How To Come Up With A Steady Flow Of Blog Topic Ideas

Being able to come up with blog topic ideas to write about regularly is exciting and fun; it is the love of every blogger. But at some point, you find yourself struggling to come up with unique blog topic ideas or blog content ideas for your post.

It is at this stage of your blogging journey that you can see how frustrating blogging is sometimes. It is no surprise why many bloggers complain of writer’s block.

I have been there before – the same situation where I spend the day staring at my computer screen trying to figure out some blog content ideas for my next post. The good news is that, after many trials and errors, I finally found the easiest ways to generate a list of quick blog post ideas.

I discovered how to find topics your readers will love to read quickly. But before we continue with this topic, let us understand why you need a blog in the first place.

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Why is a blog important to your business?

Many experts studies have proved the importance and benefits of having a business blog. For example, a report compiled by HubSpot of 120 Marketing Statistics revealed these findings:

  • A blog is an element of inbound marketing that is helping business owners to convert visitors to leads and paying customers. It also points out that 57% of companies have acquired customers through blogging.
  • Blog frequency impacts customer acquisition
  • Your blog can influence your ideal reader’s buying decision.
  • Each month, B2C businesses that blog regularly produce over 85% more leads than companies that do not blog.
  • B2B companies that blog regularly are generating over 65% more leads per month than their counterparts who do not blog.
  • Companies with blogs have 55% more website engagement and visitors than those without blogs.

As you can see, having a business blog is essential if you want to grow your business faster. It will help you expand your brand, convert blog readers to leads, and buying customers.  Now that you know why you need a blog for your business, let us head over to tips for generating unique blog topic ideas.

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In this post, I will show you the exact steps I use to consistently come up with blog post ideas for my blog and my freelance writing clients.

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Let’s move ahead:

1: Use Google Suggest to Find What Your Ideal Reader Want to Read

To help you find topics your ideal reader want to read, ask yourself the following questions:

  • What are some pressing problems your target readers want to solve?
  • Which blog topics do my readers find most interesting?
  • What type of content is most challenging to them?

The list of question to consider goes on and on, but you have to start somewhere. For example, if your blog or website is about parenting, it is obvious your readers are parents who are continually searching for advice on how to raise responsible kids, how to be a good parent, how to better discipline their child, etc.

Thus, how do you get blog post ideas to cover those subjects? That is where Google Suggest come to play. Pick up your keyword – parenting, as in the case of your niche and go to Google and type it into the search box.

Google suggest

The search result page will give you a list of excellent blog post ideas for your blog. From the screenshot above, you can see the suggestion of topic ideas made by Google for similar themes people are searching. That’s not all, scroll down to the “Searches related to parenting” section at the bottom of your Google search result.

Google search

From the “Searches related to parenting” section, you’ll discover more subjects or themes to fill up your content calendar.

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Use KWFinder

If you want, even more, that is, if Google search is limited, head over to another free tool, KWFinder and enter your search query.

search result

All you have to do is, create your free account with the option of upgrading to a premium. Plug in your keyword, and this tool will give you a list of blog post ideas for your next post. Interestingly, now you have more than enough blog topic ideas that will last you for over a month.

Utilize Ubersuggest

You can as well use Neil Patel’s Ubersuggest. The tool works incredibly well, and you don’t need to create an account to use the software. Here is what to do; open the software, and enter your desired keyword. That’s it. You get tons of keywords and themes suggestions.

Ubersuggest

Moreover, like KWFinder, Ubersuggest will not only show you related keywords and topic ideas, but it will reveal your competitors who are ranking for the same keywords.

*Important* These free tools will limit your search queries. Therefore, for an in-depth list of topic ideas, I advise you to use or upgrade to a premium package.

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2: Get Blog Topic Ideas from Pinterest

Pinterest is an inspirational powerhouse for theme ideas because, with Pinterest, you will never run out of blog topic ideas to write. Like Buzzsumo, The social media and search engine site lets you see first-hand what your niche market is reading or what’s popular in your industry.

Just enter the search terms you want to write about, and, boom! The search engine will present you with a list of relevant subjects for your blog. Nevertheless, once you open Pinterest, you’re greeted with streams of blog topic ideas even before you place your search query.

However, I advise you to enter your niche into Pinterest’s search box as it will open up a flood of post ideas in your niche with the most popular pins at the top. Even if the topics seem to have been covered many times over, you probably have not created an article on the subject.

