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How to Find Blogging Inspiration


After the buzz of the holidays has died down I find that I have a harder time than ever coming up with engaging content for my blog. I blame it on one too many cookies, but have found a few ways to help find some inspiration for blogging when all hope seems lost.

  • Read other blogs. I by no means suggest stealing ideas from other bloggers, but reading content about things you blog about could help stir up some ideas. Or write a spin-off to a post you really enjoyed (always credit back to the original creator). Spending time reading about things that interest you can help you come up with ideas for posts that interest you too.
  • Surf the web. Browsing various sites on the internet can spur a lot of good ideas you may not have had otherwise. Maybe you'll see an outfit you love and suddenly want to do a post inspired by it. Get out of your website comfort zone as well by exploring new sites. Try stumbleupon if you're having trouble.
  • Look at your blog's archive. Blog post ideas could be right under your nose without you even realizing it. Take some time and look back at your old posts. Maybe there's a series in the making and you haven't realized it yet. Or you could do a follow up post and compare whether or not you like the same products you did then. Use your past self as inspiration!
  • Take a break. Sometimes spending too much time with content can leave it feeling flat and dull. Take some time away from technology and beauty related things to give yourself a bit of a detox. That way when you come back to it you'll be refreshed and ready to approach it in a new way.
  • Try something new. If you've never done a recipe post before, write one. Start a new lifestyle series or take a photo every hour for a day and write about the experience. If you can't seem to come up with something in your usual genre of writing, then get out of that genre!
  • Don't stress too much. If I'm having trouble coming up with something to write about, stressing over it only makes things worse. When I take a step back, realize it's not the end of the world if I don't post, and approach brainstorming with a clearer head, things always end up so much more productive.
It's important to remember that for the majority of us bloggers, it's just a hobby. Don't put too much pressure on yourself and mix things up a bit. You'll be back to blogging like a champ in no time.

How do you find blogging inspiration?

xoxo Kayla

8 comments

  1. Great blogging tips and I agree with the first one because you end up finding ideas you would have never thought of.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  2. These are such great tips! I've been having a bit of blogger's block lately - I think it was just so easy to think of festive posts over the holidays that now it's harder to come up with anything! I definitely want to do the "try something new" one - maybe a fashion or lifestyle post!

    Kelsey | Beauty by Kelsey

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  3. I love the try something new tip - it has worked for me in the past. I need to remember these for the future, its so easy to forget even the simplest tips! I'm new to your blog and love it already!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  4. These are such great tips! I always find inspiration in everything I seem to read or do xx

    Charli | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger at CHARLI B

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  5. Love the tips! I may need to be a little more active in reading other blogs! :)

    www.nolifelifelife.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I love looking to other blogs for inspiration! Even just seeing a beautiful photo will inspire me to go and take my own.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  7. Great tips! I tend to find that ideas for posts come to me easier when I'm not thinking too hard about it - they pop in my head as I'm doing my makeup or even if I'm just hoovering or something haha. xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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  8. I just started my blog a few months ago, so I'm mainly going through my stash and buy regulary new stuff.

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