One of the hardest parts of blogging is writers block; the inability to come up with any ideas for a period of time. It feels like a giant slump in creativity and ideas. Here are some of my tips for staying inspired when blogging:
1. Read, read, read
It goes without saying that reading is one of the best ways to improve your writing skills. However, it also assists in developing your own ideas and thoughts about the world. That’s why I love reading other blogs. I am completely against copying another person’s hard work, but I do believe reading other blogs is an easy way to work out what interests you and what you like to write about. You may discover a topic you want to discuss on your blog in your own words or provide a different opinion. I strongly recommend creating a Bloglovin account as it will allow you to follow blogs across all platforms and access their latest posts in one place. You can also discover new blogs by clicking on various categories, like fashion, lifestyle, fitness and travel. Follow me!
2. Write things down
Whenever I have an inkling of an idea for a post, I write it down. Thoughts can be fleeting and my most interesting ideas often occur before I fall asleep at night, so it’s likely I would forget them if I didn’t take note. If you write down many ideas you will also be less likely to feel helpless when you experience writers block – you’ll have a whole bunch of potential blog posts in front of you if you prepare in advance.
3. Just be you
There countless blogs out there that write about the same old things. Have a unique proposition – your blog should be a piece of you and since no two people are the same, it should be a reflection of your individuality. Write about your thoughts, your passions, the things you find interesting. Don’t write a post because you think it will be popular with a wider audience.
4. Give yourself a break
Don’t feel pressured to write multiple posts every, single day. Instead, create a basic schedule. For example, aim to post every second day or every third, depending on how much time and effort you want to dedicate to your blog. Unless you rely on blogging for your income (aka you are a full-time blogger with sponsors, collaborations and ads), blogging should be stress-free and enjoyable!
Enjoy the process of creation and stay inspired!