Where to find original and quality content for a blog

by Kiu Felix on November 23, 2011 · 19 comments

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Quality content is simple content.

Having quality content in your blog has always been the most important thing. I sometime wonder why we struggle so much to keep our readers on our sites by going the extra mile of copying and pasting content from other blogs. Most authors have this tendency of fetching ideas from other sites and somehow change the introduction, yet the body remain the same. Our readers demand for fresh content will never end. They really need writers who are ready to fill this gap.

I have seen most people who have tried blogging and somehow they run out of ideas and quit. If today you are about to do so, don’t even think of it!

Now let us try and answer this question – where are the ideas? How can I write original and quality content?

In the recent past, before people realized that they can make money online, blog post were kept original and captivating. The idea of making money from blogging has made us try as much as possible to fill our sites with posts to boost our adsense performance. Authors used to write of life experiences on their chosen subject matter. I have run across several daily diaries on the internet where the writer simply share what he/she has encountered and achieve that day. From this I came to realize that content is within ourselves. What appears to be normal to you seems to be captivating and fresh to other people.  The secret is to tap in to the content within.

A great example of looking within for content is Emanuel’s post:  The Income Scene Story – How Income Scene Came To Be.  It is not that Emanuel is a good writer but his idea of sharing how he came to realize his dreams of having a popular blog on the internet. I find the post very captivating and more so informative. How many people do you thing have benefited from this post and returned for more?

It my experience it’s clear that being original equals quality content and quality content equal traffic and loyalty. You don’t have to write about everything you’ve gone through; learn from close friends and co-workers too. What about a story about someone you know who solved a challenging problem?

Having this epiphany I have been able to develop popular posts about my work as a freelancer, including how I got scammed on the internet.  Posts like these do not only generate traffic to my website but they are informative and original and not widely covered on the internet.

Content can also be found by looking at emerging trends on the internet.  Search for various unsolved issues in your niche to see if you can explain how you would tackle a problem in simple steps.

I believe that coming up with original content should never be a problem; the problem should be when to post them!

Do you have any tricks for coming up with content?  Let us know in the comments below.

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Jeff Parker November 23, 2011 at 5:24 am

The term “original content” doesn’t seem to exist in the internet. No matter what you do or write, even if that writing came from your mind, someone has already thought of that before you. You have just made it through different presentation.

Kiu Felix November 25, 2011 at 6:24 am

You are right Jeff, but consider the fact that we view things differently although we experience same situations in life. What I meant is that we should consider writing our own content. The way we express our ideas, with our own words makes it different. We are different and we have different talents remember.I believe every one should consider exploiting his/her creativity.

Aanchal November 23, 2011 at 11:41 am

I agree with you, Original content fulfills the requirement of interesting and quality. Basically users like to hear your experience so that they know what’s really working for someone and no working, thus they can opt their own way.
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Kiu Felix November 25, 2011 at 6:26 am

Thanks Aanchal. I believe content is within us. We are are creative in some way.

tires November 23, 2011 at 3:42 pm

You are right.. the early blog posts were written out of genuine passion and not a purpose of making money. I have seen that even today, despite all the tricks people try to make money quickly.. the most popular sites are still the ones where the blogger sounds like they are writing out of a general passion for the topic.

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boopathyD November 23, 2011 at 8:09 pm

Content makes an article succeed. Thanks for the post Felix!! i have some clear idea to research and to fill my article with quality contents.

Kiu Felix November 25, 2011 at 6:29 am

That is great.Go on.Lets explore our creativity.

Noah November 24, 2011 at 9:08 am

GreatArticle…. Low-quality content on some parts of website can negatively affect on ENTIRE website’s rankings.

Kavya Hari November 24, 2011 at 9:36 am

High quality content will be attracting the audience side and it will increase the high traffic into the blog. Content will be looking very good into it. Thanks a lot for given up here :)
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Kiu Felix November 25, 2011 at 6:42 am

Writing should be fun and informative. Consider using your own words to express an experience, it will be original to me. Although we need more content on our blogs for more traffic and money. They should be quality. How many times have you ever run into a blog and find a post you have read before?Several times right? I’m sure you didn’t even attempt to grab the rss feeds.It doesn’t look fresh to you since you have already read it. One will definitely search for another post using the same keywords.
From this example, it is evident that although we have done posts on same topics, the way you present them in your own words and experiences matters. I feel we should follow excellence and success will come knocking.

Robin November 26, 2011 at 2:28 am

I fully agree that it is the article quality, which is always loved by the readers and you must improve it so more and more visitors come to your blog. You should always look out for innovative ideas for your blog topic.
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Vineet Gupta November 26, 2011 at 5:40 pm

nice info mate, thanks
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Mukundan Srinivasan November 28, 2011 at 1:32 pm

It’s always difficult to make original stuff. I mostly refer other websites in my niche for content ideas. So it doesn’t come under original content category.

Prasenjit November 28, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Excellent write up Kiu. I believe original content always comes from within and doing so, you always get rewarded. In my blog, I’ve always concentrated on writing my own thoughts and experiences and Google has always rewarded me. I quickly got a PR4 and all my internal pages have got PR4 down to PR2 and PR1.


Mat December 1, 2011 at 10:00 am

I agree that we ourself have lot of ideas and real problem is to put the ideas into simple and straight words so that the idea can be useful to all of the visitors and followers. Great post Kiu.

Frank December 4, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Hi Kiu,

I like to take notes when ever something funny, frustrating, informative or interesting happens in my day. As you said, these moments are full of potential for blog posts. The problem is, if you don’t record them in the moment it is easy to forget why they had such an impact on you.

AkashArora February 4, 2012 at 1:42 am

You can also find original content in some big blogs and for that you can subscribe to Google Reader and netvibes is also a good option.

deven February 26, 2012 at 1:25 am

Excellent man i always had this feeling about writing yourself out.
Your content has motivated me

Kiu Felix February 27, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Thank you all for the nice comments. I feel happy that the post is helping someone. I’m still applying the above tactics and the returns are still awesome. Lets soldier on.

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