While I research I found that most blogs are in Dead position cause the writer won’t found new blog topics to write. So they loose traffic and, of course, they lose money with also interest.
As a consequence, it’s obviously quite important for bloggers to do two things: they must both provide a substantial amount of fresh posts and a wide variety of posts to make money.
If a blog isn’t updated on a regular basis, unless the writer is someone extremely important (i.e. someone who probably isn’t looking to make their money from the blog, but from something else they do, like perhaps making music or acting or writing things that aren’t blog posts), it will very quickly lose readers, which means fewer site hits, less traffic, and no chance of profits.
Ways to Find New Blog Topics
Extend your blog types
Maintaining a steady supply of ideas for posts can be difficult, but a blog that aims to make money likely has a pre-established focus, such as cooking, music, pets, or something similar. You thus want to diversify your portfolio within the world of your umbrella topic as much as possible. Cover aspects of your topic of focus that put you one foot within the familiar and one foot outside your comfort zone; if you write about cooking, for example, find a trend or a culinary technique that you and your readers might not be intimately knowledgeable about and familiarize yourself – and your audience – in the process. If you have a pre-established audience, you might be able to get sponsor assistance through this coverage, helping both you and your advertiser further each other’s goals.
Look up your Comments section
Your comments section might also help you find inspiration for new posts. If your blog is assaulted with ad hominem attacks, you’re probably not going to get much long-term success out of having a meltdown on your blog, but if you have insightful, engaging regular commenters who ask questions of you – or make you curious about something – address the commenter’s question or comment in its own post and elaborate upon it. It’ll expand your own field of knowledge and expertise, but it does something else: it will quite possibly make that commenter share the piece was written at least partially about them with friends and family, which will in turn potentially lead to an even bigger reader base.
However, there’s another approach you can take to the world of professional blogging, especially if you’re pursuing a book deal; many users of the microblogging service Tumblr, among other networks, have made money with one-note-jokes turned into coffee table books, such as Hipster Puppies, This Is Why You’re Fat, and Stuff Hipsters Hate. These blogs essentially post the same kind of content on a semi-regular basis – extensions of the one joke almost always explained in the blog’s title or URL. For these, all you need is a jokey premise that catches on and enough content to sustain it until it produces enough content to merit publishing a book though obviously book deals don’t magically come to bloggers who decide to use the medium for this.
Both types of blog writing, however, essentially do the same thing to make money; they establish an audience, then use that audience to collect revenue. Audiences are far more prone to read something that continues to appeal to them and gets updated regularly, and thus a happy medium between consistency and diversity without compromising quality or credibility is what’s going to give you results.
If you are not finding any new blog topics to write then the guest post is a golden opportunity. Now you should open your blog for guest posting then they will get new blog topics and traffic also so more traffic mean more money.
Look Into Bottlenose
Bottlenose provides life social intelligence for you by analyzing activity across all of the major social networks. It allows you to “surf the stream” and discover what’s trending in social media in real time.
To discover what’s popular right now on the various social networks, use the free Bottlenose Search.
- Open Bottlenose Search.
- Type your topic directly into the search bar OR select a popular topic from the list that’s provided.
- The Now tab will show Top Trending Links, Trending Topics, Recent Comments and Recent Images. The articles you discover through these links can serve as inspiration for topic ideas for your own blog content.
- The Sonar tab shows trending topics that are similar and related to your new blog topics. For example, my search on #blogging is linked to many other trending topics and subtopics as you can see below.
This search reminded me that I hadn’t written about lead generation (#leadgen) recently. You can also find trending current affairs new blog topics, such as the iPad mini or the 2012 election, which make for attention-grabbing new blog topics.
Using Bottlenose allows you to create content that is engaging with what’s trending in social media in real time.
Write a Blog Post From Customer Questions
Your customers come to you with questions because they see you as a knowledgeable resource. It’s very likely there are others out there who have the same questions. The questions you receive (in person, and via phone and email) are a great starting point for a blog post.
There are a couple of benefits to this strategy. First, you’ll increase the likelihood that others will find your blog by searching for this topic. And you’ll further establish yourself as an expert in the field.
TweetChats are regularly scheduled events where people from all over the world get together to have a conversation over Twitter about a certain topic. Basically, it’s an updated version of chat rooms, conducted over Twitter.
These are great resources for finding blog content because a TweetChat almost always involves questions, answers, facts, and opinions.
Here’s how you can find TweetChats specific to your topic and area of interest:
- Open the Twitter Chat Schedule Google Doc.
- Open the Find box (click command + F or control + F).
- Search for keywords on your topic. For example, “finance” or “money.”
- Once you find a match, use the Twitter Chat hashtag found in Column A (see image above).
- Take this hashtag and paste it into the box at the top of TweetChat. Click Go.
- TweetChat will give you all of the most recent tweets related to this chat.
Use TweetChats to find tweets to inspire ideas for your blog content. You’ll likely find the questions in these tweets to be particularly helpful.
Read Blogs in Your Industry for Ideas
I’m not advocating ripping off other people’s ideas nor copying material from another site. Because of the search engines’ work to reduce content spam, this would only hurt your site.
Instead, use these ideas and add your own commentary on the subject. Take the topic and discuss whether you agree or disagree and why. Provide your own references, data and/or examples to support your thoughts.
Quora is an amazing Q&A site that features questions with answers containing facts, opinions and humorous stories that are voted on by Quora members.
Further, Quora’s content license allows the following: “you can reuse all new content on Quora by publishing it anywhere on the web, as long as you link back to the original content on Quora.”
Here’s how you find blog content on Quora:
- Go to Quora.
- Type your topic into the search bar. Quora will populate the list with common topics.
- The results page will list popular questions and open (unanswered) questions. These unanswered questions are a golden opportunity to identify new blog topics. It’s likely that others out there have the same question.
- Answer an unanswered question on Quora (optional).
- Take your answer and transform that same content into a blog post.
Examine Topsy (closed)
Another social search tool, Topsy, allows you to search across various social channels. Topsy provides a sleek interface and provides you great control to filter your results.
- Open Topsy Search.
- Type in your search topic. Topsy provides you with a populated list of topics as well.
- The default search results show links and images for your topic that are trending on Twitter. You have lots of flexibility to adjust the results. You can filter by time, type of result you’re looking for (Links, Tweets, Photos, Videos) and type of network (Twitter, Google+, Facebook).
- You can also create an email or RSS alert to send you regular updates on this topic. This feature is great if you regularly need trending new blog topics in your area of expertise delivered to you with a certain frequency.