One of the areas where many business owners struggle is coming up with content ideas for their blog.
It's easy to come up with a handful of topics, but once you run out of those, then what? For many, that can mean taking a break from your blog. Unfortunately, that's one of the worst things you can do.
However, there is a solution.
There are gold mines all over the internet filled with amazing content ideas for you to use for your site. It doesn't take that much extra effort, all you do is need to know where to look.
That's what I want to cover in this post, three places where you can find content that will you flush with ideas for the next few months. Do it right, and you won't ever have to worry about running out of ideas again.
Let's get started.
I know, most people don't quite get what Reddit is or they hear the stories about it being the swamp of the Internet. While there are certainly some not so pleasant areas, you can find quite a lot of good information inside Reddit.
Here's how it works in a nutshell. Inside the 'main' page of Reddit there are thousands of smaller groups called Subreddits. You can find these on virtually every topic from Game of Thrones discussions to weight loss to travel.
What you want to do is jump into the Subreddit that is most related to your main topic. You might luck out and find a number of Subreddits, which is even better.
Scour these for insights and information. Keep your eyes peeled for the same questions or discussions popping up again and again when that happens you've got a ready made blog topic.
Quora is one of the fastest growing social media sites out there. What makes Quora interesting is it is basically a huge question and answer site. Think back to the early days of Yahoo Questions, Quora is essentially an advanced version of that.
Now, while Yahoo Questions could leave a lot to be desired, Quora has millions of people every day who hop on to have discussions about tons of topics.
Once again, all you have to do is search for your main keywords on the home page and hit enter. When you do this, you'll get search results showing all the questions that have been asked by people and then the answers underneath.
Again, this is where you can find all sorts of potential blog post topics. The easiest way to start is by creating posts around the questions that are asked, especially those that have a bunch of answers.
Did you know that after Google, YouTube is the second biggest search engine in the world? Pretty impressive stuff.
But that also means that YouTube is a treasure trove of potential content, and I don't just mean for people who do video. You can find all sorts of blog post ideas there too.
Once again, hop on YouTube and give your main keywords a search. You're likely going to find hundreds, if not thousands, of video results. First, check out and see what comes up first.
Like Google, YouTube has a search algorithm, so the most popular content is likely going to appear at the top. Note the titles of the videos, if you see similar things over and over again then you've got some blog post content right there.
From there, check the comments too. Most videos will have a few comments, sometimes you'll luck out and find videos with dozens of comments. Read through those and see what people are talking about. You can likely find good ideas for potential blog posts right there in the comments section too.
These are just three unconventional places to find blog post ideas online. There are dozens more.
When you use these types of methods on a consistent basis to find content, you'll likely start to see patterns and come up with all sorts of other ideas. You don't have to struggle to come up with blog post ideas any longer!