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May 20, 2013

3 Creative Ideas for Outside-the-Box Blog Posts

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Even the best, most popular blogs in the world can get stale from time to time. Sooner or later, you’re going to get that nagging feeling that you’ve run out of things to write about. The next time you’re stuck for a blog subject, try one of these to get the creative juices flowing. read more

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September 15, 2008

Where I Get Story Ideas

For most bloggers, finding story ideas is one of the hardest parts of maintaining a blog and it is something that becomes increasingly important important, though much more difficult, the more topical your site is.

Fortunately, the Web provides many great ways to keep on top of what is going on in your field, if you know how to use the tools that are available.

For me, the trick has never been to find the one best way to get new story ideas, but to but open up a wide variety of communication lines. Though my system is not perfect and I continue to miss stories from time to time, I also have a backlog of about three weeks forth of topics in my notebook.

That is because finding story ideas, for most niches, is fairly simple. It is just a matter of knowing where to look. read more

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