Sometimes, we all run short of ideas for blog posts. It is so common to be stuck for ideas for blog posts, especially if you stick to a regular schedule! I feel like I have found some really good ways to combat writers block which help me if I get stuck so I want to share them with you today.
I currently write daily on my blog, so I love having a stream of ideas to keep me going! I’ve combined them into five top tips that have really helped me when I need new ideas.
1. Look For Inspiration.
Looking at other sources helps me get inspired all the time! If you are stuck for ideas, it is always worth getting online to see what is already out there. Sometimes reading other blogs can spark an idea,then tweak it to make it your own! I find Pinterest is a great one, as it is all very visual. A picture of a flatlay that catches your eye may be just what you need to think of a great new idea.
2. Write It Down!
Getting ideas noted down is so important, especially if you can be forgetful! Sometimes you may get an idea when you are out, so the best thing is to put it in a note in your phone, or just scribble it down on some paper so you will remember it. Another handy trick is to just get a blank piece of paper, and just start writing in a mind map style. For example, if you write a lifestyle blog, just put ‘Lifestyle‘ in the middle and just doodle away! From that you may get ‘Food‘ then on to ‘Places To Eat‘ or ‘My Favourite Recipes‘ then ‘5 Easy Recipes For Beginners‘ and so on – the ideas should snowball from there!
3. Look To The Lists.
Sometimes, the best thing to combat writers block is to simply choose a blog title and go from there! I have 2 blog posts with blog post title ideas which I will link now, but you could also just search ‘blog post titles’ and then see what comes up!
4. Check Your Old Blog Posts
This one is probably more helpful if you have been blogging for a couple of months as there will be more to look back on, but the tip is basically to take inspiration from yourself! I love looking back at my old blog posts as it often triggers off an idea – it may get you thinking – ‘I could do a follow-up blog post to that one‘ or ‘Oh yeah, I really enjoyed writing that sort of blog post’
5. Take A Break
I know this tip probably sounds counter-productive, but sometimes, the ideas just don’t come and you won’t feel very inspired. I feel like the best thing to do is just wait until you get an idea for a post, rather than writing one just for the sake of it! At the end of the day, blogging should be fun! If you are feeling stressed about what you could write about, just take a breather and wait to feel inspired again!
I hope this blog post was helpful, please let me know your favourite ways to beat writers block!