on, so this should help me out.

Cheers,
MF

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Brian - a couple of years ago

Consider it bookmarked! What a great list of ideas for bloggers. No doubt will I be coming back when the roadblocks start to pop up.
As far as a suggestion goes, the only one I can think of that you haven’t added to your list would be to find a problem, solve it, and write about it.

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JeffWA - a couple of years ago

Jim,
Hi I simply loved the post that I read! You are pretty much spot on in presenting ideas that would be extremely useful in helping people create content for their websites. It’s all about trying to provide some type of service to the reader. Help them with a problem he/she might have. I especially loved several of your suggestions: Give people a fresh point of view, Get them to discover that dreams can come true, (especially having to do with their eventually running an online business if that is what they desire” and David beats Goliath – sometimes the underdog does come out victorious.
Your post should be required reading for all newbies to get them to understand that it’s NOT all about trying to make that sale or convert that person to join WA under you.
A great and different perspective that you presented in this article Jim. I commend you for creating it!
Sincerely,
Jeff

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Jim - a couple of years ago

Hey Mate,

Thanks for the comments. I agree about the header. It is a theme specific setting although I think if I have it smaller to start with it should bring it inline.

I am glad that this post offers some ideas for you to draw from.

Best Regards,

Jim

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Jim - a couple of years ago

Hey Brian,

Thanks for your comments about this post. I have been using these as guidelines for my own posts for a few months now and thought it would be great to share with my readers to help them out as well. I like your suggestion about the problem/solve it/write about it and plan to add that one. Thanks so much for that.

Best Regards,
Jim

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Jim - a couple of years ago

Hey Jeff,

I am so glad that you liked the information provided. It’s something that I use frequently as a checklist of sorts and thought that it would be great to help others that may need some inspiration from time to time when creating their posts.

Thank you kindly for your comments.

Best Regards,

Jim

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Jovo - a couple of years ago

I must admit, your title is effective, so already a good job at the beginning. And these suggestions are simply great: about people like be surprised, and in particular that about David and Goliath, I love it.

But my great and pleasant surprise is technical aspect. How did you manage to have that menu which opens text when clicked on? This is wonderful and I would really like to learn it. I guess this is some plugin?
Many thanks again.

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Jim - a couple of years ago

Hey Jovo,

Thanks for your comment. As for the text that opens when you click on it, that is a plugin known as Thrive Visual Editor provided by ThriveThemes.com (no affiliation).

Best Regards,

Jim

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Steve - last year

I’m always looking for ideas for my next blog posts besides the usual keyword research. Of course keyword research is important but you’ve recommended some great, extra elements. I’m going to print this list and keep it by my keyboard. If I can use just 3 or 4 of these ideas in every post, my articles will be much more engaging. Especially the tip on “Reveal a secret or tip they probably have never seen before”. It’s getting harder everyday to stand out in certain niches, so that would be a great thing to focus on.

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Jim - last year

Hey Steve, thanks for your comment. You are right it is a bit more challenging these days to find resources that can help create engaging content. I am glad these are going to help you.

Best Regards, Jim

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Florence Ki - last year

Great tips. I have bookmarked this article. Will check this out before I start another content for my blog. I normally will find the latest information to share on my blog. And the response is usually good. Also titles are important. For titles, I will use controversial technique. Thank you very much for sharing such great content.

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Jim - last year

Hey Florence, thanks for the comment. Titles are very important as you stated. I’m glad you find my post to be useful. Best Regards, Jim

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Techhound - last year

This is a great website for inspiration. I already have ideas for blog posts now, that I’ve been struggling to write. I like how you go in detail about every example you give to reach out to the reader better. I’ll be rereading this many more times to learn more and more using it as a resource for help. Thank you!

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Jim - last year

Hey Techhound, thanks for the nice comments and I am glad you were able to get something out of the post. It’s funny, my user name on WA is Techhound.
Best Regards,

Jim

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Jim - last year

Hey Dylan, thanks for your comment. I’m glad you found it helpful. I wanted to create something that could get people unstuck as you pointed out.

Best Regards,

Jim

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Linda - last year

You’ve created quite an inspiring list of blog post ideas here. I think we all go through slumps when ideas are simply not flowing. I’ve been in one of those slumps for the past few days. I’m going to print your list and do some brainstorming around these topics. I’m expecting good results. Thanks for the motivation 🙂

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Jim - last year

Hey Linda,
Glad these can help. I created them to give me the push I need to get past any slumps.
Best Regards,

Jim

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Owain - 9 months ago

Thank you for an excellent and helpful post. I usually have in mind what I want to write about next. I have written many posts, but now I have seem to have writers block. I don’t know what to write about next.

The ideas that you have mentioned an explained have helped me come up with some new posts that I can write about. I will bookmark this post to help me in future come up with more when I get stuck. So thank you very much.

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Jim - 9 months ago

Hey Owain,
Thanks for your comment. I am glad that my post was able to help break your writer’s block. I use these tips myself when I get stuck.

Best Regards,

Jim

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bidnesslady - 8 months ago

Great Post! It seems that once you’ve been writing for a while, you can often end up tipping the cup to find new ideas to write about. I’ve discovered many different and new ideas to write about, but I am still trying to stay within my niche regarding the subject matter. I find that my posts are better received when I write from my heart and not perform so much research. Seems that the posts I research to no end, are not my most popular. So, I am trying to find my balance. I have book marked your site for future reference. Thanks so much for the information!

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Jim - 8 months ago

Hey Audra,

Thanks for your comment. I agree totally that writing from the heart is likely to connect more with readers. But researching what people want to read is important as well. So, striking up that balance is necessary in order to give people what they want to read.

Best Regards,

Jim

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