6 Tips For Blog Writing Inspiration

by Cooper Elling on July 5, 2011 · 27 comments

in Blogging Tips, Guest Post, How To Blog, Writing

Writing

Writing is hard.  Once you’re on a roll it seems easy, but until the idea has gotten started in your head and things have started to flow on paper you may find yourself staring blankly into space, frustrated that you’ve done absolutely nothing productive.  Writing is fun once you’re on a roll so let’s look at some tips for coming up with fresh ideas so that you don’t get stuck in too big of a rut.

Branch Off Old Ideas

If you have a few topics of expertise you may feel that you’ve exhausted every possible topic you could think of.  Maybe you write about exercise and you feel that you’ve pretty much covered every aspect of working out.  Well, an easy solution would be to talk about them again!  You don’t want to write the same article of course, but similar and identical are worlds apart and I bet you have more to talk about within each specific topic than you think.

Search The Internet

Sometimes when I’m stuck for ideas, but have a general topic in mind I’ll do a quick Internet search related to my interests.  These searches will lead to other quality articles that will put a spark into your fingertips and have you writing in no time.  Obviously you don’t want to copy write an article, but other writers are often the best inspiration for coming up with new ideas.

Learn or Do Something New and Write About That

I think a new experience or recently learned topic is one of the best.  It’s fresh in your head, exciting and you’re eager to share that energy with the public.  Not only that, but it’s a great way to learn a new skill or learn about something you were interested in since you’ll want to have a great understand before writing about it.  Sometimes I need to write articles about games, so I thought of something different and learned more about the classic hacky sack and wrote a great article about it.  So, read about something new or head off on an adventure and snap a few photos and come back and type about it.

Make Mental Notes During Everyday Life

The best time to think of new ideas to write about is during your normal day-to-day life.  If you’re an opinionated person, and I think most of us who blog are, your internal dialog kicks in wherever you go.  You’ll see something happen and think, “Oh, that’s so stupid,” or “Wow, that’s awesome!”  Guess what, those little thoughts are all great topics to write about.  You need to be telling everyone what was so dumb or great about your daily experience, that’s what blogging is all about!  Keep a pen and paper handy and make little notes when you think of them and come back to them later when you’re at your computer.

Put Your Own Spin on a Different Topic

Often times I’ll want to write an article about something that I feel is outside my area of expertise, but I think all topics of discussion are more intertwined than you may think and frequently those are the most interesting, unique articles.  Maybe you’re a tech wizard, but need to write an article for a health blog.  Don’t assume that you have nothing to offer; there are many gadgets and applications that are related to health and fitness or a study that talks about how technology is affecting the world’s average weight.  The sky is the limit really and you can use your imagination to tie your expertise into a wide variety of subjects.

Start Writing

This is classic advice, but remember that sometimes you just need to dive right in.  If I get stuck for too long I’ll get started with a very broad opening paragraph and before I know it my mind has clicked on and my focus has narrowed and a great article is born.

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Jason Mitchev 1 July 5, 2011 at 5:49 pm

I do some writing for fun….not for business…and I find that if I am busy, I don’t have trouble writing. It all just flows. If I am not as busy, I struggle finding something of substance. I am sure because life gives me motiviation. And if I am busy, I can write something fast and move on, too.

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Suraj from Smartfatblogger 2 July 5, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Very nice.
Thanks for sharing this article!

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Evan Griffin 3 July 5, 2011 at 8:18 pm

We all know that writing needs inspiration because we cannot have a good outcome if we don’t have an inspiration in writing…

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Petre from Jocuri Cu Bile 4 July 6, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Great piece of advice! Thank you very much!
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Brian Kinkade 8 July 7, 2011 at 10:53 am

I think jotting down mental notes is a perfect technique which can generate enough articles. This method also makes us keen observers which helps us become more alert of what is happening around us. So many things happen throughout the day and I guess by observing these situations and studying it a blogger can come up with some brilliant articles.

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John Cooper 9 July 7, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Hi Cooper,

I found you article very interesting but one thing I would like to say that please stop using internet for creating articles and having ideas.
Although my comment sounds very negative but I do not consider searching internet is good idea for writing articles. An article must be unique and well written which readers found interesting.

Regards.

