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