I was crazy enough to think that I should publish only original works on my blog. Then I was searching for some brand-new blog post ideas which have never published before.
Then I realized the truth,
Search on Google “How to take a real dinosaur as a pet.”
You’ll see a ton of articles by teaching you how to take a dinosaur as a pet or what foods you should give them, where you can buy a one, dinosaur breeders, how to hatch a dinosaur, ten reasons dinosaurs make good pets, make your pet dinosaur, etc.
So, how could I write an original article? Everything has already written.
Now I know. Creating something new is impossible.
However, there is a way. You can steal blog post ideas but, you can’t copy an original work.
Yes, of course, there is no copyright issues but, as a Science graduate, I extremely concern about ethics while stealing ideas from others.
What I proposed by stealing ideas?
As an example, grab a blog post from your expertise area (from a pro writer/blog), read the whole article and steal the idea.
Don’t even think about copying a single sentence from that.
Stealing ideas from other bloggers is one of the best ways to keep your blog alive. You’ll never run out of topics for your next article.
Even this blog post idea is also a stolen one from Jeff Goins’s article titled “Great Artists (and Writers) Steal.”
I don’t want to hide that from my audience.
You should always respect others’ work and give credits. So, I usually link out to the original article or at least to a separate article on their blog. That is one of the best ways to show your gratitude.
Yes I know, well established, leading blogs don’t have a high value of your link but, at least it makes you a genuine person.
Sometimes, I comment on their blogs just to say “Thank You,” or I tweet the author and say “I wrote an article based on one of your articles. If you like it, please share it on your social media”.
They are cool people and love to help beginners. So, don’t afraid to contact them. At least some of them will respond you. I can guarantee you that.
Isn’t that an excellent way to promote your article?
I think that the success of blogging depends on mutually beneficial relationships with other bloggers. If you take anything from them, please be kind enough to give something back even if it is small.
Regards to this article, I stole the idea, but I didn’t copy the original. I wrote an entirely new piece and gave some new tricks which original article didn’t have.
So, If you are seeking new blog post ideas, check out these influencer blogs. They have well-researched, regularly updated and the most shared content.
As a social media strategist, I’m passionate about social media. So, I steal blog post ideas mainly through social media and use some free tools.
1. Pinterest: Search Results For Blog Post Ideas
We search via Google all the time. Have you ever used Pinterest as a search engine? It is not just a social media platform. Pinterest has a vast searching power using keywords.
It is just the tip of the iceberg. You’ll find a lot more features when you get on with it.
Even if I worked as a social media strategist, I couldn’t recognize the power of Pinterest until I read this.
Click on the link (it’ll open in a new tab on your browser) and read right after you finish this article.
It shows how to make money from Pinterest and how they bring a ton of traffic to their blog through Pinterest within a few months.
You’ll be amazed when you saw actual screenshots and analytics reports of their blog traffic.
With this fantastic Pinterest guide, I reconsidered and revamped my abandoned Pinterest account.
I know, most of the bloggers and even social media marketers do not believe the power which Pinterest has. I was once there. That is why I want to show you this.
Here you can see how my Pinterest account grew (almost 2500 followers) with few tweaks in less than 30 days.
Don’t take this wrong. I’m not saying that it is easy. You have to work hard to bring your pins to the top (it is like ranking your blog on Google’s first page).
It is not impossible.
So, do not underestimate Pinterest. It is becoming my best asset now.
I think I should write a new article about Pinterest and what I’ve learned within the last few months.
So, let’s get back to the topic.
How I steal blog ideas from Pinterest?
It is easy and simple yet powerful. I search a keyword/phrase that I want to write an article about on Pinterest search bar.
Some hot posts will appear on the top of the results page.
Below the search bar, Pinterest will suggest some keywords related to our search. Click on any relevant keyword and narrow the search results to find something precisely related to your niche.
By this method, you’ll be able to find the best and the most popular posts/images on Pinterest. Click on one and go to the linked blog post or locate a better Infographic and write your article based on that.
See, this infographic alone gives so many new blog post ideas already. All the facts are there. You just have to convert it to your words.
There are some influential Pinterest boards with high-quality pins which provide new blog post ideas, blogging tips, and tricks, etc.
And I also created a Pinterest board for bloggers. It is called “Blogging Tips For Beginners.”
Follow my board, and you’ll find some useful tips and new blog post ideas from pro bloggers daily.
If you would like to pin your posts on my Pinterest board, do not hesitate to join the board. Put a link to your Pinterest account in the comment section below. I’ll send you an invitation to join my board right away.
2. Quora: Questions Into Blog Post Ideas
You can find answers to almost any question on Quora. When you have performed a search on Google, at least one or two results from the Quora will appear on the first couple of pages.
