Are you out of ideas or topics to write your next blog post? Have you racked your brains trying to figure out what and how to write something unique and engaging? Hopefully, with these “50 Superb Content Creation Ideas for Bloggers”, you’ll never run out of topics again. (Do let us know how you liked them!)
1. Write a success story: Start with a dire situation that you or your organization faced a few months back, and describe how you emerged successful in the situation. You can even add a dash of motivation to this, or make it a “never-say-die” story; an example of such an article would be, “The Milestone Translation: 2 million words in 30 days”.
2. Create a checklist or planner for a task or activity that is of practical use for your target audience. Use your experience and expertise here to formulate something unique. Examples could be, “A Daily Planner to update your Translation Glossary” or “The fool-proof checklist for Technical Translation.”
3. Compile and elaborate on a few quotes: Search for interesting quotes or famous sayings that are relevant to your area of interest, and center your article on those. Always use unique quotes that people haven’t heard about and don’t use this tactic very often as it will start to look repetitive.
4. Transcribe a discussion with a client– When you interact with clients every day, why not use one such interesting interaction or discussion as a base for a unique write-up?
5. Create a downloadable series of articles with a themed format as “A complete guide to” for a particular topic. They will most likely sell like hot cakes!
6. Write a role-play: Imagine a hypothetical situation and write a role play. For example you could write two versions of a role play between a salesperson and a potential client and ask your readers to decide which one is better- “Suggestive Selling: Getting it Right”.
7. Write a poem. Sounds weird? I thought so too, till I happened to come across this marketing poem a few days ago, and I just loved it! Read More about it here http://www.orbitmedia.com/blog/web-marketing-poetry
8. User generated content: Reviews, testimonials, opinion polls etc. You can compile these, add your in-sights and create a fresh blog post out of it.
9. Predict the future: Don’t go by the literal meaning. It just means that you write an article trying to anticipate the future trends of something related to your area of interest. For example, “Is Responsive Web Designing the future?” or “Responsive Web Designing: The Way Forward”.
10. Cost Analysis– Write an article centered on the cost-analysis process of something specific in your niche. It could be in the form of advice or monetary facts and figures that provide certain in-sights. For example, “Top 10 tips for cost-efficient translation.” Or “The do’s and don’ts of budgeting for e-commerce entrepreneurs.”
11. Question and Answer Format: Choose a particular subject matter in which people generally have a lot of queries. Write a simple, lucid article in question and answer format.
12. Service Recovery stories– A lot of people write about success stories. But the story of how you transformed a near failure into success with your prompt service recovery will provide a wonderful read.
13. Legal Aspects– Do a little research into the legal aspects of your industry to write an informative article. Since it’s an overlooked area, most readers will appreciate it. But do get your facts right before writing this one. “10 Legal Commandments for E- Commerce Entrepreneurs” is an example.
14. Elaborate about your participation in an industry event: Has your organization taken part in any niche event in the recent past? Write an interesting article describing the involvement and contribution.
15. Use Re-imagination: You need to think a little “out-of-the-box” for this one. It basically means re-imagining certain established facts and writing an article like, “What if Google had only one annual algorithm update?”
16. Write about your organization’s humble beginnings, how you have evolved and progressed with time and what your aspirations are for the future. Give your brand a human face. If written intelligently, it will prove to be extremely moving for your target audience.
17. Write a comical “behind-the-scenes” version of a routine day at your workplace. Give your readers some fascinating in-sights into your daily operations, with a dash of humor.
18. Speak about your satisfied customers. Write a detailed case study or a brief article about how you meticulously handled your client’s requirements. Attach a small testimonial from the client to give you additional brownie points.
19. Translate a famous article: Probably one of the easiest ways of getting good back links from a reputed website, and at the same time, it gives you high quality content for your blog.
20. Thank you: Expressing gratitude never hurts, and it can be directed towards anybody associated with your company. Post a genuine thank-you post in your blog once in a way; it’s a gesture that will always be appreciated.
21. Search any common niche topic at random in Wiki. Go to the “See Also” and “Reference” List. You are bound to get new ideas to write upon, when you glance at these pages.
22. Tell a story: As the classic saying goes, “Facts tell, but Stories sell.” Try to relate to your audience and strike an emotional chord.
23. Use Google Analytic– If people are visiting your site for a particular set of keywords and staying for long, you can engage them further by elaborating on those topics. On the contrary, if you observe a lot of simultaneous “ins” and “outs” on a particular page, it shows that they didn’t find what they were looking for. Consider rewriting on these topics.
24. Use Google Alerts– It’s simple; tells you which are the most widely searched topics to give you ample food for thought.
25. Write a Book Review of the last book that you read. An unbiased version will always be appreciated.
Stay tuned for Part 2….