Finding inspiration for blog posts can be somewhat of a struggle when you’ve just got nothing to say. Each week, I aim to post three new posts – usually on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. At times, I find it easy to churn out content, but, at others, I struggle to find anything to write about. No blogger wants to put out poorly written pieces or boring posts which don’t appeal to their readers. So, if you’re currently struggling with writer’s block, want to write something a little different, or, just feel that you’ve got nothing exciting to write about, here are some ways to find inspiration for your next blog post.
There’s rarely a dull day when it comes to the news. Whether you’re a travel, parent or fashion blogger, if you scour the online papers you’ll find something which fits your niche content. For example, The Telegraph recently published an article on mothers aged over 40. Just this one piece could provide you with so much inspiration, such as sharing your story as a mother aged over 4o, why you wouldn’t wait until 40, discuss whether younger and older parents parent differently and so on.
The world around you
The things going on in front of your eyes are sometimes the best experiences and situations to blog about. After receiving some poor customer service at a baby store I was able to write a post all about my experience and one of my most popular posts stemmed from me sitting in the doctor’s waiting room being interrogated by an elderly woman about being an unmarried mum.
As a mummy blogger, a lot of my content revolves around my daughter. When you’ve got children, there’s no such thing as a boring day. Even if you’re not a parent blogger, your kids (or your nieces and nephews) can be great inspiration. Get their take on the latest trends, or, as a non-parent, blog about what’s it like to spend time with them.
Your existing content
What are you most popular posts? Sometimes, it’s best to thrive off what works and what you know your readers enjoy. One blog post can even be the catalyst for a whole host of future posts, if you carefully consider your content. For example, blogging about your recent family getaway to Disneyland could quite easily be one lengthy post. But, before you hit the publish button, think about how you could break that up into easier to read chunks for your readers and to up your future post count. Some ideas to consider are ‘how much does a weekend away at Disneyland really cost?’ ‘Our families favourite Disneyland attractions’ and ‘Would we return to Disneyland?’
Get out and about
Blogging about your days out can draw in readers and encourage them to head to the same hotspots. So, head to the beach, the cinema, your favourite restaurant or even the park and write about it. Getting some fresh air, going for a walk and clearing your head may be all you need to get the juices flowing and you could very well find inspiration knocking at your door soon after.
Where do you find inspiration for your blog posts? Please share your tips in the comments box below.