Developing content is all about one thing, Research.
One of the things that you may not think about at first before you start to begin to write, is how you can develop the kind of content that you really need in order to attract traffic to your website. When you write it is from a standpoint of knowledge, once you have knowledge to share the writing of it usually is not that difficult. Gaining that knowledge, is the hardest part of writing and it is often the most over looked aspect of learning to write. Research is the most important part of writing.
Without knowledge there is no reason to write, as you may have seen in some corners of the internet, (usually dark and fetid) writing without knowledge is not a pretty thing, it is usually an insulting thing, but that is for another day. Lets take a few minutes to have a look at how you can produce great content by using the resources you have at hand, namely research. There are literally hundreds of places online where you can do research, however, one word of warning… Just because you read it on a website does not make it true, or accurate, in fact, about 78 percent of many websites contain information that is either not accurate or is just plain wrong.
Take the average Wikipedia page, much of what you see (allegedly) is full of opinion and what goes on behind the scenes is often reminiscent, of a fight on a play ground. As with a few recent stories that were incorrectly published on a blog, and a certain network went with the story only to find out later that opps, the story was just that fiction, but too late this certain network had already published that (made up) (allegedly) story as fact, they had to then apologize and fire a few people, sort of dumb when you think about it. But back to incorrect, science, do not just take the first view, look for a dissenting viewpoint, find the truth, and when you do that you will have completed the first part of what it means to be a writer.
Finding good writing resources, may be easier said than done, for example you may think that just using google will produce the best result, however, that may not always be true, in fact you should be using at least three search engines. Yahoo, Bing, and other search engines are also good choices, taking the most common website is not the best way to get good research.
Reading and learning is only part of the job you have as a researcher.
Getting that unique knowledge and then comparing what you have read with what you know to be the truth is the second part of your job as a writer, it is a part of writing that many writers have either forgotten, or intentionally chose to distort the truth, in years past this was known as yellow journalism.
These days, for every good writer there are many bad writers, they get what they deserve with fewer readers and less results, so if you want to be a better writer, then you need to carefully consider the topic and its implications. Creating good content that reflects the knowledge of the prevailing social conscious is just one method, there are more and while it may seem like the easiest thing to do is to go along with the crowd the true path to knowledge is not always as clear or as wide as you may have been led to believe.
Developing good researching skills is just part of what you need to do to generate the best form of content. Most of all know your subject, know the history of your subject, know the origin of your subject. When you have knowledge in researching you have a solid foundation in which to write.