Writing a useful, popular blog
doesn’t require that you come up with spellbinding new ideas every day. You should be able to create useful content from things you’re already doing on a regular basis. To do this, you need to be in a content mindset. Instead of trying to come up with ideas when you sit down to write blog posts, look for posts throughout the day. Be creative when you see a post that interests you and turn that post into your own blog expanding on what your thoughts on the matter are.
Another great source for ideas is to turn Forum Posts Into a Blog Post. When somebody asks you a good question, don’t just send a long response to one person. Post the question and answer in a forum — then take that answer and turn it into a blog post. A similar approach works for blog comments. If you craft a thoughtful response to somebody else’s blog post, chances are it would be a good post on your blog.
When you learn a new trick, share it. Readers love it when they pick up an idea or philosophy that has worked for someone and they love you for sharing it. This is a great way to increase readership.
As I think on this subject I’ll add it to the blog. If you have any other thoughts to help others post them here in the comments or take this blog and expand on it in your own blog. It all works to everyone’s advantage.