"Not sure what to write about? Just ask your readers."
Have you ever heard that advice before? Sure you have, and it's not bad advice at all. Yet, what happens if you don't have a list or any readers at this point? Aren't getting the response you hoped for or are just plain uninspired by the questions you do receive.
Thanks to the tremendous growth of social media, this is how you break in. You find the questions people are asking.
The following is a list of search phrases to get you started. By the time you are done using this list, I guarantee you will have a sweet list of blog posts in your drafts...
1. How do you ___
2. How do I ___
3. How do I make ___
4. How do I get ___
5. How to ___
6. How do I fix ___
7. Where can I get ___
8. Where can I find ___
9. Can you recommend ___
10. Can anyone recommend a ___
11. What is a good ___
12.Any tips ___
13.Any ideas ___
14. ___ help please
15. Thinking about getting ___
16.Looking to buy ___
17. Want to buy ___
18. Need a new ___
19. Things do to___
20. What to do___
The following phrases will yield better results when using a keyword research tool like Wordtracker:
21. Learn ___
22. ___ tips e.g. Hair color tips
23. Fix ___
24. ___ list
25. List of ___
26. Numbers - this probably works best on keyword searched than social
media but wow, you find out a lot with a number. For example, "20
questions to get to know someone" is enjoying 923 searches according
27. ___ checklist
28. ___ cheatsheet
29. Guide to ___
30. ___ ideas
What do you think? Can you start one or two blog posts or articles now? Keep in mind. It doesn't all have to be in social media. You can use it with a keyword research tool or try the phrases on good old fashioned forums.
What I love about doing it in forums, you can respond there and then. You gain a little bit of exposure, attention and credibility. And since you already started writing, there's no excuse to stop. Simply copy your response to your blog and expand on the topic - great way to re-purpose your work, getting more bang for your time.
If you're still stuck with content ideas or you need a different kind of writing prompt, come on over to BlogEnergizer. We'll show you even more stuff you can blog about every week!
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