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Thus, use it as an inspiration for a more in-depth blog post by filling any loopholes from already published posts. As a result, you will create an epic blog post in a unique voice or language your audience will love to read.

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3: Use Amazon’s “Look Inside” to Find Blog Topic Ideas

Many bloggers and freelance writers might not be familiar with this tool. The Amazon’s look inside feature is breathtaking, hands down. I haven’t seen anything like it when it comes to discovering new blog post ideas.

Hence, if you are a blogger or social media marketer who is struggling to come up with content ideas for your next post, the Amazon look inside got you covered.  Or, you are a freelance writer who is finding it difficult to brainstorm content ideas for your clients; you have nothing to worry because “Amazon look inside” is your best bet.

Don’t stress out because Amazon Look Inside got your back. Here is how the Amazon Look Inside feature works. Go to Amazon and enter your keyword, (we are using “social media marketing” as your niche keyword) into Amazon’s search bar and hit the search button.

how to consistently come up with blog topic ideas

The search result page will show you a long list of books on social media marketing. After selecting your preferred text, click the book cover or the “look inside” logo to have a preview of what is inside the book.

*Important* Before selecting your book of choice, hover your mouse over the book cover to make sure the book has a “Look Inside” logo at the top of it. See the screenshot below. By hovering your mouse over the cover, if the book has a look inside, it will appear at the top right corner.

But if it doesn’t, it will not appear; meaning that you cannot see what’s inside the book, such as “the table of content.”

Amazon look inside

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More on Amazon’s look Inside feature

When you’ve open the book, scroll down to the Table of Content section. There you will find loads of blog post ideas that will last you for as long as you can imagine. This step is, in fact, my #1 tip for content ideas. Why? Because the authors of these books are experts in the industry who already know the formula.

How to consistently come up with blog topic ideas

They understand the pattern because they have already done the necessary research work involve and can:

  • Pinpoint topics their target audience (who are also your buyer persona) want to read.
  • Find the problems they want to solve.
  • Identify frequently asked questions (FAQ) your ideal reader is always asking.
  • Etc.

Should you read the book? No! All you need is the Table of Content that will supply you with unlimited information for creating blog content that will connect with your readers.

*Quick Note* This strategy does not work on your smartphone if you’re using your Android smartphone to browse and do research on the “Amazon look inside” techniques. I tried it on my Android, and it didn’t work. I don’t know about iOS and the iPhone.

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4: Use Quora to Find Blog Post Ideas

Quora is a social media question and answer site that is guaranteed to give you practical ideas for a blog post to wow your audience. Quora is a community of people comprising your target market, experts in your industry, and others.

On Quora, people are busy asking reasonable questions on different topics and getting the answers they need. However, you may be wondering:

  • Who are asking the questions
  • Who are providing the answers to the questions?

Your target audience and others in various niches are asking the questions. And those with comprehensive knowledge of the subject matter, which includes experts and influencers in your niche are providing the answers.

So, follow conversations you’re interested in, contribute to answers. Go through the stream and find questions and answers that’ll add value to your buyer persona. Use the information to create epic blog posts that will make your readers keep coming back for more.

Still On Quora

Here is the easiest way to find topic ideas for your blog on Quora.

Open the software, and you’ll see the search tab above; click to open it.

blog post ideas

Then enter your keyword. Here, I searched for blog post ideas on freelance writing jobs. So my keyword is freelance writing jobs. See the screenshots in this section.

blog topic ideas

Although you try as much to figure out what your readers want to read by conducting various research and brainstorming other sites, you can never fully understand what they want if you do not ask them. Click To Tweet

Next, Quora will present more than enough content suggestions for your blog and clients. And as you scroll down, you will discover more related materials to your search query. You can also filter your result as desired.

The options you have for filtering your search are many, but because you’re looking for blog post ideas, your best option is the “Question” tab. From there, you will get both relevant questions and answers to those inquiries.

As you can see from the visual above, each inquiry has some answers associated with it. In consequence, armed with such massive data, you have unlimited blog topic ideas for your blog and your freelance writing clients. So, use Quora to find real questions from your target audience.

 

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5: Ask Your Ideal Reader What He Wants to Read Next

The truth is, although you try as much as possible to figure out what your target audience wants to read by conducting various research and brainstorming other sites, you can never fully understand what they want if you do not ask them.

