One Trick I Use to Never Run Out of Ideas for Articles

One question I get often is, "How the heck do you come up with content ideas"?

And you won't believe my one simple trick!

Whenever I search for a solution as I try to solve a problem, that becomes an idea for an article.

And as a coder who relies on GPT and Google, I my list is growing infinitely longer than my ability to solve the problems.

And if you are anything like me, that gives me multiple article ideas every day (many more searches than I'd like to admit).

Once you have a problem, you can solve it using your blog editor as a notepad.

Here's my process after a problem stumps me. 👇

  1. Research and Solve: Once you've identified the problem, research and work towards a solution. This process helps you learn and gives you valuable insights to share.
  2. Write About It: Write a simple article explaining how you solved the problem. Make sure to use clear, easy-to-understand language. Your goal is to help others who might face the same issue. Depending on the topic, you don't have to dumb it down. If it's an advanced topic, cater to people at that level. If it's for beginners, cater for them. You don't need to worry about pleasing everyone.
  3. Reflect and Learn: Writing about your problem-solving process helps you reflect on what you learned. This not only benefits others but also strengthens your understanding.

By following these steps, you create a directory of solutions for yourself and help the community by sharing your solutions.

No matter how small, it's worth trying with the next thing you stop to start to search for.

It's a win-win: you help the community and reinforce your own learning.

So, next time you solve a web development problem, consider sharing your journey and solutions with others.

Happy coding (and writing!) 👀

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Written by Niall Maher

Founder of Codú - The web developer community! I've worked in nearly every corner of technology businesses; Lead Developer, Software Architect, Product Manager, CTO and now happily a Founder.


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