21 Sources For Blog Ideas

Where do you get your blog ideas? If you are a successful blogger in your niche, then I’d be willing to bet that you don’t get your ideas for posts all from one source. There are plenty of places to go online to get ideas for your blog posts. No matter what industry or niche you serve, these 21 sources for blog post ideas are golden opportunities.

  1. Twitter – Who do you follow? Check out their links. There’s probably gold in those tweets.
  2. Google Alerts
  3. Your RSS aggregator – Do you subscribe to the most popular blogs in your niche? You should.
  4. Blog Catalog
  5. Google Wonder Wheel
  6. Google Trends
  7. Twitter Trends
  8. Your Facebook wall
  9. Your corner of the world – No matter where you are or what you are doing, listen to what’s going on around you. A simple encounter with the different or extraordinary can often be turned into a blog post.
  10. The news – Keep up with current events.
  11. E-mail newsletters you subscribe to
  12. Forums you’re a member of – What questions are people asking?
  13. Your own blog’s comments – What questions are people asking?
  14. Article directories – Which articles are most popular?
  15. Keyword research tool
  16. Google or Yahoo! Groups
  17. Q&A websites like Yahoo! Answers, Answers.com, and Quora
  18. Television – Are there talk shows, reality shows, or other programming related to your niche or industry? What are they talking about?
  19. Radio
  20. LinkedIn Answers
  21. Niche social networking sites – Have you found one that serves your niche? What are people talking about there?

Ideas for blog posts are all around you. You just have to know how to capitalize on them.

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