3 Tools For Coming Up With Blog Post Ideas

by Adrienne Smith on June 5, 2014

Aren’t you envious of those bloggers who never run out of blog post ideas!

Every time they sit down at their computer they either just have ideas flowing naturally or maybe they’ve been jotting things down as they’ve been coming to their minds.

I’ve written about this topic in the past and I’m sure you’ve read a lot of content about how to come up with things to write about.

Everyone has their own ideas about this right!

Most seasoned bloggers I’ve spoken with have no problem at all coming up with things to blog about.  They easily get ideas for their posts from just about anything.

Those ideas might come from:

  • reading someone else’s blog post
  • reading a comment someone wrote
  • someone asking you a question
  • reading a case study
  • from a review
  • someone sharing their own experience
  • movies
  • TV programs
  • commercials
  • ads
  • books
  • what’s trending, etc.

You see the potential right!  There are literally dozens of places where ideas can come from.

Earlier this year I shared with you some sites that you could use that come in pretty darn handy if you ever run into issues with actually coming up with ideas to write about.  Those sites were:

  • Topsy
  • LinkedIn Today
  • Bloggerscope
  • Google Keyword Planner
  • Question and answer networks
  • VCita
  • SEMRush

This is where you can see what others are writing about and what’s popular now.  I mean getting on the back end of that’s pretty cool right!

3 More Great Tools

I am on Kristi Hines’ list because I purchased her Blog Post Promotion Course last year.  She recently shared with us a guest post she had written over at iacquire.com.

In that post she shared 10 tools she found helpful for coming up with some blog post ideas.  They all looked pretty good, some I’ve used before but these three really got my attention.  I’m always looking for new or fun ways to find ideas for me to write about outside the norm.  You know, with so many new things coming online all the time why not try a few.

Title Tool

This one is really very simple so all you have to do is put the keywords in that you’re interested in writing about and it will generate some ideas for you.  So the example I’m using here is very generic but I found the other examples I used didn’t generate but one title.

So it’s a simple tool to use but don’t be shocked if some times it doesn’t generate a whole lot of ideas.  It’s still pretty cool.


Although this one is probably not considered your typical tool for generating ideas for posts what it does is it will take the keyword you typed in and show you all the suggestions in Google.

You’ll see from this screenshot that there are 280 suggestions and it will go from A to Z so how cool is that.  It’s kind of like you can bypass the keyword tool.

Portent’s Content Idea Generator

As you can see you just type in your keyword again but what’s cool about this one is it gives you other things to think about that can possibly help you make it better.  Again, my keyword is very generic for this example but give it a try and see what it comes up with.

If you want to see all the tools that Kristi shared then be sure to stop by her guest post because there are seven more.  You might like some of her other suggestions better but these three really stood out to me.

What Do You Use

Do you use any tools to help generate ideas for new posts or do you just sit down at your desk and start typing?  I know all it takes for some people is to go on a walk and the ideas just come pouring in.  They don’t need any help at all.

Sometimes that happens for me but other times I just don’t know what I want to write about.  Trust me, it’s not like there aren’t ideas everywhere but a lot of times I don’t want to write what everyone else is writing about.

Let me know your thoughts about any of these and have you used them before?  Do you think you’ll be giving them a try in the near future?  Maybe you don’t need anything like this but it might be a nice change right!

Love to hear your thoughts and of course I always appreciate it when you share my posts with your friends.  You never know when they might be having a brain freeze and this will come in handy for them.





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1 Carolyn Nicander Mohr
June 5, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Hi Adrienne, Because I blog about tech, I never, ever run out of ideas, only days in the week to write blogs! I honestly wish I could cover more tech so I just cherry-pick the tech I think my readers will be most interested in and most helpful to them.

But these tools are great to find keywords and get title ideas! I often struggle for titles and these will be very helpful. Hey, we all need great tools, right?

Your ideas for coming up with blog topics are spot on. I use all of those to hone in on the tech topics I think will be best for my readers. Comments and questions from readers often generate my most popular articles!

I use a secret Pinterest board I named “Article Ideas” to pin websites and articles I find that will help me write my articles later and remind me of topics I want to cover. When I go to write my article, I go to my secret Pinterest board, click on the pins and my research is ready for me to start writing my article.

I’m bookmarking and sharing this article, Adrienne. Thanks so much for the new tools!
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2 Adrienne Smith
June 5, 2014 at 8:38 AM

Hi Carolyn,

Yeah, this isn’t an issue for you since you’re a tech blogger. I think that would really be pretty cool to always just write posts on what’s being released today for our industry.

This is one of the reasons I liked this because they can help you come up with headlines as well. The last one can give you some suggestions about how to pull your reader in, etc. So for that reason I think they are a little different then the rest.

There are so many people I speak with that really don’t have any issues actually coming up with the ideas. I’m sure we all could use more help with great headlines but just having some help like this I think is refreshing actually.

That’s a cool idea but I use Evernote for that. That’s about the only thing I use it for but a good bit of the time I don’t use half of what I saved. Women, we can never make up our minds! LOL!!!

I appreciate that Carolyn and thank you for the share. Not sure what’s wrong with my PinIt button but I emailed Ashvini to see if he could tell me what’s up. I appreciate you my friend.



3 Bhanu Chander June 5, 2014 at 8:38 AM

Hello Carolyn,

I guess tech bloggers are blessed !

Since today’s generation is more or less technology related and every day (I could say every hour) the world is updated with some latest and newest news. But the fact is there are countless tech bloggers and I’m sure you might be facing big competition out there, right ? Anyway it might not be a big issue for you as your articles are famous !

I’m glad, I came across your comment, your idea on secret Pinterest board about “Article Ideas” is really great and thinkable. I would be doing that too !

Thank you for sharing your views and helping many :)


4 Bhanu Chander June 5, 2014 at 8:29 AM

Hello Adrienne,

Once again you made a rocking post with beautiful post idea !

Getting ideas to write a post is really a tough job and if we are writing regularly, then we would definitely face the problem. Like you said, for those whom are seasoned bloggers and who write at times, idea generation might not be a big issue because they would be gathering all the ideas that probably flashed in their thoughts in that gap. But frankly speaking, this is the first time I’m hearing that we could use some tools for idea generation ! Thank you for making us aware.

When I started my first blog about Design exam guides, most of the post ideas came from questions that have been raised by my readers. While digging into the topic, I usually analyze for the topics that they were mostly searching as well as the topics – that is not available from around the web. That helped me create posts to a greater extent.

Chatting with the readers (in Facebook groups, Google+ and even mails) helped me find their requirements, and writing for their needs is the biggest advantage for my blog’s success.

Ideas for the posts that have been written in my second blog came – by going through the current trending topics like SMM etc. By going through as many similar webpages and what others are up-to, I got the ideas of writing posts by explaining them in detailed and in depth manner.

I guess, I wold be using at least one of the above three tools if I run out of ideas, and I’m sure it might happen someday !

Thank you for throwing knowledge. Great day to you :)


5 Adrienne Smith
June 5, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Hi Bhanu,

Why thank you, I appreciate that.

The posts I’ve written about this in the past I had a LOT of bloggers who told me they had no problem whatsoever coming up with blog post ideas. For the most part I don’t because there is always something to say but I have my moments, I admit. So for those moments these tools come in very handy. Then if you know the topic you want to write about then the ones I’m sharing today can be very helpful with finding great ideas. I only wish I was always creative but I’m just not.

Now see, that sounds like a great niche to have and you never run out of ideas because you always have someone asking you questions. I get a lot of questions as well which is why for the most part I don’t have an issue. I’m glad at least you did really well in that niche.

Having conversations can really spark new topics too, I agree with you there. Sounds like you are definitely on the right track Bhanu.

Sounds like you’re really doing good and I’m thrilled for you. I hope that every blogger that comments on this post doesn’t have this issue. But if they want some other cool ways to come up with future post ideas I think I’ve got that covered here. 😉

Thanks for sharing that and I do hope you have a wonderful day and end to your week.



6 Adam Binder
June 5, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Good Morning Adrienne. I really enjoyed this post and checked out all three idea generators. I usually don’t run out of ideas. I only run out of time to write them all down :) However, these tools could be very useful in finding niche subjects to write about. I tested all three with the generic term “web design” and got some pretty unique results.

1. Title Tool – Gave me a ton of useful niche titles like “Tips on Responsive Web Design (RWD)” & “Insurance Agency Websites and Responsive or Adaptive Web Design”

2. Ubersuggest- I like how this alphabetizes everything and the sheer list of results from the term “web design” was astounding.

3. Portent – To be honest, I didn’t really like this one. It is nice that it makes suggestions but I did not get anything relevant to what I searched for. Perhaps I’m not being fair and should try it again with a few more terms. I think I was so blown away by the first two that maybe I didn’t give it a fair chance.

I’m definitely going to refer to title tool and ubersuggest in the near future. This could be great for helping develop content for client sites in which I am not an expert on the subject matter.

Thanks for making me smile this morning :)



7 Adrienne Smith
June 5, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Good morning Adam, I hope you’re having a glorious start to your day!

