|Wohoo! I just thought |
of a new post!
Immediately jot down what your mind has just thought of. Sometimes the best ideas to write about just come from ourselves. When that silent voice inside suggests something, do not hesitate to record the thought somewhere and expound on it while it's still fresh.
Discover the web with StumbleUpon. When you stumble into a site using StumbleUpon, chances are the site is one you (and, more importantly, your readers) have never heard of. You can even filter which sites you'd like to check out by choosing categories which you are inclined to write about.
Find treasures in the deep web and show it to the world. When the surface is not enough, there's the deep web, a part of the world wide web that search engines have not indexed. In other words, Google or Yahoo! cannot help you get to these sites. There are however specialized search engines that digs up valuable online resources that may qualify as posts for your blog.
Write on same topic but on a different view. Original ideas are hard to come by. That is why bloggers sometimes write about the same topic again but with additional information and perhaps on a new perspective. With adequate content, the derived post is per se a fresh post.
Talk to family and friends. Conversations are the relaxed and subtle equivalent of brainstorming. Take for example the medical drama series House, M.D., where the titular character discovers the correct diagnosis for his patients because of his best friend enabling him in the middle of their conversations. Eurekas can be found where they are not expected.
Create a series of blog posts. When a blog topic is too broad to be covered with just one post, divide it into short segments that can stand on their own. What would have been a single post is now multiple. Just make sure to provide linkages to each post, indicating they belong to a broad topic.
Make a journal on a current project. Many programmers create journals to talk about the progress of their application projects. Similary you can do the same on just about any project. Not only you'll have a post to publish, it's content is assuringly rich since you have first hand experience on such topic.