1. Talk About Something in Your Industry
Most of you are niche bloggers, so surely there is something going on in your industry you can talk about.
Maybe there was a recent product launch, major news, controversy, or something you can give your opinion on.
If you stay on top of industry news in your niche, there will always be something to write about. For example, will you be buying [Product X]? Why or why not?
Is something getting too much hype and attention? Maybe you have an unpopular opinion and would like to vent. These posts can open up interesting discussions.
2. Publish a Review
Have you purchased something recently that’s relevant to your blog? Publish a review. And if there is an affiliate program for the product, this is a great way to earn additional revenue.
If an affiliation is attached to the review, earn a few credibility points by also mentioning features you dislike about the product. Yes, it may discourage some people from buying, but it will improve your credibility in the long run. The net effect is always worth it.
3. Ask a Question
I do this occasionally, and many times these posts get the most comments. This is because people love getting involved. It’s also a great way to jump start conversation on your blog.
Remember, blog posts don’t always have to be long. Sometimes shorter posts are refreshing to your readers. So if you ever need an idea for a blog post, just ask a simple question and watch the discussion begin!
You can see an example of this when I asked people where their traffic comes from.
4. Respond to Another Blogger’s Post
Perhaps someone wrote something and you’d like to add to it. Or maybe you disagree with a stance someone took on an issue.
Use your blog to write a response post and let the author know. If you’re lucky enough, they will announce your post to their readers, which could bring in additional traffic to your site.
Don’t be afraid to publicly disagree in your response. It’s always funny when people apologize to me for disagreeing with something I blogged about, as if I would get mad. I actually welcome other opinions because it would be boring if we all agreed.
As long as you’re respectful, you should never apologize for disagreeing and having your own opinion.
5. Create a Spin-Off of Another Blog’s Post
I do this quite often. Someone’s content may give me an idea for a spin-off post. For example, if someone writes about 5 things they love about AdSense, I might flip it and write 5 things I hate about AdSense.
I remember when Yaro Starak launched his affiliate program for his blog coaching service several years ago. It seemed as if everyone wrote a generic review of his free book — which actually promotes his coaching course.
So instead of publishing another glowing affiliate review, I wrote a blog post that focused on one quote from his free book, Blog Profits Blueprint. The quote was, “Most Bloggers are Poor Marketers.”
I figured that would make for an attention-grabbing title. So I wrote a post with that very headline. Even though I still reviewed the book, it was subtle and I focused more on the message. As a result, I sold three courses that week @ a $44 recurring commission.
What do you do to cure your blogger’s block?