We’ve all been there! Ok now! What’s next? Do I even have anything important to say now?
Everytime you push fresh articles live, you are exposing yourself to the opinion of your peers. Is it good enough? Will I get hate whatsoever? Ugh, terrifying!
This is probably the mindset that makes us, bloggers, throw ideas in the bin. We stare at the screen thinking about the blog post idea we had during lunch break… but it’s just not making sense anymore.
Here are a few ways on how to keep up with blog posts ideas:
— Ask your audience
First of all, you are not the only blogger that has been left out without any blog posts ideas. Your audience tends to follow you on social media as well so it’s definitely worth it to shoot a question on Facebook or make a Twitter poll. The Twitter Poll is the easiest because it takes 2-3 seconds to vote. However, if you don’t want to ask directly, you can find out what your audience wants by checking your most popular blog posts.
— Do more of what makes you feel inspired
It’s a very normal and common thing to feel inspired by a specific person, book and so on. Trigger your inspiration by looking for it. Read your favorite blog, watch some YouTube videos, talk to your audience by answering comments, hang out with your friends, watch Netflix or go to the cinema, work out (boosts your endorphins therefore you will feel happier, motivated and inspired).
— Try something nobody would
People love to see reactions caused by situations they can’t find themselves in. It’s humanity. Now I’m not telling you to touch a spider. You can always find something new to try in your city, wether it’s a new cafe, a new park, something adventurous. Let your audience live through your blog while reading.
— Check the trends
You can always check the trends via Google Trends, Twitter or Facebook. Write about “what’s hot” and keep your audience entertained. You can also check the forums too and see what are people talking about right now that you could write about.
— Tell a story
You can always tell a story about yourself. Your audience deserves it. Ask yourself these questions:
- What have you learned?
- What has changed since then?
- If you could go back, what would you tell yourself?
— Take notes
If you feel inspired to write during lunch break, don’t let it go. Write everything down and when you are home you can arrange everything in order.
How do you get yourself inspired?