How To Brainstorm Blog Post Ideas In 30 Minutes (8 Easy Ways)

You have a passion for blogging, and you started a blog. Now it’s time to prove your expertise by dishing out valuable content. But unfortunately, you run out of content ideas, right? It’s not easy to consistently brainstorm blog post ideas.

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Is that you, my friend?

How To Brainstorm Blog Post Ideas In 8 Superb Ways

Good, you’ve found a solution, I will show you How to brainstorm blog post ideas in 8 different ways!

The 8 Ways How to Brainstorm Blog Post Ideas:

1. Look Inside the Forums

One of the best places to find great content ideas is forums. The majority of forums have questions left unanswered. As a content creator, you must learn to utilize niche-related forums.

Browse your niche-related topic, find questions that are gaining much attention, and list them down on your WordPad or Evernote.

The juicy part of forums is that you will have enough trending topics to add to your list. People ask questions on issues they are currently battling.

I am an active member of the Warrior Forum, I contribute there and also find hidden content ideas. See blog topics I encounter just by scrolling through.

Warrior forum

Those are ideas I will have spent quality time brainstorming. You can utilize any forum of your choice. Warrior Forum and Quora are suitable for a start. Just make sure to browse your niche, regardless of the forum.

The majority of forums have questions left unanswered. As a content creator, you must learn to utilize niche related forums. #bloggingtips Share on X

2. Use Google Auto Suggest

Google is the biggest search engine. Guess what? They have an underutilized tool you can leverage to uncover many blog post ideas. It’s called “Google Auto Suggest.”

It’s easy, start typing a few niche-related words, Google will provide you with ideas you probably would not have thought of.

For instance, Typing in “weight loss,” Google did me a solid by suggesting the most search topics around weight loss.

auto suggest blog post ideas

Google Auto Suggest will provide you with topics people are continuously searching for. You don’t need to check if it’s trending or not. Once the suggestions are Google, They are topics worth writing on.

3. Repurpose Old Content

Repurposing old content is a trend among pro bloggers, newbies too can leverage it. It simply means re-using old content to create a new one.

It’s easy to re-produce content in another format. I am not talking about duplicate content (that’s a spammy practice).

Assuming you publish a post on “how to promote your business on Twitter,” You can repurpose it to brand new content, “13 Twitter tips for Marketers.” The idea of repurposing content works well for creative minds.

That doesn’t imply that you overthink it, but it’s possible to use a single content in more than different 8 ways. You just have to be creative.

Repurposing Old content is a trend among pro bloggers, newbies too can leverage it. #bloggingtips Share on X

4. Take Notice of Blog Comments

Another way to brainstorm blog post ideas is to pay attention to blog comments.

Blog comments play a significant role in every blog. They are indications that your content solves readers’ problems. However, if properly utilized, they can serve as a means of gathering hundreds of content ideas.

As a content creator, you must engage and respond to comments on your blog. It helps to understand your readers better. You will also get blog topic suggestions that can improve your blog’s value. 

See the below screenshot:

comments for blog post ideas

I noticed these comments from my readers, persuading them that I write an Authority Pro Theme Review. It’s a topic I otherwise will never consider (not anytime soon). Comments are powerful; they do a lot and should be considered a vital blogging tool.

5. Steal Competitors’ Ideas

Even Pro bloggers steal content ideas from other bloggers. It’s a legit act in as much as you are not stealing their content (you don’t want to face copyright issues). One way to do it correctly is to link back to the original content. They will appreciate that!  

You probably have top bloggers you admire in your niche, browse through their blogs, and list down topics you can cover extensively.

There is no use in this approach if you will end up producing mediocre content. You are racing with top bloggers. You must make sure your content is not sub-standard.

6. Turn a Poll into a Blog Post

You can conveniently run polls from your blog or social media. It’s more comfortable to do on social media platforms and can easily reach tons of people in no time.

One of the best ways to brainstorm blog post ideas is by using polls. Do you know how to use a poll to get your next post idea?

Just ask users to vote, turn their results into flexible data, and publish it, so they read. Lisa does this frequently on Twitter whenever she wants to release a new blog post.

However, a more relatable example is asking users to vote, which they prefer between Google Meet and Zoom. It’s a trending topic at the moment.

They will also drop comments backing their vote. Now, a new blog post idea just landed on your list.

7. Leverage a Content Idea Generator

This is the most straightforward approach. First, type in seed keywords. Then, a content generator tool will help you unleash hundreds of ideas you can capitalize on.

The most recent free tool I use is Ubersuggest, looks like it’s now a premium tool. Although, you can still get a few content ideas with an open plan. Register with your Google account and you are all set to get started.

Head over to Ubersuggest, Click the tab for content ideas. Let’s run an example with “Content Marketing.” See below the list of excellent post topics it generated:

Ubbersuggest tool for content

By all means, you should filter the topics and remove unrelated ones. Then, create a neat topic list and add them to your content calendar.

A content generator tool will help you unleash hundreds of ideas you can capitalize on. #contentmarketing Share on X

8. Leverage Answer the Public

Answer the public is more like a keyword research tool to get an unlimited amount of keywords by inputting a seed keyword. But it can also serve as a tool to brainstorm hundreds of content ideas.

