Okay, so we have used this blog post title on purpose, but simply to highlight a problem we have all had in the past - using clichéd titles when in a tight corner or when the creative juice just isn’t flowing.
The good news is that coming up with genuinely insightful blog post topics is not as challenging as you might think. Even a good old list blog post can be great if the content itself is interesting. Here are five ideas that should help you out when that creative spark has fizzled out.
- The Problem Solver
People turn to the web when they need problems solved. Why not solve a pressing problem for them with your blog? This is a great idea and one you can turn to time and time again. First you need to understand the problems your target audience is facing and ways in which your product or service can solve them. Whether it is presenting research in an engaging way, giving advice on DIY, sharing tips on saving money or sharing an eBook, you’ll impress your visitors and give them something they can use. Your blog post title should tell your audience right away that you have a solution to their problem.
- Turn to Stats for Inspiration
Everybody likes statistics. They seem to add weight to otherwise lifeless copy and just one statistic could give you some really creative ideas for a great blog post. Statistics are a great way to headline your blog posts too. 88% of our readers agree!
- Share the Things that Work for You
Got a great time-saving tip? Do you use a suite of tools that you think your target audience could benefit from? Writing a post about the things you have tried and tested (especially free things) can be a great way of warming your audience to you, especially if you are not blatantly endorsing or advertising a tool or service.
- Ask Your Audience for Advice
If you’ve got a problem you can’t solve, why not turn to your readers for advice? This not only gives you a little break from the keyboard, but you’ll find that your audience is a savvy bunch who would love nothing better than to share their knowledge and experience with you. You can also ask your audience what they would like to read about and whether they would like to guest post for you. Reach out to your audience in the blog post title.
For example: “Looking for Indoor Landscaping Ideas—Here’s What We Tried Already”. As a landscaping company, you can share all the creative ideas you have but show that you are very open to ideas from customers and that you follow a process of creative collaboration.
- Start A Debate
On the flip side of asking for advice is the idea of starting an argument or at the very least, a lively debate. This can really kick off some strong discussion and could bring more readers to your door, purely out of curiosity at first. What is all the fuss about? Why are they arguing? Arguments are not always negative and can inspire new ideas, new posts and new readers. A title such as, “Today’s Marketing Forecast: Big Box Brands Will Die Without Customer Experience Management” will stir up a juicy debate.
If your blog posts are running a little dry or you are simply running out of time, let MintCopy create some inspiring and engaging blog posts for you. Contact us now at 888-646-8003 or send us an email to find out more about our social content and web copywriting services.