Blogging Advice

How To Stay Creative With Your Blog

So you’ve started a blog and are super motivated to do ALL THE THINGS. But after a while – whether that’s a couple of weeks, a couple of months or years – you feel that initial creativity dwindling. We’ve all been there – I certainly have. How to stay creative with your blog is something a lot of us have to learn as we go along and change up as we see fit.

How To Stay Creative

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Creativity can definitely come in waves and so many things can impact it. Things going on in your personal life, being too busy, change, finances – the list is endless. Blogging is a creative outlet – like painting, poetry or making music. And whilst it’s also a business for some people, I think all bloggers need a creative flare to keep their blogs fresh and exciting.

Can you imagine how boring everyone’s blog’s would be if they didn’t?

You’ve seen these incredible Instagram accounts (not mine but thought I’d link it anyway lolol) with so much creativity behind them. These people often upload multiple times a week (sometimes every day) so those creative juices need to keep flowing in order to continually produce creative content for their, sometimes hundreds of, thousand of followers.

And the same goes for blogging. Whether you blog as a hobby or as a job, you want people to read your blog (and don’t say you don’t, cos you’re lying). If all product reviews went like;

“Today I am reviewing this palette. First of all, I like the packaging. Secondly, I like the colours”.

Blogging would be a dead in a hot second because nobody would be reading them. It’s the creativity of the bloggers within that has this industry BOOMING right now. And there’s always room to get even more creative, try new things and try and take this industry by surprise. It’s only going to grow baby.

So if you struggle with the creativity of blogging, don’t sweat it, I got your back. We’ve all been there. Here are some simple tips for how to stay creative with your blog:

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Follow and interact with other creators

So speaking of other influencers, following and interacting with all the creators you love and who’s content you read is a sure fire way of helping you stay creative. With so much creativity flowing everywhere you look, it’s impossible not to be inspired.

Blogging should be a social thing – whatever your intentions are for starting a blog in the first place. And I believe that you get out what you put in. So you absolutely cannot isolate yourself and not interact with people because hey, guess what? They won’t interact with you either.

Stay organzied

There’s nothing that kills my creativity more than being un-organized and not knowing what I’m doing or where anything is. So something that might seem a little irrelevant to creativity but something that really does have an impact is your organizational skills.

When we’re blogging and have an idea (or a partial idea) all we want to do is get it DONE and out of our heads. Without skirting around all the disorganization before we can do that. Don’t leave things until the last minute. Keep your photos and files in order. Keep a blogging journal / diary / calendar. Organization is COOL.

Take inspiration from others that offer it

And by this I don’t mean just straight up copy them. There’s plenty of bloggers out there who provide help and inspiration for others, so if you’re lacking in creativity, seek out those sort of posts and take from them what you need. They’ve been created for a reason. You can find a heap of them on Pinterest.

I also have a few posts with various blog post ideas that you’re welcome to use if you need some help on how to get creative with your blog:

Think outside the box

Nobody wants to read carbon copies of the same content over and over again. Different is GOOD. Different will get you noticed, different will help you stand out and get more views. Thinking outside the box is a great way for how to get creative with your blog and find inspiration on a more permanent basis.

How can you approach a topic that’s been done before but in a fresh and unique way? How can you review a product differently to anyone else? What can you write about that you’ve not seen anyone write about before? Don’t set yourself a narrow view of what sort of content you should be producing.

Note down ALL blog post ideas – even if they’re crap

This is something I’ve always done and it’s always given me something to fall back on if I find my creativity is on the floor. On your phone notes, in a notebook or the back of a napkin – just write your ideas down! Even if they’re absolutely crap and you question yourself for even coming up which such rubbish.

Keeping all your ideas together in one place (see my point on staying organized) can definitely help you stay creative with your blog because not only do you have ideas to fall back on when you’re lacking that inspiration, ideas also spark new ideas.

Expand outwards from your blog

Yes your blog might be the main platform for everything – the center of it all, so to speak, but who says it has to stop there? If you want to keep that creativity flowing, there’s nothing stopping you branching OUT from your blog, introducing a new platform or medium and continuing your creativity there.

How about a newsletter where you can offer your subscribers a little bit extra than what they usually see on your blog? Creating freebies related to something you’re particularly good at, like Pinterest, SEO or design? Don’t limit yourself to just blog posts – there’s a whole internet out there.

How do you stay creative with your blog? Do you do any of these things or do you have anything else to add? Pin this post for later:

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Jenny in Neverland

Twenty-something lifestyle blogger from Essex. Book lover, Slytherin, organisational wizard and enjoys Motorsport, Disney and Yoga.

128 Comments

  1. Organisation is so important. I note and list all sorts and it’s great to come back to.
    As always so many fab tips here.

    https://littlemissmelanie.com/

    1. Thank you x

  2. I LOVE the Get shit done print – it is SO cool!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    1. Wish it was mine!

  3. I really like these tips. I think most bloggers go through dry spells but I’ve found that for me, having short term goals helps a lot to stay motivated.

