Guest Post: How To Blog When You Have No Ideas

Lack of Inspiration can hit at any time in your blogging life. You’re probably recalling a time right now where writers block got in the way of you being able to come up with new ideas and put pen to paper. Or perhaps you’re going this exact thing right now. Well, fellow blogger it happens to the best of us and it’s okay and very normal if it does. Thinking of new ideas and churning out new content can be really tough, especially when other factors affect your writing abilities.

In todays post I want to share some of the things I do when inspiration is lacking. And I really wanted to show you that its okay if you don’t have inspiration right now. There are so many other things you can be doing to advance your blog than worrying about getting posts published or scheduled.

USE THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO YOU

Friend, there are so many useful sites out there just waiting to help you get your creative juices flowing again. When I get really stuck thinking of new content I tend to look at pictures on stock image sites or on google. I am very much a visual person so whenever I see images they often spark inspiration. 

One of the best tips I ever received from a blogging friend was this magical website called Answer The Public. It’s such a handy tool to use when needing to find inspiration for posts. Its a google search insight tool, which allows you to type in key words and see what the public have been searching on that topic. So for example, you could write in there ‘Blogging’ and it will break down the who, what, why, which, can, are etc etc. I have used this tool so many times when trying to find ideas, its helped alot! So I hope it helps you too.

COMPLETE SOME BLOG ADMIN

There is nothing wrong with getting some blog admin completed instead of writing. There is nothing worse than writing when you don’t feel like it. And honestly, you won’t produce your best work if your mindset isn’t in the right place. Theres so many other fun things you can be doing with your blog such as checking comments, replying to emails and updating your site.

At least once a month or so I look over my site and make changes here and there. Getting creative is a passion of mine so doing this never feels like a chore. The downtime from writing will do your brain some good too. Maybe even get outside if you can and let the fresh air wash away those uninspired thoughts!

PLAN PLAN PLAN

If you’re feeling uninspired sometimes all you need is a solid plan to get back on track. A schedule is something I always tell my readers to create right at the beginning of creating their blogs. Being consistent in posting and writing is really important if you want to grow your blog. Its also really important if you want to get your inspiration back too. Knowing there’s a plan in place puts some responsibility on your shoulders and can be just the boost you need. I don’t know about you but feeling like I have my life organised makes me feel so much better. 

Recently over on my blog I released a 30 day blogging strategy plan that I created with a fellow blogger. It’s a great resource to use to help increase your knowledge on blogging topics such as design, content creation and SEO. It also has a handy 30 day schedule in there too. All of the hard work has been done for you already! A whole 30 days of content days, social and admin days are all ready to go. I’m so happy that so many people have already been loving and using the plans for their blog. 

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How do you find inspiration to write when you feel like you don’t have any?
Do you have any tips you can share with us?

Thanks so much Brittany for allowing me to write for your blog today! I hope these blogging tips are helpful to you and hope to see you over on my blog soon.

Olivia x
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22 thoughts on “Guest Post: How To Blog When You Have No Ideas

  1. I find that when I’m really stuck for an idea, if I take a photo of something in my house that has a memory associated with it, that’s a good jumping-off point.

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  2. Very useful post! I find the hardest part of blogging for me is getting all these ideas but losing my motivation and not finding the words to actually structure the post. It’s so hard to write when not inspired like you said! x

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