I have been trying to write on blogs or on internet sites for 2/3 years now. These have often been personal blogs, which I created specifically to see what it was like to write on the internet, and a couple of times other people's sites where I managed, by contacting them (as in the case of this site) or being contacted, to have the possibility to write. I think this is a fantastic experience, that anyone who has any passion must try. It is not necessary to love writing to publish articles online. In my opinion it is enough to have something to say (some knowledge, a passion, a desire to learn and share) and a sufficient grammatical culture to ascribe correctly.
However, in these years I have often encountered a problem: What can I write now?
It may seem strange, given that a few lines ago I wrote that to write online enough to have something to say, however I think that anyone who has tried this experience, has asked at least once what to write. This is because you have things to say, but often you don't know where to start. You do not know if what you would like to write pleasing to those who read the article, you do not know if they are obvious things you want to say, or you come across the famous writer's block.
With experience, however, I managed to create some certainties, some references, which allow me to always know what to write. Not because he always knows what is best to write, but because I have now gathered a good amount of resources from which I know for sure that I can find the idea, the inspiration for a new article at any time.
I therefore thought of sharing with you and with all the readers of this article a list of 50 resources that I always want to post, write references, sites and tips that will allow you to always have an idea, a source of inspiration that will allow you to respect , from now on, the appointments of the editorial calendar of your site / blog and always know that you post.
50 ideas for a rich editorial calendar
1. Start writing
Ok, probably as soon as you read the first point of the list you wanted to close the page and go toread another similar article. However, I ask you to continue reading.
The moment you don't know what to write, where the much-feared writer's block occurs, I have tested in recent years that the only technique that works is to start writing. You start typing or writing on a notepad all the ideas that come to your mind or even your problems, thoughts and thoughts. Unconsciously in this way you will free your mind and certainly in this phase ofbrain stormingyou will get a useful idea for your new article. And if by chance you don't get anything in mind (even if I doubt it), don't despair because below you find other 49 useful hints to write your new articles always know that you post.
2. Search on Yahoo Answers
Perhaps this also seems strange to you. But try to think about it for a moment, for those who write you on the blog? Unless this is a private blog, not accessible to search engines, the answer to this question: for those who have a problem that I answer in my articles. So where do people ask their questions? On sites like Yahoo Answers, then going to do research aimed at the topics you dealt with on the blog, on these sites you will find the questions that your potential readers ask themselves. So Yahoo Answers can be a very important source of ideas for your articles and help you always know which posts to write.
To go to Yahoo Answers go to this link.
3. Search on Quora
For this point I will not dwell much, as Quora the "most serious" rival of Yahoo Answers, so the reasons for this point are the same as the previous one. I advise you to always compare the research and the results obtained, so as to write more complete articles that better satisfy the demands of your readers.
Go to Quora to go to this one link.
4. Use infographics
I don't know if you know what infographics are, however I assure you that these will make your life as a blogger a little easier. For infographics, however, we mean an image, usually very articulate and rich in content, through which some themes are summarized and presented in a much more impressive and synthetic way. You can find these on Pinterestcome on Tumblr. Not a few times I started from an infographic to discuss an article of 500-600 words. To do this you just need to use the title of the infographic as a starting point, expand what is written in the infographic (explaining it better) and, through your knowledge and various internet searches, make your own contribution (comment, tell your experience ). In fact, don't forget that, at least if you don't have to write a super hacker's guide, full of technicalities or similar things, your experience, your failures, your successes and your comments are always appreciated by the readers, don't underestimate them!
5. Transcribe and expand videos on Youtube
Even Youtube, Dailymotion and all other video sharing platforms are not to be underestimated. Many videos can in fact be used as a starting point, to then be expanded with your knowledge and research. Do not underestimate the simple transcription of the video, which can sometimes be useful. Especially if there are several quick passages in the video, which are difficult to keep up with. If you limit yourself to transcribing the video for, I advise you to mention the video and the author, to share it on a social network in which the creator of the video itself is present (even if he were a foreigner, English is always good!), making him aware of your transcription and maybe starting a discussion with him! Remember that the ideas for new items are always around the corner ..
6. Translate foreign content
Another salvation for your block may be the inability to understand the English of many Italians. If in fact you get on with English, sometimes you can also allow yourself to translate articles or videos in English, or even other languages ??if you know them, obviously quoting the source. In this way you will have satisfied every need: you will have succeeded in writing a new article and you will have made available a foreign quality content to many Italians.
