How do you know which problems are the greatest for your audience? Here are 3 ways to find out. These will provide you with great content ideas.
- 1. Run a reader poll using Vizu.com. This easy-to-use poll widget can be set up for free on your blog. (No tech skills required. I did this by myself without having to email for help!)
- Ask readers to comment on your blog and suggest major issues they want you to write about and why. (However, unless you have substantial numbers of readers who aren’t shy about commenting, this will bring fewer responses than running a poll.)
- Write a top ten list of great blogs in your field. Ask readers to comment and suggest other good blogs. (This is a great way to build links because people on your top ten list will post on their blog about being included in your list…) You will know by their suggestions, which blogs they are reading, and what kind of information they are seeking out.
What other ideas do you have for blog writing that is meaningful and relevant to readers’ needs?