It can sometimes be difficult to keep coming up with ideas for the next posts on your Blog we will always have moments when we struggle to know what we can post while still ensuring that we keep the quality and the focus.

My main suggestion to help overcome this is simple: keep a notebook with you at all times. Why? So that you can note down ideas that come to you during the course of the day – and, believe me, they can come at the weirdest moments. They could be triggered by any event, something that you see or a comment that somebody makes to you. Note down the idea and any associated thoughts that come with it and then you can then dip into these ideas as and when you need to.

Is that all I have to say on the subject? Well, no actually. There are a number of the other methods that Ive used which Id also like to pass on.

  • Write about current events
    Keep an eye on what is being written about your industry through various news media and ideally through the use of RSS feeds which gets you the news ultra quickly. Select an event or piece of information and give your comments on it and perhaps its implications, while referencing the article where appropriate.

  • Read other blogs
    Keep an eye on other blogs and what they are talking about you will probably find subjects that you wish to develop further, ones that you wish to comment on in your own blog (dont forget to use a trackback!) or ones that simply spark new ideas that you can write about. Other blogs are great sources of current thinking and new potential ideas.

  • Write a series
    Select a topic and write a set of posts around the theme you have selected. Try to plan the series out in advance (at least the titles) and then write them as you need them.

  • Revisit old posts you have written
    Check back over some of your old posts and see if there are ones that could be developed more fully. You may feel that there are now updates or new information that you would like to add to them, so do so in a new post which references back to the original one and develops the ideas further.

  • Answer Questions
    Use contacts from people who have asked for information or have asked questions which have developed on your original post and opened up in turn new areas or topics. Take these questions or the points that they raise and develop the answers into new posts.

  • Get a guest blogger in
    You do not need to write all of the posts yourself, many Business Blogs will in fact have two or even more people working on them. However, if you dont have people who post regularly, you can still have a guest blogger who might come in to post on a particular subject where they have a specialist knowledge.

There is of course a final option – simply take a break from posting for a few days. There’s no issue with that – just let your readers know and they’ll be waiting for your return with bated breath.

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