While being an essayist or blogger has significant points of interest, it additionally has its own particular difficulties such as lack of new creative ideas.
Lacking new ideas is the biggest problem experienced specially by professional bloggers who are very much sure that they have to write articles but sometimes don’t have ideas of points to write on. This syndrome among authors is commonly known as ‘Writer’s Block’.
In such cases you may take a break, read other articles online, watch other blogs to cure lack of new ideas, Google keywords from your niche and the best solution is to try content idea generators.
Content Idea Generators
Content Idea Generators such as Portent and HubSpot simply ask you to enter keyword(s) of your interest and niche, then they automatically suggests you some SEO ready titles you may write articles on.
Portent allows you to enter one keyword at a time and suggest you one title, user may use the refresh icon to see more title suggestions one by one from the same keyword.
Where as HubSpot asks you to enter one or two or three nouns (preferably) that you’d like to write about, and then it comes up with a week’s worth of relevant blog post titles in just a matter of seconds.
Similar Website Finder
Similar website tools simply improves your web browsing experience by automatically finding you the best websites you are looking for. It works on the technique of suggesting you the best websites related to the one you are browsing.
To start using this tool you may either install its extension on your Google Chrome browser for instant website suggestions or visit similarsites.com, type in the domain of the website you like, and it will show you a whole new world of websites of your interest. Another website similarsitesearch.com is also an alternative.
The most popular one is StumbleUpon where you can select your categories and then each click will direct you to a new website or webpage of your interest; blogging niche etc.
Google: Trends, Alerts & What’s Hot
Google Trends: The tool has been around for years but now it’s improved and works with a new style of displaying treading searches. You can use its visualizer to see 1, 2, upto 25 simultaneous trending Google searches.
It can be customized to show trends from either one country or worldwide.You can watch the trends using flip by and see results by clicking the one you are interested in.
Alternatively, you may also use the Google Trends Top Charts page to browse on a specific topic from your niche.
Google Alerts: On the other hand Google Alerts allows you to monitor the world wide web for new interesting content available in your niche.
You can browse alerts directly from its main page by typing keywords of the topic you are interested in, also enable email alert messages to get all future content links delivered to your inbox.
What’s Hot: What’s Hot is a Google+ section present on the same menu where Home, Profile, People links are. It allows you to browse trending hashtags, popular posts, people and pages it finds interesting for you. The feature can be great tool for building new content ideas.
Hashtags (#tags) are the labels or metadata tags used on social networking websites and micro-blogging services such as Twitter. It simply makes it easier for users to find messages with a specific theme, category or event etc.
You can find hashtags on Twitter, Google Plus, now also on Facebook and other social networking websites. For instance: Let’s say you are interested in PHP then simply search #PHP on Twitter to find all popular and latest Tweets about PHP.