Want Fresh Content for Your Blog? Use these 11 Ideas to Start Blogging About Future Trends

I am a big believer in blogging about current news…really, because people are always interested in the latest buzz.

But, as we all know, the latest “buzz” usually lasts for about 72 hours, and then we’re onto another story.  So, I am also big on talking about what the futurists are saying about trends on the horizon and how those are going to impact our world.

The following ten suggestions will give you access to cutting edge content about future trends…just by looking through these sites, you will begin to uncover ideas that will keep your blog fresh and up to date:

1) List your site with http://blogburst.com to get the media’s attention quickly.

2) Go to http://www.wordle.net and create a word cloud for the right of your blog. With Wordle, you can see what the most used words are on your blog, and you can capture the attention of the public quickly by using hot words in your posts and in the tags on your blog.

3) Follow the most cutting edge journals in the financial industry…no matter how offbeat they may seem.

4) Follow online trends, and blog about those trends: http://google.com/trends.

5) Go to http://trendwatching.com/trendreport/content and look at the trends for 2009 and beyond. You can get a few excerpts here: http://trendwatching.com/trends. I do recommend their newsletter, as they do stay on top of current trends.

6) Follow trends in business, science, health and beauty through this site: http://www.trendhunter.com/.

7) Blog about consumer products: http://consumerreports.com.

8) Discuss the latest research reports published by http://pewresearch.org.

9) Follow Fast Company Magazine: http://FastCompany.com. The magazine highlights “leading edge” companies, and you will find numerous stories that are fascinating that tie back into your business practices.

10) Follow http://www.foliomag.com, http://www.bnet.com and http://www.ted.com/index.php to see what business gurus are talking about.  You will always discover some type of connection back to your industry and your topic.

11) Listen closely to the conversations happening on Twitter and Facebook.   Here are a few of the sites to follow the big trends/conversations on Twitter:

http://twitter.com/realtimetrends

Twitter Search

Twitt(url)y

Monitter

I hope this helps you just a pinch in finding new ideas for your next blog post!

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Comments

  1. Thanks for the information. I didn’t know about Blogburst.
    Do you know of any source that you would consider as being on the cutting edge of coaching issues specifically? If so, I would appreciate knowing about it.
    TNX
    Shmaya

  2. Great post — lot of good tips for creating topical posts. I’ll be following your advice. Thanks.

  3. Hey thanks for the great tips. You’re always leading the way for us! I would not be where I am without you!
    Annie

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