You sound like Carolyn who writes for tech so the ideas pour in so much that she runs out of time to actually write. Man, I wish I had that problem but since I do I’ll take any suggestions out there for helping me when that time does come.

That’s really cool Adam and I’m glad that they can help you with the niche ideas. I think running your keywords through these programs does come up with so many other options so something is bound to spark your interest for a blog post and from there it’s all yours. For Title Tool for some of the terms I didn’t have much luck at all so I think it’s just the keywords. I do like the Ubersuggest because how can you not find some ideas from that huge long list of suggestions. I agree with Portent and like my example in this post, probably not the best but for others it did a really good job. At least you have a variety to choose from and Kristi shared even more that you might find helpful.

I’m glad these can be helpful for your client’s content Adam. That’s a great suggestion since I was thinking mostly for us but you are so right! Tada, problem solved my friend. 😉

I’m glad I was able to make you smile, thank you for sharing that as well as your comment. You and Miles have a great day okay!



8 Liz McGee
June 5, 2014 at 8:40 AM

Hey Adrienne,

I didn’t use any tools for coming up with blog post ideas although you’ve got some good ones mentioned above.

I tried to go with my gut on what interested me the most. In other words what conversation topics would really get me talking 😉

This is a great start. Using a good tool to drill your topic down to something that is manageable is the key, I think. It’s good to know what interests you but interests can be pretty broad. It’s that drilling down to a topic niche that I have the hardest time with.

I don’t know about everyone else but I think it’s hard finding a topic niche that’s not too broad yet isn’t so drilled down that your content gets repetitive because there’s only so much you can say on the topic.

These tools are a great place to start but it also takes some careful thought on where you want to concentrate your efforts.

Thanks Adrienne!
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9 Adrienne Smith
June 5, 2014 at 9:06 AM

Good morning Liz,

See, you’re one of those that doesn’t have this issues and I honestly think that’s great. I wish I never had this problem but I do. Using tools like this just helps those lightbulbs start going off and then from there I can come up with plenty of topics to write about.

I think they do come in handy for sure for drilling down even more so maybe your initial idea can be drilled down even further and then you have more posts to write about. 😉

I agree with that and I think that’s the thing that I find I don’t like. We are going to be writing about some of the same things. If we can just put our own spin on in and perhaps share something a little different that maybe we learned is about all we can do.

I agree, they can come in handy to help with that but it’s up to us to get the job done!

Thank you Liz for your comment and I hope you have a glorious day.



10 vella di June 5, 2014 at 8:43 AM

Hi smith,
Thanks for this article, One other unique way I use of getting new blogging ideas is ‘life events’! Basically, I am a details person, I pay attention to the details. When different events happen in my life, whether usual or unusual, I try to compare and associate them with my niche and see what sort of topic idea I can come up with.
Thanks for sharing this…


11 Adrienne Smith
June 5, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Hi Vella,

Thanks for stopping by and I’m glad you enjoyed this post although you didn’t say whether or not you thought you would ever use or need any tools like this. I think that’s good that you also use life events and maybe that falls under the category of sharing our experiences. Maybe not but usually that comes from what we do in life right! I hope there aren’t too many bad ones to pull from but I’ve done that myself at times.

I appreciate your visit and comment, thanks for stopping by and sharing that with me. You have a wonderful day.



12 Kevin Carlton
June 5, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Hi Adrienne

Like Carolyn above, I don’t really have any problems coming up with blog post ideas.

Whenever I encounter an issue, find a solution to a common problem, have a eureka moment or feel the need to challenge conventional thinking, I’ll note down my thoughts in Evernote.

I’ve now got loads of notes that are the seeds of blog post ideas. And I keep adding to them all the time.

And, of course, the more you know, the easier it is to come up with those ideas. In other words, reading useful blog posts such as this is an everyday part of that process.
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13 Adrienne Smith
June 5, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Hey Kevin,

Most seasoned bloggers don’t but you guys are just special! :-)

I have a ton of notes too but then I just won’t get an urge to write about any of them. Do you ever have that issue? Like at the time they sounded like great ideas so I jotted them down but when it comes time to write my post none of them are speaking to me. I think that’s my issue, I’m never really for a lack of ideas so I think that’s why I really liked these tools. Like Title Tool will pull and actual title for you so that could really help me with the direction I could take one of those subjects perhaps.

I definitely have my moments Kevin and I’m hoping that still with time ideas will just pop out and I’ll always have an interest in writing about something. LOL!!!

Thank you for your comment, good to see you again and enjoy your day.



14 Kevin Carlton
June 5, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Oh yes, Adrienne, I definitely revisit some ideas and decide there’s no mileage in them after all.

At the moment, though, I still have plenty of others in the pipeline to keep me going.

But then again, I don’t blog as often as you – so consistently coming with new ideas isn’t quite so much of an issue for me.
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15 Adrienne Smith
June 5, 2014 at 9:51 AM

That’s true, if you wrote two to three times a week on your blog then you might have this issue every once in awhile. I think my problem is I jot so many ideas down but when it comes time to sit down and chose one of the topics to write about none of them are speaking to me. That happens to me a LOT and I hate it. Kind of like I have to be in the mood for a certain one. Yikes!


16 donna merrill
June 5, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Thanks for all these wonderful links you have given us. We all go through some kind of “writers block” when it comes to content for our blogs. And titles…oh boy…that can drive me crazy.

You have asked to share what we do so here goes: I get ideas all the time for blog posts. What I usually do Is when I get an idea, I have a Document opened called Ideas..I just jot them down for later use.

Now, I can be walking around or meeting someone where I tell myself..what a great story to share. My secret is I keep a small pad and pen with me all the time, jot it down and then, when I get home put it on my document. (Yes..I still use paper he he he).

Being a blogger, my mindset is always on what I can share, how a certain person can be a good example, etc. Wherever I go I can come up with a story and sometimes morph it into a post.

But naturally there are many times where I do get that “writers block” so I am going to check out these links straight away!

Thank you for always sharing Adrienne. You are the BEST!

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17 Adrienne Smith
June 5, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Hey Donna,

I’m glad to hear that I’m not the only one that has a hard time every once in awhile coming up with something to write about. I also jot all my ideas down too but sometimes they don’t hit me exactly as what I want to write about that very moment. I hate when that happens too.

You know you have you iPhone now girl and you can jot those notes in your note section or record yourself with your idea. You’ll have those when you get home just in case you don’t want to carry anything extra but I also always have a pen and paper with me too. When I have my purse with me of course.

My mind isn’t turned on like that 24/7 I guess. Huh, that’s weird right! Of course when I’m walking now I’m no longer alone so I don’t have time to think about that kind of stuff anymore. I kind of miss that actually but I enjoy having my Mom with me more.

These tools can help spark titles or give you extra keywords that can help spark a subject for your blog post. I think it’s actually great that you do so good 99.9% of the time Donna. I do know that every once in awhile when those moments do strike as rare as they might be, we have a few handy tools to help us.

Thanks for sharing with me what you do, you are an inspiration. Oh and you’re pretty darn great too girl! 😉

Have a beautiful day and a fun weekend. Tell David Hi!



18 Patricia Haag
June 5, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Adrienne – Another super post.

I’ve used the Portent generator; very fun to use. I want to add that Tweak Your Biz also has a title generator. Just enter a word or word string and it will generate dozens of not hundreds of titles for ideas.


19 Adrienne Smith
June 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Hey Patricia,

I think it depends on the keywords you use as to what information they’ll give you. Some of them were pretty cool while others not so much.

I’ve never heard of that one so thanks for sharing it, it might come in very handy for me.

Have a great day and thanks for your comment.



20 Neamat Tawadrous
June 5, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Great Post as always.

I do get most of my ideas from other posts I read on other blogs, or from comments in the blogs I visit or on my blog. Sometimes, I get ideas from stories I read on my devotional booklet. But yes, sometimes I run out of ideas and I need something or a tool to help. I will definitely try these tools especially the Title Tool.

Thanks for sharing Adrienne, it was useful indeed. Have yourself a great rest of the week.

Be Blessed,

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21 Adrienne Smith
June 5, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Hi Neamat,

I’m glad that for the most part you don’t have any issues coming up with blog post ideas. I actually am happy to hear that but I do think that from time to time when that moment “may” hit us these tools can help. At least we know they’re there right!

Thanks for your comment Neamat and I appreciate you sharing this with me. You have a great rest of your week as well.



22 Sayantan Mahato June 5, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Hello Adrienne,

Great post, indeed.

But, I’m struck into a roadblock. I have been a content writer earlier, then tried my hand into blogging. While I was in content writing, I used to write great content for great blogs such as Life Hack. Till then I didn’t focus much on keyword and it’s optimization. I would first write content, and then would try to embed any keyword into it.

Now, when I’m into blogging, I started to know the importance of keyword. I now search for keywords with low competition and write posts on that.

What do you think is the best? Optimizing keyword after writing the post of look for keyword and then write?



23 Adrienne Smith
June 5, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Hi Sayantan,

Welcome to my blog and I appreciate you stopping by and sharing this with me.

You are more of a writer than I am for sure. I do not write for the search engines at all so I don’t even do keyword research. I’m the worst person to ask about this I’m afraid. I do write about topics that I know my audience will be interested in so that’s how I am found in the search engines so your guess is as good as mine.

