Content and Copy
Are you looking for new topics to post about on your blog? Do you feel as if you tried all of your regular sources for inspiration and still come up empty handed? Luckily for you (and for all of us content creators) there’s a vast, untapped resource in the form of social media that can provide you with plenty of inspiration and may even help you to expand your business and forge new niche connections.
1. Create Conversations around Your Posts. When you post to your blog you should be sharing it on the various social media channels to which you belong as well. Doing so not only ensures that you will extend the reach of your content (hopefully it will be shared by you present followers and gain you even more) but can be the perfect place to discuss and get feedback about your post. This feedback can then be developed into a follow up post or, if the conversations were heated enough, into a whole series.
2. Research Relevant Hashtags. There are literally millions of conversations on social media everyday. Use hashtags to find out what’s trending on Twitter and other social media sites. You’ll be sure to find inspiration and can even spark up conversations which will give you plenty of grist for the content mill.
3. Ask for Guest Bloggers. Sometimes you just need a new perspective and finding the right guest blogger for your blog is a great way to do it. Begin at the beginning and ask your followers if anyone would be interested in guest blogging. Another great way to find a guest blogger is to reach out and ask people individually. Like a particular blogger in your niche. Send them an email and ask away.
Social media gives content creators almost unlimited access to untold resources and millions of individual perspectives each day. Although we’ve only highlighted three of the ways you can find inspiration for your blog through social media, there are countless others. If you’d like to share your own take a moment to reply to us here or contact us. We’d love to hear your thoughts (and write a blog post about it later).