So, you’ve got writer’s block? We’ve all been there. The good thing is that in this day and age, there are plenty of tools to kickstart your creativity– whether you’re on deadline or simply want to finish up the day on time.
We compiled 5 of the best content creation tools to use when you have writer’s block to get you on your way.
Have you ever started typing a search query into google and been surprised (or dare I say, inspired?) by how the search engine finishes your sentence? AnswerThePublic is a tool that uses the same principle to provide insights from the people of the Internet.
When you input a search term, AnswerThePublic will list the top questions asked by search engine users about the topic. These questions can serve as a source of inspiration– and maybe even be a seed keyword possible to rank for.
Semrush’s Topic Research Tool takes a keyword or topic and generates thousands of ideas based on what’s already on the Internet. The best part? The tool divides the topics generated into different categories and provides the user (you!) with different ways to look at the topics, including mind maps, visual cards, a topic explorer, and more.
Additionally, users (again, you) are able to rank the topics you see on-screen in the order of what’s trending now.
As previously mentioned, we’ve all had writer’s block in some form or another. To combat the phenomenon, HubSpot created a Blog Ideas Generator. Simply enter 5 unique nouns into the tool and receive blog post ideas for a week, or even up to a year.
If you own and operate a business of any size, you’re probably already familiar with Google Analytics. If you don’t, well, it’s pretty easy to set up. Believe it or not, the tool can serve as a source of inspiration directly tailored to your company and customer base, especially when paired with Google Search Console, another free tool offered by Google to help improve your performance on Google search and optimize your content.
Take a look at what your customers find interesting, are searching for on your site, or seem to have questions about, and tailor content directly to those questions.
Unlike other tools, which are built to inspire based on questions asked by the Internet as a whole, Google Analytics and Google Search Console can generate ideas based on what your customers are thinking. Pretty cool, huh?
Known to be a “long-tail keyword research machine,” StoryBase is a reverse search engine that provides users with demographics for their search term. Check out StoryBase’s free trial for easily accessible keywords, clicks, impressions, and the demographics of the typical person searching.
If you’re currently in a content rut, check out the above tools for inspiration. Sometimes all it takes to get started is the reminder that there’s an endless amount of ideas out there.
Remember, once you have one blog post, for instance, you actually have social posts, a podcast outline, and a script for a YouTube video. Content is the gift that keeps on giving, and we’re here for it.