9 USEFUL CONTENT CREATION TIPS FOR BLOGGERS

Apr 12 2015

BLOGGING BUILDING BLOCKS : CONTENT CREATION

Hello! Here is the third part in the series Blogging building blocks (#bbb)  by me and the lovely holly from Bloomin’ Rouge. After talking about design and photography in the previous two posts, today we will be discussing  about the crux of blogging – Content creation.

Brainstorming Content ideas:

Get inspired: Inspiration is all around us. By just being more aware of our surroundings, we can come up with content ideas. At times, if you find yourself in need of inspiration, Pinterest is a great place to go to. Also reading articles on other blogs and websites can set off ideas in your mind. Most times inspiration hits at the most unexpected times, so keep a notebook or a notes app on your phone at all times to jot down content ideas.
Indulge your audience: Finding out what your readers want to read about is a great way to come up with post ideas. Conduct a reader survey on your blog to find out what topics in your niche your readers are  interested in. Take a look at posts that received great reader interaction to inspire your future posts. Listen to your readers; many times the comments on my blog posts give me ideas for new blog posts. Writing content that is audience driven will help you foster a nice community around your blog which is one of the biggest joys of blogging, isn’t it?
Dig up your archives: Going through your old posts is a good way to spark off new content ideas. Looking into your google analytics to find out which posts were popular and were enjoyed the most will give you a good idea of what to write next. You can write an update to an old post, write a follow up or create a series that aligns with your old content.
Use a timer: One more quick way of coming up with new ideas is using a timer. For eg. I challenge myself to come up with 15 high quality post ideas in 5 minutes. The urgency factor forces my mind to think out of the box and come up with ideas for blog posts which I would otherwise not think of.

Writing content:

Find your USP: Unique Selling proposition is what makes your blog stand out. It is a value that you add that no one else does, to the content your audience is reading. It can be as simple as your ability to take amazing photographs or your ability to explain difficult concepts in easy terms. It can even be a combination of skills that no-one possesses that gives your content an edge over others’. Writing content that people want to read, but no one has written about is a great way to showcase your expertise.
Adding your personality  is a great way of making your content interesting. Writing content as if you were talking to a friend or a close-confidant will help your readers connect more with your content. Share your stories, experiences, thoughts and opinions through your content and never be afraid to be use your voice on your blog, because that’s what makes it unique.
Be Authentic: It may be a good idea to do research about your topic and scourge the internet to come up with content. But, what will set you apart is when the content comes from your own experiences and struggles. People come to our blogs to read about our opinions and thoughts, so let’s give them that.
Provide value: If you want sustainable audience, writing content that is useful for your readers is important. Providing value to your readers will make them come back for more. Solve a problem, address topics that are helpful for your readers, share lessons and experiences that have helped you on the way.
Break the rules: Most importantly, my biggest tip would be to stay true to yourself. All these points I wrote above are pointers, but creating blog content can be very personal depending on the purpose of your blog. So break the rules, write what you feel, have fun – its your blog.
Head over to Holly’s awesome blog to read about her tips on Creating well-written blog content. Click here to read her post, man she surely puts out some of the best content out there!Next week is the last post in the series, so if you have any questions or topics that you’d like us to talk about tweet us with the hashtag #bbb or leave us a comment 🙂

 
What are your biggest content creation tips?

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  • Ângela

    Useful post! Really liked the idea of using a timer 🙂
    https://canyoupaintmeyellow.wordpress.com/

    • Hi Angela! Hope you try the timer tip soon 🙂 xx

  • Ângela

    Useful post! Really liked the idea of using a timer 🙂
    https://canyoupaintmeyellow.wordpress.com/

  • Great tips! I love including my voice into my blog, I find it doesn’t just make my readers enjoy it more but it makes me enjoy writing it much more. That timer idea sounds really useful as well I think I’ll definitely try that the next time I’m in a blogging rut x

    Toni x
    clarkecouture.blogspot.co.uk

    • Hi toni 🙂 Yes I think the voice is what sets a blog part and makes it unique 🙂 Thanks for reading xx

  • Great tips! I love including my voice into my blog, I find it doesn't just make my readers enjoy it more but it makes me enjoy writing it much more. That timer idea sounds really useful as well I think I'll definitely try that the next time I'm in a blogging rut x

    Toni x
    clarkecouture.blogspot.co.uk

  • This was super helpful for me! Good stuff.

  • This was super helpful for me! Good stuff.

  • Great tips, might give the timer thing a go 🙂

    Alisha x

    http://alishaxa.blogspot.co.uk

    • Yup, I am sure it will be helpful alisha! 🙂 Let me know xx

  • Great tips, might give the timer thing a go 🙂

    Alisha x

    http://alishaxa.blogspot.co.uk

  • Yup, I am sure it will be helpful alisha! 🙂 Let me know xx

  • <3 <3 x

  • Hi toni 🙂 Yes I think the voice is what sets a blog part and makes it unique 🙂 Thanks for reading xx

  • Hi Angela! Hope you try the timer tip soon 🙂 xx

  • The Adored Life

    You have so many amazing tips! I get so excited when I see a new posts of yours!

