Blogging Tip: Feeding the Content Alligator

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 , Posted by Johnny Fuery at 4:18 PM

Originally Published 2007-10-07 16:20:11

By "content alligator", I'm referring to that difficulty we all have coming up with fresh ideas at times. Now, as a blogger, we're all generally interested and have expertise in the subject we're writing about, but sometimes that creativity wanes.

This isn't necessarily a brilliant idea, but I suggest using Yahoo Answers to come up with some new memes. There are more questions posted out there than anyone could ever answer, and after just moments of browsing your field of exposition, you'll discover things you disagree with. You'll also be struck by the types of question people ask. As an expert, it's sometimes difficult to recall what sort of information your readers need in order to understand your niche better. What you know as second-nature is a newbie's fresh idea.

Happy blogging.

Comments

On 2007-11-14 03:44:58 Free Forex Tips said:
Nice tip. Another good way is to go to the book section of Amazon and use the facility where you can read sections of books. Look in books whose content relates to that of your blog and you should get plenty of ideas. Just make sure you don't copy anything though obviously.

On 2007-12-13 16:17:21 Ken in Chicago said:
CNN just had a short take about using Google Trends for how to pick a stock...now that seems crazy to me, but it is a good way to pick blog topics.

On 2008-02-02 08:45:43 Coach Ron Tunick said:
Yahoo answers is a really great idea, why haven't I thought of that... I have roughly 10 blogs and the feeling you describe is a common feeling I have ;-)

On 2008-02-08 00:23:28 Ernesto said:
You are definitely right. Why didn't I think of that? Yahoo Answers seems to have a million posts of questions on all types of topics. I am sure all of my blogs's topics are covered. A brilliant advice indeed. Thanks!

On 2008-07-08 03:55:23 Parrot Bluetooth said:
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