Information Sources for New Blog Content

written by BlogEx on July 3, 2008 in Blogging with 10 comments

After you’ve picked your domain name, brand, bought hosting, and installed the blogging platform; the next step is to develop your content. However, you should be extremely careful in selecting which informational source you will choose. This is to ensure that your blog post will not only be timely, it will be accurate as well.

An essential tool you should have is a good RSS feed reader. It can be time consuming to look into multiple sites several times each day for fresh content. So the most convenient way is to pull all these content into one location: your feed reader. Whenever possible, you should make it a point to subscribe to an authority site’s feed reader. Below are the sites you can look into for information:

  1. Blogs within the same category – you can find interesting news from other blogs in your niche. This includes news blogs and even non-news blogs.
  2. Online Magazines and Newspapers – this resource can provide a lot of information on your chosen category. It is also a good complement for social news websites and blogs which can overlook important pieces of news.
  3. Trade Publications and Academic Journals – you can highlight published reports and new findings on your blog. This will make your blog stand out from the rest of the web clutter. Take note thought that some publications requires a paid subscription before you can access its content.
  4. Press Release – you need to accumulate media contacts especially if you are just starting out as a blogger. Tell web services and e-mail companies that you are open to receiving press releases through e-mail. You should also make it a point to monitor Press Release websites such as PRWeb.
  5. Meme Trackers – these are basically websites that categorize blog posts according to their topic using an automatic algorithm. It will give you an overview of popular topics of a niche industry at the particular moment. Some sites you may want to look into include Technorati, Megite, and Techmeme among others.