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Blogger’s Block. It’s something all bloggers, online publishers and creators don’t ever want to have to deal with. However, just like writers get writer’s block, bloggers will, at some point or another, run out of ideas just as they are about to start writing a post.

What to do in this situation?

There are many techniques you can do that can help you capture ideas that are worth writing about online. However, I am here to tell you that the title of this article is completely misleading. You will always have ideas to talk about: it is just about harvesting them.


Don’t Follow the Traffic, Stats and Trends

A common pitfall of blogging comes with following the stats and trends that is likely to be the most successful and make bloggers the most amount of money. However, by doing this, you might find yourself in a saturated market, talking about something you do not enjoy, or writing poor quality content that is too keyword focused.

Most content out there gets traffic because it fills a void on the internet that no other pieces of content can.

This is why websites such as my gain lots of traffic. Poetry analysis per poem does not get much traffic. For example, Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy is a well-known popular poem in the literaturecommunity. But, at best, only gets a couple of hundred visitors a month. However, when there is lots of content on the website, all of those tens of views per day per post add up – don’t be scared to blog about something that the trends say won’t gain traffic. If you make it good enough and niche enough, it will for a very long time.


Go Deep in Content

It is much much better to create long deep content than 2-3 short pieces of content. Google and other search engines love content that is rich and goes into grave detail.

For example, and coming back to my own website, is it better to get my team of poetry experts to write 300 word summaries of poems, or 1500+ words of high quality detailed analysis of poems? You’ll find the latter always wins. With this, you will find you don’t have to come up with loads of ideas to write about, but just a few and go into good detail with each of them.


Relate Two Completely Different Subjects

If you are unsure about what you want to write still, make a niche post by linking two unrelated subjects together. How does a footballer’s mentality get affected by video games? How does poetry and food relate? What similarities does the environment and the stock market have in common? Most of these posts will be interesting reads, which will evoke reactions from web users. As well as this, you are sure to rank high for such niche type of content.

Will created Ask Will Online back in 2010 to help students revise and bloggers make money developing himself into an expert in PPC, blogging SEO, and online marketing. He now runs others websites such as Poem Analysis, Book Analysis, and Ocean Info. You can follow him @willGreeny.

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