What to do When You Can't Think of a Single Post

I've lately been hearing some people saying that they want to blog, but they just can't think of anything to write. That's a good problem to have, because it means that there's lots of options for you to write about. I'd like to share some of my personal tips for blog ideas, to get you jump-started into the new year if you are having a bit of writer's block.

1. Post Titling- Every time you think of something interesting to write about, load up your post page and make a new draft with the idea as the title. Even if you don't feel like blogging write then, just write it down. It will make it a lot easier to have something to work from when you're in the mood instead of just staring at a blank screen.

2. Brainstorm- Sit down with a pen and paper and write down every idea that pops into your head, good and bad. Then look through your list and choose at least ten favorites. Write those posts.

3. Do a Series- I've discovered that there seems to be a series for every season floating around in the blogosphere. Participate in one- it gives you great prompts for every day of the month!

4. Make a Goal- Decide that you are going to post say four blog posts in January. Open four new drafts of posts and title them January. Do your best to achieve your goal.

5. Time Block it- Decide that every Sunday you are going to spend 30 minutes working hard on a post, no surfing around, no youtube, no procrastinating on other blogs. Just writing. See what you come up with.

6. Browse other Blogs for Inspiration- In this world, nothing is original. So check out your favorite blogs and use their posts. Think about why you like those blogs. Do some of your own takes on their posts, and post about the things you like to read about.

7. Remember That it Doesn't Have to be Perfect- Unless you are some super popular blogger who has half the world following them, chances are you aren't trying to please everyone in the world and won't get tons of negative feedback if your post isn't up to par. I've discovered that people on blogger are pretty darn nice, and unless you start ranting about hating someone or something or are really disrespectful you probably won't get any rude or negative comments. And honestly, that's what the delete comment button's for. You blog for you and you alone, so blog what you like. It doesn't have to be the most amazing post ever written, as long as you had fun writing it.

And if blogging seems as if it has become more of a chore than fun, then maybe blogging just isn't for you. That's ok. Blogging should be a favorite pastime, not homework. Do what you love in your free time.

I hope that these tips help you- writer's block is so annoying! Do you have any tips? I'd love to hear them in the comments! Thanks guys!

9 comments :

  1. Awsome tips. I can tell you either hard on this post for sure! Honestly listing me blog ideas on note paper or your blog is the best idea, helps so much.

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    1. Agreed, that really is the most helpful for me as well.

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  2. these are some good tips ❤

    whenever i don't know what to post, i usually find quotes on pinterest to collect my thoughts or listen to music. i also take a walk and do some photography. by then i have something in mind :)

    xo

    emily | lost

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    1. Those are great tips, especially the quotes one. That's a great way to inspire yourself.
      -Vivian

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  3. Awesome ideas! I'm sure I'll use some of them if not all!
    ~Anna
    https://the3musketeerssite.wordpress.com/

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  5. That is very useful! I used to find it really hard to find inspiration, the thing is a small walk, or a cheeky binge online can be really effective. These are great tips tho! :)

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    1. So true! Thanks for the comment!
      -Vivian

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