We regularly share tips with you for breaking through blogger’s block because we have found that the number one reason for bloggers abandoning their blogs is running out of content ideas.
So today’s blogging tips is…
Blog on Trending Topics
What Are Trending Topics?
- A trending topic is a word, phrase or topic that is posted (tweeted) multiple times on the social networking and microblogging service Twitter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trending_topic
- If something gets a lot of Tweets and Retweets it becomes a Trending Topic. This is listed ont he right side of Twitter to let you know what’s hot in the Twittersphere marketmesuite.com/twitter-terms-explained-meaning/
As you can gather from these definitions, Twitter is a great place to get ideas for your blog. If you think about it, it makes perfect sense if you want your blog to be relevant to your readers.
How to Find Twitter Trending Topics for Your Blog
The easiest way to find a topic that is trending is to look at Twitter hashtags (i.e. words prefaced by # symbol). Twitter hashtags were designed to helps users categorize their tweets and Twitter’s built-in functionality collate the most popular hashtags to allow you to see what topics are trending (most popular) at any given time. You will find a list of trending topics to the side of your Twitter profile page. Below is an example of the topics trending on Twitter in Ireland today.
As you can see I have chosen to follow what is trending in Ireland, but all you have to do is click “change” to follow the trends in your area. You can be as targeted as you’d like and follow only your town if you think that will help you generate ideas that are more targeted to your audience, or you can spread your search wider.
Tip: Follow Trendsmap Ireland (
@TrendsIreland) for up to the minute information on what is trending in Ireland
The next step is to click these trending topics to get more information. This will give you a better idea about what was said about the trending topic. If people had questions about the topic, you will see those show up and there you have a great topic to cover in your blog.
Topics are trending for a good reason. People are talking about the topic and they have questions that need answers, so make the most of trending topics to enhance your blog’s credibility and relevance.
Have you had success with hot trending coverage? Please share your tips!