Inspiration, Inspiration, Inspiration.
If you’re a blogger, writer or anything to do with creating, at some point I’m sure you have found that your inspiration levels have run low. Which has probably left you feeling frustrated, annoyed and deflated at the fact you can’t think of anything new. We have all been there and know just how that feels. Inspiration can come from so many different places, you just have to go looking in the right place.
It’s like a battle of two forces. You want to create something but you just don’t know what. There are times I go through this with writing. I actually went through just that whilst trying to think of blog content and thats how this post was created. I had writers block and had no idea what to write, so thank you writers block for helping me out for once!
SEEK HELP FROM OTHERS
Whenever I need inspiration I look to friends or family. Alot of the time, lack of inspiration comes from overthinking. We are in our minds all the time, and sometimes we just need a fresh perspective. Having an outsider point of view can be really helpful. Often when I do this, I don’t even take onboard their ideas but it just gets me thinking outside of the box.
If you don’t have friends and family that can help then ask the blogging community. I have gone to others so many times for help and advice and they are so willing and helpful to share their ideas. You don’t know until you ask!
LET YOUR SURROUNDINGS INSPIRE YOU
I have mentioned this before but I often write about different scenarios or situations that I’m currently going through. Our own lives can be such great inspiration for content. And if you keep your private life private like I do, then write about whatever it is in a general manner. You don’t need to name specifics or go into details. And don’t worry, others won’t find out if the content is about you and your life [unless you tell them!].
Getting outside and doing something different than being stuck in-front of a computer can really clear your mind. And its a plus that It makes for great exercise too! 2 birds one stone!
WHAT NOT TO DO
DON’T GET IN A RUT – It can be so easy to allow lack of inspiration to defeat you. But please don’t let it get you down. Sometimes its your minds way of saying that you need to take some time off or take a step back from whatever it is you’re doing. Listen to yourself.
DON’T MAKE THE MISTAKES I DID – When I first started blogging, I will admit I had no idea what I was doing. I thought it was perfectly fine to take inspiration from other bloggers posts.I will say now that I have learnt, please fellow bloggers don’t do that. Bloggers spend so much time and effort creating content for you and when you copy it or take their idea it can be really disheartening. There is a fine line between inspiration and imitation.
DON’T QUIT – You may feel really disheartened when you can’t think of new content. But please don’t give up. We all have bad days, heck even bad weeks and months. If everything came easy, none of us would do anything. The climb might be hard but the view from the top is worth it.