Waiting for blogging inspiration? 6 ways to write anyway!

An idea.... recycle!

Blogging often and well requires a bit of blogging inspiration. But is it wise to wait until that next “big idea” hits you? This has been my problem lately, so that even when I have time to blog, I just can’t think of what to write.

But there is help for blogger’s block! Here are 6 ways to getting something written on the page (in no particular order).

1. Open the posting page, or whatever program you use to write your blog.

2. Start writing something. Anything!

3. Look at some old posts from your stash of feeds (you do subscribe to others’ blogs, right?)

4. Go to your Twitter or Facebook pages and read what your followers/friends talked about recently.

5. Read your own past posts. You can recycle old posts, perhaps putting a new spin on them, or even re-analyzing what you thought in the past.

6. Open your favorite stock photo source and glance at a few pics. Sometimes a pic will give you an idea about what to write.

7. Now that you’ve written something, go back and check it over for errors. And make sure it actually makes sense.

And that’s it! Don’t spend too much time researching, thinking, or agonizing over what to write. That’s why it’s important to at least get that writing window open.

How do you find inspiration to write new blog posts?

12 Responses to “Waiting for blogging inspiration? 6 ways to write anyway!”

  1. Triphow Ling says:

    Oh, so that’s why you don’t post so often. And here I was thinking that you were busy and all. BTW, how’s the dog? Hope he didn’t have any tummy aches after he swallowed all the homework. :)

  2. Jeet says:

    For bloggers I would also recommend going to digg, writing about their favorite sites/bloggers or posts.

    It’s also good to have a list of such ‘filler’ post ideas ready.

    Jeet’s last blog post..Manual Directory Submission

  3. I recently started my personal blog and I can hardly write in a diary, thanks for these tips.

  4. aio-holic says:

    Great Thanks for all the tips.. I like at all

  5. Olivia says:

    Great post. These are very useful tips for everyone. I will put them in my collection of inspiration for writing. Thank you that you mean to us.
    .-= Olivia´s last blog ..Votivo Candles for Christmas =-.

  6. Eren Mckay says:

    Thanks for these tips- writers block is something that every writer has gone through.
    I try to always write about things that I personally have lived though or am going through- makes it much easier to come up with the inspiration.
    All the best,
    Eren

  7. Start writing something and the best way is writing your experiences in life. that is the easiest way to start blogging.

    • Zen says:

      agree on this.. to add up, just don’t be afraid to show off what you’ve got. do it in a more natural way by not forcing your brains to do so but you know when you’re writing and you put heart into it, everything will go on smoothly and ideas will automatically come out without even noticing it. just my piece. ^_^

  8. Ventrilo says:

    These tips are very useful. Finding the time to be inspired and positive can be challenging sometimes. I will save these tips for future reference. Thanks.

  9. I love the type of writing that one can produce off the top of their head with no regard to research. However, most writers are not Jack Kerouac and need the extra polishing and thought. There is room for both as long as revision is taking place.
    .-= Joshua Dodson´s last blog ..The Research Process =-.

  10. Acai says:

    I always find its easier to write or blog about topics that are my hobbies or main interests in life. It just flows more when I write about them.