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4 Ways to Find Blogging Topics When You’re Tapped Out

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4 Ways to Find Blogging Topics When You’re Tapped Out

No matter how much you’re in love with writing your ideas, if you’ve committed yourself to writing for someone else’s blog – or even your own – after a while, you can run out of ideas. It happens to everyone at some point in time, which is why it’s always good to find ways to come up with more ideas when you’re all tapped out.

Read: 3 Simple ways to get out of writers block

It may seem impossible when you’re stuck in your writer’s block. But don’t worry; there are ways to snap you out of it. Here are a few:

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Ask Your Friends and Family for Ideas

You may feel that because your friends and family don’t write for your blog that they have no idea what’s going on in your world. However, you’d be surprised by the amount of insight that have on topics related to what you need to write about.

Before counting them out, ask “What do you think about …?” They might surprise you with the number topics that could grow from their questions, comments or criticisms.

Check Out Other Blogs

No, you’re not going to go out and steal stories from your competitors. However, some writers with other blogs have unique ways of thinking about the world – ways you’ve never considered. For instance, while you’re busy writing about the best places to find Air Jordans at a cheap price, someone else may look at the history of Air Jordan sneakers from the year they were introduced.

There are so many different ways to look at just about any topic out there that sometimes a fresh perspective is all you need to spark a new flow of ideas.

Look Around Your House or Office

Sometimes simply looking around your house or office can trigger new ideas for your blog. There are times that simply looking at your cell phone can create the idea to write about useless items that were cool six months ago. Or your wall paint prompts you to write about five of the coolest places to virtually design your home.

There are literally ideas everywhere if you simply look around. The idea, however, is to be open to whatever you see.

Close Your Eyes, Clear Your Mind and Let the Ideas Come

Probably one of the greatest ways to acquire idea when you’re tapped out is to just let them come. This may seem weird, but many writers will tell you that their greatest ideas show up when they stop searching for them.

If you close your eyes and stop thinking about your blog, one idea will likely pour in, and then another and another. The way ideas can flow when you’re not searching is almost magical, but as in #3, it’s something you have to be open to.

So as you see, finding new ideas isn’t as hard as you may think it is. Hopefully one of these tips will work for you. In the meantime, good luck and happy writing!

{ 13 comments… add one }

  • Kundan Raj Bhattarai

    Thanks for the post. It will help me to find out ideas for my blog. Also visiting forums, Question and answer sites, your niche community can help you find out blog topics.

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  • sudha

    I hope more people read this and pay close attention to the first sentence under the ‘check out other blogs’ part. I see too many blogs copying others.
    Just everyday normal conversations can be a great way of coming up with topics. In my work I’m always asked a question that could be easily made into a blog post

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  • Eoin H

    The reason i found this post was because I was looking for topic ideas for my new blog. Im glad I came across it, it has lifted my spirit a bit and I am now on the way to searching out new ideas for my blog. Thanks for the post :) I hope more people find it as I did.

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  • Siddharth

    Even getting the ideas from comments is also a better way :)

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    • Harsh Agrawal

      I agree with your Sid.. I try to go through every comment on my blog..and question which people ask here. may become follow up post for me :)

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  • Jens P. Berget

    To me, reading other blogs (reading anything really) helps a lot. And taking a break, go for a walk. 1 hour walks in the woods is what helps my creativity the best. It’s amazing what happens when I walk alone in the woods :)

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  • Aaron

    I hope more people read this and pay close attention to the first sentence under the ‘check out other blogs’ part. I see too many blogs copying others.
    Just everyday normal conversations can be a great way of coming up with topics. In my work I’m always asked a question that could be easily made into a blog post.

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  • Basant Singh

    Google is a good way to explore topics. One can subscribe to Google Alerts for her/his niche.

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  • Surender Sharma

    Using Google Wonder wheel and Google alerts is also one of the blog topic finder idea.

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  • sriganesh

    thanks for the advice harsh, and the last whole week it was same like this with me. i went out .away from my pc and had a good time s with my friends. its really refreshing .

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  • sudharsan @ technoskillonline

    Reading good books will also kindle new ideas for blogging…

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  • Kim

    Hi Harsh,

    Happy to find your work here. You’ve mentioned helpful tips. I like to:
    - take a break, get out of my routine, do something entirely different. (Take a notepad as ideas pop up and write them down to revisit later).
    - talk about it – when I’m immersed in writing articles, talking to friends allows me to bounce ideas of off them and get fresh perspective.
    - listening to music (switching focus to a different medium) allows me to feel creative in general.

    Cheers,
    Kim

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    • Harsh Agrawal

      Hey Kim
      Thanks for dropping by and taking a break always helps a lot to grab lots of idea and come out of Writer’s block period.

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