Writing a successful blog post, recording an intriguing podcast or creating an engaging video isn’t just about the content. It’s also about the angle you use to approach your topic. But if writer’s block strikes before you’ve even gotten your headline on the page, these fun, helpful tools can get those creative juices flowing again.
Just enter your topic into Portent’s Content Idea Generator and voila! Headline. And even if what it delivers doesn’t quite fit, it can help get you on the right track. Plus it’s kinda fun. Just keep hitting refresh and it’ll keep delivering new headline options!
Quandary’s version of the idea generator is a little more in-depth. Once you register, you have to answer some questions about your business and customers. It’s worth the time though, since it then gives you 360 content ideas to choose from. Like Portent’s, they won’t all be a good fit (and might not even be grammatically correct) but it still can prove useful in coming up with new ideas you haven’t explored yet.
The name is misleading (it’s really not a strategy tool), but this is a pretty handy document to have. SEO Gadget’s tool helps you find what’s trending in order to help you develop content. Through their tool, you can see what’s currently being written on the subject you have in mind and see who’s talking about it on Twitter. This means that, besides sparking ideas, it can help you find great resources on your topic and help you connect with the right people.
These tools can definitely put you on the right path, but keep in mind that the topics they’ll come up with won’t always fit in with your strategy, be relevant to your audience or address the nuances of your industry. That’s where you come in—take the ideas these tools give you and make them your own.
Do you have any other trusted resources for developing content ideas? We’d love to hear about them!