Blogging is fun and exciting and can let bloggers write about their own ideas and issues that motivate and inspire them. However, soon enough, bloggers find themselves out of original ideas and thoughts that they can write about and hence find that they are running out of stream. At such times, bloggers find themselves running around desperate to find suitable content that they can write about.
There are two main ways of finding content for blogs. The first way is to find the necessary inspiration that can produce original content for the blog from a range of different sources. This can be a news story or a post by another blogger, or even a web page or web site. It can also include random thoughts or opinions, or an issue that is interesting and requires a little bit of research.
The second way to find web content for blogs is to find different links through which the blogger can find interesting web content. Providing the link and recommending the link to readers of the blog enables readers to check out the content that is displayed on another blog. This is not the same as finding original content for a blog, but it does help readers of the blog to find other information that may be useful or interesting to them.
As these are not sufficient ways of finding original content to display on blogs, there are a lot of different sources of information that can posted on blogs. There are various different categories of information that can be displayed, and bloggers can make use of information sources like the top news stories or industry specific news and resources, or even authentic research conducted by other people. They can also use information sources like those that are the most popular and generate the highest traffic. Search engines, blogs, and search resources, tracking stories, top search results or even web trends and page ranks can be used as well for finding the right content to display on blogs.
While looking for top news stories, bloggers may use websites like CNN or Research Buzz, or even Google News and the New York Times. Finding the top news stories can be a daunting task though because one really needs to dig through to find the appropriate stories to display on the blog. Industry specific news and resources and when choosing the industry specific news, one must be aware of the type of industry to look through. This kind of information can be gathered from websites such as New Scientist, BlogPulse, or Blodex, and even sites like Silicon.com, Writer Magazine, and The Educator’s Reference Desk. Popular content and that which generates the most traffic can be looked through websites like Alexa’s Top 500 websites and top 500 global websites. Content for top search results can be found through sites such as Webcrawler Search Spu and Digg Spy. Also, online business websites such as Comment Content, Look Smart, Google and Yahoo Blog Searches, and Google Alerts and Yahoo News can be used as information sources for the content displayed on blogs.