Sometimes as a blogger you just can’t get into the groove of writing. You might have writer’s block, you just can’t think of where to start, and just need to get some inspiration. You just need a little push to get you started, something to get the ball rolling so to speak, here are some ways to get you started.
Generating Blog Post Ideas
I like to look through a calendar and then mind-map for each holiday. Any idea the comes to mind, it doesn’t have to be a long complicated process, give yourself 5-10 minutes and write down any idea that pops into your mind. You can mind map with pen and paper or use a digital version. I like Simple Mind for my Android phone.
There are idea generators out there to help you get the ball rolling. One I’ve used is Portent Content Idea Generator. You are going to need a subject to get you started, this could be your main focus of your blog. Such has I used Homeschooling.
Pinterest draws me in. I have to be very specific in my time and use of it, or I get lost and never come back. But the ideas that you can draw from it can be great and just what you need to get your ideas flowing. I’m not saying copy from others, but it is a great way to see what people are looking at right now and what you can write to grab their attention. Use it as an idea board, create a secret board to keep a back up of ideas.
Magazines are similar to Pinterest in grabbing an idea from. They are usually a month ahead of what is actually happening, I find this helps keep me on schedule as well as a starting point for ideas.