Blogger’s block? Writer’s block? Strapped for ideas? What if I told you that I have a method that will completely eliminate the above problems? That not only will you have a ready method to find blog post ideas but that you will never run out of ideas to blog about!

Sounds too good to be true? But I am not joking! Follow these 3 easy tips every single time and I guarantee that you will have a never-ending supply of blog posts to fill your editorial calendar for a whole year or two!

Oh and the best part? All of these tools are FREE!*

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Step 1: Look at your Google Analytics

Google Analytics is the serious blogger’s best friend! I keep telling my clients who reach out for content strategy and blogging advice that the first thing they need to do is look at their content and analyze what is doing well and what isn’t taking off.

Google Analytics is a free tool that drills down into the nitty-gritty of what content works across your demographic.

How to use Google Analytics for content ideas

a) When you are inside your Google Analytics, navigate to the left hand panel where you see the term ‘Behaviour’.

b) Set the time frame for the last 90 days. It will now sort and show your top 10 posts of the last 90 days.

c) Use this as the basis for creating more content along the same lines.

*Bonus: Link your website to Google Search Console (also known as Webmaster Console). This will give you specific insights into the key words that drive people to your website.


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Step 2: Use BuzzSumo for Blog Post Ideas

I’m all for using free tools as much as possible, especially when you’re starting out as a new blogger. No point in spending tons of money when you’re not sure how long you will keep blogging.

For that reason, I really love the free version of Buzzsumo when it comes to content generation ideas. Now, Buzzsumo does a lot more than content research, but the free version (which is what I use) is effective enough for most bloggers.

When you first sign up for Buzzsumo, you get a 7-day free trial with complete access to all of Buzzsumo’s features.

After that, you have continued access to my favourite feature: The Content Analyzer Tool!

As you can tell from the image above, this is how the tool works.

a) Enter any phrase or key word in your niche. For example, I have entered ‘Tailwind Tips’ in the example above.

b) Once you do, the top 10 results in that will pop up on your screen. (You get more results in the paid version, but 10 is plenty for our purposes)

c) Observe to see how many social shares each post has and also, on which network. Some posts do well on Pinterest, while others rank well on Linkedin or Twitter.

d) If your own site is at the top of the results, congratulations!

e) Study the headlines used by the top 10 articles. Use them as a base for creating content in your niche.


Step 3: Use Pinterest Keyword Search

By far the easiest and most inexhaustible supply of blog post ideas and my personal favourite method is using the Pinterest Keyword Search Tool!

Let me show you how it works:

a) Open up Pinterest.com and navigate to the search bar at the top of the page.

b) Enter any key word and look at the tiles that pop up below the search term.

c) Observe that the coloured tiles are ranked from left to right in terms of popularity and search volume.

d) Select the tile closest to your search requirement and study the top two rows of results. Those are what people are searching for.

Then, what I do is I add those pins to a secret board that I have for blog post ideas in every niche of mine.

Hello, Endless Supply of Blog Post Ideas 🙂

That was easy, wasn’t it?




Shailaja V

Hi there! I'm Shailaja Vishwanath, a blogger with 12 years of blogging experience and a parent to a teen. I work as a digital marketing and social media consultant. From positive parenting tips to useful productivity hacks, social media advice to blogging advice, you'll find them all right here. Welcome to my blog.

9 Comments

Anshu Bhojnagarwala · January 15, 2019 at 11:54 am

Awesome ideas, Shailaja, and so doable too. I loved the way you have explained them in detail with pictures too. Makes our work easier. To be truthful, I have never used Google analytics and webmaster console, will check how it can be used. Also, I have been using pinterest keyword search off and on as per your suggestion, but will take it more seriously henceforth. As for buzzsumo, again not tried.

I have already planned my posts for this year, but will go through these 3 applications and find out what will work better. Thank you for this post, Shailaja!

Zainabraazi · January 16, 2019 at 8:19 am

One word! WOW!
What an awesome post this was. I will download the blog ideas from the laptop .
How long did this take

Atulmaharaj · January 16, 2019 at 2:04 pm

Informative ideas Shailajaji, quite helpful and resourceful for people who are starting out to Blog. Even for folks already Blogging, these are good. Thank for sharing.
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Rajlakshmi · January 17, 2019 at 2:31 am

I haven’t heard of buzz sumo before. It sounds like an excellent tool Will check it out. Thank you for explaining every point so clearly. Loved all the tips. Pinterest is indeed becoming a wonderful tool for all bloggers.. Be it sharing posts or coming up with new ideas
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Ramya Abhinand · January 17, 2019 at 12:27 pm

Interesting points.. I have s far relied on Google analytics and also recently Pinterest has been helping me come up with blog post ideas 🙂 Need to have a look at Buzz sumo
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Modern Gypsy · January 17, 2019 at 9:47 pm

These are wonderful ideas! I haven’t really explored buzz sumo – I think I’ll look it up over the weekend. And thanks for the blog post ideas – I’ll take a look at those also over the weekend!
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Sanch @ Sanch Writes · January 19, 2019 at 1:34 am

Those are some great ways to generate post ideas. My problem currently is not around lack of ideas – there are plenty – but rather, executing them. Too many thoughts in my head!!
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Esha M Dutta · January 23, 2019 at 4:20 pm

What a wealth of ideas, Shailaja!!! I have never come across Buzz Sumo earlier, but this is one post that I would like to come back to, so I’m bookmarking it for the moment. Have been mulling over a few areas to work on the blog lately, and now, after reading this post, I am finding it very insightful.
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Starry · February 7, 2019 at 9:31 pm

Thanks mam for this in depth guide to becoming a content machine.I am a novice in blogging.I never came across this google console.Definitely i am going to do some research and then use them to plan my content and optimize my blog.
Big shout to you mam;)
The screenshots are an added onus;)

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