Nobody can tell you more about your buyer persona, their issues, pains, and struggles than your target market. Why? Because he is the one who is wearing the shoes and knows where it hurts. So, speak to your readership and ask them what they want to read or what they need help with the most.

Facebook is one of the best places to start talking to and asking your blog readers what they want from you. It means joining relevant Facebook groups and other helpful groups on different marketing channels. That is if you do not have one and haven’t joined any already.

These are the two that crossed my mind at the time of updating this post. I will add more to the list over time. However, these groups are an excellent community for bloggers to interact with other bloggers and get help by asking relevant questions.

You can start from there; and while you’re there, search for other related groups and join them as well. It is also an avenue where you can create a poll to survey your target audience to pinpoint the type of post they love to read.

For instance, Darren conducted a survey where he asked readers what they need help with the most. Respondents came up with different pain problems, including:

  • How to get more readers for my blog post
  • How to come up with blog post ideas
  • How to start a profitable blog
  • How to get more blog traffic
  • Etc.

Still on your ideal readership

As you can see, these are powerful blog content ideas that are guaranteed to drive massive traffic to your site. That is because your audience said those are the themes they want you to develop.

Darren posted the result of the survey on the Problogger Community page. But unfortunately, I lost the screenshot. When I saw it, I took advantage of it and immediately wrote on the first one with the highest percentage, “how to get more readers for your blog.”

The concept here is to talk to people; don’t be afraid to ask. You can use survey templates to make it easier for you. Here’s how to post polls and surveys on the social media giant – Facebook, and what type of polls and reviews you can post on the platform.

So, join relevant Facebook groups and please be active for about two weeks before conducting a survey.

Nobody can tell you more about your buyer persona, their issues, pains, and struggles than your target market. Why? Because he is the one wearing the shoes and knows where it hurts. Click To Tweet

*Important note* The groups you join are not yours, so before you do any poll or survey, seek permission from the group’s owner or moderator.

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How To Come Up With A Steady Flow Of Blog Topic Ideas

Wrapping It Up

It is worthwhile endeavor to know how to consistently come up with blog topic ideas your audience will love to read, as it will help you in creating content regularly, and save you precious time.

In fact, you can confidently say bye-bye to writer’s block because you have a strategy that will give you more than a year’s worth of content ideas for your blog, business blog, and your clients as well. Apply these tips and tell me about it in the comments section.


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Moss Clement

Moss Clement is a freelance writer & blogger. Founder of Moss Media and content manager at Writers Per Hour. He is working closely with B2B marketers - helping​ several startups grow their online presence in the digital marketing space. By delivering highly informative content pieces​, he has assisted small & medium-size businesses to build their online reputation and connect them with their buyer persona. Connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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MANSOOR · August 4, 2018 at 4:02 pm

very nice article. thank you so much, I enjoy a lot reading this amazing article… good blog site

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    Moss Clement · August 5, 2018 at 7:59 am

    Hi Mansoor,
    Good to see you. I so glad you like this post and enjoyed reading it. Thank you too for stopping by and commenting!

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sam · August 4, 2018 at 6:19 pm

Enjoyed reading the article above , really explains everything in detail,the article is very interesting and effective.Thank you and good luck for the upcoming articles

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    Moss Clement · August 5, 2018 at 7:58 am

    I’m blessed to have you here, Sam. Thank you for stopping by. I’m so happy you kike the post, and excited about your honest comment.

    Have a great weekend and hope to see you soon again!

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Ryan Biddulph · August 4, 2018 at 8:52 pm

Moss these tips rock bro. Quora is a goldmine. No idea shortage over there dude. I love spending ample time in quiet daily. Observing in silence allows ideas to come a knocking on my noggin. Simple; ego chatter dissolves, ideas pop up, I record and write.

Ryan

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    Moss Clement · August 5, 2018 at 7:55 am

    That’s great, Ryan. I love your concept of using the platform. You don’t necessarily need to answer questions to get blog post ideas from the platform. Silently doing your thing and writing down topics that interest you is amazing. I totally agree with you, Ryan. As you observe in silent, ideas keep coming in.

    Thanks a lot for coming by and commenting!

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Taka · August 5, 2018 at 1:35 am

Hi Moss,

I just love good old Google and there is nothing fancy about it. You just try to uncover good topics and read articles. I could spend all day doing it.

