When it comes to building to a blog, writing content is a must to attract new readers. But how do you continue to write new content when you’re not sure what to write about or if you get the dreaded writer’s block?
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The biggest challenge for me is surprisingly not about writing new content. I have my little notebook that I carry with me wherever I go. I have it with me to jot down little notes that I want to write for my blog or to add to my never-ending to-do list of what I need to do for my blog. It really helps me keep track of the happenings on my blog. So what is my biggest challenge if it’s not writing new content? It’s time. Time is my biggest challenge and making time to write is always hard.
I’m sure this is something that we all will be chasing forever, whether it’s more time for blogging, more time for traveling, or even just more time to spend with family.
So let’s get back to writing new content. You run out of things to write about. How can you overcome it?
You need to be inspired to get out of your little rut. All you need is a little inspiration to start writing again.
Here is what you can do to write new content no matter what you are blogging about.
Buzzfeed – Weirdly enough, I find that this site can provide me a lot of topics to talk about. And it’s usually something that I can relate to. There’s so many humor and topics that are mentioned that it’s hard not to find something to base your new content on.
Fidelity – Believe it or not, Fidelity has helped me with my brainstorming for new content. You can find money-related topics on other sites as well, but the reason I chose Fidelity is that my 401(k) is from them through work. They have a library of a lot of interesting topics that I can weave into how it relates to my personal life.
Other Bloggers – When I feel like I’m in a rut, I go to Rockstar Finance and see what other bloggers are talking about. You can find inspiration just from reading their posts and in doing so, I come across information that I could use to create new content for my blog. It definitely helps to connect with your blogging peers because you may never know how much they can help you in the long run.
BLOG TIP – An Easier Way to Write New Content
There are so many topics to write about that sometimes, it makes it hard to just select one and write new content based on that topic. What I like to do is something called Blog Roundup. It’s gathering ideas from one source or different sources and putting them into a blog post. I’ve learned this term from Michelle at Making Sense of Cents and Silas/Grace from Chasing Foxes. It’s a definite quick way to write new content in a short amount of time and it helps if you’re trying to keep up with your scheduled postings.
To see examples, please click on my blog posts that may interest you.
Actually, the best blog roundup that you could write for new content is to do one of your posts. You could do a roundup for ways to make money or even a roundup of blogging tips. Whatever roundup you want to write about, it’s a great way to create interlinking posts.
Where do you go to find new content to write for your blog?
Helpful Resources that I’d Like to Share:
Below you’ll find my top resources for blogging, saving money & more!
Blog Resources: Here is a list of tools that I personally use for my own blog. See all the courses I took to improve how I blog and the list of plugins that help keep my blog running smoothly.
Save Money on Groceries: This has been such a struggle for me since day 1 and I always go over budget with grocery shopping on certain weeks. But as long as I stick with my plan, I have my shopping list, and I leave the boyfriend home then I’ll be fine.
$5 Meal Plan: This has been such a time saver for me! This relates to my resource above on grocery shopping. I struggled with meal prepping because I just don’t have the time to spend looking for recipes. I decided to try this out because I have seen popular bloggers mention it and curiosity got the best of me. The system sends me recipes and a shopping list weekly. The recipes are so easy to cook and it helps me save time.
Personal Capital: Do you know what your net worth is currently? Instead of logging into many accounts to track my net worth, I rely on one service. Personal Capital tracks your investments, expenses, and savings. The best thing about this? It’s free!
Free Printables: I went a bit crazy and created a bunch of my own printables that I use for myself to help keep me organized. I also find some amazing printables online that I’d like to share with you. You access everything if you sign up below. I’ll send you the password and the library is yours to enjoy!
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