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Use Comments as Inspiration – Battling Bloggers Block

Posted By Darren Rowse 27th of November 2005 Writing Content 0 Comments

Blog Tip 14. Use Comments as Inspiration

Comment on Others Blogs – Have you ever started commenting on someone else’s blog and found that your comment turns into quite an epic!? You get to the end of it and you realize that you’ve been so inspired that you’ve virtually written a blog post? Maybe you have.

I quite often use the comments that I leave on other people’s blogs as the starting point for my own posts.

Of course I always link to the place I left the comment to acknowledge the blog that got my juices flowing – but reading and commenting upon other bloggers ideas is often a great way to break through bloggers block. Similarly participating in online forums that focus on the niche of your blog can help get you going. I quite often use what I write in forums as the basis for posts.

In the same way you can always mine (as in dig for gold) the Comments Section on Your Blog.

The comments section on your own blog can be a fertile ground for ideas for new posts. I’m often inspired by the comments left by readers here at ProBlogger and use them as the starting points for many of my new posts.

This is tip 14 of the Bloggers Blog Series

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  1. This is what i am trying todo, leaving comments on yout blog.. :D

    Actually, i am a brand new blogger. I just started this blogging activity laste week. I am still a baby you know…

    Inspired by many blogger success around the world, currently I am developing a blog about Blogger Success Stories, especially Indonesian Blogger. You know why?, because I am Indonesian.. :D

    Do you want to give little comment on my blogs?…
    I will be very happy…. hehe


  2. You’re spot on there, Darren. Comments – leaving them and reading others – has no doubt been my number one slush pile for new post ideas.

  3. Comments have been the basis of many of my posts. Just seeing what is currently being talked about on other blogs gives me a lot of ideas..

  4. Oh yes, it frequently happens. Even as recently as my latest post, which started out as an aborted comment on another blog. I wrote maybe a paragraph, and decided I had a lot more to say than that, and so I blogged it myself and tracked back the other blog.

  5. Great idea, thanks. One of my favorite sources is writing an email to a friend or colleague. By the time I’m done, I realize it’s too good to waste, and I blog it.

  6. Good idea Iavonne – that’s another one I’ve got in my list still to come – I use it regularly too.

  7. Great idea there lavonne! Will try this in one of my post this weekend! =)

  8. I have done this twice. Thanks for the reminder to do it more often, Darren.

    Krissy :)
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/iamkrissy

  9. Good post indeed. I always do the last thing you have stated here. Stumbleupon can bring some of the best blog posts to our notice.

  10. Thats gr8 one what i was looking for. I’m new blogger and just starting my blog rightnow.

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