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Stuck in a Blogging Rut? Give Yourself a Boost With These 8 Tools!

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Are you staring at a blank screen, hoping fresh, engaging post ideas materialize from the ether? Cranking out the same old topics post after post? Running on idea fumes?

Here are 8 easy, on-line blog idea generators to inspire some fresh, original content for your blog:

  1. HubSpot’s Blog Topic Generator

This is probably the most straightforward blog topic generator. Type in up to five keywords in the box section, preferably nouns. Blog Topic Generator will provide you with five new ideas.

If you want to change the results, go back and insert the set of keywords again.

I did this several times, using different key words Like Reader, Writer, and Blogger. Or Rural, Dog, and Story. I could only use about half of the ideas generated. (Basically, you get back the same blog post idea template over and over, with the nouns changed. But a kick start’s a kick start, right?)

2. Portent’s Content Idea Generator

Portent suggests only one topic at a time. You enter a subject ion the box given and hit the arrow. I entered blogging.” Portent came back with, 14 Ways to Become the MacGyver of Blogging. How cool is that?

For best results:

  • Don’t capitalize keywords (except proper nouns)
  • Use the singular version of your keyword
  • Revise the result to create your own fantastic (grammatically correct) headline

 

3. Moz Blog Topic Ideas

Generates “100+” blog post ideas in seconds.

In Moz Pro, navigate to Keyword Explorer and enter in your target keyword. You can subscribe to get the Full Monty. But you can get Moz Pro free for 30 days.)

4. Linkbait Generator

This is a simple, minimalist tool. Nothing fancy here. Just type in a keyword on a blog post you want to write about that’s:

  • Controversial
  • Fun
  • A List
  • Shocking

You’ll get back some ideas that are usable. Others that aren’t. But it’s a place to start.

5. Blog Post Idea Generator

From Build Your Own Blog. You don’t enter any keyword related to your industry. Just hit the “generate blog post idea” button.

“Fill in the fields below with terms you would like to write about, and we’ll come up with a week’s worth of relevant blog post titles in seconds!”

I typed in Rural, Reader, and Books. Got back:

Why 2021 Will be the Year of Books

Don’t Invest In Books

7 Quick Tips on Books

How To Get Started With Readers

The Ultimate Guide to Books

6. Blog Title Idea Generator

Like the Blog Post Idea Generator above. Same basic deal.

7. Build Your Own Blog Post Idea Generator

“Ready to serve when your brain is out of service.”

You don’t type in any keywords in this tool. Just hit the orange button that says “Generate Blog Post Idea.” The site offers “more than 300 blog post ideas for you.” Some will be a good fit. Others won’t. Give it a try.

When I clicked the box, some of the ideas generated were:

  • My favorite holiday is…
  • List of Top Ten…
  • What Things Have You Learned From Your Parents?
  • Creative Ways to Make Your _____ Even Better
  • How To _____ Like a Boss

Unlike other blog post idea generators, this tool offers some additional resources and background, like What Is a Blog Post?, First Blog Post – What to Write?, and How to Get a Blog Post Idea?

8. Q & A Ideas

Have you thought of using a tool to generate questions so you can answer them for your readers? Via Build Your Own Blog:

It is also worthwhile generating questions for your content, through a questions content idea generator.

By understanding and being able to answer your audience questions through your blog content, will make you a thought leader and help generate organic traffic.

Online tools such as Quora provide a massive database of questions and answers, while Ubersuggest is a free tool which aggregates data from Google suggest in generating hundreds of new long tail keywords over a few minutes.

 

Got ‘em? Good! Remember these tools next time you’re facing down The Dreading Blogging Block. A reasonable investment in some of these helpful tools can reap big dividends in the Fresh Content and New Ideas departments.

Have you tried any of these blog post idea tools?

Which do you like best? Worst?

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