Are you finding it challenging to come up with different topics to write about for your art blog? Do you find that you are wasting time thinking of ideas when you are sitting at your computer?
Small businesses and artists like you spend a great deal of time writing blog posts to drive traffic to their websites. Creating blog content that people want to read can be challenging and discouraging, especially if nobody read your last article.
Every blogger has the same question: What makes a good blog, and how do you keep coming up with new topics to write about?
In this post, you will discover how to come up with blog post ideas that generate blog traffic so you can sell more art online.
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By the end of this post, you will know…
- Why You Should Create Unique Blog Ideas Before You Start Writing
- Prevent Writer’s Block
- Keep A Flow
- Keep The Readers Wanting More
- Schedule A Time To Brainstorm Ideas
- How To Come Up With Ideas
- Time Management
Why You Should Create Blog Ideas Before You Start Writing
Blogging for marketing is becoming more popular with businesses both large and small.
Companies who publish blog posts regularly:
- Receive more website traffic
- Have more content to share on social media platforms
- Have long-term growth
- Increase their brand awareness
- Have a higher ROI
Here are three reasons artists should create a list of topic ideas for their art blog.
- Prevent Writer’s Block
Every writer experiences writer’s block at one point in their career. The overwhelming feeling of not having anything to write about can be frustrating and discouraging, especially when your goal is to increase sales and generate traffic.
There are several reasons why a writer might encounter writer’s block, like creative problems, a sense of failure, or physical pressure.
Artists might encounter writer’s block because they are not prepared. With so many different jobs an artist tries to tackle every day, spending a few minutes out of the day to brainstorm topic ideas might end up on the back burner.
Another reason might be because they are discouraged that nobody is reading their older posts. This might happen because they didn’t spend time researching what topics people are searching for online. No matter how good your article is, it will not be read if nobody searches for it online.
You can easily prevent writer’s block if you spend 15-20 minutes a week searching for topics your target audience searches for online.
- Keep A Flow
By brainstorming ideas, you will be able to maintain a constant flow of your blog. This will make a more enjoyable experience for your readers.
Many successful artists build on previous blog posts. Every post they write is like another chapter of their journey.
If you can make it an enjoyable experience for your readers and can connect with them on a personal level they will want to visit your blog regularly.
On the other hand, if your blog posts are all over the place and cover too many broad topics, your readers might go to other artist websites to read the content they are interested in.
- 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. This strategy cannot be done if there are no post ideas planned ahead.
Schedule Time To Brainstorm Blog Ideass
Coming up with a list of blog ideas is easier than you might think. Creating an extensive list of blog topics is as easy as scheduling 30 minutes a week to research topics people search for online that represent your business. In just a few weeks you will have a list of ideas that will keep you writing for weeks to come.
How To Come Up With Ideas
Here are the strategies we use to create our lists.
Take these strategies and revise them to best fit your schedule and business goals.
When you are coming up with different ideas to write about, you will want to focus on the objectives of your blog. Build off of older posts to build your art brand that will attract your target audience.
Ask yourself these questions:
- What is the purpose of my blog?
- Is it to sell original art?
- Is it to sell prints of your artwork?
- Is it to keep people informed of your events?
Every post should complement the purpose of your blog.
Another question you will want to ask is how will this post benefit my readers?
Let me give you an example of how you can build on older posts.
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 paint or draw more varieties of flowers and arrangements.
Would you like to know what separates successful people from people who fall short of their business goals?
It all boils down to time management.
We all have the same jobs that need to get done.
The people who have learned how to manage their time and get the jobs done will win.
Like we have mentioned earlier, you want to spend time writing posts that people want to read so they visit your website. In order to do this, you will want to research keywords that people are searching for online.
Here are some articles to help get you started.
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Final Thoughts On How To Come Up With Blog Post Ideas
It is more challenging to come up with different blogging topics when sitting in front of a blank screen than if you schedule 30 minutes to research ideas.
The object of writing blog posts is to dive more people into your online art gallery so you can sell more artwork. Be productive with your time, so every post you create will drive new art collectors to your landing pages.
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