Thanks for your comment and have a great day.



24 Mainak Halder
June 5, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I used Portent’s Content Idea Generator twice for blog post ideas but did not like it much because after some good suggestions, they just keep repeating the titles with only the words replaced. I understand it’s just a software and not a human brain to generate brand new ideas every time, so unless I am not terribly lacking ideas, I don’t use any software. When I first used the software for the first five minutes, the titles created were simply great, but when I did repeat the process, it became a bit boring.

However, I very often use Ubersuggest, not to generate ideas but to take ideas for long-tail keywords and then turn them myself into titles. I love Ubersuggest for the ideas of long-tail keywords that I get and I whole-heartedly love this tool.

I still have to try the Title Tool by Content Forest and hope it turns out great.

Thank you so much for the recommendation, some known while others still unknown, which I will definitely love exploring.

Let me share this right now, so that others get to know of these tools too! :)

Wishing you a wonderful evening.

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25 Adrienne Smith
June 5, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Hi Mainak,

At least you’ve tried Portent’s Content Idea Generator but I probably can see what you’re talking about. It depends on what search I’m doing as to what kind of ideas they give me. I think it’s cool because they just share different things we should be aware of but I think the other two do a great job too.

I think Ubersuggest is a really cool tool because it can give you more ideas or areas we might not have thought about before. Sounds like you’re really using it to your advantage and I have no doubt doing a great job.

The Title Tool did okay for some keywords and not so great for others. But still it was kind of cool to see what title they came up with and if it was better than what I was thinking about.

I’m glad you’ve used most of these and can share your experience so thank you for that. It’s always good to hear how they’ve worked for others too you know! Nothing is perfect but when you just need some other ideas they can be pretty helpful.

I appreciate your comment and your shares Mainak, they really mean a lot. Hope you had a great day and a good end to your week.



26 Harleena Singh
June 5, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Informative post indeed :)

Yes, I remember you telling us about Kristi’s wonderful course that you are taking, and I am glad you shared these ideas for blog post with us.

Honestly speaking, I’ve yet to come to that point where I have no ideas for post, and in fact my mind is literally flooded with ideas and whenever I come across something new, I always pen it down or note it on my note pad.

Some of the best ideas come through visiting other sites, blogs, surfing online, and of course the comments one sees all over the place, whether on your own blog or anyone else. So, I’ve never needed any kind of tool so far to think of an idea, but would surely check out the ones you mentioned, just in case one ever needs them.

Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead :)
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27 Adrienne Smith
June 5, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Hi Harleena,

You’re a writer so that’s not fair. For those of us who aren’t it’s harder I think at times to keep coming up with fresh new ideas or even ways we can put our own spin on them. I think you have an advantage over us Harleena and I’m just jealous that’s all. 😉

Not that you’ll ever need these then and really that’s a good thing. At least they are there just in case so thanks for your honesty, I appreciate that.

Hope you’ve been having a great week and are looking forward to it winding down. Have a great end to this one and a good weekend as well.



28 Richard
June 5, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Thanks for sharing these tools Adrienne!

I use Portents Idea Generator now and again, it really gets me thinking outside the box – although sometimes a little bit too much out of the box! It is terrific for generating headlines.

I am one of those who never struggle for something to write about. I use mindmapping software and I have about 150+ ideas for new blog posts saved on there. Plus I have it on my iPhone – handy for them eureka moments where I think of a great topic and headline, but then tend to forget about the next day!

Thanks again!

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29 Adrienne Smith
June 5, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Hey Richard,

Ah, you like Portents Idea Generator too? I’ve had luck with some keywords but not so much with others but that’s what I like about it too. It can get you to thinking.

I write my ideas down but do you ever have a moment when you have literally hundreds of ideas yet none of them are speaking to you at the moment? Like you sit down to write and none of them are interesting to you? That’s my problem, not that I can’t come up with them but I just don’t want to write about them then I have to start the whole process over again which is why these come in handy for me. I might be the only one this happens to though, I’m weird! LOL!!!

Thanks Richard for your comment and hope you’re having a great day.



30 Brenda Lee June 5, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Hey Adrienne!

Wow! These are some pretty awesome tips! I’ve never tried any of these but I’m definitely going to bookmark them and give them a test drive in the near future. I do get ideas from reading other blogs, tv shows, and my dreams. Sometimes my dreams get me into trouble though. :)

Thank you so much for sharing! The weekend is almost here!



31 Adrienne Smith
June 5, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Hey Brenda,

Your dreams, well I can believe that girl because of what you enjoy writing. I don’t think my readers would be to interested in what I dream about. LOL!!! They are kind of boring if you must know the truth.

Hope you enjoy these if you ever need some things to help with those ideas. I doubt you’ll be running out of any in the near future though. 😉

Thanks Brenda for your comment and tomorrow is TGIF for you. I hope your week has been going good and you have a fun weekend planned.



32 Davina K. Brewer
June 5, 2014 at 2:15 PM

I’ve seen Portent, the other two look like interesting to spark ideas. My problem Adrienne isn’t coming up with topics.. so much as the topics that my blog needs to be sought out and read by those I want/need to find it. And of course the time. I could write a lot more, and a lot more often, if it didn’t matter on what or when or how, if somehow my writing about TV and movies or my vacation plans or what wines go well w/ grilled cheese would pay the bills. Sadly I’ve not figured that out yet. 😉

And FWIW ideas pop in my head all the time, my brain swims in thoughts but when I get to the keyboard those words seem to have evaporated. Think I need to keep my iPhone handy, a dictation app at the ready so when I start thinking.. I can think out loud and maybe turn that into more posts? Maybe someday.
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33 Adrienne Smith
June 5, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Hi Davina,

You’re in that class that never has any issues with this and I’m so jealous. So many ideas and not enough time. I do okay for the most part but I have my moments for sure.

Well you could always be a freelance writer and write about those things on someone elses site. That’s always an option for paying the bills and your experiences could make great posts, I don’t doubt that at all. Surely there is come type of entertainment blog that you could write reviews for television shows where the network might want some of those. I mean with all the stuff online today that has to be possible right!

I usually have the opposite affect, I just don’t want to write about that particular topic at the time although I remember all those ideas. I’m really weird in that way for some reason. You definitely need your iPhone handy for times like that. I have a voice app and it comes in very handy when I’m out and about and don’t have anything to write with.

Thanks for your visit Davina and I appreciate your comment. Hope you’re enjoying your week.



34 Lisa
June 5, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Adrienne, I get my best ideas either in the shower or when I’m out for a walk or jog. But there are times when I rely on Visual.ly for infographics and those help me write posts when I’m in a jam. I also have used AllTop to scan ideas and titles.
I would love to try some of the ones you have mentioned here especially the Title Tool and Ubersuggest.
Those look to be very helpful. Now if I can just get ahead and write a few in advance :)
Thanks Adrienne for this helpful post and enjoy the upcoming graduation.
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35 Adrienne Smith
June 5, 2014 at 4:26 PM

You are one of the lucky ones Lisa to never run out of ideas. Those are good suggestions, thanks. Visual.ly and AllTop, I didn’t think about those. Sometimes when I just am not in the mood to write or nothing is peaking my interest at all I’ll search out an infographic to share. I don’t like to share them a lot but I think it’s a nice change from time to time.

If I really know what I want to write about then I can write a few ahead of time but that doesn’t happen very often with me I’m afraid. For instance I don’t know what I’m going to write about for next week but I do for the week after. If I could get all of those knocked out I would be sitting pretty for a couple of weeks at least. Yeah right!

Thanks for sharing this with me Lisa and I’m jotting these down right now. Oh yeah, adding them to my list. 😉

I appreciate your comment and thanks, I’m looking forward to him graduating. It’s going to be a big day!



36 Shingirai Gwatidzo June 5, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Hi everyone
You won’t believe this but this morning I got down on my knees (literally) to pray over my freelance writing career. To cut the long story short, I was at the point where I thought of quitting… An abandoned blog, low paying clients etc.
Amongst the issues I prayed about was the lack of ideas for blog posts. It appears everyone seems to come up with great, useful content just like that.
And at the end of this day I get this post from Adrienne, just one read and I knew my answer has come. I haven’t put the idea/title generators mentined in this post as yet, but I feel confident this is something that will help spark my imagination.
Thanks Adrienne for the post and to everyone adding their thoughts in this discussion, your two cents have helped me from a pity party to success.


37 Adrienne Smith
June 5, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Hey Shingirai,

Oh my goodness, thank you for sharing that with me. I know that this isn’t the hottest topic to share with my readers because the majority of them don’t have this issue but I love to share new finds and I know that if it will help me then it probably can help a few more people. So looks like this post was worth it by me sharing these tools that can help you put your thinking cap back on.

Don’t you dare throw in the towel Shingirai. If you were meant to write then that’s what you need to do and I have no doubt you’ll do fabulously. Hope these tools help and the other suggestions I shared earlier this year too.

You are so very welcome and thank you for sharing this with me. I wish you the best of luck moving forward.



