Finding Content for Your WordPress Site

Once you have your new wordpress up and running you probably have a fair bit of information you want to write about. That is just great but what usually happens is after a few weeks or months you start to not know what topics to write about any more. At this point a lot of people tend to forget about adding new content and wonder why their sites stop receiving so many visitors.

There are many ways to find content for your site where you don’t always have to write all the information yourself. One popular method of finding content is to use something called Content Curation.

What this simply means is that you take an article or item that is making the news and you write about it. This usually includes adding the link from your main article into your blog post along with one or two small quotes. In the blog post you would actually add your thoughts and opinions on the story.

This is a very easy way to find ideas to include each week and really cuts down on the amount of time you have to spend writing new blog posts. You don’t just have to do this with articles you could also find interesting videos and even infographics and include your thoughts and opinions on them.

One great way to stay up to date on all of this is to get into the habit of searching sites like Google News each day. You can easily search by subject or pick one of their general headings and see what is going on in your niche each week. There is no reason why you can’t even include posts about news in your local area. This helps you come across as more human and helps to put a face to the person behind the website.

Other ways to get ideas and content for your blog posts is to subscribe to RSS Feeds and then check them each day in your RSS Reader. Again you can include links to the articles that you find interesting. Plus you are helping your readers by providing them with the latest news and with new trends.

For those of you who have some real time constraints you could even use an RSS plugin that can automatically turn a feed into a blog post. Once this is set up it is a real time saver and you can set how often you want to post to you site. Plus you can add several feeds so that your content looks natural as though it is coming from various places.

Don’t forget that you still need to have backlinks to your site and I find that using a plugin works extremely well. You may want to do the same as well.

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