For instance, Assuming your niche is about sales funnels and you are stuck with zero content ideas, you can head over to Answer the public and input ‘sales funnel’, you will get tons of content ideas you can save for the future.

people also ask

If you are a content creator and you are not leveraging this tool, then you are missing out on tons of content ideas your competitions are already milking.

If you did an experiment and you get amazing results, you can turn that story into a case study. A case study is a more popular way of summarizing how a certain success is achieved. Since your audience is interested in getting solutions to their problems, a case study will go a long way to intrigue them.

The idea of a case study is an easy one, you need to document everything you did to achieve a certain result and turn it into an interesting case study (usually in a storytelling pattern).

For instance, If your audience cares about growing their Instagram followers and you recently gain over 1000 followers in 7 days. You can write a case study to show how you achieved that.

The content title will be like ‘How to gain 1000 Instagram followers in 7 days [Case Study]’.

Check ‘People Also Ask’

‘People also ask’ is an easy way to get tons of content ideas people are already searching for. If you search for a keyword on Google and scroll down a bit, you will see a lot more content ideas that most sites are not targeting (they are easy to rank for).

Since Google’s algorithms listed those content ideas themselves, you can be sure they are topics people are searching for. For example, if you search ‘dog’ on Google, you will see a few ideas of what people also search about dogs in the ‘people also ask’ section.

people ask about dogs

“Generating blog post ideas is the first side of the coin, you need to also plan the content creation. It makes sense that you use a content calendar tool to plan your content so you know your next line of action.

If you do not have a solid strategy for your content ideas, they might vanish into thin air.”

Conclusion of How To Brainstorm Blog Post Ideas

Of course, blogging is like a marathon, not a sprint. If you get things right from unset, you have a higher chance of staying long in the game. I have just shown you how to brainstorm blog post ideas in 8 different ways and I hope you find them useful and take action.

Lastly, do you know any bloggers struggling with content ideas? Please share this content with them.

We’d love to know if you have more ideas to add to this one. Do leave a comment below and share it on social.

Folajomi Ballo
  • Sayham says:


    Your blog post on generating blog ideas in 30 minutes is a game-changer! The step-by-step process and tips are incredibly practical, especially the collaborative brainstorming and trend analysis sections.

    Thanks for sharing these actionable techniques; they’ve already made a difference in my content planning. Eagerly awaiting more valuable insights!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Sayham, welcome to Inspire To Thrive. I’m glad you found this post helpful. It’s been becoming easy with these tips as well as an AI tool from the Right Blogger. If you are really stuck, put in your blog site and they give you recommendations in minutes. It’s been amazing!

  • Hello Lisa,

    I am also a member for more than 10 years but haven’t used it to brainstorm blog post ideas. I am using Quora to get some blog post ideas. I will definitely try the others you have mentioned in this post. Thanks for share it with us.

    Vishwajeet Kumar

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Vishwajeet, wow, I didn’t realize you’ve been at it that long too – congratulations. I’d love to hear how you make out with the other methods Vishwajeet. Thanks for coming by and have a great day.

  • Hi Folajomi,
    It’s a wonderful piece of article and thanks for sharing it with us.
    Generating content ideas and their title is really a difficult task for every content creator.
    I generally use quora and buzz sumo to generate my content ideas.

    Ubbersuggest is also a nice source to get good keywords ideas and topic ideas also.

    Dipanjan Biswas

  • Bin Harris says:

    Thanks for the good write up, Folajomi. I think the tips mentioned above are very important. Implementing these tips will really benefit a lot.

  • Moss Clement says:

    Hi Folajomi, your article is great and the tips are proven to work. However, I want to add a few tips for content ideas that work awesomely well for me. The “Amazon Look Inside” feature for books is a fantastic content idea generator. Here is how it works; open a book in your niche and click the look inside feature. it will open the book, then scroll to the “table of content.” From there, you can see several topic ideas you can develop for your blog or clients. Another area to brainstorm is from your website, your Google Analytics dashboard will show you what people are reading on your blog. use that information to create more related topics.
    Thank you for sharing!

    • Hi Moss,

      Thank you for stopping by.

      Your suggestions are valid. I never heard people d the Amazon look inside before.

      Seems like a new way to generate blog post ideas. I will give it a trial.

      And Google analytics is also a gold mine for getting content ideas.

      Thank you Moss.


      • Moss Clement says:

        Yes, you’re right about that. Many bloggers are not aware of this blogging tip, but it has been around, and I ave been using it for the longest. Also, several top bloggers like Neil Patel are using it to brainstorm ideas. It works awesomely well. You can give it a try!

  • This is a great list. I totally miss the comments section. That’s a great way to get more ideas for new content.

    Here are a couple more ideas for you:
    (1) Focusing on high commercial intent posts. These cater to people who are “ready to buy.” You get more value from them because they are more qualified than people who are searching for information about a particular topic.
    (2) Use existing data to find hidden content opportunities. You never know exactly which keywords or topics Google will rank your pages for. It’s a good idea to frequently look at them. You might be surprised to find common themes. What you can do is then create a more targeted blog post for that.

    • Lisa says:

      Thank you 🙂 Yes, those are 2 great ideas as well. You have to do some research and take polls to gather up the info. Thanks for the input on this one and have a great day!

    • Those ideas sounds cool, I love content capturing readers with commercial intent.

      And yes, comments are good to identify hidden content ideas.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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