Creating interesting articles is a great method for promoting
yourself or your business. By following the techniques
discussed in this article, you can keep your ideas for new articles
flowing and even become an article generating power house.
Here is a step by step process
12 Tips for Generating New Ideas for Article Writing
Subscribe to a dozen RSS feeds on various subjects that
interest you the most. Scan through the feeds every morning or at night and
select a few articles for thorough reading. After reading the
articles, tag them using your own classification
Classifying articles in different categories helps locate them
quickly. Use Google's RSS reader for reading and tagging the RSS
feeds. You will have access to your categorized articles from any
computers connected to the Internet.
2. To generate topics for your article, use Google's
Tools You will see a dozen or more keywords
based on the search popularity. Follow the tips when selecting
topics based on keyword popularity
Now, take each keyword and do a search in online sites like
Digg, Technorati, etc. You will see a number of articles. Read
them to generate ideas.
Then look for top quality PLR (Private Label Rights)
content from a source like
Nichole Dean's Easy PLR Article Paks and Reports
Use a PDA and carry it with you wherever you go. Better yet,
get a Smart phone with a camera. You will only carry one
gadget for all your communication, organization, and content
Take pictures of interesting places, events, and moments you come
across in your daily life. Use the voice recorder of the PDA to
record whenever an idea hits you. Every night, transfer the
Docs and upload your pictures to flickr if using a PDA, or
just transfer them to your computer if you are using a smart
Go through all the ideas and articles you have recorded
in Google Docs and your RSS reader to create new ideas by giving
new twists to the old ideas. Combine two or more ideas and
change or improve an existing idea to come up with your own
5. Scan through the comments posted by others in forums
online articles you read regularly. Record interesting ideas,
pros and cons of an issue, and strong opinions posted by others
in your Google Docs. Leverage the wisdom of the crowd.
6. Use the time like driving, watching TV while exercising in a
treadmill, etc. to think about your favorite topics and try to
relate to things you observe on the road and on the TV. When you
get an idea, record it in your PDA.
7. Have lunch with friends at least once a week. Bounce
them on any topic. Mix ideas from divergent topics to create new
ideas in you own subjects.
8. Use a variety of online tools like Technorati, Digg,
Delicious, etc. for writing inspiration. Every hour, hundreds of
new articles and news stories are posted in these sites. Quickly
scan them to hit a few gold nuggets that can serve as
springboards for new ideas.
9. Using on-line tools discussed earlier, select an issue and
jot down all the pros and cons. Search Google to enhance the
idea by adding more pros and cons. Once you have collected a
dozen diverse opinions, you will be able to write an article
based on those facts in a pro-con format.
10. If you are good at using data for analysis and comfortable
in the use of a spreadsheet, draw charts in the spreadsheet and
look for patterns in the data. Provide you own interpretation to
the data. Illustrate your articles with charts and graphs.
11. Subscribe to a few print magazines on Hobby topics, Family, Travel, etc, and read them regularly.
After you finish reading an article, record and save the main points of
12. Ask yourself what if,
what else, and why not questions on an
issue and search the Internet to find answers from different
sources. Create new ideas generated from existing materials,
provide step-by-step guide for somebody to practice an obvious
idea, or offer benefits of practicing an old idea.
...and here are a few more ideas - write an article
review, write an article summary, write an article critique,
write an article for a magazine, write an article for
publication, write an article analysis, write an article for a
newspaper, or write an article for a newsletter.
|About the Author -
Richard Rossbauer has been writing about Niche
Marketing, helping others create a rewarding web presence,
and Online security for many years. His
www.RichardPresents.com website also offers tips and
tools for doing fun things like family gardening, camping,
cooking, bird watching, and other enjoyable
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