What do I write about?
I am not finding great topics for my blog
I am short of new ideas
These are some of the most common blogging questions I receive and feeling short of ideas is one major roadblock bloggers face.
Before we get to the solution, let’s get to the root first. It gets resolved forever.
We feel clueless and idealess in blogging when we don’t plan.
How would you feel if you’re offered a list of 50 mind-blowing topics and ideas for your blog that will drive traffic and money, both?
That’s when an IDEA BANK comes to the rescue.
The root cause is “not planning” and the solution is maintaining an “idea bank” for your blog.
The best of the blog topics and ideas come from;
- Keyword research – when you see the topics and phrases people are searching with massive search volume. This research allows you to see the longtail phrases and questions people type in. These questions make great blog topics. Follow this keyword research guide to find your best money keywords.
- The conversations in forums and your blogposts comments
- Requests from your readers
- FAQs from your clients and prospects
- Quora, reddit, buzzsumo
- Search console data – This data has had made me write some of the most money driving topics that continues to drive sponsored posts and links inquiries.
How to create an idea bank for your blog?
- Create an excel sheet or Google live sheet with the following columns – Topic, Structure, Focus Keyword, Related keywords, Goal, Status
- Refer the areas and tools mentioned above
- Think of the potential topics as and when you can. Filling up your ideas bank once in a week is useful.
This is how my Idea Bank looks like
Your Action Plan for today
- Create your idea bank sheet or create a copy of this sheet.
- Start with 5 ideas.
- Make sure you fill up all columns. It motivated and prompts you to write faster and more frequently for your blog
Use this sheet to fill up ideas as and when you get. Having a live Google sheet helps you enter ideas anytime on your phone.
Keep an additional note taking app like Evernote or one note on your phone so you can transfer new ideas to the sheet when live sheet is not accessible.
Did you like the Idea Bank concept? Got blogging questions? feel free to ask in the comments.
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