Help! I Don’t Have Anything To Post Anymore! Things To Do When Running Out Of IdeasBy Carl Ocab Under Blogging
I’ve been blogging for almost 7 months now and not to brag but, I still have a handful of ideas that I want to post. TONS of people have emailed me about it, and I know some of my blogging friends have this kind of problem at times.
So, yeah, their big question is: What do I do when I have nothing to post anymore?
Everytime I lack ideas to post, I do this “System”? or so called idea generation that luckily always works out. It’s not that complicated, even a 5 year old can do it. Just remember, anytime can be idea generation time. What I do is:
- Grab a pen – any kind of pen you like.
- A small notebook
- Bring it everytime, anywhere!
When an idea pops out, write it! No, no erasures. There’s no “wrong” in idea generation time because when there is, you stop generating ideas.
*Some leakage* The best place (in my experience) to do this is in the bathroom (while doing something…) peace, quiet and – relief Hah!
No seriously, this works.
2. Gather blogs within your niche
Probably the easiest of them all, I used this on some of my niche blogs, or should I say “MFA”? Made for ads that is (no, not adsense) All I do is find 5-10 blogs in my niche, subscribe to them (Be sure that they are the best ones!)
If you find a great post, rewrite it in your own words and add some of your stuff and thoughts, leave no trace behind! A little greyhat technique though because you’re stealing someone’s hard earned ideas.
3. Forums, comments and e-mails
Talking, chatting, instant messaging, etc… Socializing is the main reason that keeps the web alive and moving (Just imagine how many people are in MySpace!) and when there’s communication, information are being shared, when there’s information, then definitely you can generate MORE ideas.
Forums, comments and the people who email you are true goldmine.
4. Open your blog for guest bloggers
Let’s just say you’re a make money online expert. You know a lot of things about making money online blah blah blah. But still, it’s just making money online in YOUR own perspective. A person’s mind is limited to what he can imagine and others got their own imagination too!
Even though 90% of guest bloggers in the make money online industry just blogs for the exposure that they will get, it’s still great way to let other people’s perspective flow through your blog and give you some fresh new ideas.
5. Drilling down
When I say I know internet marketing, it does not mean I know affiliate marketing, it does not mean I know blogging but it may also mean I know how to market websites.
So if you have a post about AdSense tips, and you have there ad relevance and ad positioning. You can make another post and concentrate on a specific topic like “ad relevance”? that discusses about how to section targeting.
If you really can’t make a post, then you’ve made a bad decision about your niche. Better hire your own writer or better yet, sell your blog.