When You Don’t Know What To Blog About

This week I’ve been struggling with my blog content. I know some of you might have experienced this too. There are days where my ideas are overflowing and I couldn’t wait to blog about it but there are days where my mind is totally blank and I feel so unmotivated to even try to think of something to write. I don’t wanna stress myself looking for blog posts ideas to write or even trying to think of one s0 I didn’t post at all, which I think is a wrong move. That’s just an excuse for laziness or maybe I just don’t want to get pressured or stressed.

Here are some tips on how to deal with running out of blog posts to write:

1. RELAX. DON’T FRET.

If you really have nothing to write about and you follow a strict blogging schedule, why don’t you relax for a bit and maybe ideas will just flow when you’re mind is at peace. The more you stress about it, the lesser chance you’ll think of something to write.

2. FIND INSPIRATION.

Inspiration can be found everywhere. You can find it in your home, on public places, on the internet, literally everywhere. If it means that you have to get out and explore, go do that. Maybe you can blog about that experience too.

3. READ BLOGS.

Reading blogs can also help you find ideas on what to blog about. Share your own story to what they blogged about, go do your own tagged posts, or answer their questions by making a blog post about it.

4. TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS.

Grab your camera or your phone and take a lot of photos. You can also look at old photos that you took. Photographs can spark up ideas. Talk about your experience that day the photograph was taken, make a post about photography, or you can do a fun throwback post!

5. START A BLOG SERIES.

Having a blog series can really save you from writer’s block. Have your own Sunday Currently post or something similar to that, you monthly faves, photos in a week, or you can go all creative and unique by making your own blog series.

6. MAKE A REVIEW.

Talk about your favorite makeup products, movies, books or whatever you want to make a review on. Write about how you like it, the bad stuff, the good stuff.

7. PINTEREST

If all else fail, Pinterest. There are a lot of writing prompts you can find in that site for whatever type of blog you have.

What do you do when you have writer's block?

 

 

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31 Comments

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    Jhanz
    March 30, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Awesome tips! And I agree — pinterest never fails. I think I need to check it out for a new post soon. Hehe! 🙂
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      Alissa
      March 31, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      You should! 🙂

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    Roxanne
    March 30, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    OMG thank you so much for posting this! I don’t know why, but these past few weeks I’ve been having writer’s block and I just don’t know what to write/blog about even though I have a lot of topics listed. I guess I wasn’t motivated because of what I’ve been going through these past few weeks. I can’t help going back to writing and blogging though and I also miss interacting with my fellow bloggers so I decided to come back and blog hop after I posted something new on my blog. 🙂 The next time I’m gonna have a writer’s block, I’m really going to try these tips out!

    By the way, I want to thank you so much for the kind words and for the support you’ve been giving me ever since my breakup. I really appreciate it and your comments mean so much to me. xx

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      Alissa
      March 31, 2015 at 8:01 pm

      Oh yeah, don’t worry about it. I hope you’re feeling better now. 🙂 I’m excited to read your future posts. Thanks for always dropping by my blog Roxanne! Really appreciate it.

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    bitsofjoyce
    March 30, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    This is very helpful. Ali. I’m now experiencing writers block or whatever they call it, haha. I totes agree with pinterest, it’s addicting! I sometimes stay late because of it.

    – Joyce | http://www.bitsofjoyce.com/

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      Alissa
      March 31, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      Haha. I use pinterest if I’m looking for cool projects to make, recipes, just about everything!

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    Noor Unnahar
    March 31, 2015 at 3:51 am

    Ah I hate writer’s block but it seems to LOVE me, story of bloggers’ life. I love creating list for blog ideas so they don’t fade away when I need them.

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      Alissa
      March 31, 2015 at 7:53 pm

      That would be a great tip too! Writer’s Block is a blogger’s fiend.

