Blogging is something I really enjoy. At least when I have inspiration for a topic to blog about. Most bloggers that I know and interact with have the same problem. Sometimes that blog post just isn’t coming. I have found sometimes the best thing to do is drop the topic that you had chosen and find something else to blog about. I am having this very issue this morning as I write this. I have a topic that I really want to blog about, but its just not coming together yet. I have chosen instead to give you some ideas on how to find inspiration for a blog post
7 ways to gain inspiration for you blog post
#1. Google Trends
Open up Google Trends and check out the Hot Searches as well as the Top Charts and see what is hot, popular or important. It may just create that spark of inspiration that you need. (Seeing that Teen Mom’s in the 3rd most popular reality show search didn’t inspire me to much this morning though.) Hot searches looks at the most popular searches for that day as well as for previous days. It will give you results like these
Top trends is similar to hot searches, except it breaks it down into categories such as basketball, cars, athletes and fashion brands. Your results might look something like this
I have a thing with saving articles to read and share. I found GetPocket.com a few months ago. It has been awesome. They have a great plugin with Chrome which makes it super simple to save stuff from your web browser and have great iOS apps. (They also have Android apps, but I have not used them). If you use Pocket like I do, you will soon have hundreds of articles sitting in your queue. Waiting to give you massive doses of information.
Get that Pinterest app open and start browsing. Search for your topic or search for coffee. This is where collecting pins over time can be helpful. Create a Board for future blog post (I should do this for myself)
Get a fresh cup of java,
relax, take a deep breath and open your…
#5 RSS Feeds
You should have an RSS reader set up to track the blogs and content producers that you really enjoy. I personally use Feedly for myself.
Take a walk, go to the gym, GET YOUR BLOOD CIRCULATING!!!! This often helps to clear the cobwebs and dustmites out of your brain
If all else fails, go take a long, hot shower, its amazing what this can do. (Read this article if you don’t believe me!)
What do you do when you lack inspiration? Leave me a comment with what gives you inspiration!