People often ask me how I come up with so many ideas for my blog posts. The truth is, I have TOO many ideas running through my head at all times- sometimes I have to scrap ideas all together since I don’t want to be posting 3 times a day. When I think of an idea, I try to write it down. Whether it’s in the notepad section of my iPhone, e-mailing an idea to myself, or saving some thoughts as a draft in WordPress, keeping track of it helps immensely. I thought I’d share with you some tips for beating blogger’s block. Here are a few blog post ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
1. Write a post about an image. I know this sounds silly, but browsing Pinterest and Tumblr provides me with so much inspiration. For example, I’ll see an amazing hairstyle on Pinterest, which inspires me to write a post about the style, including celebrities who’ve worn it, how to do-it yourself, and products to help you get the look. Or while wasting/spending endless time on Tumblr late at night, I’ll see a funny GIF of an arguing couple from a movie, which will inspire me to write a post about social media causing jealousy in relationships. They can a picture is worth a thousand words, so why not find an inspiring photo and write about it (although keep it to less than a thousand words, that’s just too long!)
2. Compare two (or more) things. People love comparisons. Taking two things and writing how they are similar, different, why one is better/cheaper/funnier than the other is very relatable. No matter what type of blog you write, you can easily apply this to your posts. For example, if you’re a beauty blogger, you can compare two similar products and the pros and cons of each (price, packaging, etc.). Fashion bloggers can compare items or trends on the same basis (price, material, etc.). If you’re a lifestyle blogger, the options are endless. You can compare situations (your social during college and after college), events (21st birthday and your 31st birthday), or weigh the benefits of being single or in a relationship. Ask your readers whey think or which they like better, and you’re sure to get some interesting comments.
3. Ask others what they want to see/read. If you’re running out of topics to post about, you can always reach out to others. Your family, friends and readers may have a few ideas that you had never thought of. Maybe a reader has a styling question they’d like you to answer, or a friend wants to know which BB cream is the best. Or your best friend is going through a breakup and it’s inspired you to write about them and give advice. The chance is that if one person out there suggests an idea, that many others will be willing to read it and learn from it as well.