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    Clarisse
    March 31, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    I agree with Pinterest! That’s where looked for inspiration when I started my blog (as in 0 posts). Although lately, things I want to blog about just come naturally but I think it won’t be long until I hit a writer’s block as well =))

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      Alissa
      March 31, 2015 at 7:52 pm

      I hope not. It’s the worst feeling ever as a blogger. I’m glad inspiration can be found everywhere

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    Cheryle
    March 31, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Great tips! Pinterest contains different topics (in visual presentation) where you can get a lot of inspiration and even share it with your readers. 🙂

    Cheryle
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      Alissa
      March 31, 2015 at 7:50 pm

      Pinterest is a life saver just about almost everything. Pretty photos too!

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    Brittany Bergman
    March 31, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    This are great tips, Alissa. I really agree with #2. So often when I feel stuck in writer’s block, or just too stuck in a blogging mindset, I forget to open my eyes and look around me. Sometimes I confine myself too closely to my niche, and often if I go out and experience a little more life, I’ll find some new flexibility and creativity.
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    Émilie
    March 31, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    I would add to the list to always write down any idea that comes to your mind! I feel the most inspired when I shower (weird, I know) and if I don’t write my ideas down right after, I forget about them when it’s time to sit down and write a post. Annoying!
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      Alissa
      April 1, 2015 at 1:51 pm

      That is a great tip! I would do that too but often, they’re jusst topics and couldn’t really think about what to write about it but often, it works.

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    Mimi Gonzales
    March 31, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    Really a helpful strategy especially for someone like me who usually gets stuck in a rut. I’m currently experiencing it now but hopefully I’ll be up and about! 😀
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    Jamie
    April 1, 2015 at 1:23 am

    I also love blog hoping. Partly for ideas, mostly for reading what people are up to. Great post! 🙂
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    Corinne
    April 1, 2015 at 3:45 am

    I always try to have a few backup ideas in case this happens to me, luckily it doesn’t often!

    Corinne x
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    Aneth
    April 1, 2015 at 7:00 am

    Definitely agree on everything esp on #5. It really helps whenever you’re out of ideas to blog about 🙂
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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    April 1, 2015 at 7:02 am

    Usually after I go for my weekend run, I get an idea for the last post I need to prepare for the week! I always get stuck for just one more idea! But that usually works!
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      Alissa
      April 1, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      That’s a great tip too! A change of scenery and exercise can really keep your mind going.

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    Camesha | Mama Motivator
    April 1, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    These are all great tips. I’ve been considering doing a series. I haven’t done one in a while.
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      Alissa
      April 1, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      Yes, there are so many existing series already but it’s nice to create your own in your blog.

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    iel
    April 1, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Hi! Just dropping by! I always have a writers block 🙂 definitely agree with #2 because inspiration is everywhere, we just have to open our eyes widely. Have a nice day!
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    Jannette
    April 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    When I have writer’s block, I choose to write about my day or go on tumblr or pinterest, haha!
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    Helga Weber
    April 5, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    I do #3 and take my queue from other bloggers! I also read once that it’s ok to re-write old posts but I have yet to do that.
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    Kaye
    April 13, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    This is such a helpful post especially for bloggers. Thanks for making this one! I love your blog and your blog layout, by the way 🙂

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      Alissa
      April 20, 2015 at 5:05 pm

      Thanks so much Kaye! 🙂

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    Kaela
    April 20, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Interesting read right here 🙂 Will bookmark this page for future reasons.
    I agree that inspiration is everywhere. And when all else fails, I turn to my favorite blogs; they’re what keeps me motivated to blog.
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      Alissa
      April 20, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      Thanks Kaela! 🙂 Other blogs will surely keeps you motivated. If they can update their blog regularly, sure can you.

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    Sharon Wu
    September 14, 2015 at 9:10 am

    I really love this post, Alissa! I have to admit that blogging everyday can be hard as it’s so easy to run out of ideas, but I find that starting a series has really helped me pump things out on a weekly basis. Also, I find it helpful to have a “blogging calendar” and plan out blog topics a month in advance and then slowly work on pumping out the posts according to the planned schedule! This has saved so much time and helped me organise myself a lot more when it comes to blogging. Thanks for sharing your tips! xx, sharon | http://www.stylelullaby.com
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