Blogging Ideas: Using Stats Inspiration to Enlighten Your Blog Like a Zen Master

Blogging ideas: where can they come from? It’s crucial for every blogger to have inspiration on its journey on the blogosphere. Blog-post ideas can emerge from unexpected sources, from outside and inside of your blog.

No matter the niche, you need to have something in your mind, fresh, pretty unique, a different standpoint of the crow and extremely appealing to your readers.

Blogging Ideas: Using Stats Inspiration to Enlighten Your Blog Like a Zen Master

Is it possible? Of course, let’s see the common ways to enlighten you from the outside and I’ll show you the funny way to your inside – like a constant – meditation – Zen source.

Outside Ideas For Your Blog

# Get inspiration in social media

# Read magazines, newspapers and traditional media

# Read comments done on other blogs and pick up ideas

# Get inspiration with Flickr

# Researching trends or hot news in your niche

# Read Q&A; on Yahoo Answers

# Solve common problems of your readers that you see repeated in next posts

# Explain the advantages or disadvantages in a post of a product you’ve just tried

# Tell about pitfalls you find in your niche

# Listen podcasts by bloggers intended for bloggers

# Tell stories of your own like successful blogging recipes or from others adapted, in your own version

# Tell the last event you’ve participated and what you learned of it

# Stimulate your brain with Google suggestions

Be Creative In Your Blogging Ideas – Inside Your Blog

Well, and if we look up inside your blog?

There are basically two, yes there are more, but I want to focus on the following:

* Read carefully the comments you receive on your blog and you’ll have blog topics galore for your future posts.

* And the other inspiration source – it is the cherry of the cake for today: your stats! Yes your statistics deep – inside of your blog or an external source like Google Analytics is the answer. Breath, breath again to meditate and entering in Zen-mood to have full potential to examine the data of your statistics.

Blog Topic Ideas from Stats

How often do you check them?

Several times per day hey – you can be a stats-addict, stop! and do some more productive like writing or visit other blogs.

Almost never – hey do you really care about your blog? You’ve no idea how is going there, you’d treat your blog like your baby constantly growing.

The ideal-zone is verifying your stats some times per week to improve your SEO (search engine optimization) in other words: to adapt your blog according to your popular keywords, you’re receiving visits frequently from search engines.

Check out my weekly roundups and you’ll find articles about SEO and link building. In most of the cases they teach you how to research, analyze and improve the keywords to bring power to your blog.

On the other side, your stats give full information for your mind.

As an example I’ve gathered 18 long tail keywords from people who have visited my blog.

As you’ll see they can inspire you for posterior posts or to answer them, this will be the case.

As a tribute to those anonymous persons (hope some of them have subscribed to my blog!) here are your replies:

The Sweets:

“what foods are sweets”

“examples of sweet foods”

Do you really need examples? Subscribe to this blog and you’ll find them frequently.

“low calorie sweets for people having sweet tooth”

Yes, it’s possible to eat sweets in a healthy way.

The Culinary:

“empanada bake or fry?”

Fried empanadas can be crispier but baked are “healthier” and tasty too. It’s up to you!

“where did mantecados originate”

Good question, visit this article about polvorones and mantecados and you’ll need them urgently.

The Social:

“good social media concept?”

A good social media concept could be “remember that behind all the pics, videos and text there is people!

“social media blogging giveaways”

Mixing the power of social media more blogging and giveaways, you can generate lot of buzz.

“blogs with successful social media”

Are you talking about my social blog? Thanks! Here are recipes for blogging success.

“using social media for blog”

Crucial decision for all bloggers, if not you’re out. Soci

al media should be part of your blogging strategies in your long-term plans.

how to fix social media mistakes

“how to fix social media mistakes and 2010”

Ok you made mistakes in social networking, ..well for future interactions avoid doing these social media fails, but, begin right now.

The Funny:

“hugh hefner’s picky eating habits”

I know he is more known for all his bunnies than for his picky eating habits!

“women are sweet and deserve sweets”

As a man, I think the same, they deserve the sweetest! Hey women, feel the same?

The Healthy:

“selective eating disorder symptoms adult”

We have a potential problem here, you’d check my article refereed to compulsive eating disorders

“what is the main problem with crash or yoyo dieting?”

A lot; crash diets and yo-yo dieting aren’t healthy behaviors.

“food blogging the newest eating disorder”

Perhaps some foodies crossed the line, what do you think? Is it possible in some cases?

“hypertonic hypotonic isotonic for kids”

No only for kids, for adults too! You’d know why these drinks are different and their uses.

“is yerba mate tea good for you”

Sure and you’d learn the yerba mate benefits.

“is eating 240 calories of sweets bad”

Well, it depends of your metabolism, the quantity of calories your body require and if you’re active doing some type healthy exercises or not.

Now on you!

It’s amazing all the helpful & funny information you can obtain from your stats – do you use them as inspiration? What other remarkable ideas for your blogging are in your mind? Tell us in comments!

