I Have Discovered BUZZSumo!
🤣 That's BUZZSUMO !
I was reading an article on Entrepreneur.com about inspiration.... There are days when I have so many ideas in my head that I can barely do anything because there's so much there and I don't know where to start ! I do make notes, I use asana which is awesomely useful because i can jot things down and know that when I come back to them, I will be able to pick the thread up.
But there are also times when I just have no inspiration at all. Like a novelist having .. what do they call it.. brain faze? Writers block? ...
Sometimes its not even that but a measured amount of inspiration and enthusiasm for the subject... Its not that im not enthusiastic, but there are times when I am in the mood for ..say writing about affiliate marketing rather than website building or I really dont want the indepth article on Divi theme but something that I can rattle off in an afternoon. I have to be strict about the time I spend on an article because as some of you know i have OCD traits where everything about the article has to be absolutely perfect otherwise I wont publish it, so it is a challenge to myself that I finish in the alloted time.
But during my reading on Entrepreneur.com I came across BuzzSumo... I had never heard of this before (although I am sure its been around for quite a while) and I am still finding out things about it. They offer a 7 day free trial without having to sign up with a credit card so no deadlines to remember to cancel.. You get 100 free searches within that week.
Its a research and monitoring too, that finds content most shared on social media channels, you can do analysis on competitors, find topic content on any given keyword.
So in order to write content you know your audience are looking for, you need to know what they are searching for which can take rather a long time to research all this. Finding out what their concerns and needs are, Buzzsumo does it for you, so you can sharpen your focus and give more direction in those elusive brain fade moments.
However... not for one minute do I think I will subsribe, it is way too expensive a shiny new toy for me to have, but the free week will give me enough insight for quite a few weeks. I dont profess to understand all the ins and outs of what buzzsumo could do for me, and I doubt that I will have time during this free week to do that, although I will try, but for now I am using the features I do understand and can use right away !
If you need a little inspiration for article ideas, head over and try it out for yourseif. !