What To Do When Bloggers Block Strikes

Any blogger, writer, artist . . basically anyone who has to constantly come up with some form of content, will have experienced some form of block. As a blogger, I am focusing this post on the dreaded bloggers block. These tips however, could be transferable – not used that word since I wrote my CV.

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Bloggers Block Cure #1 – Ideas Posts

I don’t know if you know about this, and if you don’t know, when you do know, you’ll be glad you know… you know?

There are piles and piles of posts about posts. Bloggers blogging about potential blog posts other bloggers can use . . are you keeping up? Basically, these posts are lists of generic blog post ideas. I have used a couple of these ideas in the past and have a list on my phone that I can resort to if I am having a total mental block.

I’ll add a list of lists below for you to check out! I usually take the concept and twist it slightly to fit in with my style and format, so ‘how to look good with minimal effort‘ translates to ‘easy make up tips’ if you catch my drift.


105 Blogpost Ideas – 
It Starts With Coffee
113 Ideas For A Blog Post – Thirteen Thoughts
113 (More) Blogpost Ideas – Thirteen Thoughts

 

What To Do When bloggers block Strikes

Bloggers Block Cure #2 : Magazines

Magazines are a great source of inspo. Not only are they good for keeping up with trends but you can also see whats coming in to stores and read topical discussions, something you may want to voice your opinion on in your blog.

I personally love store magazines and find them great for inspo. I know you would probably think that they were just promoting their own products which, lets face it they are, but they’re also great for emerging trends and styling ideas. Personally, just looking at this pastel filled page fills me with inspiration, bloggers block be gone!

 

Bloggers Block #3 : Pinterest

Pinterest is such a generic bloggers block post idea, I know that, but it’s undeniably a great way of gathering and saving inspiration. I have boards for anything and everything, If I like a look, I pin it, If I like the way something’s shot, I pin it, if I’m loving a trend, I pin it . . are you starting to get the hang of this?

Don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest to keep up to date with whats inspiring me!

What To Do When bloggers block Strikes

Bloggers Block #4 : Read Other Blogs

Reading other blogs always gives me tons of inspiration for posts. Now let me be clear here, by no means am I condoning copying, why would you want to write something that someone else has done before? Let alone think about the time and effort they went into to create it . .don’t be that guy.

Being inspired is a whole different ball game to copying. Similarly to the post ideas blog posts, you can use the idea to create your own take on something, it’s also great to reference the blogger if you do take inspiration from them.
When I talk about being inspired by reading other blogs, I just find that when reading them, it makes me excited and gets me in the mood to blog!

 

Bloggers Block #5 : Take A Break

Finally, If all else fails then the best thing you can do, is to leave it. Go and get some fresh air, grab a coffee, go for lunch with a friend, and come back with a clear mind. You never know, whilst you’re out and about you might be struck with inspiration!

It’s super important not to write when you’re feeling uninspired, the reader knows and the post will be a waste of your time and theirs. Personally, I would rather just not post than to post something that I’m not happy with!

What To Do When bloggers block Strikes

I think for me, the key to avoiding the dreaded bloggers block is to prepare when you’re filled with inspiration. Any ideas you can’t quite fit into your schedule, write them down, you’ll be thankful you did when you’re struggling one day!

For more blogging tips, check out last weeks post A Bloggers Survival Guide – a round up post of my top blogging tips from SEO to Instagram and flatlays, I’ve got you covered!

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20 Comments

    • 17th March 2016 / 1:15 pm

      Definitely! Reading other peoples posts always makes me want to write!

  1. 17th March 2016 / 11:32 am

    So far I’ve only been struck with bloggers block once, thankfully. When it hit I was still a relative newbie, so I just took some time off and came back ready to go again! Nowadays, I have a notebook full of ideas that I’ve not used yet just waiting for when that dreaded block comes back. Saving this to refer to again. Great post! x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

    • 17th March 2016 / 1:15 pm

      Thanks hun! I think writing them down when you have lots of ideas is honestly the best way round it as they’re your own ideas!

  2. 17th March 2016 / 3:39 pm

    Honestly magazine and other blogs always inspire me! Sometimes it’s necessary to get out of your own head and see what other people are talking about to give you some ideas.

    Also wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award here!
    Have a good weekend!

    Sweet Horizon

    • 23rd March 2016 / 7:58 pm

      Thanks so much lovely! You definitely need to get out of your own head when you have a blogging block!

  3. A Little Dose of Makeup
    17th March 2016 / 3:42 pm

    Thank you for the ideas! I’ve been having some writers block recently. Pinterest is especially helpful!

    • 23rd March 2016 / 7:58 pm

      I love pinterest for it! You can get lost for hours!

  4. Elizabeth Apps
    17th March 2016 / 4:41 pm

    I really like the links you posted, I am one of those people that never knows what to blog, and I’d love to blog way more than I do! I totally agree, pinterest can be a big help with looking at inspiration and brand magazines on how to style the latest trends!
    Also I absolutely love the photo’s you’ve taken for this post, hey there you go this post has truly inspired when it come to looking out layouts of photos!

    • 23rd March 2016 / 7:58 pm

      Ah yay I’m glad I helped! I often think my photography can be quite repetitive so you’ve made my day lovely!

  5. 17th March 2016 / 7:28 pm

    This is such a great post! I struggle with bloggers block from time to time, so it’s awesome to read posts like these to help spark some inspiration! 🙂

    Dani | http://www.styledvariety.com

    • 23rd March 2016 / 7:57 pm

      Glad you like it lovely and hope it helped you!

  6. 17th March 2016 / 11:34 pm

    I love reading other blogs and browsing Pinterest whenever I have a bloggers block, which I happen to have right now… hahah x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

    • 23rd March 2016 / 7:57 pm

      Well then this blog post has come at exactly the right time!

  7. Lauren Victoria
    18th March 2016 / 9:47 am

    Great advice! Pinterest is great for inspiration and I also find it useful for photography ideas too. I’ve recently started to look at more magazines for inspiration and its sparked a few ideas x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

    • 23rd March 2016 / 7:57 pm

      Love magazines for inspo though I never seem to get round to reading them!

    • 23rd March 2016 / 7:55 pm

      Glad you liked them lovely and hope you can find them helpful in the future!

  8. Robyn Taylor
    19th March 2016 / 10:23 pm

    I occasionally get a week or so when I have total bloggers block – usually when the weather has been bad so I’ve got no outfit photos or something! All it takes for me is some instagram/pinterest searching and an idea will pop into my head!

    Robyn / Phases Of Robyn

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