One of the biggest challenges when it comes to blogging, is to come up with a supply of fresh relevant content. In this article I want to point you to a source that you can use over and over again…
Let’s not mess around, here’s the source – Facebook.
Yep, the ever growing social network site. So, how do you use facebook to get content ideas? Let me give you a real life example for my own blog.
As part of your traffic strategy you should already be using face book, setting up a page for your niche, making friends and interacting with people interested in that niche. You are doing all that, right?
It’s a great way to get free targeted traffic to your blog, and it’s a superb starting point for leading interested people all the way into paying customers. There is a bonus to developing that niche presence on face book though, and it’s that you will see content ideas all day long, provided by your niche!
I have my own blog, about goal achievement, self improvement and wealth creation.
So, I post links to my articles on face book, have set up the page, and friend other people interested in that area.
Today I saw a post which was short and sweet – it was literally only a few words, but it made such a good point that it had my fingers itching to get writing about an associated point.
I opened up my word processing package right there and then, and simply explained how the point I had read led me to my own point I wanted to make, and then explained *that* point as if I were talking about it to someone on the phone.
That’s one of my favourite article writing techniques, and in about 10 minutes I had an article over 400 words which provided great content for the goal achievement niche.
I whacked it on my blog, and then, of course, I linked to it from facebook!
Now, I’m not saying that everyone can write an article in 10 minutes, nor should they. Speed of writing is not essential, it’s the quality that counts. You may not be able to write an article there and then, but have a document set up for ideas, so you can get the gist of it down for when you do have time.
My point though, is about me getting a great idea for an article via face book, and then leveraging that idea into content I can use in many ways, maybe even sell it! It’s something you can do over and over to get quick and easy content ideas.
I’d love to hear what you think – leave a comment below!
‘Til Next Time,
Health & Happiness,
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