Today at Health & Wellness PLR, we are talking about blog topics – and how to find inspiration for future blog posts.
There are of course the typical methods:
Look at seasons or holidays coming up and plan on posts for those holidays.
Re-visit old topics and put a fresh spin on them.
Read through the most recent news articles about your niche and cover those in your blog posts.
Purchase PLR packs to give you starter posts that you can customize. << BIG fan of this one 😉
There are also a few more ways I love to choose new topics, that I thought might be helpful for you. Some of these you probably already do, but others might be a bit unconventional.
Choose random keywords and search them on Pinterest
I love Pinterest, not just for personal reasons, but because it is an awesome way to find out what is trending. There are a few different ways to search Pinterest for topics, from just looking through the latest pins of people you follow, to checking the “Explore” tab.
My favorite way? Just searching for completely random (or not so random) keywords. You might be surprised what you find. It can be something broad like “nutrition” or specific like “herbal remedies”. Don’t just stick to what you find on the first page – take some time looking through the pins, going through to page 3, 4 or 10, and see what you find.
In many cases, you discover unique topics you never would have thought of.
Find ‘trendy’ health blogs or websites and view their latest articles
Let’s be honest.. there are a lot of crazy health trends out there. I don’t talk about everything I come across, but I often find interesting angles or micro-niches that I know you guys would be interested in.
If your health niche is more on the medical side, I recommend going to sites like WebMD or Mayo Clinic, and just looking through some of their topics. WebMD often puts their latest articles right on the front page, so you know what people are currently reading about. *I would do your research outside of these sites – they are just good for ideas.
For other health topics, I recommend finding health blogs of people who tend to talk about the trendy stuff – things that are brand new in the health community. I am not a big fan of Dr. Oz (and I know he is super controversial), but he does tend to have a lot of the more trendy/popular health topics. I suggest doing your own research elsewhere, but there is nothing wrong with taking a peek every once in a while for some ideas.
Browse image sites for inspiration
This is one of my favorite *secret* ways to find inspiration. Usually, you don’t look for images until after you have chosen your topic and angle, but why not reverse it? Sometimes, I will just browse through Pixabay or other imaging sites, and think of health topics for certain images I like.
You can just browse through their latest images, most popular images, or enter a keyword. Even something like “green” comes up with interesting stuff. Maybe you find an image of someone gardening, which reminds you that you haven’t talked about growing herbs yet.
Think about health issues your family and friends suffer from
There is no reason you can’t use personal experiences to come up with health topics. Pay attention to what your friends post on social media. Is there something you see multiple people bringing up? Maybe more than one friend is talking about a new diet, or you keep seeing a hashtag on Twitter for the same fitness app. These are signs of new health trends you might want to cover.
I hope this helped give you a few ideas for your next blog post topics!