If you have a blog but are struggling to think of exciting new content ideas, then you are not alone. At some point or another, every blog owner has worried about running out of fresh content, wondering how to reinvent the wheel with new content directions, or simply going blank when it comes to writing each post.
This is especially understandable if your blog is new because you may never have written creatively before or learned how to structure each post or map out a content plan for the upcoming year.
As a result, the idea of filling your website with content on a consistent basis can feel overwhelming and not worth the struggle. After all, once you have started a blog the task is seemingly endless – you can’t stop for a month or two to catch your breath.
Thankfully, all hope is not lost.
Although it can feel daunting at first, running a blog and producing the best content possible for it isn’t half as daunting as it might initially seem.
In fact, we’ve written this article to help you make your new blog a roaring success:
Use a guest posting service
Okay, so this might sound like cheating, but using a guest posting service is the secret leveraged by every successful blog on the internet.
You might scroll down the pages of your favorite blog and be amazed at how much content is pumped out on a weekly basis, but the truth is that it is rarely created by a single person or team.
Instead, many blogs outsource their content production to a professional guest posting service. These services provide written, researched and polished content ready to post – saving you the time and effort doing it yourself.
You can check out some of the best providers in this listicle written on makeuseof.com.
Map out a content plan
Another secret tip that you can use to make fantastic content for your new blog is to map out a content plan.
Simply rocking up every day, turning on your computer and rattling out new content ideas might work the first time you try it, but it is impossible to remain consistent with.
Not only this, but relying on your creativity to generate ideas on the spot can result in a messy, unfocused, and low-quality blog that fails to attract the right audience.
Furthermore, it will wear out your energy levels and your creativity, leaving you feeling drained.
Instead, create a content plan for the next month or even year. This will allow you to generate great ideas in advance and then allow your future self to worry about writing them individually at a later date.
Have a clear theme for your blog
Of course, a content plan only works if you have a clear theme to your blog.
No one will ever visit your blog if it covers every topic under the sun in superficial detail. It is too broad and won’t engage any one particular audience.
Instead, pick a niche – such as travel or a certain sport – and focus on generating content for it. Not only will this attract a more loyal audience, but it will make it easier to plan for.