Finding inspiration for your blog posts can be really hard sometimes, especially if you’re experiencing writer’s block (which can happen more than you’d think!). In today’s post, I thought I’d share some tips on how I tackle this and find inspiration to keep writing content that I love:
1. Reflect on your most popular posts.
Taking a look back on what your readers found most interesting can often give you an idea of what they like to read. You can use this to style and write a post which runs along the same theme. For instance, if your lifestyle posts tend to be more popular, then think along the lines of your most popular lifestyle posts and create some content inspired by that.
2. Do your research.
Social media can be a good thing. There are lots of ideas and inspirational topics written about on social apps. Sometimes a tweet can trigger a post idea, or a photo that you see on your Instagram feed can inspire the way you take your photography for your next post. Take some time to scroll through these apps to draw out some inspiration for what you might want to write about.
3. Read, read, read.
Reading is probably the most useful and important tip I can give you. I have stacks of magazines, coffee table books, and general reading material that I flick through when I’m stuck for ideas but I want to write. This usually helps spark a starting point and I work from there. Also, reading your favourite blogs helps a lot. I often find that seeing other bloggers posting amazing content inspires me – of course, there’s a difference between being inspired and copying, so be be wary of that. You always want your own content to be original and special to you.
4. Take a break.
Sometimes you just need to step away from your screen and do something non-digital for a while. I like getting some fresh air, cooking a meal or having a pamper – sometimes just the label on a product during a pamper evening can inspire me! Or perhaps start a new show on Netflix, there’s inspiration everywhere if you make the effort to look for it.
What are your favourite ways to find blogging inspiration?