Some days, it’s easy to find blog inspiration for the perfect post content that’s so wonderful and interesting it’ll snag reader’s attention instantly and keep them coming back for more.
Here’s for those days when it’s anything BUT easy!
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Take a few minutes every day to sit down, stare at a beautiful, blank piece of paper, and spill out as many ideas for your blog posts as you can.
Do your best to stay focused here, you don’t want to be contemplating what you’ll have for lunch. This doesn’t need to take long at all.
Don’t be picky! Write everything, even if the post idea seems a little silly or irrelevant at the time.
Believe me, on some rainy day when you’re struggling to come up with a post topic, you can glance back at that list and that irrelevant, silly little idea might suddenly transform into something AMAZING right before your eyes.
Plus, the more you write, the more ideas will be sparked from previous ones, and you’ll be well on your way to creating endless content. This is basically the blogging equivalent of the gift that keeps on giving!
Commit to work.
We all have our lazy days. I completely, totally, definitely understand that.
However, as much as it sucks, sometimes you gotta give your blog inspiration a little kick in the caboose to really get it going.
Inspiration is fickle and often tricky.
Sometimes it’s easy to find and sometimes you have to search high and low before that perfect little pop of inspo finally hits you. The best way to balance this is to work even when blogging inspiration evades you.
It doesn’t sound appealing now, and it certainly won’t when you’ve scheduled blogging time and that blog inspiration is nowhere to be found.
Keep in mind that determination and resilience are vital to being a successful blogger. It’s just part of the game!
Good habits make for AMAZING blogging success, but it does take word to build up those rockin’ building blocks.
Commit to you.
Take a break from your blog every now and then when you feel yourself getting a bit stressed and focus on you.
Do what relaxes you. Go for a walk, stretch, or meditate. You’ll be shocked how much easier it is for inspiration to strike when you’re not all wound up and agitated.
Plus, I always say that blogging is supposed to a fun experience, even when you’re trying to turn a profit. Don’t let it become anything else.
(Scheduling your social media through Hootsuite will help free up more ‘me’ time!)
Adjust your blogging frequency.
I recently discussed how often to blog, and I’d like to touch on that again.
If you’re trying to publish a new post every single day, you’re going to have a rough time – point blank. It’s much too difficult and time-consuming for most bloggers to create a new post and maintain the quality of their content every single dang day.
Instead of focusing so much on the number of posts you create every week, focus on the things that will help you stand out as a blogger.
These are things such as your post quality.
Take extra time to glance over the grammar and polish it up a bit. It doesn’t have to be flawless, but it will make you look more professional. Also, work more on growing your following by creating a super interesting newsletter.
Work on other projects for your blog like beautiful, free opt-ins for subscribers or perhaps even an e-course that will draw attention to your blog.
These are all things that take time, time that you won’t have if you’re constantly trying to throw mid-grade daily posts at your readers.
Take a glance at other successful blogs and see how often they post, though you’ll quickly notice that everyone is different. There is no magic number. You need to do what works for you as a blogger, not anyone else.
Blog what you love.
If you frequently find yourself unable to come up with new content ideas, and it’s not your post frequency that’s the issue, then it might very well be the topic you’ve chosen to blog about.
How do you feel about the topic? Are you tired of discussing it? What were the reasons you chose it?
While you probably won’t always be in the mood to blog about your niche, you shouldn’t have any contempt for it, and you should still feel passionately about what you discuss.
Please know that you’re not a blogging tree! You’re free to move and change paths, no matter how long you’ve been in a certain blog niche. If you’ve found that some topic just isn’t for you then change it up and head in the direction of something you’re truly passionate and knowledgeable about!