My Dirty Little Content Secrets

Sometimes I go through little writing slumps. Sometimes I am challenged to write 7 posts in 7 days. Instead of giving you guys a break from my incessant chatter, I dig down to the depths of insignificant and come up with more!more!more! for you. How kind. But, from where do the ideas floweth? Mostly from my awesome noggin (Or browsing Facebook or Pinterest. Or they come to me while I shower, but since I rarely get a shower, let alone a quiet one, these days…), but when I am hurting for content, here are my dirty little secrets. Kelly knows what I’m talkin’ about.

Blog content ideas for those days you have writer’s block and need a little blog inspiration. The generator links are perfect!

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This is my current favorite place to find content ideas. Mama Kat might be losin’ it, but for reals, I am following her to wherever she goes. Current. Interesting. Varied. Fits my niche (whatever that might be…). Loves.

Blog content ideas for those days you have writer’s block and need a little blog inspiration. The generator links are perfect!

 

NaBloPoMo Prompts from BlogHer
I think BlogHer does a great job of curating important and interesting content from its members. They also provide some pretty good prompts to keep the content coming. You can participate in their NaBloPoMo challenge each month (inspired by NaNoWriMo), but they usually stick to a theme each month. So, you can write about coffee every day for an entire month, or you can just pop by and nab a few ideas here and there when you need them. The choice is yours.

Blog content ideas for those days you have writer’s block and need a little blog inspiration. The generator links are perfect!

 

Blog Clarity Magazine Technique
I love Melissa’s entire brand. She is so dedicated to helping other bloggers succeed, and she has helped me on numerous occasions. This idea she came up with is a great one. And, you can come up with dozens upon dozens of more ideas with her Content Brew course. I purchased it a while back, and it was fab. Fab-o-rama. Sorry.

Blog content ideas for those days you have writer’s block and need a little blog inspiration. The generator links are perfect!

The idea behind this site is to get people to write for one minute per day. So, they give you an interesting prompt each morning, and participants are to spend one minute just pouring it all out. But, I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t expand these prompts, and turn them into blog posts. Do you see a reason? No. No reason.
Blog content ideas for those days you have writer’s block and need a little blog inspiration. The generator links are perfect!

Content Idea Generator
I think this one was created for bloggers who are selling a product of some sort, but you can get creative with it and make it work for your blog. Simply answer 18 or so questions they give you, and then the tool generates hundreds of title ideas for you. They sound a bit wonky, but you speak words goodly. I’m pretty sure you can fix it. A sampling of one I just did:

Blog content ideas for those days you have writer’s block and need a little blog inspiration. The generator links are perfect!

Coming Soon: The Sexiest Embroidery Hoops in the World

Content Strategy Generator Tool
This tool is a little convoluted and advanced, but if yer that kind of achiever, give this a go. I think it works best for blogs that have a very specific niche, so it doesn’t bode well for my -ahem- mommy blog. But, you know, get creative with it. If you’re a graphs person, this might be for you. Here’s a video on it as well:

A Content Idea Generator from Photocrati on Vimeo.
 
But, my fave-ity fave (Ellen’s words, not mine) place to draw ideas from when I am brain dead? Y’all. I know, so touching, right? Seriously though, if I don’t write what you want to read then you won’t read and why would I write and that wouldn’t be right, am I right?

So, do share. What are your dirty little content secrets?

And, if you’re looking for some blogging knowledge in your mind palace, check out Viva the Blog.

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  1. Hope says

    Amazed. You mean bloggers don’t come up with their own ideas? Why that’s like singers not writing their own songs!! ( which really blows the minds of my kids btw). All great resources there. Could not. Stop. Laughing! About those embroidery hoops!

  2. says

    I think your name should be changed to Call Her Genius because today, darling, this is what you are. And you can call ME happy because I took time to read this post after coming home from choir.

    So happy.

  3. says

    I did that One Minute Writer one and hoo eee! My goodness. I was laughing and laughing. Some titles included “How to Find God in Knitting” and “The 7 Best Tips from the Liturgy of the Hours.” I would probably read those articles (for fun), but I’m not sure I could write them.

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