38 Andrew M. Warner
June 5, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Hi Adrienne,

This post is great.

I have to thank you because your suggestions of Topsy and Bloggerscope has been gold for me. Ever since I read that post, I’ve been going to those sites you suggested for ideas and they’ve helped me tremendously.

(At least I think so because my writing style has continuously gotten better … I hope)

It really is a great way to see what other people are talking about and get ideas from and hopefully write engaging enough content like they did.

Of the three new ones you listed, I use ubersuggest from time to time but never heard of the last one. Just tried it out here for a while and it’s pretty good. Possibly in the future I’ll be able to use that as an idea generator. But my new favorite one is Title Tool. I KNOW I’ll be using this tool more often.

Thanks for the new suggestions and the informative post.

Have a great weekend.

– Andrew
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39 Adrienne Smith
June 5, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Hey Andrew,

Thank you and I’m so happy to hear that my earlier suggestions have been very helpful for you. Trust me when I say they didn’t help your writing style, you’re the only one that can take credit for that. Maybe they just gave you more inspiration with so much great content being shared that the ideas just flowed so much more. 😉

Good to hear you’ve used Ubersuggest because that really does give you a lot of information. I think my favorite one really is Title Tool so I hope it will help spark more ideas once you’ve through in a keyword your interested in.

You are very welcome and thanks for your comment. Always great to hear from you and thanks for dropping by. You have a great weekend as well.



40 June
June 5, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I love this post. It’s just what I need to help refresh my brains. When I first started blogging, I had so many ideas my head was swimming. But lately, my mind seems to go blank. I guess I’ve got too much going on (I over-think sometimes) and it’s blocking my creativity.

I’ve got a lot of categories/topics to choose from. I just need to create some great headlines and write the content.

I’m going to check out the links in your post. And I’m sure they’ll help to give me a boost.

Thanks for sharing Adrienne. :-)
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41 Adrienne Smith
June 5, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Hi June,

I’m happy to hear that this post has come in handy June but not that your mind goes blank from time to time. I know the feeling though. I think having too much going on can be an issue, I’ve been there for sure.

Do you have so much you can write about but use the ones I suggested at the beginning of this year and then when something sparks your interest head over to Title Tool and see what they come up with. Maybe that will help you to get going. 😉

Thanks June and I wish you the best of luck. I appreciate your comment and enjoy the rest of your week.



42 Mark
June 5, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Excellent post Adrienne!

And all three tools look to be extremely helpful and easy to use. Especially the title tool. I definitely will be checking that one out asap!

As it looks like it will be a lot of productive fun to use. And thanks for your excellent list of twelve proven sources for constantly generating plenty of usable content.

Maybe I shouldn’t be sharing this 13th proven source, but I have this extremely gifted, coach, mentor and friend, some people even refer to her as the “Engagement Superstar!

And well, all I do is wait for her to create some really cool and extremely helpful content!
Then I study it, write down a few potential content ideas, then I read some of the excellent comments that some of her extremely loyal readers leave!

And since they’re also extremely talented in their own right! I always leave with more new fresh ideas than I came with!
And as a direct result, I maintain a steady collection of fresh new content ideas for both blog post and short ‘how to” videos.

Do me a favor coach! Don’t let anybody know my closely guarded secret!LOL!
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43 Adrienne Smith
June 5, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Hey Mark,

Thank you and glad you liked what I had to share. I like the Title Tool too.

That’s not number 13 because that’s reading other people’s content and the comments! 😉 You can see just how well that works too. But I have to tell you Mark your posts are really awesome. You share so many wonderful tips for the small business owner and great ways to help them with their marketing. Very impressive I might add so you definitely don’t need any help from me. 😉 I’m always flattered though.

I’ll try to do my best, I’m thinking this isn’t a popular topic with my readers since they normally don’t have issues but it’s already helped a few people which is why I posted it. Oh and it helped me too!

Thanks Mark and you have a great weekend my friend. I appreciate your comment, you boost me up.



44 Arleen
June 5, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Thank you for such great information. I have never gone to anyone’s blog site to come up with an idea. I try to use things that we all relate to. As soon as an idea pops into my head I put it in an excel spreadsheet. This way I can choose what I want to write about and I don’t have to rack my brain each week wondering what I will come up. It tends to stress me out. Now if I see something exciting in the news I will try to use an analogy with my business.

I guess it also helps as I am a type of person who never runs out of things to talk about. My mind is forever active. I try to think of the blog as if I was in a room having a conversation with someone and thinking of something interesting to talk about. It then spills over to the ideas for the blog.

I do like your idea of using Übersuggest. I will have to check that out.
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45 Adrienne Smith
June 5, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Hey Arleen,

I would think that you’re never short on ideas, I bet you always have plenty in your brain young lady. You really write great content and I always love your examples.

I actually never do either but I go through my moments when I just don’t want to write about what I’ve chosen and nothing is looking appealing. That’s when I have to go back to the drawing board and I get frustrated with myself.

Well some of these tool might help spark more ideas from your chosen keywords and then watch out, you might have even more posts read to be written. 😉

Thank you Arleen for your comment and enjoy what’s left of this week.



46 Steven Wilson
June 5, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Hey Adrienne,

I don’t really use tools to come up with ideas. I use the first set of ideas like other peoples post but I have been getting a ton of ideas lately from some awesome comments I read.

Even if it’s on the same topic, a good comment will definitely get me thinking of a good post for the future.

I do remember reading about Protent’s Idea Generator and never got around to trying it. You sparked my interest in it again and I need to give it a whirl and see how it works out for me.

Thanks Adrienne…Take care!
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47 Adrienne Smith
June 5, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Hi Steven,

I’m glad you’re not having this issue, yay!!! I do think that reading posts and comments are my main ways to generate ideas too or my readers asking me for help with something. Those are the main ones but from time to time I’d like to put a different spin on it or I just don’t want to write about that so these tools come in handy for sparking other ideas for me. Yeah, I have my moments.

Use them if you ever need them Steven and thanks for your comment.



48 Sherman Smith
June 5, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Hey Adrienne,

These tools sounds like they will be a lot of help when I run out of ideas.

Lately I’ve been writing about my experiences and those things I long had a question about. Whenever I start writing and I get stuck. I take a break. Usually an idea pops up in an unusual place and time. I’m glad that I installed the evernote on my phone. I can just jot those things down to put in my blog later.

I also get ideas from reading books, other posts, comments, quotes, what someone said to me, you name it, it’s an idea for a new topic! You can’t limit yourself when it comes to blogging. They are out there! Thanks for sharing Adrienne!
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49 Adrienne Smith
June 5, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Hey Sherman,

Let’s hope you never run out of ideas! LOL!!! If you ever do though you know how to get those juices flowing again.

I think that experiences are one of the best things we can share. Our readers appreciate that we’ve been through it and can share how something helped us Sherman just like you reading about SEO and explaining a lot of that to us in simpler terms. I know I’ve appreciated it.

I appreciate you sharing that with me Sherman and sounds like you just get ideas all the time from just about anything. I love that and I hope that never steers you wrong. 😉

You have an awesome ending to your week okay!



50 Balroop Singh
June 5, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Hi Adrienne,

This is quite an informative post but honestly speaking, I have never referred to any sites for new ideas, they just crop up or many times, as you say, they strike while I am walking, also while bathing!! Reading helps a lot and while you are reading a good book…it fills your mind with innumerable topics to write about! I guess when you have to write about people, the choice is unlimited! Yes, the so called mental block does strike but the only solution is go out, spend sometime in the lap of nature and there you go…back to your writing!

I think this post is going to help a lot of Pro-bloggers! Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week!
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51 Adrienne Smith
June 5, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Hi Balroop,

I think that’s awesome and actually great news. So many of my readers don’t have this issue but when I find something new I love to share it because you just never know right! I mean it’s helped me because I’ll get to the point it’s time to sit down and write and nothing on my list is what I want to write about so it’s like back to the drawing board again. I hate when that happens too.

Thank you for sharing your tips Balroop and I think that can help others too if they need more fresh ways to come up with ideas.

Hope you’ve been having a great week and thanks for your comment.



52 Joanne T Ferguson
June 5, 2014 at 9:07 PM

G’day Adrienne!
I always enjoy reading your blog posts and in learning something new!
While I was aware there are a gazillion tools out there, I have never tried any that have been mentioned.
It “intrigues” me to read when people mention they are running out of things to blog about and or they have nothing to blog about!
I guess I am one of the lucky ones as I don’t think I would run out of ideas (or projects) in this lifetime and or the next!
One of the tools I use is headline analysis as to me it is very helpful in identifying the market I need to get my post viewed worldwide.
As The Eternal Optimist, I hope today for you and all here is a great day!
Cheers! Joanne


53 Adrienne Smith
June 6, 2014 at 8:26 AM

Well good day Joanne! :-)

I honestly believe that the people who say they run out of things to blog about are just overwhelmed with all the different directions they can go or trying to make their content stand out above others. I think it’s the pressure that makes them kind of clam up or something.

