I wish I could say that I come up with blog post ideas easily, but alas I don’t. Back in high school, my journalism teachertaught me that when I was running low on inspiration for page layouts to look at magazines- I still do that for blog post ideas plus a few more places.

The 7 places to find inspiration

 

Note: these sources of inspiration are not there for you to copy from!

1. Pinterest
It’s also my biggest referrer (?). Scrolling through your homefeed is great, but for even more inspiration try searching a keyword or clicking one of their links in their categories tab.

2. Facebook/Twitter
I combined these two because I don’t really get anything from them though it’s still beneficial to go through my feeds!

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3. Instagram
Okay, seriously my go to for rainy day posts (posts that aren’t specific on dates so I can publish them whenever). No it doesn’t provide articles to read, but get your creative juices flowing and let the visual content inspire you!

4. Personal experience
Not what happened verbatim with real names, dates, addresses and social security numbers, but if you went though something beneficial, talk about it!

5. Sites like E News, Popsugar or Buzzfeed
Since I call myself a lifestyle blogger, the above sites usually have a gold mine of fun topics and ideas that I can draw from. Not a lifestyle blogger? Popsugar and Buzzfeed have different categories to choose from.

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6. Talk to people!
Ask your friends and family about what they like to read. Talk about some ideas that you have-more ideas may stem from that.

7. READ
Books. magazines, other posts, articles etc. Get some inspiration from them.

Some other things to keep in mind:
Know your audience (more on this later)
Keep a list of blog post ideas (like in the blogging binder I wrote about)
Create great graphics that will entice your reader

Where do you find inspiration for blog posts?

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