7. Take advantage of social networks
I don't know if the blog you write about has pages or profiles on various social networks. However in any case you can use them to find various ideas. In the event that there are Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin or other social pages (perhaps in which users are active), you can simply ask a question on behalf of the blog, start a discussion, share some content. At this point you just have to take advantage of your readers' comments on social media as a starting point for reflection, for a real article. If, on the other hand, there is no blog reference on social networks (although I think they are fundamental), no problem, you can do the same things with your private profile, maybe asking your friends to sincerely participate in the discussions you started. Or you can also tag important people in the industry and start some discussion with them, they are often available!
Of course, this also applies to the private messages you receive on social media. Remember that anything goes!
8. Take advantage of comments on your blog
I think that in some article you published your readers left you some comments, maybe some questions. Try to think if instead of answering these questions with a further comment of a couple of lines you would answer your readers with another in-depth and extensive post. Wouldn't you all be happier? They would have complete and comprehensive answers to their questions and you would have new quality content for your blog. So remember not to underestimate even the comments on the blog.
9. Also take advantage of articles from other blogs / sites
Don't just look at your garden! Do not commit yourself solely to writing on your site and looking after your statistics. It is also very important to keep up-to-date on the competition for various reasons. In this article I obviously want to let you know about only one of these: the articles of the other sites can be fabulous ideas! In fact, reading an article becomes a reader, just like the readers of your blog. You will therefore find it much easier to understand the doubts that the articles you read and the related gaps leave. On these, why not develop a new article? Or you could also exploit the articles of others by commenting, making you know, strengthening your presence on the web. Careful that I'm not telling you to spam other people's blogs, I'm just telling you to leave quality comments, maybe leaving some references (which shouldn't be obvious: go read this article on my blog where I explained better than you) to your social profiles and to your blog, who wants to look for you later, don't worry.
10. Don't forget the forums
The forums on the internet are now many, why not take advantage of them? I'm sure there will be at least 10-15 forums that deal with your topic (at least if you don't talk about the various types of coasters that exist, main talcasosono happy to tell you that you're already the best blog in your niche!). Then start new discussions, be active, answer the doubts of others with in-depth articles, in short, squeeze every forum resource you subscribe to!
So far I have mentioned 10 sources from which you can find a lot of inspiration for your future articles, always know that post writing, from now on instead of continuing the list of 50 ideas to enrich your editorial calendar with 40 types of articles, very flexible and adaptable to the most diverse contexts, which you can use as a model, as a script for your new posts.
11. Make a guide on how to do (or not do) something
Then write a guide, a "how to?, I assure you that they are among the types of articles that most people look for, because they actually respond to their request.
12. Provide a concrete solution to a problem
Of various problems on the net there are numerous interpretations and versions, so if you have data in hand, concrete experiences, I strongly advise you to also provide your concrete solution to a certain problem.
13. Post an interview
There will undoubtedly be experts in your sector, in your niche. Try to contact them, asking them if they are available to answer by email, by phone or in any other way to some questions. Maybe you can repay it by writing a guest post on their site!
If you are interested I follow this site where interviews are published, through a podcast, successful bloggers and freelancers, I highly recommend it: Italian Indie
14. Write a comment on a current event
Not always the content you post must be closely related to the blog issues, obviously it would be better. Sometimes I think there is a off topic. He then commented on a topical event, a fact that is particularly successful on the network. Obviously this article, even if I may be very successful in the first few days, afterwards will not collect any visits. Maybe for some casual reader in the meantime interested in the blog and will continue to read it, who knows!
15. Start to periodically publish a vocabulary with the terms of your sector
Certainly there are several typical terms of your niche, why not let your readers understand that you know them and master them well? Explain to them what they mean and maybe even start using them more frequently in the future.
16. Write a product review
Review anything that may interest your readers: a book, a movie, a phone, a pot, whatever is good.
17. Make an anticipation
Write an article in which you simply explain what you will write in the future, describe a little about your ideas, your editorial calendar and anticipate some publications (perhaps of articles you already have in your drafts, so as not to make your readers wait too long) .
18. Recycle old publications
Don't forget that once you have published an article you must not forget it! You must periodically retrieve it on social networks and, why not, even in a new article. Perhaps entitled "the most read posts of the year", or "why has this article been particularly successful?" You can also recover them by asking yourself a self-criticism: "why didn't anyone read this post?", Obviously not blaming your readers!