I always have ideas, tons of them but at times I just don’t want to write about them. You know, you sit down to write and it’s like nah, I don’t want to write about that today. Nope, not that either and that’s what happens to me every once in awhile. Having some sort of tool helps me with seeing different things out there and possible having something else spark my interest for that particular moment. Eventually another post topic is born and all those hundreds of ideas I have written down are just tossed aside.

I’m really glad you don’t have this issue. I think these tools can be helpful for anyone who may need them but since you’re blessed in that way I think that’s just awesome, truly.

I use to use that one but didn’t find it to be very accurate. I thought it was a really cool tool though, I used it back when I was writing a ton of articles. Funny thing is that how they would score them ended up being my worse ones for traffic. Not sure why so I stopped using it. Glad you find it helpful, I saw that Rebekah suggested it as well.

Why thank you so very much and everyday is a fabulous day my friend, for us both. You have a terrific weekend too and I so appreciate your comment.



54 RUth Zive
June 5, 2014 at 9:56 PM

Fun Adrienne! I love that Portent’s content idea generator. Just played around with it for a bit and it’s really handy! I keep a running list of about a dozen blogs in the same industry as mine, and I typically lift my topics from their roster. Obviously I don’t ‘plagiarize’ or steal any original content – but I take to heart which posts/topics on other blogs get the most traction. Then I might take an opposing point of view and challenge the post, or I might just spin the topic from my perspective. But you have some great suggestions here to help me build out my editorial calendar. Thanks!
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55 Adrienne Smith
June 6, 2014 at 8:29 AM

Thanks Ruth!

I think that Portent’s Content Idea Generator is kind of cool actually. Some keywords not so much but for the most part it can get you to thinking which we both know is a very good thing.

That’s usually what helps me too but I just put my own spin on the topic they wrote about as well. I do have my own thoughts and experiences so I think that helps my readers. I’ll just get to the point from time to time that I don’t want to write about anything that I have on my list or I’ve seen at their place. That’s when these tools can really come in handy for me.

Not that you have any issues with writing but you never know when you can get even more suggestions for more posts.

Thanks Ruth and you have an awesome day and a great weekend.



56 Nithin Upendran June 6, 2014 at 1:17 AM

Hi mam

I often runs out of blog ideas, for getting new ideas i have to surf all over the internet. Ubbersuggest is one of the best tool which could be used for keyword suggestions and for generating blog ideas. I haven’t tried the other two tools. Any how am going to try it out soon.

Thanks :)


57 Adrienne Smith
June 6, 2014 at 8:33 AM

Hi Nithin,

Well I hope that some of these tools will be able to help you when you get to that place where you’re running out of ideas. I know most people don’t have this issue and I’m definitely jealous of them.

Ubbersuggest is a really cool tool since it gives you a peak of all the possibilities coming from Google that people are searching for so although it doesn’t give you the actually number of people searching you can definitely take it from there.

Thank you for your comment and good luck to you.



58 Robin Yearsley June 6, 2014 at 1:53 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Thank you for a well produced article.

When I’m stuck for ideas on blog topics or need some inspiration on good, engaging ideas, I use a giant free compendium of great ideas called: MORE BLOG POST IDEAS – it’s free to browse and use here: flip.it/HZdIf

It contains thousands of ideas, tips and resources for Bloggers – that can be used straight away. It’s a specially curated set of the best free resources and articles, from the best Bloggers out there today… Including your good self!

Best Wishes,


59 Adrienne Smith
June 6, 2014 at 8:40 AM

Hi Robin,

You are very welcome and I appreciate your comment and share.

Thanks for sharing that site and I kept the link but just didn’t make it live. I never know when sites will go down and I have to come back and fix these. LOL!!! I’ve never heard of this one because I normally don’t check out sites like that one.

Oh really? My posts are on there too? How come that’s never come up in my results because I keep tabs of who is sharing my content and I’ve never had that site come up before. That’s odd. Thank you though for sharing this will me and I’ll be looking at it further.

By the way, why don’t you have comments open on your blog? You don’t want any of us to share our thoughts with you? Bummer! ;-( Just curious…

Have a great day and weekend Robin and thanks again.



60 Okto
June 6, 2014 at 4:54 AM

Hi Adrienne,

What lovely tools you have shared with us here! Honestly I’ve never tried them before. So far I use blog commenting or forum chatting to find post ideas. Reading your post makes me want to try them.

Thanks. Wish you have a wonderful weekend
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61 Adrienne Smith
June 6, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Hey Okto,

Sounds like you’ve got your own system down and I’m glad it’s working for you. Let’s just say that if nothing appeals to you in any of those other places then you can always try out one of these tools.

Thanks for your comment and good to see you again. You have a wonderful weekend as well, thank you.



62 Ashley
June 6, 2014 at 6:12 AM

Hi Adrienne
Some interesting ideas for ideas!
I must say that personally I have no problem with ideas for posts, and in fact I follow my nose in terms of where I want my business to go at the moment I then write posts along those lines. Perhaps not the most original ideas, but it gets the job done for the moment.

The podcast on the other hand is a more interesting topic. The reactions I get really depend on the topic of the podcast – for instance this week’s guest talked about getting people’s attention (influencers etc) even when you are nobody. Seems to have gotten the most listens in one day I have ever had. So people liked it I guess. You never do know.

thanks for the ideas
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63 Adrienne Smith
June 6, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Hi Ashley,

I’m not surprised, most of my readers don’t have a problem but what I like about Title Tool is that it can give you some ideas for titles from the keywords that you’re using. So although you might have the ideas it might help with other ways of going with it.

I have come to learn that although I do get comments on every post I have, most people want to know how they can further themselves with their blogs. If you can imagine this, they don’t even want to learn about content marketing which is your blog posts. So as long as I stick with those topics I’ll do better. If I veer off a post or too well they’re just not going to get the same love. That’s okay, if my post helped one person then it was worth it to me. 😉 I think the same might go for your podcast. You have to remember your audience and what they want to hear.

Thank Ashley for your comment and I hope you have an awesome weekend.



64 Babanature June 6, 2014 at 8:04 AM

Hello Adrienne,
Nice post indeed,
I have not heard of any of the three tools you mentioned here but as i visit portent dot com, i just loved the site. Nice way to get ideas… I usually use the question and answers site anytime i run out of ideas but neve knew there were tools that can make it these easy… :)

Thanks for sharing and do have a good weekend….
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65 Adrienne Smith
June 6, 2014 at 9:07 AM

Hey Babanature,

Thank you and sounds like you do pretty well with finding topic ideas too! I love the question and answer sites, most of the time they have great questions but every once in awhile not so much. I do like how Portent’s site makes us think outside the box some. I think at times we need that.

Hope these come in handy for you and thanks for stopping by. You have a great weekend too, thank you.



66 Sunday
June 6, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Hi Adrienne,
The tools are cool. I like their concepts. Although the generated ideas are somewhat generic, they are good starting points for the writer to become creative.

I am really impressed with the how the Übersuggest tool produces contents! The A-Z format is something that can make the marketer develop free ideas on his/her own.

I don’t use tools like this in the past. I rely on Google Keyword Planner and other blogs. I guess its time to expand my strategy 😀



67 Adrienne Smith
June 6, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Hi Sunday,

I like their concepts too and they are just a tool to use to help give you more ideas of topics you might want to write about. If you have issues coming up with titles then the Title Tool can really help in that respect. Then you have Übersuggest that lists all the different keywords from A to Z which I think if you can’t find something from those then you might need more help! LOL!!!

Whatever methods you’re using to come up with your own ideas then of course if they’re working for you then I would stick with them. These are just there in case you need a little more help. 😉

Thank you for your comment Sunday and best of luck to you.



68 Olamosh June 6, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Hi Adrienne,

This what we call SMART BLOGGING, my blogging experience has shown that it is all about blogging right. To be sincere I knew nothing about all this tool until now, but i find them great & useful.

For me, It is either i get ideas of posts from just about anything or from someone else blog. Every other bloggers have their way of generating article post ideas. but i never use special tools like the one mentioned here.

I really wish to try any of the tool for my next blogging article post and thanks for sharing this powerful article with us, i really learn something new & great.

Have a nice weekend :)


69 Adrienne Smith
June 6, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Hi Olamosh,

These tools are helpful if you run across problems from time to time coming up with ideas to blog about. Granted you have to start with a keyword that you want to talk about but with each of these they can generate a bunch of different things that can spark some ideas for sure. If you have a system down right now that’s working great for you then by all means don’t stop. If you run across some issues from time to time though then I suggest trying one of these. You might find them very handy!

Thank you for your comment and you have a good weekend as well.



70 Sylviane Nuccio
June 6, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Excellent tips for post ideas. I have to admit that at times I do run out of ideas to write about, and that’s also due to the fact that I’m still too darn busy to wander online these days. Like this week, for example, I had so much I had to do outside of the online world, I was barely online the whole week.

I’ve never heard of Ubersuggest (sounds German :)) or Tittle Tool, but I would be glad to check them out. There are 52 weeks in a year and I have three blogs, so I need 156 post ideas per year, plus we want them to be as original as possible as well, so not all that easy for sure.

