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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

How I Stay Inspired With Blogging


With any passion, job or hobby, every once in a while it can be hard to stay inspired. Blogging is no exception. You've got to be consistent and original, so when you're not feeling very inspired it's pretty tough. Inspiration can come from anywhere. A place, a change of thought or a conversation can generate a ton of ideas. There are some practicals ways, as well as thoughts to keep in mind, that I use when I'm feeling uninspired. I hope these can help other bloggers too.

1. Think about why you love your passion. What made you start your blog in the first place? What do you love writing about - fashion, beauty, food, travel? Do you prefer writing, or photography, or both? Go back to basics and think about why you want to blog, and the how will come later.

2. Have a vision board. Whether it's a pinboard, a photo wall or a scrapbook, having a vision board full of things that make you feel inspired gives you something to look at every day. Your dream home, memories, your favourite quotes, fashion inspiration, just fill it up with what ever you want. Social media sites like Tumblr and Pinterest can be used to create an online vision board, my Tumblr is constantly changing! You can also save photos on instagram now and sort them into different collections, like a mini Pinterest.

4. Ask others for support. Send a tweet or an instagram post asking your followers what they would like to see. Have a chat to someone close to you, whether they're into blogging or not. Look for blog posts that are about post ideas. It's totally okay to ask for help if you're feeling uninspired. Just one spark can start a fire, and one conversation can lead to so many ideas.

5. Follow people/surround yourself with people who inspire you. Social media can be a nasty place, but it can also be an inspiring place, so always support other bloggers with kind messages and comments. Follow bloggers who have a real, positive influence on you. Read their blog posts and watch their videos. Seeing your favourite creators doing what they do best can be so inspiring, especially if you can see how passionate they are.

6. Keep up with what's going on. I'm not saying you have to write a post just because something is on trend, because if it's not for you that's completely okay. However, it's important to be involved with the blogging community. If there are any new products loads of people are raving about, or if there are issues that many bloggers are discussing, it could inspire you to write a blog post. Your blog must be original, but keeping up with the blogging world may help you be more inspired and consistent.

7. Don't lose ideas - write them down, work on them etc. I always write any blog ideas I have. Once they're gone, they might not come back! Sometimes you have to sit down and think about blog posts you want to write, and sometimes ideas can come out of the blue. Once you've created a list of ideas over time, you may feel inspired to write again. If your ideas are all over the place, with no specific posts in mind, simply writing a mind map of words/phrases is a good start.


Do you ever struggle with finding inspiration? How do you like to stay inspired?
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2 comments

  1. It's so important to stay inspired with blogging and your tips are so helpful! I stay inspired by brainstorming new ideas and reminding myself why I started in the first place x

    Erin // Everything Erin

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  2. I love this, it's so important to stay inspired with blogging, and there are so many great tips here! I love having mood boards on Pinterest for inspiration xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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