Clever Blogging Ideas That Work


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bigstock Blog 12430085 300x300 Clever Blogging Ideas That WorkAren’t we all looking for clever blogging ideas?

Sometimes we get so bogged down trying to think, that we forget there are quick and time-proven ways to generate great ideas.

Have you tried any of these lately?

  • Lists - One of the easiest ways to churn out a blog post that people like to read is simply writing a list post.  It can be anything in your niche such as tips, tools, other blogs, etc.  Oh,and did I mention, Google likes lists too?
  • Tutorials - Who doesn’t want to learn something new?  Whatever your expertise, how about a “how-to” tutorial on the subject?  You can make it easy by using a video.
  • Interviews - This is one of my personal favorites because it brings more interest to your blog.  Plus, as an added bonus, you can ask your interviewee questions YOU want the answer to and learn as you produce  the blog content.
  • Controversy - While this can make your blog stand out in the crowd, it can also backfire. Use with caution.  If there is  a debatable topic in your niche, go for it!
  • Solve a problem - Who doesn’t want to read this one?
  • Debunk a myth - There are all kinds of myths lurking out there.  Pick one relative to your niche and get going!
  • Help a newbie - Everyone started at the beginning.  Even you.  Tell your story of mistakes and ways you became successful in your niche.  The newbie is starved for the info.
  • Guest bloggers - Utilizing someone elses brain is always good.  This technique can also increase your blog readership if you pick folks with large followings.

Now, do you think you will have an easier time writing your posts this week?  That is my intent with this post.

Happy blogging!



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Martha Giffen

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Matt Hayden November 25, 2012 at 10:32 pm

One approach that I often use is to write about an experience I had, and what can be learned from it. These are usually quick to write because you don’t have to do any research.
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Anita October 21, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Wonderful suggestions Martha. I have done many on the list but have never debunked a myth!


Eli@coachdaddy October 19, 2012 at 11:28 am

I’d like to craft a list of controversial solutions to problems. Or maybe have a guest blogger post something like that.

Thanks Martha – I’ve even written the list down, old school, to remind me!
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Jillian October 17, 2012 at 5:38 am

I have a difficult time posting fun and interesting things on my blog… This helped me out a bit, now I just need to apply it ! Thank you!


Bonnie October 16, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Great ideas Martha. I think I’ve used most of these at one point but its so good to have a reminder and get out of my habit of simply talking lol
You cover a lot of options here…this is a perfect list!
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Heather October 16, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Thanks for all of these helpful tips about blogging!

Staying fresh and interesting can be a challenge, so these ideas are inspirational!

Keep up the good work and thanks again for sharing!
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Anita Clark October 16, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Thanks for the fantastic list of blogging ideas. Adding interviews to the list of things I need to try out on my blog. Thanks Martha!
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Norma Doiron@Where Aspiring/Budding Business Owners Start, Grow & Strenghten Their Online Business October 15, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Great info here as always, Martha. Thanks! :)
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Roberta Budvietas October 15, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Martha – love your suggestions but…I still think that you need good headlines and good promotion or even if you do all of these suggestions, you will still not build a following. Having done some guest blogging and looking at doing more, and currently in Jon Morrow’s course, there are some really important things you need to do if you guest blog.


David Leonhardt October 15, 2012 at 8:20 pm

We rabble-rousers prefer controversy and debunking myths. ;-)
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Anita Clark October 15, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Love the blogging tips Martha. I blog daily and it sometimes gets mundane doing the same niche posts…always good to have options to mix things up a bit.
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