Content writers are known to crank out four to ten articles a day, if not more. Writing this many articles can cause a strain on the brain and quickly leave you without ideas for new articles. As someone who has been writing webcontent since 2000, I have some sure fire-ways to come up with writing ideas.
Read your email to find writing prompts for the content writer:
Your email account is a virtual treasure trove when it comes to ideas for writing articles. You get mail from your favorite retailers announcing new styles and sales coming up. Your friends send you links of interesting articles that you get your mind going. Surely you receive political email that may be fodder for thought.
Join Yahoo groups and Google groups to find writing prompts for the content writer:
Join groups that fit your interest and participate. This is where you will keep abreast of things going on in your area of interest. You will encounter questions that will make a great articles, and you will answer questions and realize you wrote enough to turn into an article.
Read article comments to find writing prompts for the content writer:
Make sure you look at all of the comments on articles you wrote. Most content websites will send the writer and email when there is a new comment. These comments may ask for clarification on something you wrote. These comments may cause you to re-think what you wrote. This is a great opportunity for a Part 2 article.
Watch Television and News shows to find writing prompts for the content writer:
TV shows like Today, Good Morning America, and The View (my favorite) always touches on “hot topics” that will clue you in to what people are interested in reading.
Reading other people’s articles to find writing prompts for the content writer:
If you are stuck for ideas, browse articles from other content writers. You may find an article you completely disagree with. You may agree and have more to add to the subject. I like to leave comments on many articles, but sometimes when I realize that my comment is getting kind of long-winded, I turn the comment into an article.