When you make a commitment to write posts several times a week for your blog, you may sometimes find it difficult to come up with topic ideas. It happens to everyone — a type of “blogger block” sets in and you just don’t know what to write about.

There are many fantastic ways to find blog post ideas and one excellent method is to take a glance at Amazon books.

It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s free, so this method of generating ideas is something that every blogger can take advantage of. Never again will you have to worry about where you will get inspiration. You have an endless supply of ideas right at your fingertips just waiting to be written.

Here are the steps you need to gather blog post ideas with this method:

* Get paper and pen, or open a word processing program, for taking your ideas down

* Go to Amazon.com

* Go to the “books” section and then browse

* Browse by categories related to your niche

* Do a search for keywords related to your niche

* When you see book titles that jump out at you, write them down

* When the book titles help inspire ideas for blog posts, write any thoughts or ideas that come to mind, too

* Browse categories in your niche to get even more ideas

* Read the table of contents of books for ideas

* Read excerpts of the books when they have them (if you have a Kindle or Kindle App, you can download a sample of the book)

Now, once you have a great list of ideas, it’s important to keep them in a place where you can find them. I have a folder that sits right on my desk labeled “Article/Blog Ideas.”

I also keep a stack of day-glo green and yellow 3×5 cards handy on my desk. As inspiration strikes – and you never know when an idea will hit you – I jot down a few notes to myself on one of the cards so I can remember what great idea I had. Then, I toss it into that idea folder.

I keep going back to that folder to see what’s in there and I use those ideas to keep regular, fresh content on my blog. You can do the same.

Now that you’ve created a good list of blog post ideas – or have your ideas on cards like I do — you’re ready to get to work. When you start running low on blog ideas because you’ve finally written them all, just go back to Amazon books and start the process all over again.

Sometimes even looking at the same book titles will inspire you with new, fresh ideas.

All the best,
Marty Marsh

P. S. How about you? Do you have any suggestions to share about how you come up with blog topic ideas? Please use the comment section below to join the conversation.

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