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Ideas for Blog Posts: Inspiration When You Have None

It’s never easy to blog consistently. Sometimes you just “aren’t in the mood” and can’t figure out where to draw inspiration from. Let these ideas help you when you just aren’t feeling the blogging magic.

You can choose one idea a week, or one idea a day, or use them to spark your own blog post ideas. Jot down your ideas when you get them or DM them to yourself like I do. Or Skype. It doesn’t matter how you do it, just do it. Ready? Let’s go.

Posts You Can Write Off The Top of Your Head

Screenr Video to Start the Post Maybe you just need to do a short video post instead of trying to write first. Screenr is a free way to show your computer screen. My friend Angela England uses this to show simple how-tos on her blogging blog and likes it because the videos can only be 5 minutes maximum. Once the screencast is finished you can write in the post part based on what you talked about!

Example – How to Align Images in WordPress on AngEngland.com

Top Ten Tips For ________ - Whatever you’ve been talking about lately. Fill in the blank and get writing! “Procrastinating on a Blog Post” or “Stopping Internet Abuses” are both perfectly valid posts in my mind. Don’t stress about this too much. Whatever the first thing that pops into your head is, start writing it! Heart dump because sometimes those are the best pieces.

Example – Top Ten Crafts for Preschoolers and Young Children on Blissfully Domestic

Round Up of Your Best Work — Why not highlight yourself and some of your most remarkable stuff? Do a round-up of the most commented on blog posts. Or your most popular pieces ever. Or maybe it’s just the posts that you thought were super fabulous even if no one else really picked up on them. “Posts Y’all Should Have Loved” sounds like an awesome blog post to me!

Example – How to Write Great Blog Content on Problogger

Do you have a favorite source of blogging inspiration? Share it with us in the comments and you may be featured in a future Blog Ideas post!

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