Blogs provide a low-cost platform for demonstrating to your audience that you’re an industry thought leader, building your brand, driving qualified traffic to your web site and engaging your prospects in meaningful dialogue. All these are true, however, only when blogs are active and dynamic. Translation: they don’t write themselves. Someone—and that might possibly be you—must be tasked with maintaining, feeding and nurturing it.
Though that might sound easy, maintaining an active blog requires careful thought, execution, planning and, yes, work. Often inspiration comes easily at first, but after a while the creative well runs dry, leaving you scrambling for content ideas.
Regularly checking out these sites can help you keep your brain stocked with fresh content ideas that will keep your subscribers tuned in and keep troubling writer’s block at bay.
Where do you search for inspiration when writing blogs? Share your favorite sources in the comment section!
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Barb Schmitz is professional writer with over 20 years of experience writing for B2B and B2C publications and web sites. She served as an editor on Computer-Aided Engineering magazine for over 10 years before starting her own PR/freelance writing business in 2000. Her expertise includes interviewing, researching and writing whitepapers, blogs, e-books, case studies, and feature articles.