Struggling to Find New Content?

Driving with Dan Episode 5

 

I admit that I have on many occasions struggled trying to find content to write about on my blog or to talk about on my videos.

In this episode of Driving with Dan, I talk about my struggles coming up with content for my blog and video channel. I find my self on many occasions staring into space thinking to myself…”What the should I write about today”.

When you are an internet marketer, specifically a content marketer you have to come up with good, interesting and relevant content.  It would not be useful to just talk about anything because no one will care.  The point of content marketing is to help others learn what you know, if that material is boring or irrelevant you won’t get through to anyone.

I will review some of the methods I use to come up with content ideas.  Some of these methods include:

Topics I am researching – I figure if I am looking for certain information, then others will probably want to know it too.

Borrow – I don’t mean steal! I consume a lot of content from other marketers.  This includes articles, social media posts, forums and podcasts.  Pay attention to what topics are trending, then you should share your own ideas on the topic.

Personal experiences – Talk about yourself, your experiences, what is working for you and what isn’t.  People want to get to know you

I hope you find this video helpful and I would love to hear what methods you are using to come up with fresh content for your platform.

 

 

 

 

4 Comments

  • Susan Velez

    Reply Reply April 9, 2017

    Hi Dan,

    My last blog I struggled with coming up with content to write. My new blog, don’t struggle with this anymore. I love writing my content in advance.

    Right now I have enough content scheduled to post through June. This seems to work for me because then I don’t have to stress that I need to write something in advance.

    Plus it gives me the freedom to spend time on promotion and other things that need to be done. So I love it and will always make sure that I always have fresh content ready to post. It’s just easier for me 🙂

    Maybe you can try that and see if it helps you out. If it does, let me know.

    Have a great day and thanks for sharing.

    Susan

    • Dan Guillermo

      Reply Reply April 9, 2017

      Thanks Susan,
      That is actually a great idea. Having the content written in advance would really free me up to get more done. That is impressive that you have over 2 months of content ready to go.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      -Dan

  • Ryan Biddulph

    Reply Reply April 12, 2017

    Hi Dan,

    Way cool lead in to your video 😉

    Super points here.

    I dig working personal stories into posts – both my blogging and travel themed creations – because we all have so many stories to call upon, and personal experiences tend to resonate with individuals. Our stories resonate with folks on so many levels. Some relate with our experiences, other folks can live vicariously through our experience.

    The key is to link the story with our niche of choice to create continuity and to remain true to our niche.

    The practice of writing at least 1,000 words daily for many years also helped me to write regularly and to keep those content ideas flowing.

    Meditating and heightening my powers of observation also keep me kinda creative, so I can guest post and post to BFP regularly.

    Keep on driving bro 😉 Love this idea.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Ryan
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  • Mark

    Reply Reply May 21, 2017

    Super cool and extremely helpful content as always Dan!

    And you definitely shared several, extremely practical ideas,
    for helping us to keep generating,some extremely practical and helpful
    content, with our specific target audiences!

    And I really like your entire original marketing concept,
    of “Driving With Dan!” It’s awesome!

    And if it’s okay, I’m definitely going to start featuring your
    “Driving With Dan” video series, in my future posts!

    I hope you don’t mind! And I love to interview you via a Google
    Hangouts, if and when, you could spare the time!Talk soon bud!

    Take care!
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