I love Quora but lately it seems I am seeing more ads in between answers? Has it been always that way? I find it annoying.

I didn’t know about Amazon thing you are talking about.

Thanks for bringing this up!

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    Moss Clement · August 5, 2018 at 7:22 am

    Hi Taka,
    Good to see, how have you been? Yes, Google is great for discovering topics for your blog. But there many others like Google with more features. As for Quora,it is a free tool like Google, so they use ads to supplement their revenue. It can be annoying but you need to remember you’re using it for free. Amazon is interesting, try it out and see the magic.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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Sajid Akhter · August 5, 2018 at 7:33 am

Hi Moss,

Excellent post. I completely agree with you. Being able to be motivated blogs after blogs is surely not an easy task. We all go through it at some point in time.

Your post gives valuable suggestions on ways to deal with it.

Thanks for sharing, have a great day. 🙂

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    Moss Clement · August 5, 2018 at 7:43 am

    Hi Sajid,
    You’re right about that. We all go through it – writers block and it is always frustrating. But with the right strategy in place, and the right tools, you can easily generate 100’s of topic ideas in 5~10 minutes.

    Thank you for your support in coming by and commenting. Well appreciated!

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Nirodha Abayalath · August 5, 2018 at 3:36 pm

Hey Moss,
I have written a blog post about this topic a few months earlier but, I should say that you’ve nailed it man.
This is extremely beyond my post and I will definitely take this as a reference to update my article.
Again, this is great.

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    Moss Clement · August 5, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Hi Nirodha,
    I so much appreciate your compliment, its heart warming. The truth is that most of what we write have already been covered 100s or 1000s of times before. All you do is look for different ways to make your unique and still valuable.

    Thanks a lot for coming by and commenting??!

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Dharmik Babariya · August 6, 2018 at 8:00 am

Hey Moss,

As a blogger, I am struggling sometimes to find a topic idea. Your post gives me a boost to find a topic idea. I implement your tips to get blog topic idea. Thank you for sharing.

Have a great day!

Regards,
Dharmik Babariya

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    Moss Clement · September 5, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Hi Dharmik,
    I’m so happy the article is helpful to you, in terms of the subject matter. Applying the tips in this post will help you make a remarkable list of blog topic ideas that will last you for over a year.
    Thank you for coming by!

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Brain Pundits · August 6, 2018 at 1:16 pm

Hello there,

This is a really cool visualization. We also use, google books and look inside feature to come up with new topics to write about.
Well written article. Keep up the good work

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    Moss Clement · August 6, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    Hi Brain,
    Google is great tool with many feature that helps in SEO, keyword research, topic ideas, and other subjects. That’s is why more people turn to Google before looking somewhere else. I’m so happy you like the post.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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bhawna Kaushik · August 6, 2018 at 1:18 pm

Hey Moss,

Once again great content. I usually go on web and search about the topics I wanna write about. That not only gives me idea but also let me see how many people are talking about that topic.

Look inside looks really amazing. I would give this one a try.

keep up the good work ?

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    Moss Clement · August 6, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Hi Bhawna,
    You’re doing great by searching the net for topic ideas. However, Amazon’s “look inside” feature is incredibly great. Give it a try a let me know how it worked for you.

    Thank you for coming by and commenting.

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      bhawna Kaushik · August 6, 2018 at 6:11 pm

      Yeah, I surely will give my feedback about that feature.
      Have a good one.

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        Moss Clement · August 7, 2018 at 11:18 am

        Hi Bhawna, I will be looking forward to it.

        Thanks a lot!

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Priya Singh · August 7, 2018 at 11:22 am

Moss another epic content. Thanks for opening our eyes on how to get unlimited blog ideas. Keep up the good work. Anyway have a great day

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    Moss Clement · August 7, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Absolutely, Priya. The truth is that at some point in our blogging journey, we seems not to get the flow of blog topic ideas to write about. Many resort to various means to generate topic idea for their blog post. I used to struggle in this regard as well. That’s why I wrote this article to help others learn the easiest ways to regularly come up with topic ideas your readers will love to read.

    Thank you for coming by and commenting.

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chris · August 7, 2018 at 2:34 pm

I think this is one of the most significant information for me. And i’m glad reading your article. Thank for sharing!

