As more and more people start blogging, finding unique topics to blog about is becoming tougher by the day. Here’s a list of websites you can gather information from for your blog.
1. Quora – This is probably one of the best question and answer websites around. Quora is relatively new, but has grown exponentially over the past few years. The unique feature about this website is that answers are given by experts in the field you ask a question on. It works based on interests, and displays only questions based on the interests you choose when you sign in.
2. Yahoo Answers – This used to be my primary resource for finding content for my blog. You can search country specific answers, or all english answers on this website. The main advantage of Yahoo answers is that it is quite old and has tons of content. One problem with this however is that it has so much content that it will take you a while to browse through it and find out exactly what you need.
3. Mashable – This has of late become the number one tech, information blog I visit. The search on Mashable is quite profound and it has various topics listed out. It can help you find out exactly what you are looking for, if there is a topic written about it. Mashable has a lot of exclusives, and also boasts of a large number of content writers. So, although some of the content is borrowed from Facebook or individual bloggers, Mashable still acts as a repository for all this content, plus some exclusive new content.
4. Books – If you are a blogger, and you are not in the habit of reading books, I suggest you start right now. Reading biographies, like the ones of famous companies like google, Facebook will help you a great deal. Reading specific books about online marketing, or how to leaverage a startup, Investment books etc are great examples.
5. YouTube – Yes, You tube is one of the greatest websites to collect information for your blog. Plus it also gives you the ability to share that particular video or topic you have collected your information from, which in turn will bring traffic to your blog.
6. Digg – Digg has got a new design, and has beautiful gridded views of all their latest news, plus also a section for their upcoming news. Digg has a lot of users, and a lot of news gets broken first on Digg. This is one my favourite websites for finding writable content for my blog.
7. News sites – Make use of sites like CNN, Google News, GoogleA lerts, etc to find great content. Subscribe to them, and feeds from them on a regular basis.
8. Top blogs in your niche – Keep searching the internet for similar blogs as yours. At the time I am writing this article, there are 56, 476, 344 wordpress sites, and there are very high chances that there are similar people like you blogging about similar topics like yours. Find them, source them, talk to them, beat them.
9. Facebook – Facebook reached it’s one billion users mark this month, and if used in the right way, is able to provide news. Every company has a Facebook page. Select your favourites, subscribe to them and populate your home page with their newsfeed.
10. Twitter – As of late 2011, there were approximately 250 million Tweets per day, which is nearly 3,000 Tweets per second, on average. At various peak moments through 2011, Twitter did as high as 8,000+ tps, with at least one instance of over 25,000 tps. With statistics like this, Twitter has for long been the best source of information, and breaking news. Find interesting people to follow, and follow their tweets, and source information from them