19. Talk about some news from your niche
Sites that are dedicated solely to the publication of news, updates, are very popular only if the news is published very frequently on the site. So I do not advise you to orientate yourself towards this type of site, if you are alone. However a news sometimes does not hurt anyone, in fact it will probably bring you a peak of visits of 1 or 2 days, and then of course go back to the normal statistics.
20. Talk about your blog
Retrace the history of the blog, its growth, describe what brought you or led to the creation of the blog, illustrate (if they are not secrets) the future plans, projects and goals that you, together with the other editors, have placed. Not always readers come to your blog because they have some problems or questions, but your most trusted readers are also curious!
21. Compare multiple products or sites
Often readers find themselves undecided between two possibilities, maybe you can lighten their ideas by illustrating the pros and cons of both!
22. Make a list with the best …
How many times do you happen to run into articles like: "The best 30 computer documentaries and films","The top 10 sites to learn online" or "The 5 best Android icon packs"? As you can see these examples are clickable because I actually wrote them, in fact I consider them very useful articles. So why not write one yourself?
23. Write an article "for dummies"
Even this type of articles is very popular, in fact it is not always necessary to write articles that deal with difficult issues. Sometimes it is also useful to write articles for non-expert readers, for people who are approaching your niche for the first time.
24. Write a list of tips, like this one
Don't underestimate the lists, they are one of the most popular types of posts for readers! Then why not write about it one?
25. Complete the list of another author
Often on the internet you will find lists of tips, services, resources that you would be able to expand with high points. So why not do it on your blog? Obviously citing the starting article and saying that it inspired you.
26. Talk about something for free
Obviously as soon as readers read the word for free they will want to read your article! This true however, jokes aside, you will also provide an important contribution to the network illustrating the existence of some free resources or services.
27. Make constructive criticism of a product, site or anything
Not only do the compliments like them, but also the criticisms if they are constructive and sincere! Also for those directly interested ..
28. Suggest ebooks, books or movies you liked
Obviously better if these are linked to the topics you deal with on your blog, which is very likely in my opinion.
29. Resume an old post, maybe superficial, deepening it and expanding it
The cues are not always distant, but often they are under your nose! Why not recover an old job, fixing it and improving it considerably?
30. Talk about yourself and how you approached the niche you are talking about
Unless I'm writing in a blog that voluntarily anonymous and impersonal, I suggest you get as close as possible to your readers, perhaps even telling them something about you!
31. Write for a week only on a theme
If you have been thinking of dealing with a particularly difficult topic for some time, from which you have departed several times because you are scared, I suggest you break it down into simpler and shorter themes. He then publishes several posts on the topic, perhaps providing at the end of the series the possibility of downloading the entire series in the form of an ebook.
32. Write a post where you encourage readers to subscribe to the blog
33. Write a post where you encourage readers to buy or download your infoprodotti
34. Publish the results of some of your tests, considerations or experiments
35. Display a successful case study
36. Simply talk about a problem you've encountered
37. Make a prediction: if we go on like this I think …
38. Report the blogs / sites in your niche that you absolutely must follow
39. Change expressive mode
Don't focus on writing articles of 500-600 words, maybe to get back the inspiration you just need to change the expressive method for a while. Talk to your readers through slides, a presentation (if you want an alternative to Power Point read this articleor this) or a video.
40. Make a list of industry quotes that you find most inspiring
41. Ask a series of questions, a sort of quiz or survey
42. Resume the survey results
43. Make a nice, humorous post, again on the subject of the sector
44. Tell the story of one of the famous brands in your niche
45. Take an alternative position with respect to others on a particular topic
46. ??Base a post on a rhetorical question, do irony
47. Tell the problems of your niche, to manage a blog, to work as …
48. Look in the archives of other blogs and see which posts you could expand
49. Find a nice interview and answer the same questions
50. Write a list like this, with the strategies you use to find new ideas for writing
This list always means that post writing was quite challenging to write, but I'm glad I did because I'm sure it will be useful for more than one person to always know what to write. If you think it useful share it with your blogger friends, on social networks or with whoever you want! In fact, it took me a long time to find all these sources and ideas that are helping me day after day to find ideas to fill out my editorial calendar. Obviously if you know other resources, other references or suggestions that could help me and anyone else to find the ideas to create new contents always know that post writing, write them well in the comments. Or expand this list on your blog, obviously quoting the source, then if you want you put the link in the comments that interest me a lot!