Are you finding it difficult to come up with material for your art blog? Do you find that you are wasting time thinking of ideas when it is time for you to write? In this article discover how to create great post ideas and always be prepared to write.
How To Create Great Post Ideas that Generate Blog Traffic
Why You Should Create Post Ideas Before You Start Writing
Creating a list of post ideas will help you in many ways.
- Prevent writers block.
If you are not prepared to write, you might find that you are staring at the computer wasting time.
There have been many times in the past that I felt like I was just wasting my time and not being productive.
I knew I had to get an article published so I would just write about anything. Even though I got an article published, it was not good quality, and it did not focus on my artist blog objective.
In reality, it was a waste of my time and my readers time.
I have found that if I take some time out of the week to brainstorm some post ideas when it was time to write, I would be more focused, and the writing process was a lot quicker. I knew the topic that I wanted to write about. I was prepared, and I was able to get the job done quickly.
- Keep a Flow
By brainstorming ideas, you will be able to maintain a constant flow for your blog. This will make a more enjoyable experience for your readers. You will be able to build on our previous posts.
Your goal is to provide an enjoyable experience for your readers so that they will want to visit your blog on a regular basis. By doing this, they will see when you have new artwork for sale increasing the odds of a sale.
If your blog posts are all over the place, you will confuse the reader, and they will go elsewhere.
Creating post ideas ahead of time will help you keep your blogs theme.
- Keep The Readers Wanting More
Just like any great author or sitcom you want to be able to have the readers wanting more. You want them to visit your blog on a regular basis.
If you brainstorm post ideas, it will be easier for you to keep building on the previous post and leave them hanging at the end of the post.
Some bloggers will write what their next post will be at the end of every post. That is an excellent way to have the readers excited about the next post and cannot be done if there are no post ideas planned ahead.
Schedule A Time To Brainstorm Ideas
For this to work, you will need to set up a time for you to be able to brainstorm post ideas.
The amount of time that you will need to put aside for coming up with ideas will determine how often you are going to be posting.
If you are posting once a week, you might only need to sit down once a month and map out what you will be covering for the next month.
If you are posting on a more frequent basis, you might find it more beneficial if you schedule in a few times a month for brainstorming post ideas.
The important thing is that you never allow yourself to run out of material.
How To Come Up With Ideas
When you are coming up with the material, you will want to focus on your blogs objectives. Build on every article to build your art brand.
Let me give you an example:
Let’s say that you paint flowers.
Flowers will be the focus of your articles. Your objective is to sell your artwork.
Topics focusing on your main topic:
- Flower arrangements
- Supplies used to create the art
- The inspiration for painting the flowers.
- Images used for inspiration.
- About your passion for the flower.
You can see how easy it is to provide a significant amount of material for your audience to read that will be entertaining for them.
The more that they get to know about you and your passion. The more they will want to purchase the art that you create.
You can even take the article about roses and break that down into multiple articles about the different types and colors of roses. This might even inspire you to create more varieties of flowers and arrangements.
Being prepared will save you time and allow you to build your art brand. You know that “content is king.” Write the best posts that you can for your readers. Brainstorming post ideas will make this an easy process for you.
I challenge you to start brainstorming your post ideas today. Try it for a couple of months and get back to me with your results. I am looking forward to hearing about your success.
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