More and more webmasters are now making use of guest posting in order to promote their site. But a common problem that you may face is where do you get the ideas for your guest posts? Indeed when you visit a site you might end up thinking that all topics have been covered and that there is nothing left to write. Fortunately there are some simple tips that exist and that may allow you to get some fresh ideas for your guest post. In this article I will be speaking about 4 ways to help you generate ideas for your guest post.
First of all you might want to have a look at the top sites within your niche to find out about the popular topics. One good place to go will be Google blog search engine to find other blogs that are related to your niche. Technorati is another great place to consider if you are looking to find some top blogs. Be careful however that you do not copy these blog posts word-for-word as you can end up with some rejected guest posts.
You just need to make a quick search on the different article directories to have a large amount of articles devoted to your niche. Be careful here as copying content can lead you in duplicate content issues. Just pick the essence of the articles and then go and write your own unique articles that you can pitch as guest post. Sometimes it might be a good idea that you mix different articles together so as to get a unique idea.
Same article, unique angle
If you have a look at magazines or newspapers in a bookshop, you will see that it is almost the same articles topics that appear periodically. You might try to make the same for your guest posts. The only thing that you will need to make sure is that you are adding your own input to the articles and not merely spinning the content. This will increase the chance of your articles getting accepted by the host blog.
Sometimes the best ideas might come when you unplug yourself. Instead of surfing the web in search of some interesting ideas it might prove useful that you run to the nearest bookstore and have a look at the different magazines. Having a look at the headlines listed in these magazines can provide you with some interesting ideas for your own posts. You just need to learn how to tweak the titles to fit your guest post niche.