Quora is that much popular platform right now.
If you still don’t have a Quora profile, create one right now because answering or asking questions on Quora will open new doors for you.
I will write another article on Quora and how we could use Quora effectively to promote our businesses.
After you set up your account, you should fill the section called “Knows About” with your enthusiastic fields. Don’t forget to answer a few questions time to time and keep your profile updated.
Quora will inform you (via email or mobile app notifications) when Quora members ask questions related to your “Knows About” categories.
The simplest way to find new blog post ideas using Quora is,
Just type something similar to your blog’s niche. You’ll see related topics which have created by Quora.
Then dive into those topics to find an interesting question with a sufficient number of views and educational answers.
When you clicked on a question, you’ll see some “Related Questions” right next to it.
Come up with some new blog post ideas which people are interested and genuinely looking for will not be a tough task for you now.
3. HubSpot’s Blog Topic Generator: For Quick Topics
HubSpot’s blog topic generator is straightforward and swift.
Launch the tool, and you just have to type a few nouns related to what you are planning to write next and hit the “GIVE ME BLOG TOPICS!” button.
That is all.
You’ll see five new blog post ideas associated with the nouns you’ve entered.
I’m thinking about “Pinterest Marketing” right now.
Results are pretty good huh!
I’d like to take the 4th topic. “7 Things About Pinterest Marketing Your Boss Wants To Know.”
Just do a few changes and make this topic looks like nobody ever written.
4. Ubersuggest: Keywords Into Blog Post Ideas
If you’ve used this tool once, you’ll never go for other complex keyword planning tools again.
Search your main keyword/phrase on Ubersuggest. It will give you keyword ideas from all over the web. You can apply some filters to find the best results.
Generate new blog post ideas out of search results is easy.
5. Favorite Movies: Extract Blog Post Ideas
We all love movies no?
When I watch a new movie or a TV show, I notice some new blog post ideas from my favorite characters, dialogues or quotes.
10 Social Media Marketing Lessons From Disney’s Moana
7 Leadership Lessons From Jackie Kennedy
People like to read this kind of articles (I prefer) more than movie reviews.
By this method, you’ll be able to discover some unique blog post ideas which are easy to promote on social media.
6. Blog Post Ideas From Comments On Blogs
This method looks very simple and primitive, but even professional bloggers use blog comments to extract new blog post ideas.
Do you know why stealing ideas from blog comments are so powerful?
Because they are not some computer generated ideas by analyzing the trends and data.
These comments show what exactly people are finding right now, modifications to do the existing article, some points missed by the writer, their experiences or their opinions on the subject.
The best comments are seen on best blogs. So, we have to find some fabulous blogs which are updated and relevant to our blog’s niche.
I have mentioned few influencer blogs above I read daily. You would find some enlightening comments from pro bloggers on those blogs.
As an example, I captured this comment from Ryan Biddulph’s blog “Blogging From Paradise.” Here you can see how informative Hassaan Khan‘s feedback and almost all the other comments on that article are from bloggers.
Can’t you find few new blog post ideas from this comment alone?
7. Buzzsumo: Blog Post Ideas From Trending Contents
Buzzsumo is a pretty crazy tool to find trending content and most shared content on social media.
You can find trending topics, most shared content within the last few hours, weeks or months. Their filtering system is exceptional.
Even if the Buzzsumo is such a powerful tool, I put this at the end because it is a paid tool.
You can’t use fully powered filters without subscribing to a paid plan. All the other methods and tools I mentioned above are FREE.
However, I should say that if you are OK with the price, don’t think twice. Invest in Buzzsumo right now.
This would be the only tool that you’ll ever need to generate new blog post ideas for your blog.
I’m not going to explain everything about Buzzsumo. If you are interested in buying, here is the step by step guide from Buzzsumo itself.
One More Thing…
Are you a newbie blogger like me? My recommendation is, do not try all these techniques. One or two is more than enough for you to start.
Trying all these at once will complicate the process, and you’ll get bored quickly.
Honestly speaking, I use only the first four methods 99% times when I desired to write something.
However, I have tried all the other techniques too. If not, I never recommend those to you.
Don’t waste your precious time and energy too much just to find the best blog post ideas.
You’ll never find the best. Just grab something and write about your adventure. That is more meaningful than waiting for the best.
I’m telling all these with my experience. I have already spent an enormous amount of time and energy to find something new, and It didn’t work.
Is it OK to steal? What do you think?
Did I steal an idea from Jeff Goin’s article in the right way and create something new or I failed?
Please leave a comment below. Your comment may help me to find a new idea for my next blog post.
Featured photo by Alexis Brown