Don’t get me wrong, I go through huge blogging inspiration slumps sometimes where I literally wouldn’t be able to think of an idea for a post if my actual life depended on it. I think we all go through these phases, for a bunch of reasons and it’s totes normal and doesn’t make you a bad blogger for it. But right now, I’m on a bit of a roll with blogging inspiration and I have ideas coming out my ear-holes. So now a new year has rolled around (again?!) and I know a ton of people will be wanting to up their blogging game, here’s some tips and advice to help you come up with blog post ideas!
Stop thinking about it: Counter-productive, I know but honestly, if you’re thinking too much about what to write about and still can’t think of anything then stop bloody thinking about it! Do something else. Literally anything and don’t force ideas. They’ll come.
Reflect over your old posts and see what you can expand on: Go back to the posts that did really well or the ones that you really enjoyed writing and re-read them. You may have touched on a subject briefly in these posts which could translate nicely into a post by itself.
Read other blogs: I literally don’t know how some bloggers survive without reading other blogs. Discover some new blogs that you enjoy reading and inspiration might strike. As long as you don’t copy their posts (Google: plagiarism) then it’s all gravy baby.
Note ideas down – however strange they sound: Keep a notebook with you at all times or make the notes section of your phone accessible to you. I find inspiration can strike at the strangest of times so if you get any sparks, note them down. Even if they don’t make sense at the time.
Step out of your comfort zone: If you’re really struggling for ideas but are going round and round and round the same topics and getting nowhere – try expanding your horizons to something entirely different which may seem alien to you.
Really pay attention to what you’re reading / watching / listening to: I find inspiration from books and TV / films all the time. From one character talking about one little thing, could spark off a whole load of post ideas. So next time you’re watching a film, be mindful that you can pinch inspiration from that too!
Look for ideas: I wrote two posts last with with a whole bunch of Autumn blog post ideas and Winter blog posts ideas. Although these may not be relevant for a while, you can find posts like this all over the blogosphere like this one from Kayleigh Zara!