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    Gera is a techie & foodie passionate about how to succeed in social media. He focuses also on successful blogging tips and food connections. You can connect with him on Google +. Subscribe to his Free WPulsar Newsletter about WordPress Plugin & Theme Reviews, Blogging and Social Media.

    claudia lamascolo

    Some great suggestions, I do get some of my idea’s by looking at pictures, or diffinitely whatever the craze is, but mostly what time of year it is. I really think there is season for food that can be over kill, I realized after it was way too late I bought too many pumpkins this year,so I should have renamed my blog death by pumpkin! Anyway, I totally love the suggestions, always love to read what you think is the obvious should be will dawn on you everytime I read these tips! Great job once again!!!
    My recent post Fresh Cranberry Sauce-Relish with Amaretto


      Happy you like them and you’re in pumpkin-mood! Haha
      Yes now is the food-season and overweight coming too πŸ˜‰


    Food blogging is the next eating disorder? Strange…terrible!
    My recent post Photo of the Day- Bee Pollen


      Certainly I don’t know the person who was finding that keywords, but I hope that only was a idea of her/him!

    Tia Peterson

    Once again, a great post here, Gera. I find that my inspiration increases or decreases based on how busy I am! But this post is actually a great set of ideas – maybe I’ll use this!
    My recent post 3 Ways to Bring Power to Your Blog


      Thanks Tia! It’s natural that inspiration is like waves, can be up or down depending of the day. Hope some idea can be useful πŸ™‚


    I get very inspired when I see a lot more traffic on my blog and when people leave comments.
    Good info. by Sweetsfoods on how to get more of THAT inspiration.
    My recent post Chocolate Chile Lava Cakes


      Oh I’m part of that inspiration – thanks! Agree with you more traffic and comments is good signal, always πŸ™‚


    Hope your blogging blues will end and you can get more inspiration with or without stats. Let me know if I can help you in something.

    You’ve a great blog Natasha – keep it up!


    So true Andy! Different point of views and responses, done in a correct way, can be inspirational and beneficial for the readers.

    Thanks for coming by!


    A great post! Thanks.




    Ahh, inspiration! It can come in the strangest places. I love how you have pointed out all the places that inspiration can be hiding… because if you aren’t careful, you’ll overlook it!
    My recent post Schenk &amp Potatoes Video


    I don’t use google analytics for my blog – but i do have a stat counter – and no – don’t check it much. I love to look at the locations – I get a kick when I see how far the blog travels. I ask myself 2 questions? 1. hat do I want from the blog? (and that is to meet othersand share our knowledge – always learning). 2. Does today’s content have anything that someone can relate to? Can I make a blogger nod their head in agreement? Can I a blogger smile? Can I post a recipe that intrigues enough it will be tried?


    Always useful information. Thanks Gera.
    My recent post PARAVE Apple Strudel- A Perfect Dessert Idea For Kosher Thanksgiving


    Getting ideas from your searches is such a good idea! We sometimes get really wacky searches, we wonder how they ended up on our blog! πŸ™‚ Also, I like the idea of being zen. I try that everyday, with varying success πŸ™‚
    My recent post Ah Seng Seafood- Johor Baru- Malaysia


    Well Gera…if I ever need inspiration I’ll certainly have to come back to this very elaborate post. Great ideas for those that have some voids to fill in their blogs.
    Up to now, I seem to have the opposite problem…too many ideas and too little time to share them. LOL

    Ciao for now and flavourful wishes,
    My recent post Italian stuffed DATES appetizer


    Good suggestions, even if I rarely lack for inspiration .


    I am inspired and I like the post about the empanadas. Me likes them fritas..It’s funny that I just did a post on empanaditas de pollo.

    My recent post CHICKEN EMPANADAS empanaditas de pollo


    I have google analytics but only look at the home page. I need to get more involved with it and set some goals and use some more of the tools it packs.


    Amazing article, Gera. I usually find my blogging idea from forums because people often post a lot of questions there, so I got very many ideas to write about. Besides that, you’ll have to work a lot in digging deeper into this stuff to provide good content to readers πŸ™‚
    My recent post How To Use Ping Services To Leverage Not Only Traffic to Your Blog- But Also Your Income

    Daydreamer Desserts

    Thanks Gera, those were all great tips to use a sources of inspiration for our posts!
    My recent post Cookie Press Giveaway Winner

    Mitch Ribak

    Now, whoever says that he is facing writer’s block, I will drag him here and show the various options to get ideas.

    I had never thought about getting ideas from stats and comments and now I see how many ideas I have missed. Sure now is the time to go through all the comments and stats to gather some new ideas.


    Thanks for sharing this information and resources its really help full for me with the help of this we can improve our blogging or blog design and development I really inspire with this information thanks


    You are a master at responses! I need to get some ideas for my blogs and these will be very helpful, I am still setting them up so I don’t have comments to reply to but I think if I start reading a lot of other niche-related blogs the comments on those pages will hopefully help me come up with content. Thanks for the great tips.

    Angela Bell

    Great info looking to get back into my blogging soon and I’m really looking forward to it.

    Jac Morton

    You really right about all the things you mentioned here Gera, Blog Ideas can be found everywhere. Reading your post makes me remember how I end up us a blogger. I got my first inspiration from Steve P. who shared his success story and some useful information,that leads me to start my own blog. Surely there are lots of resources you can find specially when you are passionate about what you blog about.

    Angel Collins

    Some bloggers specially those who are new in the blogging world, they usually find it hard to think of some ideas which can caught the attention of the readers or audience or even the other bloggers. I think you really have to think creatively and be unique and at the same time be yourself when you are writing or posting some blogs or articles. That’s a nice post you got there!. XD


    Thanks for this awesome blog! actually i wanna create my own blog and i was worried that how its background….? but now i get idea from your blog that my background is looked as the time of time of evening and one man is standing near the dry tree….

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