Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Little Blogging Tips Series: How To Stay Inspired


Ironically I had a serious case of writer's block today. I spent the whole time trying to work out what to write about in this week's Little Blogging Tips Series post, opening a new window starting to write and then feeling like I'd hit a brick wall. Then I decided what better to write about at a time like this then how to stay inspired. Here are a few of my best tips:

REMEMBER WHY YOU STARTED

Why did you start blogging? What kind of content did you originally want to create? Have a good think about why you created your blog, and the posts you have really loved doing. Make sure you're doing posts that you enjoy doing and are actually passionate about. It's easy to fall into the hole of creating content you think people want to read, but you don't have your heart in. Make a list of the posts you've loved doing and the ones that you didn't really and you'll get an idea about what to write about in the future. 


LOOK FOR INSPIRATION

Have a flick through a magazine, scroll through pinterest, look through your favourite blogs or visit a shop to get some inspiration. Why not even try taking your camera out and taking some pictures? You'd be surprised at how many inspiring things are around you. 

CARRY AROUND A NOTEBOOK - AND JOT DOWN IDEAS!

This is a really good idea - whenever I get a new blog post idea I'll jot it down in a notepad or make a note on my phone of it. Once you've got a good idea, you want to make sure you don't lose it!

TALK TO OTHER BLOGGERS

We're all in the same boat, and we all go through writer's block at some time so why not ask a blogger you know if they have any good ideas for a post. Sometimes our best inspiration comes from those around us. 

TAKE A STEP AWAY FROM YOUR COMPUTER 

Spending too much time in front of your computer isn't the best idea, especially if you have writer's block. Take a step away from it, and stop thinking and worrying about what post you're going to write. Just let the idea come to you naturally, and it will come to you when you least expect it. I actually get most of my blog ideas walking home from university!

GO BACK TO BASICS 

Some of the best posts are really simple. So if in doubt think about doing a tag, a list of your favourite books, films, albums etc or even a post talking about what it's like to blog. Hey, you could even do a post about the problems of writer's block. Just don't over think things! 

Hope you enjoyed this post lovelies, and found it helpful!

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  1. You always come up with one of the best blogging tips, Vicky. And you're right, going back to basic does help and recently I've been going through my makeup stash too, trying to come up with something creative to write.
    Two months ago I nearly drove myself mad with stress about blogging, there was many tense moments with my hubby too. He told me that I used to love blogging because it was fun, if it's no longer fun then maybe it's time to walk away and it felt like a burden was lifted. I was being stupid and taking things too seriously and that is when I started posting only 3 times a week. So far it worked brilliantly and I'm having fun again. xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Aww I'm glad you like them! Yeah I had a time like that too, because I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to blogging. But it's best to remember why you started and remember what you loved about it in the first place.

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  2. I love these blogging tips, they are really helpfull. Thank you so much! Have a wonderful rest of the week!

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  3. Excellent tips and when I had writers block I stepped back for a couple of days and it felt scary but really does work! I went on a laptop ban and just started reading magazines and it just refreshes your mind xx

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    1. That's definitely a good thing to try, things can get a bit too much when technology starts to take over your life.

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  4. Love this, I'll definitely come back and read it when I'm need of some extra motivation! x

    Always, Alice x

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  5. Great tips! I love blogging about what I'd want to read about - so I'm always inspired by my favourite blogs.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  6. I really need to take on some of these tips, especially remembering why I started :)

    Velvet Blush

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  7. Very helpful post, thanks! xx

    ratherstrangeblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. These are all really helpful, especially stepping away form the computer. I usually get my best ideas when I'm falling asleep, so I always keep a notebook by my bed ♥
    Amy xx

    Perfect Imperfections

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    1. Yeah I get some of my best ideas then too :)

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  9. Very helpful post at relaxing over those blogging woes, thank you for sharing x
    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin'

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  10. Love this! I always keep a notebook with me so I can jot down post ideas! Currently got two pages worth stocked up in case of the deadly writers block!

    http://thelittlebluesailboat.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. That's very organised, I should do that too!

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  11. All of these tips are so amazing I like the notebook one especially. If I have an idea I often just rely on my brain remembering it which never really turns out great!!!! I also agree with looking for inspiration.

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