Many people start blogging without no idea as to what blogging topics they want to write about. That’s perfectly alright. As the saying goes, spontaneity is the spice of life? Or was that variety? Something like that.
Inevitably when that first rush of creativity ebbs away, bloggers find their muses abandoning them on a dry but surprisingly crowded island called Writer’s Blocktopia. Here are a few ways to flag down the rescue ship of inspiration and come up with some great blogging topics:
* Look over the blogging topics you have already covered and approach them from a different angle. This is what professional writers do. They take a topic that has been flogged within an inch of its life and look for a new whip to beat it with. So if you have been writing about how politicians are driving their constituents crazy with their antics on Capitol Hill, you could flip it around and talk about how the people are driving the politicians crazy.
* Sign up for social media sites like Twitter, Digg, and Facebook. People post links to all types of content they find on the web which provide an almost bottomless well of hot blogging topics. Another option is to visit meme and quiz sites like BlogThings and Know Your Meme that provide databases of quizzes and memes you can participate in.
* Although forums are not as popular as they used to be, they are still a great place to find great blogging topics, particularly if you are writing on a niche subject. The trick is to find an active forum in your niche with lots of diversity. With all of the opinions flying around, you will certainly find something to blog about.