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Blogging 101 | Inspiration

April 9, 2014
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After I shared my Blogging 101 survey a couple months ago, I was surprised to see how many people wanted to learn more about how to source inspiration consistently. I kind of assumed it would be the more tangible things (photoshop skills, sponsorship, etc) that would be asked for the most, but now that I think about it, wanting to nail down some stay-inspired strategies makes a lot of sense. I can’t even begin to list off the number of times I’ve sat in front of my laptop or in front of my closet with a vacant expression, having absolutely no idea what to write or wear or do. Nothing’s more frustrating when you’re a one-man show as most of us bloggers are because it really comes down to you and your ability to come up with new ideas, keep things fresh and create solid content.
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Thankfully, though I have inspiration roadblocks all the time still, I’ve figured out a few tactics that really help me get past them quickly. One thing that’s helped immensely though it kind of goes against the nature of most creative types is to stay organized – just see my “think like an editor” tip above! While I don’t work with the same lead time as most magazines do, for the sake of my sanity and for my brand collaborations, I try to at least have a picture of what the next month will look like.

There’s more about that plus other tips once you download the package below. Just click on the picture, print out or save the package and then try out the tips for the next month or so – hopefully some of the tips and/or the calendar/worksheet will help you stay on track the next time you feel stuck!

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5 Comments

  • Reply Michelle Cyprus April 9, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Thank you for posting this!! So thoughtful of you. I am just getting started blogging so I am definitely going to follow your Blogging 101 posts. πŸ™‚ Cheers

    – Michelle at PermanentDaydream.com

  • Reply Katie :) April 9, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    These are great tips! I'm actually in a blogging rut right now and I'm running low on inspiration, so this post really hit the spot. Thank you!

  • Reply dana dimitras April 9, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    A really great post πŸ™‚

    Do you want to follow each other, let me know on my blog?!

    http://danadimitras.blogspot.com

  • Reply alwaysovercast April 10, 2014 at 3:05 am

    Thank you for this post! I've only recently decided to start a blog, but have been stumped with how I want to go about it.

  • Reply Vera April 29, 2014 at 12:58 am

    This is really excellent- thank you for posting this!

    http://www.verasawicki.com

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