How to get Ideas for your Blog Posts

I’ve been thinking to start publishing regularly on my blog, and I needed ideas for that. I found out several good tips on how to get ideas for your blog posts, and I’m sharing them here to help other bloggers too!

Use Google News – Google news (http://news.google.com) is a great way to stay updated with industry related news. Use your keywords to find latest news and updates to find a story which interests you. You might find an interesting news story, or you can write about something you agree or disagree with. Be sure to search around for related stories to get ideas and use your thoughts while writing content. Remember, do not simply repost summaries of the news you read on Google because that will only lead to duplicate content being added to your site. If you add your opinion or view point in the article, it gives it genuine value and makes it more interesting for the readers.

Leading Industry Blogs – Find out what other leading industry bloggers are discussing and posting on their blogs. If something new is happening in your industry, you should discuss it on your blog too. Read through “expert” blogs of your specific industry and subscribe to their RSS feeds.

Website User Logs – Use your website analytics to look for “long tail” keywords or phrases which are relevant to your website. Find information about those subjects and write detailed articles about these areas. Since these keywords were used by users when they come to your site, they will be interested in reading more about them. Focusing on less popular or obscure phrases, keywords and search terms helps in bringing targeted customers and readers to your site. These keywords will also attract more traffic to your site or blog.

Search for specifics in your industry niche – You might think that there is a lot of information related to your industry published on the internet, but that is not always the case. If you start searching a particular topic, you will find areas which have minimal content published. If you are searching for it, there can be other users searching for it too. Use this opportunity to develop and write content. Do your research and write a blog post on that topic.

If you are good at tackling controversial topics, which most people find difficult to write about, you can consider writing challenging content as an opportunity. These kinds of topics are often overlooked, but can attract a lot of users to your blog, which will result in an increase in the number of comments people leave on your posts.

You might be wondering that the sources for new content mentioned above are all originating from content already present on the web, but you will be surprised to know that ideas for blog posts are mostly influenced by other web content. Use these tips to write unique, fresh and compelling content to add to your blog. You will not only find an increase in the website rankings and search engine traffic, but you will also experience an increase in your subscribers.

Can I win this 24 inch LCD contest at CashForComments.com?

Win a 24

There’s still one day to go and I’m not going to miss this Contest for a Free 24 inch LCD giveaway at the CashForComments.com blog. I’ve been trying my luck at different contents, but have never entered in any contest held at CASHforCOMMENTS.com before.

The good thing about this contest is that its free to enter and the readers have 3 ways to benefit:

  • Win a 24″ $599 LCD
  • Win a 4-Hour Workweek book
  • Get traffic to your blog or website when you become part of the winning prizes 😀

Last date for entry to the contest is before 15 September 2007 and the grand prize of LG 24 inch Widescreen Flat-Panel LCD Monitor, which is sponsored by Elite baseball instruction which give baseball training videos designed to improve the basic skills of players of all ages.

Cash For Comments is a blog where you get paid to comment. Every day Prinja holds a “Best commentator of the day” prize to give away some cash to the best commentators on his blog. He has this funny way of rewarding the winner with $1 which he sends them by snail mail 😛

Win a free shirt every week in September

Winters coming and I’m going to try my luck at winning a T-shirt, so I’m entering the Funny T Shirt contest at Everybody go to. Ali J has come up with the ultimate plan of designing some new funny t-shirts every weekday and sell them online.

Comments closed shirt

The contest is simple to enter. All you need to do is write a post about the contest in your blog with a link to the funny shirts page and your name. Each trackback will be put into a little bowl and entered in the lucky draw every Saturday till the end of September.

I have my eyes on the ‘Comments Closed‘ t-shirt which he has designed especially for the ladies 😛 You can order the shirt at Cafepress by clicking on the shirt image on the left. Do have a look at the other shirts which Ali has designed for bloggers and internet bystanders. Let’s see how this contest goes now!

Win 100 bucks in the Ashwin Khanna Revenge Contest

Contest Blogger

As it turned out, the $2,500 Blogging Contest was a scam, so I am now entering the $100 contest at Contest Blogger. This contest is open only for bloggers who were ‘fooled’ by the contest he was promoting on his blog.

