Once you become a full-time article writer, publisher or marketer, from time to time you will be facing one problem common to all writers – notorious writer's block. Still, this problem is rather easy to overcome and what follows are the four easy steps that will help you find the lost inspiration for your article writing. The key lies in resorting to the right resources that will reignite your inspiration and give you new ideas as what topics and subjects to write about next.
1. Your first good source is the old articles submitted to article directories. If you have written articles, ezines or newsletters in the past and had them submitted, now is the time to check them over again. You can use those topics and smaller chunks of text and combine them into new articles. You now may have a new perspective and knowledge about the old topics so it would be a good idea to rewrite them and shed some new light onto this old material. The article you created in such a way can be re-submitted to article directories. You can also use other authors' articles to generate new ideas. If you do so, make sure not to plagiarize, always express your own opinion on the subject and always use your own words. Bear in mind that it is more effective that you keep your articles not overly long. Anywhere between 300 and 400 words will be perfect.
2. Another excellent place to look for inspiration are forum posts. If you have ever participated in forum discussions, your old forum posts that are more than 200 words long can give you some excellent ideas for new articles. You will be able to use them to generate more traffic and increase profit.
3. Your old blog posts are also a great resource for new ideas. The primary function of a blog is making the information easily accessible to others via RSS syndication. That is why you should also distribute your articles on blogs – the promotional effect you will realize will be much stronger. When making an article available for syndication, make sure to include the appropriate resource box that will pitch your blog website.
4. Another great resource where you can find inspiration is Google's keyword suggestion tool. This free and convenient tool will give you insights into what search terms and phrases are being used by people who are searching for the subjects related to your area of expertise. Each of these searched terms is another idea for an article where you can discuss the topic in greater detail, so providing valuable information to your readers that they have actually been searching for.