If you are sitting around wondering what type of content your audience really wants from you…this blog post is for you!
Don’t you wish that your readers would just tell you what they want…what they really, really, want? 😉 #spicegirlsthrowback
Coming up with fresh content for your blog can be a challenge! Especially if you’ve been blogging for a while and already have lots of content on your site. I’ve had days where I stare at my computer trying to generate new blog ideas and draw a blank.
The key to building a long-term and loyal readership is to give your readers content that they connect to. Content that makes them say, “It’s like she wrote that just for me” or “I feel the same way“. If you can get your readers to identify with your writing..then you know you are on the right track. However, finding the content that strikes an exact chord with your readers can be a challenge.
But I’ve got a little trick for you…and I think you are going to love it!
If you use Pinterest at all, I’m sure you are familiar with the search bar and the smart feed that appears underneath it. Well..did you know that those smart feed search topics are based on what Pinterest users are actually searching? Cool right? So you might be wondering…ok, but how can I use that to come up with blog ideas?
Let me show you below!
How to Use Pinterest Smart Feed for Blog Content Ideas
Start by searching for a keyword related to your niche. In the example, above I used YardSales. In the smart search feed below the search bar, you will notice various topics related to yard sales come up. Now you can use these topics as a starting point to generate blogging topics..but you can even take it one step further…as I’ll show you below.
From the original search, I clicked on Tips and as you can see, now Pinterest has given me a whole bunch of suggestions for exactly what ‘kind’ of Yard Sale Tips Pinterest users are looking for. Now from this search alone, I know that Pinterest users are looking for Yard Sale Pricing Tips, Yard Sale Organizational Tips, Yard Sale Display Tricks and it gives me a whole bunch of new blog topic ideas.
Armed with this information you can then create a blogging mind map and content calendar for weeks to come!
So now it’s your turn, take each of your blog’s categories and plug them into the Pinterest Search Feed to find out what kinds of blog posts Pinterest users are searching for related to your niche.