I know a lot of my loyal followers are fellow bloggers. Those of us who post regular content know the challenge of continuing to think of new and engaging topics that are still relevant to our blog. I am certainly one of them!
I have struggled a lot with my blog lately due to the corona virus pandemic. I want to be sure my posts are still useful and relevant to people who are facing all sorts of new challenges in life. I almost stopped blogging completely in the last month, because I just didn’t know what to write.
I’ve been doing a lot of brainstorming the last few weeks on topics that can still be useful and inspiring, and I’m happy that the posts have been flowing once again!
If you’ve ever experienced a blog rough patch, here are a few ideas to stay creative with posts:
Round Up Posts: When I’m having writers block, I just start pulling things that inspire me. I call these “What I’m Loving” posts and usually do one a month. Sometimes they’re about one topic, but sometimes they’re truly just a mashup of what I’m loving.
Guest Posts: What better way to get content than to have someone write it for you! You could team up with a fellow blogger for an interview, or have them share a topic that fits your blog. You could also have a friend who doesn’t blog guest post about a project or experience for a fresh perspective.
Inspiration Board: When I scroll Pinterest and Instagram, I’m always on the lookout for inspiration. I like to save photos on Instagram using the save feature, and I keep a board on Pinterest for blog inspiration. Sometimes its just a picture that I’m loving, sometimes its a topic that I think I could expand upon, and sometimes I don’t even know what I could use it for! When I’m struggling for content, I check out my inspiration boards for ideas.
Write Ahead: I’m sure most of you already do this, but most of my posts are scheduled weeks in advance. I write when I feel inspired, and then have the posts ready to go. If something more relevant comes along, I just push the other post out. For me this is a savior because there are days when I can crank out 6 posts, and then there are weeks when I’m too busy or too uninspired to write a single word!
Start with Infographics: Lately, I’ve been using Canva to create a lot of content for my blog. The site has a lot of free content to create infographics, printables, checklists, and all sorts of other visual content (check out the cute one featured in this post!). Sometimes I will just scroll through their templates to look for something inspiring.
Branch Out: Blogging is a balance of being relevant to your brand, but also keeping posts new and interesting. Sometimes I feel really inspired to write about something in my life, but then I question if it fits my blog or not. I’ve tried to let go of some of this, and be more open about my life on my blog! If you don’t know if your audience will respond to something, throw it out there and learn from the results. I’ve connected with lots of new followers by writing about other aspects of my life.
If all else fails, don’t be afraid to take a break! Sometimes taking the pressure off yourself will allow you to be more creative. You can always come back to blogging when you are ready!