Guess what? Even professional bloggers run out of ideas for their blogs. But being so experienced in blogging they know how to come up with not just one idea at a time, but hundreds of them.
Kudos to Darren Rowse for coming up with an idea of an “Open Mike”, when he asks his readers to share tips with him (and of course, other blog visitors) on various topics. Today his question is “How do you Find Stories for Your blog?”

Go through the comments, and you will learn hundreds of useful tips and suggestions from other bloggers. I’ve commented there as well, in case you’ve missed my comment #68, here it is:

I’m fairly new to blogging so I’m still learning a lot about finding stories for my blog. So far I’ve noticed that I get inspired by one of the following steps:

  1. Visiting various news sites, including sites in foreign languages – usually they pick the best stories in their news section.
  2. Going through the sites in my bookmarks list – that was the original idea of my blog – write about what I find interesting on Web
  3. I’ve subscribed to various RSS feeds, and I find many interesting topics to talk about from other bloggers.
  4. From posts like this one :-)
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  1. Thanks for the tip. Your idea of browsing foreign language sites is new to me. Great idea.

    Today only i came to know about your blog, and i am browsing all the posts :)

    Great blog.

    Keep the good work.

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    Thanks, Ramanathan. Welcome to my blog. Glad you’re enjoying it.

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Hi, I'm Vivien. Thanks for visiting my Inspiration Bit. I often find myself scouring the internet looking for either answers to many questions I have or websites that inspire me, sites that I can learn from. On what topics you might ask — any topics that interest me, anything from web design to typography and art, from blogging to entrepreneurship, from programming to open source.
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