Thank you for sharing this, and have a wonderful weekend.
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71 Adrienne Smith
June 6, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Hey Sylviane,

I’m surprised that you run out of ideas from time to time. You’re right though, you have three different blogs in three different niches and if you’re not online a lot scanning other blogs then ideas might not necessarily come to you. I know some people get ideas while doing other things off their computers but that doesn’t happen all the time for me. Maybe I’m not obsessed enough or something. LOL!!!

I think these tools can come in handy. Just start with a keyword and go from there. It can generate other keywords, titles and suggestions for you so something will spark there I’m sure.

You are very welcome and hope you’re doing okay. You have a wonderful weekend as well and take care.



72 Ryan Biddulph
June 6, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Cool tools Adrienne! I’m a fan of meditating, to dissolve creative blocks, and this combined with my travels means I almost always have something to write about 😉 Thanks!


73 Adrienne Smith
June 6, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Thanks Ryan and that’s pretty awesome. I don’t necessary have creative blocks, I just at times will sit down to write and I don’t want to write about what I had planned. Then I have to start all over again and I don’t know what I want to write about. That’s when these come in handy for me. Glad you never have this issue.

Thanks for your comment and enjoy your weekend.



74 Jennifer Kennedy
June 6, 2014 at 12:06 PM

I keep a running list of blog post ideas, so I generally always have something to write about. However, I find it difficult to settle on one topic when it’s time for me to write. Topics excite me at different times. So each week, I always want to write about a particular topic that excites me and gets me into the flow. The topics I choose do that at different times.

Unfortunately, somehow a few of my Google Docs were deleted recently, so I had to start my blog post idea list over again! :(

In terms of tools, I’ve seen and played around with Hubspot’s blog post topic generator, although, I’ve never written one from there. Love your list and will definitely check out these resources. Thanks a bunch!
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75 Adrienne Smith
June 6, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Hey Jennifer,

That’s similar to what happens to me I guess. I just sit down to write and the topics I’ve chosen just aren’t speaking to me ya know! Then it’s back to the darn drawing board so at least with these tools I might find more inspiration. LOL!!!

Oh no, how did that happen? I would have been so upset but I’m sure some of those topics were still in your brain.

I haven’t checked out Hubspot’s blog post topic generator but I most definitely will. Thanks for sharing that one Jennifer and I hope you find some of these helpful as well.

You have a great weekend and thanks again.



76 Susan Cooper
June 6, 2014 at 12:37 PM

As always, great tips and tools, Adrienne! Since, I blog about wine, recipes and personal stories I don’t have to worry about generating blog ideas. However, I couldn’t resist. I did go to each of these tools and play around with them. Pretty cool and fun! Interesting to see what they come up with.
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77 Adrienne Smith
June 6, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Hey Susan,

Yeah, you’re one of the luck ones who never has to worry about what to blog about. I guess if I were blogging more about personal things I wouldn’t have an issue either. Oh well, that’s okay.

Glad you played around with them. Maybe they’ll help with titles or something. 😉

Thanks Susan and hope you enjoy your weekend.



78 Corina Ramos
June 6, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I don’t use any tools to come up with ideas for a blog post but I do get ideas from some of the ways other bloggers get theirs from.

I do wonder if I’d ever run out of things to write about but thankfully that hasn’t happened. I’ve been using my notepad on my phone to jot down ideas I get when I’m out and about…I’m forgetful sometimes :). I also read Carolyn’s comment and loved the Pinterest board idea. I might have to use that one too.

Thanks for sharing these tools with us. I love easy so I will probably check out Title Tool first :).

Thanks for putting this together for us. I hope you’re having a great Friday. I haven’t been outside today but it looks hot out there!
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79 Adrienne Smith
June 6, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Hey Cori,

That’s great that you don’t need anything to help you come up with ideas. I actually think that’s awesome.

I hope that ideas always come to you and I think if maybe I had a different niche then they might come easily and more often. I’m not sure but that’s okay, there is so much out there now to help us and thank goodness for that right.

My pleasure and hope you’ve had a great day. I was definitely hot, I had to go to Bryan to a graduation so I’ve been gone all day. Just got home about an hour ago and had a late dinner so I think I’ll play catch up tomorrow. Enjoy your weekend.



80 BabsHaybell June 6, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Hi Andrienne,

Most times if i don’t have prepared articles for my next blog post it makes me worry a lot. It happened to me to the extent that my friend was asking me what was wrong with me… I had to brush it off.

Preparing a blog post could be disturbing at times when you don’t have any idea but this post really makes it easy and simple.

You are the best in what you do ma’am. Thanks for sharing


81 Adrienne Smith
June 7, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Hi Babs,

Welcome to my blog and I appreciate the visit. Always nice to see a nice face around here.

Most of the time I don’t either if you can believe that. I usually wait until the day before it goes live to write it and on a rare occasion I might have done written beforehand. That’s rare though because I’m not sure what I want to write about yet. I don’t have an editorial calendar and I don’t write far in advance.

Now most of the time I don’t have an issue with what I’m going to write about but then I’ll sit down and I don’t want to write about what I thought I was. Then it’s back to the drawing board.

So when that happens to you do you just not write a post or were your friends just worried about you because you would kind of freak out? I’m sorry that happens to you but there are so many places you can get ideas from as I’ve mentioned here and then if you have an idea you can use some of these tool and maybe that will help even further. I sure hope so.

Thank you for your compliment, I appreciate that as well as your comment. You have a wonderful weekend okay and happy writing from this moment forward.



82 metz
June 6, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Übersuggest can produce ideas, it will take the keyword you typed in and show you all the suggestions in Google. With its help, you can get thousands of keywords ideas in a minute. I must say that this is a Smart Keyword Research Tool.

Among all, first and second suggestions are two tools I will surely gonna use. Thanks for introducing them Adrienne.


83 Adrienne Smith
June 7, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Hi Metz,

Yes, Übersuggest is great for giving you even more keyword suggestions that you might not have thought about. That’s what I liked about it as well.

I’m happy to hear that you’re interested in using at least two of them. Good luck with those.



84 Ilka
June 7, 2014 at 4:34 AM

Thanks for this interesting post Adrienne!

I never thought of using tools. I usually get ideas but talking to people, reading or watching TV.

But I played with your 3 tools and it was really fun. I will do that more often now :-)
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85 Adrienne Smith
June 7, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Hi Ilka,

I think that it’s good that you don’t ever run out of ideas, most of my readers don’t but if you ever need something like this then you know they’re available at least. They might help you come up with even more ideas.

Glad you played around with them and have fun. I think they’re cool.

You have an enjoyable weekend and thanks for your comment.



86 Tim Bonner
June 7, 2014 at 5:47 AM

Hi Adrienne

These are definitely some really cool tools and one’s that I’ve used on and off for blog post title inspiration.

I tend to get a lot of ideas from reading other blogs like you and many others have said.

I have also used the following as well:

Hubspot Blog Traffic Generator
Blog Title Generator at impactbdn.com
Title Generator at tweakyourbiz.com

Blog Post ideas don’t always come to me very easily so anything to help is always welcome!

It’s not like there isn’t anything to write about but sometimes I’m not always in the mood to write about particular things.

I appreciate you putting this together Adrienne and I hope you have a lovely weekend.
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87 Adrienne Smith
June 7, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Hi Tim,

Glad to hear you’ve used these before and I so appreciate you sharing these other three.

The Hubspot Blog Traffic Generator one was recommended in an earlier comment and I haven’t used that one so was happy to hear that. I’ll definitely be checking them out.

That’s the problem I run across, I’m not short on ideas but then it’s time to write and I’m not in the mood to write about that topic. Then it’s kind of back to the drawing board so these tool can just help give me more things to think about. I’ve never not posted because of this so it’s obviously worked great for me. I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one this happens too. LOL!!!

Thank you Tim for sharing these with me and these other sites as well. I’ll definitely be playing around with them.

You have a great weekend too, I plan on it. 😉



88 joe arrigo June 7, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Thanks Adrienne for the tools, they may come in handy.

I write articles about science, health and human behavior. I’ve learned to simply keep my antennae up for ideas as you go through the day as in the list you provided in this article. I’ve also learned not to pressure yourself into a self-imposed schedule that you must write something within a certain time period. Just listened to an SEO guru who says that quality is more important than quantity. Creativity comes when it comes.


89 Adrienne Smith
June 7, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Hi Joe,

You are very welcome. I’ve been to your blog and I’ve read some of your posts and please excuse me but they were so over my head. Science and was not one of my better subjects but I applaud some of the information you share. I did find some of it interesting but trust me when I say I had absolutely nothing to add. LOL!!!

I think it depends why you’re blogging Joe because although I definitely agree with you that your posts should consist of quality and not just to post but if you’re building a business then your readers will come to expect content from you on a regular basis. I do think if you can’t come up with something then you need to go back to the drawing board because that’s like saying I don’t feel like opening the store today because I’m not in the mood. That’s just my opinion of course and some people may do very well.

Thanks for your comment and hope you enjoy your weekend.



90 Jens-Petter Berget
June 7, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I haven’t had any problems coming up with blog post ideas yet. I believe the reason is that I’m personal and I’m writing about things I care about. I usually sit down once a week and just think about what I’ll be writing about the next week. I don’t look at the screen or any other blog posts or anything. It’s just me and a notepad. I start to think and keep focusing on what’s been going on in my life for the past few days, and that’s it. At the same time, I keep a notepad in Evernote with blog post ideas.

