For some of us, writing a blog is painless. For others, it is a lot more complex; often perplexing. But the good news is, no matter where you are on the scale, if you ever suffer from writer’s block; and you’re looking to increase traffic to your blog, interest in your articles and general excitement about your topics, there are simple ways around it.
We found 11 killer resources for blog topic generation and with these fantastic suggestions, you’ll never have writer’s block again.
1. Prozely Blog Title Generator
Not sure what to blog about? Let Prozely help. The Prozely title generator is as simple as can be. Just type in the keyword you want to write about and you’ll immediate receive 5 potential topics. If you don’t like the topics, hit the MORE TITLES button for another list. And the best part about Prozely; you have the (paid) option of having someone else write the blog for you if you like the title! It doesn’t get any better than that!
BuzzSumo is great to find out what topics are actually trending before you go writing your blog. For example, if you’re writing a blog for a fashion company, type in “fashion trends” and you get a list of the articles that are currently online, including the number of total shares on Google, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Facebook. Find the topics that have the highest shares, and base your blog around this for an article that is – based on history – bound to get attention!
HubSpot is one of the most talked about, and most popular, resources when it comes to topic generation for blogs on the net. With HubSpot, it’s as easy as one, two, three. Simply enter three Nouns into their search engine, hit the “give me blog topics” button and you get a week’s worth of blog topics!
And if that’s not enough, simply fill in your details and you can get a YEAR’s worth of topics!
If you’re after an interesting read that is guaranteed to help you create better blogs yourself, this has to be the one. The site lists more than 100 “catchy” blog titles that are guaranteed to grab attention. The titles are designed to create interest, emotion and curiosity and using a template for the title takes all the brain strain out of writing for you. Check out the list, choose a title that suits your business or theme, and get inspired. This article also includes some great tips for article writing.
This is a fun one. It’s simple to use and gives you topics that are a little bit different – and could be lots of fun. Type in your topic or keyword and it will come up with suggestions for a quirky blog. For example, type in “fashion” and you get things like How Nostradamus Predicted Fashion. No, Really. If you don’t like the topic or if you think it just sounds a bit too silly, hit the refresh button and try again. There are plenty of suggestions, so if you’re looking to step outside the serious norm for your next blog, this could be just the ticket!
This is another one that is based on typing in a keyword, but it gives you pages of suggestions to choose from. Enter your keywords or specific topic, and it comes up with a list of fantastic topics to choose from. You’ll find a range of styles, from the more specific topic suggestions to generalised ones; but if you put the right keywords in, you’re guaranteed to find something that suits your style and tone.
If you sign up for PRO use of this site, for US$19.90 a month; you can also get access to information on the number of shares these particular topics have had on places like Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google Plus.
The Beginner’s Guide to Blogging 10/10: Bulk Blog Topics Generation is the perfect resource if you’re just starting out with a blog and you’re not sure how to go about it and how to decide on the right topics, and the best marketing, to generate interest from the general public. This guide helps you to understand what makes a blog great and it gives core values and frameworks so that your blog is a success. There are 10 parts to the series and it’s a fantastic stepping stone to great blog topics.
Tweak your biz generates titles for blog posts that will keep you busy for months. Just enter your topic and go! It comes up with a massive list of titles you can copy, print or download. From “best of” and “how to” topics; to questions; themes like love, sex, celebrity and secrets; something quirky, professional, motivational – and so much more. There are literally hundreds of suggestions that come up when you type your keyword into the search point.
This tool is great if you want to write about current and newsworthy issues from around the world. It operates on Google Docs and allows you to search through consolidated news from across the internet to find the top trending stories, designed to inspire. It searches through Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, YouTube, Google News and more. The information available is UK and US based, but you’ll still find fantastic global topics.
10. Inbound Now
Another title generator but this one is a little different. Fun and creative, it is also professional and simple. Just hit the “click to generate title idea” button and it will come up with a potential title for you (such as What Everybody Ought to Know About [Keyword]). Hit the button again if you don’t like the topic or hit the back button if you prefer the previous one.
If you haven’t heard of Feedly yet, you’re a step behind in the world of blogging. It is the world’s most popular blog and RSS reader and has more than 15 million users across the globe. With Feedly, you can organise your favourite publications into a single feed so you get all the latest news with the click of a button. A great resource if you want to generate newsworthy article ideas.
This mammoth blog post gives step by step instructions on how to generate hundreds of blog post ideas, using a range of tools and tactics. It includes helpful screenshots to walk you through the process, and you can download the entire post as an ebook to refer back to whenever you’re running low on blog post ideas.
Time to get blogging!
Your turn now! Tell us what tools or resources you use for blog topic generation?