    1. Oh yes goals keep me hella motivated too!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing these tips. I just started with my blogs and I really needed something like this.

    1. Glad they helped!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your great tips!

    1. You’re welcome !

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  7. Love this post – I’ve hit a major block of late so will be using these tips to get back on track.

    Emma | HarmonyBlaze.co.uk

    1. Hope they help!

  8. I run out of my blogging mojo a lot! Thanks for sharing x

    1. Hope this helps!

  9. Lellalee says:

    This was such a great and useful post Jenny. Sometimes it’s difficult to not only stay motivated, but also to be creative (especially when one doesn’t consider themselves as particularly creative). Yet it is amazing what we can create if we just take time to think and let those creative juices flow! xxx

    1. I agree – I think motivation and creativity very much go hand in hand too!

  10. I understand the struggle with trying to stay creative with writing for the blog – I used to write so many book reviews but I don’t anymore – need to get back into it!

    thanks for these tips!
    -Lena
    http://www.lenasnotebook.co.uk

    1. Hope you get back to it soon!

  11. This is such a fab post Jen, I love the idea of thinking outside the box of how to make a blog post in a way that others haven’t! It’s something I’ve been thinking about recently with my content as I don’t want to fall into the trap of always making “how to” posts. Fab read anyway more love. Victoria x

    1. Thanks Victoria! How To posts are great but it’s fun to try and think up a different way to approach them!

  12. Thank you so much for putting together this post, I found it extremely helpful! I’ve noticed that I often find myself in a creativity slump when I’m dissatisfied with my photos. Photography has been one of my biggest passions for as long as I can remember, so whenever I’m not happy with the outcome, it really gets me down. I find that jotting down blog post ideas, reading other blogs, and interacting with fellow bloggers often helps!

    Dominika | Into the Bloom

    1. I totally understand that. Your photos are amazing btw!

  13. Great tips, Jenny!

    1. Thank you 🙂

  14. Great suggestions! I have a small notebook in my purse where I write down all ideas that pop into my mind. It’s small enough I can easily slip it into a coat pocket when I don’t take my purse – making sure that I never go anywhere without it

    1. That’s a great idea 🙂 x

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  16. My blog has gone down many routes in the years I’ve been writing, and it all depends on where my life is going. As a student, it was all about student life and advice. Now I’m travelling as an ESL teacher, so I’m writing a lot about that, because I know I’ll want to look back on it!

    1. Sounds like your creativity follows you wherever you go!

  17. Thank you for this awesome post! Right now I’m in the honeymoon phase of blogging (lol), so the ideas are still flowing. I have a giant google doc where I jot down every idea no matter how stupid it is (I can always adjust or build upon ideas later). But that doesn’t mean I haven’t also pinned a ton of “25 blog post ideas,” type posts. I’ll keep all these suggestions in mind as well going forward. Great post!

    1. Haha the honeymoon period! Enjoy it! But you definitely sound like you’re on the right track – that big ol’ spreadsheet is going to come in really handy!

  18. Keeping a list of even the smallest ideas can be very helpful indeed; the list germinates and next thing you know it has flowered!

    1. It sure can! 🙂 One idea can lead to another!

  19. What a great post. Staying creative is such an important thing because as you mention the blogging looses its soul when the creativity die.
    Personally I like reading other blog posts, look at art and get outside. Especially getting out of my apartment helps my creativity. Even if it’s just for a walk down the same old streets.

    Thanks for sharing

    1. I agree, getting outside and in nature or fresh air can really help. Stepping away from blogging entirely can really get those creative juices flowing!

  20. Victoria Austin says:

    I’ve definitely struggled with coming up with ideas for my blog recently having stopped blogging altogether for a few months, going to check out your blog post ideas lists in a minute. x

    1. Hope it helps! Lovely to see you back though! <3

  21. These are some fab tips Jenny!! Writing down alllll ideas, even the crappy ones, is actually so so helpful for me, because when I look back, I can decide how I’d like to change that idea to improve it, or chuck it out altogether. Organisation is SO key & I love being the opposite of my Ravenclaw tendencies in that regard :’)

    1. Absolutely! Just cos you’ve written an idea down, doesn’t mean you have to use it!

  22. Great tips saved to Pinterest so I can re read when I need some Inspro.

    1. Thank you!

  23. Incredible tips as always, lovely! I tend to have the ideas but never the know-how to put them to use. I’m definitely going to work on my creativity for sure!

    Daisy xoxo | TheDeeWhoLived

    1. Oh yes I’ve been there too! That’s where you can really go to town on your creativity!

  24. Thank you for this post! I always love coming to your blog. I’m a big fan of the writing everything down…Even the bad ideas that was a hard habit for me to get into but once I did it helped for the days that I did not know what to write about!

    1. Awh thank you!

  25. Such a useful post, Jenny! I normally hit a creative block every few months and run out of ideas, I usually take a break for a few days and it usually helps but I’ll definitely keep these tips in mind next time.

    Samantha | https://samanthajblogs.co.uk

    1. Taking a break helps massively! I think I’m due a creative slump soon haha!

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