The tools you mention looks great, and it will certainly help people who need it to find ideas. I’m not saying that my topics or my titles are any good, I’m just saying that they come to me by thinking about my life and work and what I’ve been experiencing lately.

I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend Adrienne.

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91 Adrienne Smith
June 7, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Hi Jens,

I’m not surprised to hear that at all. I’m finding that those that are natural born writers never run out of things. Now if I was writing about life in general, what I’m doing, etc. then I definitely wouldn’t need any help in that area. Not that what we do is hard but I think just trying to always stay on top of things and continue to crank out great content can be challenging at times.

You do great with your posts so there ya go! 😉

Thanks Jens and you have a wonderful weekend as well.



92 Micah Medina June 7, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Hey Adrienne,

Even as a seasoned writer/blogger, one can’t help but have days when you just blank out and stare at your screen all day. I admit I’ve done this before. I’ve remedied it with talking into a recording device to keep my thoughts flowing and so far it’s really effective.

This is the first I’ve heard of portent.com. Had a bit of fun there. I put in “strawberry shortcakes” and got “How Strawberry Shortcake Can Make You Sick” Blasphemy! Strawberry shortcakes are the best. Haha. Lol. I like the touch where each word in the title is explained by little snippets.

I’ll definitely use that one from time to time.

Thanks for the post!

All the best,


93 Adrienne Smith
June 8, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Hey Micah,

Thank you for sharing that, seriously. So many of my readers have commented that they don’t ever have this issue. Seriously, I’m totally jealous of them and although I really always have ideas there have been plenty of times that I’ve sat down to start writing about one of them and I just am not in the mood. I’ll look through my list, nothing is exciting me and I’ll go back to the drawing board. Since it’s the day before my post goes live, tools like this just help me.

I think that’s a pretty cool tool too and for that reason. Each of the words we’re given something else to think about to help us perhaps come up with something to make our headlines really stand out. I’m glad you have fun with it.

Thank you for sharing this, I’m feeling better already about having my own moments. 😉

Enjoy what’s left of this weekend and you have a good one.



94 Geri Richmond
June 7, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Hey friend,

I’ve never heard of any of these before. It doesn’t hurt to have a little extra help when it comes too titles for blog posts and what to write about.

I use Hubspot’s generator. You put in your keyword or keywords and then it gives you five titles to a post. You’ll have to have an idea of what you want to write about, though.

I also use Google alerts for ideas on what to write about. I also use Jon Morrow’s cheat sheet on blogs titles. It’s funny but sometimes, I can sit down and ideas come to me. If I have a day like that, I write down every idea that, comes to mind and sort it out later.

Thanks so much for the new tools because I love tools. Also, thanks for sharing. :-)
Have a great rest of your weekend.


95 Adrienne Smith
June 8, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Hey Geri,

I agree, it never hurts to use other tools if we may need them.

You are the third person to recommend Hubspot’s tool so thanks, glad others are using that one and having results. That’s kind of what this one is about since I’ve written about this topic before and recommended other ways that might help others. I think for this one and these tools you kind of know what you want to write about, the keywords at least, but then might need a little more help.

I only use the alerts for people talking mostly about me but I don’t use Google’s service. I also have all the cheat sheets for creating headlines so I do agree that they works wonders. So my particular issue is that I know what I want to write about but then I sit down to write and it’s just not what I want to write about that particular day. I have to start all over again so that’s why tools for me, come in handy.

You are very welcome and I hope they come in handy for you. We never know right!

Enjoy what’s left of your weekend too, it’s almost over. 😉



96 Josh Kotsay
June 8, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Hi Adrienne,

You mentioned Bloggerscope in your post which I use all the time for blog post ideas. But some other good sites I’ve started using as well are BuzzSumo and Social Crawlytics. All 3 sites help to give me a good idea of what’s working for people by seeing which types of posts are getting shared the most.
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97 Adrienne Smith
June 8, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Hey Josh,

Glad to hear you do use one of these I had mentioned. I’ve heard about BuzzSumo and I’ve written about Social Crawlytics as well, two great tools I will agree.

I think it’s important to know what’s popular so we can get in on the goods still. Hopefully we can put our own spins on it and get some of that awesome traffic right!

Thanks Josh for your visit and for your comment. I appreciate them both.



98 Mi Muba
June 8, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Hi Adrienne
Conceiving a few ideas for blog post is the job of ordinary beings who do every work just for the sake of just doing it. But keep getting ideas or becoming an idea factory to create instead of performing your job is the job of those who are lucky enough to join the field for which they were borne.
Our power of observation also counts a lot to get more and more ideas to make our work above average or par excellent.
I remember a story once a writer was very upset on not having any idea to write the next story. His mentor advised him to stand at any busy road and keep asking every passerby about his life and from each one he got more than one idea and he go hundreds of ideas in few hours. So if we live literally in our surrounding conceiving an idea won’t be a big problem for us.
Yes but in this age of stiff competition we can’t wait for an idea to come. We may miss our posting schedule. That is why it is wise to have a backup plan as you suggested three wonderful sources in your post.
Another bitter reality is that there is big difference between creative writer and blogger. Former has to create when he feels he can create while the latter has to produce within deadline or around the deadline. So both have to be realistic and bloggers have to rely on well-defined resources to keep conceiving ideas and produce more and more.
Thanks a lot for sharing another wonderful resource. I am sure you must have enjoyed your weekend. :-)
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99 Adrienne Smith
June 8, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Hi Mi Muba,

To me the hobby bloggers have it the easiest because when you’re writing about a hobby that you love or even your own life then of course you’re always going to have content ideas. I think though as time goes by and we really need to be sure we stand above the rest it sometimes can get harder to continuously come up with ideas. Sure, there are plenty of them out there but to make them our own and they still stand out, that’s something to be very proud of.

The street corner idea is a good one as well as so many other suggestions as well. What I find though is that when I sit down to write, I’m no longer interested in that particular topic. I’ll skim my list but nothing is calling my name so to speak. That’s when I have to go back to the drawing board to find ideas and I usually don’t have a heck of a lot of time anymore.

I’m definitely a blogger Mi Muba and I’m not a creative writer. But either way sometimes eventually comes to me with or without the help of tools but it’s good to know they are available for us.

I appreciate your comment, thank you so much. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I was under the weather all day yesterday I’m afraid.



100 Renard Moreau
June 8, 2014 at 2:35 PM

[ Smiles ] Hi Adrienne, nice post.

Honestly, I have no problems coming up with ideas; I usually post about the first thing that pops into my head.

The pointers you’ve provided should help a lot of people save time coming up with something useful to blog about.
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101 Adrienne Smith
June 8, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Hi Renard,

I’m so happy to hear that Renard so do you have a regular posting schedule or just blog when some idea pops into your head? Love to hear how you schedule things. I usually don’t have issues with the ideas part but then when it comes time to write I don’t want to write about what was on my list. Then it’s back to the drawing board I’m afraid. LOL!!!

I hope these do help those that aren’t as lucky as you and most of my readers. We do envy you I will admit. 😉

Have a wonderful day and thanks again.



102 Renard Moreau
June 9, 2014 at 2:42 PM

[ Smiles ] I post daily and at most of the times, I schedule my posts in advance; which saves me a lot of time.

May you have a wonderful day also!
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103 Adrienne Smith
June 9, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Thank you for sharing that with me, I appreciate that. That’s pretty awesome that you’re able to come up with that much content on a daily basis. Wow, I’m impressed. 😉

You have a wonderful day as well.



104 Swadhin Agrawal
June 9, 2014 at 1:37 AM

Hello madam,
Thank you for providing us with this useful list of tools that will help us to generate ideas. But for me what the problem is i run out of time ideas are in tons.
I really swear i were to write all the topics i have then i would create a book potential ideas to write blog posts. lol.

Basically I collect my ideas from twitter updates by following the biggies like you Harleena maam , Jane Sheeba maam, techgyd, Carol tice quicksprout, niche hacks etc.

Google + communities is the most excellent place how to extract ideas and if one is active there he will never and short of ideas there are millions things happening there.


105 Adrienne Smith
June 9, 2014 at 8:27 AM

Hi Swadhin,

That’s great that the ideas aren’t the issue but the time to write them all. I think that’s a great problem to have so I applaud you.

There literally are tons of places to get ideas from and it sounds like that’s exactly what you’re doing. I think that’s really awesome myself and if you don’t need any tools to accomplish this then that’s great too. They are here though if you should need them.

Thank you for sharing this with me and I so appreciate your comment. Here’s to never running out of content ideas! 😉

Enjoy your week.



106 Swadhin Agrawal
June 9, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Hello maam,
Good morning, yes the list is awesome and it also helps us to get professional style headlines or keyword ideas from these tools. so thank you for providing wonderful extract of your great course that you had been taking in at kristi Hine’s. That was so kind of you. :)


107 Adrienne Smith
June 10, 2014 at 8:29 AM

Hi Swadhin,

Good morning to you as well although I’m sure your day is about over now!

