When blogging, we can sometimes get stuck on a post or a topic and completely have a mind blank regarding what we wanted to write and how we wanted to write it. Too much of this form of ‘blogger’s block’ can actually really hurt our blog in the long run; readers on the internet can quickly get bored if their favorite blogs aren’t updated enough, and so they’ll focus their attention on something else.
So how will we find inspiration? There’s the usual things you can do, like brainstorming and so on, but sometimes even these can be too conventional to inspire us. Instead, I want to suggest five unique ways we can find inspiration for our next round of blog posts.
Look to Nature
So often we spend our time surrounded by technology. We blog and surf the web for many hours a day, so that eventually these things become common nature to us, and in a way we can burnout on this routine. And what about nature? Nature could be the perfect anecdote to this burnout. There is so much that is unique and interesting in nature that could serve as a form of inspiration to our blogging, however indirectly. You could really benefit from taking a day to go look and see what you can find.
Go on a Tech Fast
Likewise, we rely so much on technology that we don’t often realize how much it permeates our lives. A somewhat crazy way to understand this concept is to go on a technology fast. See how long you can last without using a smart phone, or the internet, or anything else that is gadget-related. After you complete the experiment, you could write a series of blog posts about it.
Seek Out Inspirational Quotations
Another thing you can try is to search for inspirational quotations on the internet. There are many databases that organize these quotations by subject matter, or you can set up an email alert that sends you one inspirational quotation each morning. You can uses these quotations to introduce your blog content to give your audience context for the point you are trying to make with each blog post.
Share the Reins
There’s nothing scarier than turning over the reins of your pet project to another person, but that’s exactly something you could try with your blog if you are finding that you have trouble getting your latest few posts written. Of course, I don’t mean that you should turn over the username and password to just anyone; instead, you should
seek out a blogger or friend whom you trust. Talk to them about what they think would attract readers to your blog. Ask them to guest post. Let them post at the blog for a day or a week. Anything to shake up the landscape of your blog could be inspiring to you because you’d be able to see how another person might run a blog. You might even learn a lesson or two.
Guest Post By: This guest post is contributed by Alvina Lopez, who writes for accredited online colleges. She welcomes your comments at her email Id: alvina.lopez @gmail.com.