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Will from Home-Business-Mastery.com 10 July 7, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Cooper! This is the first post from you that I have read, and I really liked the tips. I’ll be the first to admit that I struggle to overcome writer’s block every day. My problem is that I shoot myself in the foot by thinking, “Wait – SOMEone has already written about this; I need to think of something NEW.” This mindset is pretty defeating, so I am always glad to get tips on blog article inspiration.

I’ve been learning a lot about SEO over the past two weeks… maybe that is something NEW that I can write about. I think you have inspired my next post!

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GED online 11 July 9, 2011 at 8:19 am

think jotting down mental notes is a perfect technique which can generate enough articles. This method also makes us keen observers which helps us become more alert of what is happening around us. So many things happen throughout the day and I guess by observing these situations and studying it a blogger can come up with some brilliant articles.

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Zaman 12 July 11, 2011 at 7:18 am

Before going through the content, just by reading the title, bookmarked it. After going the content, didn’t feel that made a mistake, it was worthy to be bookmarked because surely the content is just simply awesome and helpful. Being in this content, loved most the heading of “Put Your Own Spin on a Different Topic” for the reason that this is what m really doing when ever intended to write. Thanks anyhow. Keep it up.

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Business logo design 13 July 12, 2011 at 6:24 am

Your post includes great tips and you managed to keep it simple and understandable.
Thanks and keep up the good work.

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Roland 14 July 13, 2011 at 3:09 am

For sure we gonna try to use you tips because I sense it will be efficient.No doubt about it can improve my ability in writing , because I sense the thought of your statement . Informing us how to start when your stack and have a blank mind.We learn the technique on how we can sort it. As you said writing is fun when you learn how to do it.Because when you write you always share your ideas to others and by that you help your fellow people.

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Debra Saad 15 July 13, 2011 at 5:05 am

inspiration plays a big part in writing…It can give the best outcome if you are inspired and motivated….

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Anjana 17 July 25, 2011 at 1:25 am

Yes, writing is not easy as it seems. Actually what is really difficult is to write in manner that can attract the reader and also to convey the correct message to him. The points given here are really useful for anyone to enhance his writing skills.

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Cher Shives 18 July 26, 2011 at 8:12 pm

These tips can be of great help!!!They are easy and can be understood well…Thanks a lot!!!

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John 19 August 1, 2011 at 12:07 pm

I am more into writing things I observe in my daily life. Since I myself enjoy reading simple things that people do but ignore. I like reading this kind of post since it tells me more about the author, how he/she perceive things, behavior and events.

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ibyang from Online Games 20 August 2, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Hello,
It is a great post. Tips and guides for writing are what writers really needed so that they will never get dried up with ideas on what to write. The stressful times when there is nothing to write can take some time. Getting inspirations from experiences will truly help.
Regards,
Ibyang

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Robin 21 August 9, 2011 at 9:38 pm

It is really essential to research on the topic you are writing because if you don’t have enough information, it will not be successful…You have to familiarize it…

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Michael from Best Microwaves 22 November 20, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Daily experiences can really be a great topic for blog writing. In that way, you can clearly state the issue. Furthermore, you can discuss any possible solutions/strategies as you deal with these issues. That’s the best way to easily find your blog writing inspiration and at the same time help others who are also in need.
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Astro Gremlin 23 November 21, 2011 at 10:51 pm

The best inspiration I have found are the reactions of readers. They have guided me toward writing more humor articles. It’s hard to be funny all the time, though.
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Chris 24 February 3, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Starting an article is always (for me) the most difficult part. Practice is the best way to get better. I have to say though that reading other people guides and suggestions helped me a lot and for that I thank you!
Chris

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Iris 25 February 29, 2012 at 10:24 pm

I do a blog and I’ve had a complaint that I write ” I ” too much. Is there some grammatical rule not to say I too much? I rambled off some inspiration I had and the complainer said I wrote I, 9 times in the first paragraph. Then they told me “So you read it” is there some secret rule I don’t know about?

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erwin from fitness-degree.com 26 August 21, 2012 at 8:31 am

Sometimes writing articles can be troublesome depending on the difficulty of the topic. I love these tips.
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Dheeraj 27 September 10, 2012 at 3:30 am

These are great inspiration for person who want to be a famous blogger, initially they look tough to me but i hope with time i can easily do these activity and can devote enough time to my blog
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