How to Find 'Hot Topics' for Writing Articles

Published: 27th November 2009
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Are you an article writer? If so, you likely know exactly how

Valuable it is to write fun, interesting, and easy to read

Articles. Unfortunately, there are many writers who fail to

Realize that not everyone has the same interests as they do. Of

Course, you are urged to write articles on subjects that you

Enjoy or are familiar with, but you are also urged tolook for

current 'hot' topics. You may want to think about writing articles

That cover "hot topics," even if those topics are outside of

Your comfort zone.

When it comes to writing articles that are outside of your

Comfort zone, you may be like most other writers. Many

Automatically wonder how they can get started. There are a number of

Diverse approaches that you can take. Your first step should

Include brainstorming. Brainstorming is how many writers, just

Like you, come up with their article ideas. Unfortunately,

There are many individuals who believe that brainstorm involves

Using your brain and that alone. In actuality, your mind isn't

The only tool that you can use to make brainstorming worth its

While. You can also use the internet. In fact, when it comes to

Writing articles that you are unfamiliar with, you will likely

Find that the internet is your best source of information.

As it was stated above, to get to the most readers, you want to

Write articles that focus on subjects that are considered "hot

Topics." This can include a number of different things. For

Instance, a "hot topic," can be considered a recent new report,

Gossip concerning a popular celebrity, a highly debated issue,

Or even a popular product or service that is available to the

Public. The decision as to which "hot topic," you would like to

Cover is yours to make; however, you should know that many

Internet users enjoy reading articles that focus on popular

Products or services. These types of articles are often

Referred to as product reviews.

If you are interested in writing an article that is centered on

A specific product or one that serves as a product review, you

Will want to examine all the rage shopping websites. Two of the most

Popular websites include eBay and Amazon. What is nice about

EBay and Amazon is that they often list popular, big ticket

Items right on their home pages. These items are often the ones

That are the most purchased or at least researched. Writing an

Article that is focused on popular items; items that internet

Users are buying is one of the best ways to create fun,

Interesting, and needed articles; ones that will actually be

Read. The same can be said for a commonly offered services or a

All the rage news story.

Once you decide exactly what you would like to write about,

Which is done during brainstorming, you will next need to decide

Exactly what you will write. Perhaps, the best way to do this

Is to create an outline for yourself. When making your outline,

It is important that you first thoroughly research or examine

The topic that you plan on covering in your article. For

Instance, if you are looking to write an article on a popular

Name brand shower cleaner, it is advised that you familiarize

Yourself with the cleaner, as much as you can. The best product

Review articles are produced by writers who have actually used

The product in question, but use isn't required. You can easily

Find online product reviews; in fact, you can do this right at

The Amazon website.

When writing on a subject, particularly a popular item or

Service, your best chance of success involves using a shopping

Website like Amazon or eBay; however, you do have other options.

Those other options involve standard internet searches and

Keyword research tools. A standard internet search will allow

You to determine which topics are already used as articles; thus

Giving you an idea of your competition. Keyword research tools

Often tell you exactly what keywords internet users are

Searching with and how those searches are being performed.

Whatever you choose to write about, whether it is covering a

Product, service, or a news story, you are sure to find success,

As long as you cover something that is popular at the moment or

In need. This approach is one of the easiest and quickest ways

To get your name and your articles distributed over the


To your success

Wade Whitehurst

P.S. Even "hot topic," articles can be boring to read. That is

Why it is important that you write from the heart.

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