Glad you liked this list and although you may not need help coming up with ideas I think all these tools mentioned can help at least.

This wasn’t from Kristi’s course, just a guest post she had written. Either way, I do enjoy learning from her.

Have a great week and thank you for your comment.



108 Enstine Muki
June 9, 2014 at 4:04 AM

Ohhh I’m almost late on this post Adrienne! I can see it rocking hot 😉

I read it the day you mailed us but was not chanced to drop a comment. In any case, I’m here now 😉

One thing I noticed since I switched to EnstineMuki.com is that I have not experienced running out of ideas. Now, I just added a tech category and things seem to be starting on a good footing.

I just ran a test on ideas.contentforest.com Adrienne and I’m shocked how this tool brought out some pretty cool titles. I can just grab them and develop a whole long meaty post.

I entered the keyword “earn money online” and it brought a list of suggestions. Here are some 2 cool titles I got from it:
1 – Learn How To Earn Money Online With Affiliate Marketing
2 – Why Selling Ebooks Is An Incredible Way To Earn Money Online

and there are more on the list!

I will test the rest too but this is just the charm for now 😉

BTW, how was your weekend?

One of my wife’s friends lost the farther so we had to go bury him – you know that burial atmosphere! All went well though and I’m glad she’ll soon be getting over it.

Happy week ahead 😉
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109 Adrienne Smith
June 9, 2014 at 8:31 AM

Hey Enstine,

You’re never late my friend, you’re here right!

I really think it’s awesome that this isn’t an issue with you either. But these tools can help spur even more if you happen to need some. Just like the test you ran with Title Tool.

That’s what I liked about it. You can have your keywords and know what you want to write then load these up and they might throw out even more good ideas. Who doesn’t love that right!

Oh, my weekend was rough. Came home Friday from the graduation and my allergies kicked in. It’s a shame that fresh air in the country does that to me. I was miserable all day Saturday which didn’t leave me much time to get caught up. I’m sorry you had to bury a good friend’s father. That’s even worse I think and I’m so sorry for your loss, may he rest in peace.

Thank you Enstine for your comment and you have a wonderful week as well. I intend to myself.



110 Troy S.
June 9, 2014 at 7:33 PM

For 1KSmiles I use Evernote. Since the site is a collection of things that make me smile and a relatively short (500 words) post about those things, all I do it sit and look around me and dictate the things around me that make me smile. I can usually see a bunch of things. Then one thing leads to another… For instance, I may write about double rainbows, which reminds me of Lucky Charms cereal which reminds me of the milk at the bottom of the bowl which reminds me of this guy who bends spoons with his mind which reminds we of Uri Gellar who would stop watches with his mind so that reminds me of watches. There. Blog post ideas for the week done. :)
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111 Adrienne Smith
June 9, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Hey Troy,

That’s not fair though because you’re blog is about things that make you smile. When you’re blogging for business and trying to keep up with what’s current yet stand out from the rest I have to admit that it’s not always so easy. I kind of wish I was just blogging about whatever but I’m sticking with the road I’m on.

Thanks for sharing that Troy and you just keep on writing about those things that make you smile.



112 Troy
June 9, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Oh definitely because if I was writing about barbecue sauce then I’d be having a heckuva time. Oh hey wait there’s another blog post topic. Lol
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113 Adrienne Smith
June 9, 2014 at 8:56 PM

You are too funny Troy and I love barbecue sauce, had some tonight as a matter of fact! LOL!!!


114 Ann June 10, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Hey There, Adrienne!

Yeah, It can be hard thinking about topics on what you should write about, sometimes your mind just goes pitch black with ideas.

I often notice blogs posts that are nearly the same with others. I think that it’s good to do some research and reading others people blog for inspirations, but for copying? It’s always great to create fresh posts.

These tools you shared seem pretty interesting.

Thanks for sharing!



115 Adrienne Smith
June 10, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Hi Ann,

I think that at times because there is so much information out there that trying to write about something that hasn’t been beaten to death and with your own spin to it can be difficult at times. We want to stand out and not be like everyone else but that’s hard to do at times. It can cause a lot of pressure to come up with ideas so I think tools like this can come in handy at times. Not always but at least they are there if you need them.

Thanks for your comment and hope you’re enjoying your week.



116 Bhavesh Patel June 11, 2014 at 3:57 AM


I must say this is great post. Some of the best ideas come through visiting other sites, blogs, surfing online, and of course the comments one sees all over the place, whether on your own blog or anyone else. So, I’ve never needed any kind of tool so far to think of an idea, but would surely check out the ones you mentioned, just in case one ever needs them. Any way thanks for sharing this wonderful content with us. :)

Bhavesh Patel


117 Adrienne Smith
June 11, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Hi Bhavesh,

I agree, for the most part our ideas come to us from so many different places so I really seriously hope that most people don’t need any of these types of tools. But should you have a moment when you just can’t come up with anything but know the type of post you’d like to write then maybe you can check these tools out and find them helpful in that respect.

I appreciate your visit and thank you for your comment. Always nice to see a new visitor so welcome to my blog. Enjoy the rest of your week.



118 Bhavesh Patel June 12, 2014 at 1:45 AM

Your last few words make me happy. As you have many visitor on your blogs as I see the popularity if it through the comments. And you can still identify that I’m a new visitor of blogs. That’s really impressive that you just not give response to their comment but also remember all visitors too. :)


119 Adrienne Smith
June 12, 2014 at 7:59 AM

Hey Bhavesh,

Thank you and I do my best. I see a lot of people come through here, some stick around for awhile and others just drop in and out. I might not remember everyone but I remember most. I appreciate everyone who visits my blog and takes the time to read my post and comment so thank you for that and hope you’ll be back again.

Have a wonderful day.



120 Rohan Bhardwaj
June 11, 2014 at 3:02 PM


Nice tools here. I write on random posts, ideas comes from anywhere for me. I often elaborate a line with a story and thus give my readers a quality article to read.

My second option is to look for Google’s suggestion. As of now, I didn’t felt the need to go for any auto tools. But it was good to know them.

Thanks, you are very great. :)


121 Adrienne Smith
June 11, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Hey Rohan,

I think when you blog for fun then it’s easier. When you blog of business it can get trickier at least I think it has for me. I’m six years in now so sometimes my ideas fall flat.

Glad you have no problems with this and I so appreciate you sharing how you find yours.

Enjoy your week.



122 Rohan Bhardwaj
June 12, 2014 at 11:49 AM

So true,

Maybe one day I will need them for sure. You too have an awesome week.
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123 Alex Taylor June 22, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Hi Adrienne,
It’s always being a challenge for me to find interesting and unique content for my blog.
I have bookmarked this list, and refer to it often.
Thank you so much


124 Adrienne Smith
June 22, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Hi Alex,

Well then, I sure hope these tools will help you then because even if we don’t have this issue it’s nice to know we can come up with even more great ideas by using some like this.

Good luck and I know you’ll do great.



125 Edos Ubebe June 23, 2015 at 8:25 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Thanks for sharing this incredibly awesome post. I really like the 3 tools you talked about, they are really great. I read a lot of books and listen to tapes, and I do get most of my ideas from the books I read and tapes I listen to.

When I newly started about some months ago, I use Buzzsumo to get ideas of what to write about – some times though.

But I find it more easier to write about what I learned from books I read and tapes I listen to rather than blogging about the hottest topic. Is there any disconnect between blogging about what you are passionate about and blogging about the hottest topic in the marketplace?

And please Adrienne I would like you to take a look at my blog and if there’s any recommendation you have for me, please let me know. Thanks a million in anticipation.



126 Adrienne Smith
June 24, 2015 at 9:01 AM

Hello Edos,

Welcome to my blog and glad you enjoyed my post with these suggestions.

Hopefully because of the niche you’re in you won’t ever run out of ideas to write about. Luckily there are plenty of tools and sites that can help us spark more ideas which is why I shared this particular one.

The bottom line about blogging is if you’re here to build a business then you need to be sure that your message is very clear and people know what it is you do as soon as they land on your blog. You need to continue helping one person with one problem with one solution in each blog post. Hopefully what you’ve chosen as your niche you are passionate about only because I think it helps you also enjoy what you’re doing but it’s not necessary. I personally don’t go for “hot topics” in the marketplace but try to stay within the means of how I can help my particular audience.

Hope that was helpful and I appreciate your comment. I’ll try to get by your blog but I’ve just returned from vacation and have a really busy week. You have a good one though.



127 Dev Pandey June 29, 2015 at 6:04 PM

Hi Adrienne,

When i started with blogging 2 years back, this biggest problem which i faced was finding the right blog post ideas. Later on i can with my own ideas of posting article that i was new too. This is how i used to get my blog post ideas. You have shared a very useful post which will surely help many to figure out the blog post ideas for their websites. Will like to see of your post in the coming days.


128 Adrienne Smith
June 29, 2015 at 7:40 PM

Hi Dev,

Welcome to my blog and thanks for your comment.

Glad you no longer have an issue with coming up with ideas. I think the longer you blog the easier it gets but for some it’s the other way around.

Appreciate your visit and be sure to enjoy your week.



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