Welcome to Day 6 of the 30-Day Blogging Challenge today we are going to talk about creating content when you THINK you have no idea what to write about.

Coming up with fresh content ideas for your blog isn’t always easy, at times we bloggers feel like the topics have been exhausted or even that we’ve exhausted them too much. The truth is not every reader will read every post. {That’s a bonus tip}.

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How to create new posts when you have writers block

Today I have a great new content tip for you and the best part is that some of your blog post is already written FOR YOU. It’s a bit like getting to skip ahead in line. Perfect for those busy days when your calendar is full but you want to get a blog post published. You know what I’m talking about you’ve answered the same question or elaborated back to a reader in the comments around the same topic, right?

Instead, open and excel sheet in your index document and keep an eye out for questions in comments. Save them in the document and when you need a quick post, take that question – copy and paste it into your blog and answer it. That was easy, wasn’t it?

Of course, you want to answer your readers right away when you see the comment come up. Go ahead and do that. But keep a mental tab on this question and ask yourself this:

  1. Will other people have the same question? {99% of the time the answer will be yes}
  2.  Is there more I can share on the topic?

If you answer yes to both questions {and you likely should}, then the commenter question qualifies for a follow-up blog post. And that’s exactly what it is; a follow-up to the original comment question and your answer.

Quick Content Idea: Answer Comments in New Blog Posts

You can start by introducing the topic by interlinking your other post, which is GREAT for SEO. Share the question and then let your readers know that you wanted to give a more detailed answer, thus the new blog post. Share the answer you gave the reader in the original comment and elaborate as you see fit. That’s it. A quick and easy blog post and for a portion all you had to do was copy and paste.

Format it, I talked about this last week on my Facebook Live about Blogging Systems, if you’re interested it’s video #2 in the Create Your Best Content Challenge Week.  Then just add a graphic and you’re ready to hit publish. Rinse and repeat with other questions as they pop up in your comments. Readers love these types of posts because they often had the exact same question, but they were too shy to ask. In fact, when I’ve done this most every time I get several email messages that thank me for answering the questions they were too scared to ask 🙂

If you find yourself with quite a few questions, you may even want to make this a new featured category on your blog. It will quickly become a valuable resource to your readers.

It will save time in the long run. By being thorough in your answer, it will not only apply to this exact question but a multitude of related questions. As and when they pop up in comments, all you have to do is reply with a link to the post. Think of it as a way to create your own personal FAQ section of the blog.

Win Win

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