7 Life-Saving Tools To Help You Generate More Blog Titles Right Now
A lot of people say writer's block doesn't exist, but come on -- there isn't really another way to describe the feeling.
You know what I'm talking about; that feeling that you've run out of ideas or don't know how to express your idea in a new way.
Every content writer eventually reaches this point in their careers (maybe even regularly) and frankly, it sucks.
Although in theory the potential for new blog content unlimited, after writing about the same industry, niche, or keyword for long periods of time, it's easy to feel like you've covered everything.
While this can be the worst itch that you can't scratch at that time, it does pass -- and with the seven tools in this article, it'll pass even quicker.
Although each of these tools are similar in concept, they all provide different voices and alternatives to get your creative juices flowing again and help you generate more blog topics right away.
It should come as no surprise that HubSpot has one of the most well-known blog topic generators out there. Coming from one of the pioneers in the blog-osphere, this generator is as user-friednly as they come.
Simply type in three keywords (nouns) and "give me blog topics!".
On the next page, you'll be presented with five titles that incorporate the keywords you listed. (One for each day of the work week.)
The blog titles tend to be written in a way that makes it easy to substitute the original keyword for something else, so even if the suggestion isn't perfect, it's a great brainstorming tool for time-crunched bloggers.
If you don't like the original ideas they generated, you can always try again to see five new ideas. And since it's HubSpot after all, you can count on the blog titles to follow best-practices for a SEO.
I couldn't write an article about blog title tools without mentioning our own -- BlogAbout.
I know I'm a little biased, but I have to say BlogAbout adds a little something extra to the creative process.
Unlike most of the others on the list, this tool is setup to ignite your own creativity and come up with new ideas.
With it, you'll enter a broad topic that you want to blog. That topic is sent to the top of the screen to keep it "top of mind," then BlogAbout generates titles with blanks for you to fill in with your keywords.
When you create a blog title you like, you can save it to a list that you can have emailed to you when you're done.
If at any point you just can't come up with any keywords or topics, BlogAbout lets you open a little drawing pad that you can use to doodle out some ideas. (And don't worry, if you create a masterpiece, you can download this too.)
Now, the value of Portent's tool goes beyond just blog titles.
To use this "content idea generator", type in the keyword or subject you want to write about and click the generate button. Portent will give you a killer title like you'd expect, but then it goes on to explain WHY it suggested what it did.
Their explanations are not only clever and colorful, they help teach you valuable lessons about what makes a title effective for future use. It's like the Content God's equivalent of teaching a man to fish.
If you're fresh out of even a topic to write about, this is the tool for you.
Instead of providing any keywords or topics, all you do is click "Generate Blog Post Idea" and it spits out a random writing prompt, usually in a fill-in-the-blank or "complete this sentence" type format.
While you still need to do a bit of the noodle work here, "The Blog Post Idea Generator" is a reliable source of unique and often quirky ideas for your next article.
(There's even an option for users' to submit their own, so don't keep all those genius ideas to yourself!)
SEO isn't everyone's strong suit, but with this tool by SEOPressor it doesn't have to be.
"Blog Title Generator" creates blog titles that are catchy and follow SEO best-practices.
When you can select a keyword that is a generic term, brand, product, industry, etc. the tool even helps narrow your focus with their suggestions. Their titles are clever and specific to help you better resonate with your audience.
The Upworthy Generator (not actually affiliated with the site) creates clickbait-style blog titles like its namesake that are designed to get a ton of engagement on social media.
These are the types of blog titles that Buzzfeed, EliteDaily, and other curation sites use frequently.
While these titles are often accused of being sensational or misleading, when done tastefully, they can be just what your website needs to boost traffic or click-throughs.
Last, but no least, if you're looking for a mass quantity of blog title ideas in one click, this is the tool for you.
Unlike the other tools that randomly generate a handful of ideas at a time, "Title Generator" by Tweak Your Biz lists out hundreds of titles at once.
The blog title ideas are broken down into categories, such as lists, questions, how-to, motivation, etc.
While the titles are bit generic compared to the other options on this list, this one takes the cake in terms of quantity.
About Ramona Sukhraj
As Content Marketing Manager, Ramona approaches marketing not only as a profession, but as a creative outlet. She has a passion for all things artistic and strives to create content that is educational, yet quirky and entertaining as well. With a B.S. in Marketing from the UCONN School of Business, Ramona is a frequent contributor to the HubSpot blog and a nonprofit consultant. Outside of IMPACT, she is a design, movie, and pop culture buff, and a fierce advocate of free hugs.