The third quarter of the year recently ended.
Did you check to see which blog posts are in contention for the best-performer of the year?
For the last quarter, my top performing article is an expert interview about article writing. The post has received more than double the other page views for the quarter.
Clearly, there is interest in article writing ideas.
That post actually explained how to find ideas for article writing. Today’s guest author Jennifer Scott shares 6 additional tips. Most of these were not shared in the expert interview.
How to Generate Ideal Article Writing Ideas for Your Blog
by Jennifer Scott
Most writers at some point will end up having a bit of trouble keeping up with their flow of producing great, relevant content. If you are struggling with this at the moment, then why not try one of the methods below to help get you back into creating quality content for your blog that your audience will want to read?
One method that certainly works well is newsjacking, which is simply taking a trending headline and turning it into a blog post. If you come across a piece of news that is relevant to your niche, turn it into a popular post by offering your view or spin on it.
We all come across a few articles or blogs a day that we like but next time when you come across something that is relevant to your niche that you enjoyed reading, why not share it on your platforms? Just make sure to give credit and not to do it more than you are sharing your own stuff as it doesn’t look great!
Work from a Title
A great way to start is working from a title, it can be very general to start with and end up changing by the time you have finished writing but this makes sure that you are keeping on topic and you have focused your content to what you set out to write.
It sounds very obvious, but you should only be writing something if you have something new and valuable to say about it, never rehash someone else’s blog post that you read because you liked it or think that it will get you views. If you liked someone else’s work so much, why not do what we said before and share it?
Split Up Posts
If you have written an extra-long blog post, why not try splitting it up into a few shorter posts? This will make sure that you are not watering down your content and allows you to expand on what you have to say. Also, unless viewers are very interested in the topic they tend to switch off if the post is particularly long.
Here is our list of resources that will help you to create perfect content, every time.
RooJoom is brilliant for when you have to work with multiple tabs. It takes your range of tabs and puts them into one organized place.
Best Australian Writers is a great writing service for those who need a helping hand when it comes to either writing or proofreading. They have also created a list of reviews of other writing services out there, to help you choose the best service for you.
Google Suggested Content allows you to search for topics that are related to your blog post as well as previewing images, adding in citations and any research that is related to your content.
Guides is a great platform for sharing content as well as reading other people’s blog posts. It’s free to use and allows you to share with groups and the public.
Host blogger’s comments:
What did you think of Jennifer’s post? What works for you when it comes to finding ideas for article writing? Were you familiar with any of these resources? Have you tried any of her tips? I look forward to your views in the comments section.
Readers, please share so bloggers and other writers know these tips for finding great ideas for article writing.