    The Adored Life

    • Hi Alissa 🙂 Thank you so much for reading, makes me so happy to know that you enjoy my posts. x

  • The Adored Life

    You have so many amazing tips! I get so excited when I see a new posts of yours!

    The Adored Life

  • Diana Maria

    I love these tips! They’re all so genuine and true. It’s so important to be as authentic as you can- your readers can always tell! And I agree that sometimes you can break the rules if it means staying true to yourself.

    My Lovelier Days

    • Hi diana! I agree, readers can always tell if a post doesnt come from the heart. And breaking rules is so necessary sometimes 🙂

      xx

  • Diana Maria

    I love these tips! They're all so genuine and true. It's so important to be as authentic as you can- your readers can always tell! And I agree that sometimes you can break the rules if it means staying true to yourself.

    My Lovelier Days

  • Masja Zweers

    Great tips I’ve bookmarked all your blogger tips haha 🙂

    My Makeup Mémoire

    • Ah great to hear that masja 🙂 thanks for reading xx

  • Masja Zweers

    Great tips I've bookmarked all your blogger tips haha 🙂

    My Makeup Mémoire

  • Lauren O’Hara

    Loved this. So many useful points, and you write so clearly!

    http://lauren-ohara-x.blogspot.com

    • Aww this was the sweetest compliment ever 🙂 Thank you so much lauren! xx

  • Lauren O’Hara

    Loved this. So many useful points, and you write so clearly!

    http://lauren-ohara-x.blogspot.com

  • I love your last point of breaking all the rules. It is so true! At the end of the day, our blogs + content need our own personal spark added!

    • Thank you so much for reading 🙂 Yes, thats exactly what sets our work apart and makes it unique, isnt it? x

  • I love your last point of breaking all the rules. It is so true! At the end of the day, our blogs + content need our own personal spark added!

  • Thank you so much for reading 🙂 Yes, thats exactly what sets our work apart and makes it unique, isnt it? x

  • Aww this was the sweetest compliment ever 🙂 Thank you so much lauren! xx

  • Ah great to hear that masja 🙂 thanks for reading xx

  • Hi Alissa 🙂 Thank you so much for reading, makes me so happy to know that you enjoy my posts. x

  • Hi diana! I agree, readers can always tell if a post doesnt come from the heart. And breaking rules is so necessary sometimes 🙂

    xx

  • I love your tips posts 🙂 I agree, it’s important to stand out. And to listen to your readers.

    • 🙂 Thanks so much melissa! I love your content, you write with so much clarity! 🙂 xx

  • I love your tips posts 🙂 I agree, it's important to stand out. And to listen to your readers.

  • Faye Jones

    Love this post. I’m definitely going to give the timer idea a try!

    Faye x

    i wish i could wink

    • Thanks so much faye 🙂 Let me know how it works for you! xx

  • Faye Jones

    Love this post. I'm definitely going to give the timer idea a try!

    Faye x

    i wish i could wink

  • Great tips. So important to keep in mind that your personality can and should come across.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

    • Right, thats what makes a reader follow along with your content 🙂 Thanks so much for reading xx

  • Great tips. So important to keep in mind that your personality can and should come across.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  • 🙂 Thanks so much melissa! I love your content, you write with so much clarity! 🙂 xx

  • Thanks so much faye 🙂 Let me know how it works for you! xx

  • Right, thats what makes a reader follow along with your content 🙂 Thanks so much for reading xx

  • Fabulous post, so informative 🙂

    X Emma | http://www.missemmacharlotte.com

  • Fabulous post, so informative 🙂

    X Emma | http://www.missemmacharlotte.com

  • I really love this post! These are some great tips but I also love how you are telling that everything is up to your personality and that there actually aren’t any rules since blogging is such a personal thing 🙂 The most important thing is to be authentic.

  • I really love this post! These are some great tips but I also love how you are telling that everything is up to your personality and that there actually aren't any rules since blogging is such a personal thing 🙂 The most important thing is to be authentic.

  • I could not have said this better myself!

    I am becoming absolutely addicted to your blog. Your tips and tricks are wonderful!

    Thank you so much for sharing this post. Original content is hard to come by these days so adding your own personal touch or spin on a topic is a must if it is going to grab my attention and keep me reading, much less coming back fro more 🙂

    – Elle Ay Esse

    http://www.eae-design.com/

    • Hi Elle 🙂 Thank you so much for your kind words! I am so glad that you like my content <3 Please keep in touch!

  • Great ideas here! I think I will have to try using a timer. That would be a different approach for me. Thank you for sharing some tips to get the ideas flowing!

  • Precious tips! Sometimes i feel insecurity writing…
    Very good counting with you.:))

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