Many webmasters have already started removing links from their contest entries, and Phil has listed all the websites trackbacks on his blog so people get to know about the new contest.

I came to know of the new contest by the traffic / referrals in my web stats from his blog, and then found the trackbacks when I logged into my WordPress Admin Panel.

The deadline for this new contest is September 7, so make sure you follow the instructions to win 100 bucks.

How to become a Webmaster


Nowadays Internet is variegated with banners and advertisements entitled with the line “webmaster earn money”. Some of the most relevant moves should be mentioned for those who have already created their own webmaster earn money business or are going to.

A person involved into webmaster earn money operations usually faces such problems as choosing a dedicated server provider for its sources, and in further development of webmaster online business this choice will play a great role.

It is high time to work out a plan of getting traffic. Webmaster should specify for himself what exactly he is going to sell. Then spend some time making clear what values are matching his goods, because it will determine what exact ways or their combinations will turn to be most beneficial in attracting and then monetizing traffic. Webmaster can choose or combine such methods of attracting traffic as generating it with the help of social networks and search engines, or buy it in pay per click advertising companies.

Now it is the moment to make sure that generated traffic will be monetized. To convert traffic perfectly webmasters combine several methods: they place text ads on their sites, apply to online marketing or partnership networks.

Getting on ShoeMoney top commentators list!

ShoeMoney Top CommentatorsI recently made it to ShoeMoney’s Top Commentators List and am really happy about it 😀 The whole idea came from the Free Blog Comments thread I had started at the Digital Point Forums a couple of months ago. Many people who posted in the thread mentioned that they have the Top Commentators Plugin installed on their blog so I can use it for my advantage if I leave useful and non-spammy comments on their blogs. Also, sundaybrew of Sunday Skool mentioned in one of his tips at Digital Point to leave comments on high PR blogs like ShoeMoney and John Chow. So I started with the comments last week on ShoeMoney’s blog and am one of the top commentators on the list now 🙂

On most blogs, the Top Commentators list is refreshed every month, but in the case of ShoeMoney’s Blog, I think it updates weekly as I read somewhere on his blog. I haven’t seen a drastic increase in the amount of traffic coming to my blog from ShoeMoney’s Blog, maybe because very few people give notice to the Top Commentators List, and the plugin is mostly used to reward the commentators in terms of passing some Google PageRank. All together, I got 20 referrals from the blog in the last 2 days 😛

Despite the lack of traffic and referrals, getting on ShoeMoney’s top commentators list has drastically improved my Technorati Rank and Authority. My Blog had an Authority of 19 last week when I started and after reaching ShoeMoney’s Top Commentators List, it increased to 35. The Rank is now showing 1 with a Top 100 icon Top 100 with it, although I’m now sure how this happened. The whole idea is to be consistent and leave useful comments on the blog, which are not deleted as spam by ShoeMoney 😉 Technorati Rank

The responses at my Technorati Profile increased a lot due to ShoeMoney’s Blog getting regularly spidered by the Search Engine Bots, which is why my Blogs Authority increased by 15 by just getting on ShoeMoney’s Top Commentators List.

My next goal would be to maintain my position on ShoeMoney’s Top Commentators list in the coming days and weeks and also get on the Top Commentators Lists of other high PR Blogs. Lastly, I would like to thank ShoeMoney for such a wonderful blog and my readers also for their comments and emails 🙂

ShoeMoney on Getting Rich Quick Overnight

ShoeMoneyShoeMoney recently posted a short video about the most popular question people ask him about “Can you really get rich quick overnight?!?!

Here’s the video

Here’s what he had to say in his video:


Hey good morning.

So.. getting rich over night. I get several emails all the time, how do you make money online, how do you make money with Adsense, how do you do this, I want to make money tomorrow, I don’t wanna work, I just wanna make money.

It’s so cool now, everybody wants to do it.

It IS cool, at the end of the day, you cant make money overnight.

The thing is.. in this industry, it comes and goes so fast.

