Have you ever asked yourself one or more of the following questions?
- What topic(s) should I write today (this week or this month)?
- In which format should I present my topics (written, audio, images or video)?
- When should I publish these posts?
- No ideas are coming to me at all. What should I do?
If so, you were experiencing blogger’s block. Today we’re going to provide resources to help you overcome blogger’s block through brainstorming.
Brainstorming Blog Topic Ideas
First, write or type general topics you can share. Then create a listing of subtopics (see link above).
Here are a few questions to help you get started:
- What topics would solve your readers’ problems?
- What questions have people been asking that can be answered on your site?
Second, select the tools you want to use to goldmine ideas for blog posts. Traditional, online and mobile options are available.
Traditional Brainstorming Tools
I’m old school so traditional brainstorming tools are more my flavor.
- Notepad and pen
- Notebook paper or scratch paper with pencil, paper and markers
- Post-it wall pad and sharpies to see ideas more vividly
Online Mind Mapping Tools
I do not use online mind mapping tools personally because I prefer traditional brainstorming tools. However, here are free programs that were recommended on several sites I researched.
Mind Mapping Apps
Consider the following free mind mapping apps for your Android and Apple devices.
- SimpleMind (IOS and Droid)
- Mindly (IOS and Droid)
- GoConqr Mind Map (Droid)
- MindMaple Lite (IOS)
Overcoming Blogger’s Block Companion Guide
Last, but not least: 62 Blog Posts to Overcome Blogger’s Block companion guide. This book provides prompts to help you generate topic ideas for blog posts.
Above are tips and tools you can use to record ideas when brainstorming for blog post idea.
How About You?
How do you brainstorm blog topic ideas? Which tools do you use?