Very useful and creative
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    Moss Clement · August 7, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    You’re welcome, Chris. The essence of blogging and content marketing is to provide valuable information to our readers. And when a reader is satisfied with you content, you feel a measure of accomplishment, knowing that you have help someone with valuable information. This is why before writing, make sure to do in-dept research to come up with the best content.

    Thanks for coming by!

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John · August 9, 2018 at 11:21 am

“I find your opinion quite interesting, but the other day I stumbled upon a completely different advice from another blogger, I need to think that one through, thanks for posting.”

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John · August 11, 2018 at 1:23 pm

very nice… i really like your blog…

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    Moss Clement · August 11, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Thank you, John. I’m glad you like the post. Thank you for stopping by.

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search Engine Optimization · August 19, 2018 at 1:28 am

Hi my friend! I want to say that this article is amazing, great written and include almost all important infos.
I would like to look more posts like this .

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    Moss Clement · August 20, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    Hi Search Engine,
    I’m so glad that you like the post and finds it valuable. Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

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Dilshad · August 20, 2018 at 5:34 am

Great article. There is so much to learn for a new blogger like myself and how well you have explained things. Writing is an art which requires our time and effort to learn it from masters like you.

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Moss Clement · August 20, 2018 at 11:42 pm

Hi Dilshad,
It gives me pleasure to know that you found this article very helpful. The more time you put into your writing, the more you improve your writing skills. You will learn faster than you imagine.

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arfa nazeer · September 5, 2018 at 6:54 am

Hey Moss,

Undoubtedly, Quora and Facebook groups give tons of blog post ideas. And, as you also mentioned, having a spreadsheet to keep your ideas, and target audience problems will certainly keep you ahead on what to write next.

Again, excellent post.

Arfa

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    Moss Clement · September 5, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    Hi Arfa,
    Good to see you, I’m blessed. Yes, I so agree with you that Quora and Facebook groups are great sources for blog topic ideas. However, blog comments are also amazing blog topic generators. For example, my latest post on “how to raise your freelance writing rate came from one of my blog commenters. She is a freelance writer , commented in my blog and leave the said question about how she could raise her rates. I answered her question and used it as a topic idea for my post.

    Thanks so much for coming by, Arfa. Well appreciated??!

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Aadarsh Roy · June 29, 2019 at 10:07 am

Hey Moss Clement,

Great post with helpful tips to brainstorm the blog topics, I really like the tips that you have made, whereas your all the mentioned tips are truly effective to find the blog topic ideas. These tips will be helpful for those bloggers who are struggling to find the blog topic ideas. Blog is really important for business, as it is an element of inbound marketing that helps to convert the visitors into paying customers.Using the google suggest will be helpful and it helps to find that what the readers want to read.Using Ubersuggest for keywords and KWFinder for search queries are really a great
ideas. Using Pinterest and quora also work well for blog post and topic ideas. Your all the listed tips are truly effective to find the blog topic ideas.

Really helpful post and Thanks for sharing.

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    Moss Clement · July 2, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    Hi Aadarsh,
    I’m so glad that you like the post and finds it useful. ven though there are several other ways to generate topic ideas, These tips work best for me and I believe they will work pretty much the same for other bloggers. And as you noted, the various tools here will help you a great deal.
    Thank you for coming by and adding to the discussion.

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Nikola Roza · July 1, 2019 at 1:46 pm

Hi Moss,
great tips here. I use Quora for my ideas, but also Reddit. There’s a simple Reddit keyword tool called Keyworddit. I simply go there and enter a subreddit my keyword pertains too. And it spits out all kind of crazy ideas.
And almost always, if the keyword is popular on Reddit, it’s popular on Google too.

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    Moss Clement · July 2, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Hi Nikola,

    That is a terrific one you got there. Unfortunately, I have not been using Reddit; I do not have a presence there. But since you pointed it out as a unique platform with incredible functionalities such as generating blog ideas, it is time to explore it.
    Thank you for your insight.

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Donna Merrill · July 8, 2019 at 12:52 pm

Hi Moss,

What a great collection of tips for blog ideas. My favorite here is Quora. There are so many people asking questions that just thinking of a good answer can be a long blog post. No more staring at a blank page scratching our heads of what to write. Following any of these tips is priceless.

-Donna

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    Moss Clement · July 11, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Hi Donna,
    I’m so humbled that you like the tips. And speaking of quora, one of my latest blog posts is a question which a user requested me to provide an answer. I did and then leveraged it to create a blog post.
    Thank you for your contribution.

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