So, the deal is a lot like, I don’t know if any of you guys have read the book ‘Lucky or Smart‘.. I have it, I actually listen to it on audio, but you should because it actually says that the difference between, well, the deal with you know people always say are you lucky or are you smart, because you make money online in anything.

It’s basically being smart enough to know when you’re lucky.

Because basically if you keep working at something for long enough, you WILL win. I mean you, your ship will come in. It’s just do you have the fortitude to work hard enough at that thing for a long enough period till someone notices you. I mean it’s a series of cycles and how things repeat, I mean eventually, your thing will come in again.

You see it now, like with, I mean a couple of years ago, if somebody was sitting on a transformers website, and was making no money, right now it’s probably freaking, RAINING at him! Who is that person now? Whose killing it right now have the vision to take that money and parlay it into something bigger, because that’s what it takes.

So, you can’t make money overnight, you can’t make money quick. But you know will you have what it takes to parlay that into something bigger.

Because that is what will lead to success in future.

So I don’t know where this came from this morning, I’m just tired of people emailing me, saying I want to make money overnight, what do you think about this ebook, about getting rich overnight?

Good Luck with that.

Blog Contest – Great chance to win $2,500 in prize!!!

Ashwin Khanna is holding a crazy blog contest at his blog. The whole idea is to add a post to your blog about his contest with a link to his blog, and enter your self in a chance to win $2,500 hard cash in prize!!! Winner will be sent payment by Paypal so it is necessary that you have a Paypal account for this, to avoid any complications later on 🙂

Here’s what you have to do

Simply copy and paste the following on your blog to be considered as an entrant to the contest.

Over at Ashwin’s blog, you will find one crazy blog owner!! You can win $2500!! To enter just copy this text and paste it in your blog!! But hurry, this competition will not last long! So get posting!

So what are you waiting for?! Join now and have some fun! Who knows you might win the $2,500!

Contest Details

  • The contest started on 11 July 2007 and will end on 20 August 2007.
  • Payment will be sent via Paypal to the winner.
  • Ashwin is looking for a minimum of 50 entrants to give out the prize money.
  • He has not made it public how he will decide the winner yet, and if there will be only 1 winner or several winners.
  • A lot of people questioned him if the contest is a genuine competition, and YES! It is a genuine contest.

Some interesting facts

This contest is an excellent idea for link baiting as it has spurred a lot of excitement among bloggers and website owners.

Here’s what I found out doing a quick search and checking on Technorati:

People are entering the contest like crazy. Just a quick look at the reactions at Technorati shows some very interesting results. Just yesterday, the contest got 7 – 8 more entrants as more and more people are blogging about the contest on their blogs. The screenshot below highlights some of them.

I’ll also help promote the contest so he reaches his minimum 50 entrants limit soon, although I’m sure he must have reached that mark already 😀

The post will also be visible on my Digital Point Profile in the Recent Blog Post Feed link, so hopefully a lot of new webmasters will be able to signup from there!

Ashwin's Blog

Free Comments on your Blog!

I usually look for good SEO/SEM and Internet and Web Related Blogs where I can leave useful comments. Relevant and Quality Blog Comments can bring you a regular amount of traffic and can also help you in building links for your website. The more comments you leave on other related blogs, the more chance you have that the blog owner will visit your site and may leave a comment or two in return, if he finds something useful on your blog also.

That’s why I started a Free Blog Comments Thread at Digital Point Forums, inviting webmasters and blog owners to post their SEO, SEM, Internet, Web and Online Marketing Related blogs where I can post comments.

This is a free service I am offering to these blog owners, and in return I will get a few links, some traffic and comments in return. This will not only help them in building content for their site, but will also help me spread the word around and leave links to my blog at several SEO related Blogs.

So far, the whole thing is going great and I’ve got a few offers also, like if I leave 8+ quality comments on a blog, they will give me a free listing on one of their PR 3 Blogs Directory! Another one has offered to add ‘Top Commentator’ Plugin to the blog so I get a link to my Blog in return. A few others have left useful comments on my blog which is great!