When it comes to my websites and getting backlinks to them, I write a lot of articles. Right now I am mostly using Post Runner at Keyword Academy, Build My Rank, and article directories to get most of my backlinks. All of those places require me to write articles and I know at least for me, there are only so many things I can write about “blue widgets.”
Over the past few months since I have gotten really serious about this whole online passive income thing, I have discovered several ways to come up with article ideas and beat that dreaded writer’s block. Here are 3 ways to beat writer’s block and keep knocking out that web content.
1. Check Out Content Websites and Article Directories
If you are having a hard time coming up with new articles for your site or for your backlinking efforts then you may want to check out all the different content websites and article directories for some inspiration. Now, I am not recommending that you take the articles right off the site and copy them, but instead use them for inspiration for your own articles.
Some of the sites that I use for inspiration are:
There are plenty of other websites that you can check out as well, but the above ones should give you a pretty good selection of slants to take on your articles. For example, if your keyword was “wedding dresses” you would simply search for that keyword on the site and check out the different articles.
If you have a long tail keyword you are looking for or a more obscure keyword you may have to revise your search and get a little creative. For example if my keyword was “pink wedding dresses” I may have to simply search for “wedding dresses” and use a twist on the articles to fit in my keyword of pink wedding dresses. You need to use some creativity and be sure you are not plagiarizing the articles you are using for as inspiration.
If you are in a niche that has a pretty big commercial market like wedding dresses, you can find plenty of article topics at the magazine racks. You may have to head to a bigger bookstore like Barnes and Nobles rather than your local grocery store if your niche is smaller or more limited when it comes to commercialism. You don’t even have to buy the magazine if you really don’t want to as you can simply flip through the magazine and find plenty of different topics you can start writing about. If you don’t want to get dirty looks from the bookstore workers, then simply pay the few dollars for the magazines and take them home and do your research.
3. Google News
Searching in Google News for your keyword or even just in your general niche can be a good way to beat writer’s block and come up with new articles. I often check out Google News to see what kinds of articles are being posted in the niches I am in. You can use this information for content on your site as well as for the backlink articles to your site.
If you are still having a hard time with writer’s block, check out my post on 25 Different Article Titles to Help You Get Past Writer’s Block. You may find some titles that you haven’t used for your keywords yet to give you a new perspective and get you to beat writer’s block.
Do you have any other resources or ways that you beat writer’s block when either writing content for your site or especially when writing backlink articles?