How I Find Inspiration For Blog Posts

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As much as I love spending time writing blog posts, there comes that annoying thing which I just can't overcome - the dreaded 'bloggers block. Lately I have been trying to write more posts more often but once I have hit the bloggers block stage, it seems I won't be writing anything at all. I think I find it most frustrating when I want to write, have the time to sit and write but no words or ideas are coming out. The longer I blog (it hasn't been that long at all but it seems as if it has!), the more tips and tricks I pick up along the way. I thought I would write this post in case you may be finding yourself stuck on what to write. I just thought I would share a few tips on what I do when I have no motivation on ideas or to write a post.


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Read Magazines.
I often read magazines and I have found that this is a good source for finding inspiration. It may just be flicking through the beauty pages which can give me ideas to write a wish list or review, or perhaps reading a real life article may prompt me to think about writing a personal post. reading magazines certainly doesn't always give me instant bursts of inspiration but it's enjoyable.
 
Go Somewhere Different.
I've added this as an inspiration to me as I find it helpful. When I say go somewhere different, I just mean if you're stuck in your bedroom looking at the same four walls then you may not be feeling too inspired. When I had to wait 40 minutes for a train recently, I sat in Costas with a hot chocolate and my notebook and started drafting up some blog posts which then came in handy for when I did have my laptop on me! So, even if it's just finding a corner in a cosy café or people watching in the park, you never know when new ideas may hit you.
 
We Heart It.
Another thing I have found really useful for finding ideas and thoughts is We Heart It. I've spoken a few times about this as it is my favourite app, it's pretty much like Instagram but you don't need to post your own photos or follow anybody. I could literally spend hours scrolling through the stunning images and more often than not, I find myself feeling more motivated than I was before. There's such an array of different photograph from beauty to fitness to home décor, it always makes me want to improve myself which can then result in me working on my blog.
 
Read Other Blogs.
There's nothing I love more than reading my favourite blogs. Each blog is unique and I love spending time late at night catching up on the days blog posts and news. I often find inspiration just from reading and following other blogs, even if it's just a certain tag they have done. I certainly don't mean copy anyone's post as this would likely upset the blogger but when I find a blog that inspires me, I feel more motivated to work on my blog and make it grow.
 
Have a break.
This is the most important one for me. When it gets to the point when I am putting too much pressure on myself regarding blog posts, I know it's time for me to step back. Also when I am simply stuck on ideas or don't want to write, I know its time to stop worrying about my blog and remember that it is a hobby for me and is not the be all and end all. Even if it's just a few days or even a week, I know I will be back and raring to go.
 
How do you find inspiration? Do you ever get Bloggers Block? x
 
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17 comments

  1. Love this post. I think the "going somewhere new tip" is definitely helpful. I always mentally write my blog posts when I'm just walking around town or something.

    I find that looking at photography really helps inspire blog posts. It may help you think of compositions for your own photo's or something else :) xx

    I followed you btw x

    Angi,
    iidifferentworlds.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Aw these are some really great tips, I shall have to check out We Heart It. :)

    Libby
    www.lifeoflibby.co.uk
    xxx

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  3. Great tips! I often suffer from bloggers block when I actually have the time to sit and write! Often I'll have some ideas for posts but not have the time to take photos especially in the winter when the natural light is limited, that's when I tend to do wishlists! I love We heart it too, I could literally spend hours on it haha! :) x

    CatherineSarah

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  4. Some great tips! I have on and off days, some days I want to write loads of posts and others I don't want to write any. When I'm not writing blog posts I read others for inspiration and browse pintrest too x

    daisy-drops

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  5. This is a really lovely post! Really inspiring :)

    Rachel from Claireful

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  6. Good post, I get some of my ideas for other blogs, sometimes they just come to me and I write them down in a notebook which I always have in my handbag x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

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  7. I do get bloggers block sometimes, and when that happens I like to look through Vogue.com and read magazines, like you said.

    Madeline | Ring-a-Round a Rosey | Bloglovin’

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  8. Really great tips! I always get sidetracked reading different blogs! Love it! x
    lipstickloveheart.blogspot.com

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  9. great tips! magazines are always so helpful cause you can put your own spin on their ideas! but im still looking for that perfect arty and design magazines with some photography thrown in too!
    Lauren | OhHay Blogs!xxx

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  10. There are some really good tips in here, especially for new bloggers such as myself. I have a little diary at the moment, which I use to jot down ideas I want to use in later posts :) sometimes I have lots of ideas all at once so it's good to have a place to write them down!
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

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  11. Lovely post, some great tips :) I will try few when I get my next "blogger block"

    New follower from #bbloggers chat

    Cristina xo

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  12. Great post. Thanks for the tips, just downloaded we heart it, love it x

    pearlsandsparkle.blogspot.com

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  13. Lovely helpful post with fab tips. Thank you x

    Lauren | What Lauren Says

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  14. What a great post - I've been struggling a lot with ideas for posts recently, going to steal a few of these tips. Also, lovely blog - your layout is just gorgeous!

    Sophie xo | That's What Sophie Said

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  15. I just love your blog! Following you now, hope you visit and follow my blog as well!♥
    AIMEROSE BLOG

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  16. Lovely post! I keep worrying that I'm going to run out of ideas or beauty products to review for my blog. I'm not sure how long I can keep up a post a day!

    I'm definitely going to try out some of your tips, thanks for sharing.

    Chloe x
    www.chloeandhernotes.com

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