Do you struggle finding topics to blog about? You’ll find plenty of ideas with these these online tools.
Hubspot’s Blog Topic Generator asks you to enter three nouns of your choice, and it generates five possible blog topics. A disclaimer states that their algorithm isn’t perfect. I found that to be true. Some of their suggested topics weren’t what I expected; however, if I entered the same noun into the all three fields, I got five spot-on topics.
Übersuggest is another nifty content tool and especially helpful to narrow down a topic. It asks you to enter a term. Then it provides a lengthy list of sub topics related to that term. The list doesn’t link directly to articles about the sub topics, but instead it supplies you with exact words and phrases to use with your search engine to find additional information. For example, to the right is part of the list that Übersuggest gave me when I entered the term self publishing.
This idea generator from the UK is geared more toward marketing, still it offers some nice and varied starting points for blog topics. You type in your target audience and also what they can benefit from (I found this instruction to be somewhat vague). I used writers as the target market and brainstorming in the benefit box and got this list of ideas:
Beyond content generation, here are a few additional tools that might interest you.
Social Mention–-Find out what topics people are talking about right now.
Social Mention is a social media search and analysis platform that collects user generated content from across the Internet into a single stream of information. It allows you to easily track and measure what people are saying about you, your business, or any topic across the web’s social media landscape in real-time. Social Mention monitors 100+ social media properties directly including: Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, YouTube, Digg, Google etc.
Emotional Marketing Value Headline Analyzer–Discover the strength of your blog post headlines.
Enter your headline and business category, and the Emotional Marketing Value Headline Analyzer will analyze whether your headline reaches your target audience in a “deep and emotional” way. It even analyzes which emotion(s) your headline most likely generates: Intellectual, Empathetic, and Spiritual.
The Readability Test Tool–See if your post’s readability fits your target market.
Type in the URL of your blog post, or copy and paste your content into the field, and The Readability Test Tool will analyze it for reading ease, grade level, word count and more.
Give these sites a try and see if they help with your blog post burn out.
Until next time . . .
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