BLOG SESSION: Get Inspired, Find Your Muse

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Images via: In The Frow, Wendy’s Lookbook

Feeling uninspired? I’m sure we’ve all been there. If not, you may be in for a surprise one day. Aside from balancing time, creating great content is one of the most challenging tasks for bloggers. No matter how talented the writer, everyone needs a muse. Below are some tips on how to find inspiration from the likeliest to the unlikeliest sources/places.

Public Transportation– If you take public transportation, this is a great time to decompress and free your mind. Be it a notebook or the notes app on your phone, jot something down- anything; even if it’s one word. It took one word to bring this post to life. So try it! You never know what can come from one word.

Magazines/Websites– Roughly 25% of my ideas stems from reading magazines (while getting a pedicure or hair done) or websites such as The Zoe Report or InStyle. Ideas can derive from a touching article, an outfit perfectly tailored on a model, or comments made by other readers.

Events/Milestones– Birthdays, blog events, weddings, holiday gatherings- all great ideas for content. Creative minds such as Lena of Feline Creatures gave us a peek into her world when she attended the Wine, Dine, and Design event (Modani Furniture). Helena of Brooklyn Blonde also shares her experiences with us on occasion.

Tumblr/Pinterest- If you haven’t signed up yet, you may want to reconsider. There’s bound to be some source of inspiration of the two social media outlets.

Music/Movies – Wendy Nguyen (of Wendy’s Lookbook) is a great example of how to gain inspiration from a movie. Do you remember The Great Gatsby and Mad Max? Some of us may not have the resources to pull off this look (here); however, imagination has no restrictions. So let the rhythm of your favorite song, or a scene from a movie allow your mind to wander.

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Still not getting any ideas? Try searching other bloggers that share similar interests. Remember, you’re just getting inspiration, no plagiarism allowed.

Relax: As I’ve stated before, simply having fun with friends/family can generate so many ideas. A conversation or someone’s outfit can open your mind to ideas for a future post.

If you’re still feeling uninspired, or your schedule is tight, maybe it’s time to take a break. Much like the workplace, time away is needed. So why not take a mini-vacation away from blogging. If you’re concerned about losing your audience, try to stay current using other platforms (Ex: Instagram) that require little effort. Readers will know that you’re still around, but taking a hiatus from blogging. You can also inform your readers that you’re stepping away from your platform temporarily, as did Camilla of Avenue Camilla.

I truly thank you for stopping by NRJS, and as always, I will see you next post!


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18 thoughts on “BLOG SESSION: Get Inspired, Find Your Muse

  1. I love this post! It’s actually inspired me after reading it and made me think I should be more productive on public transport haha 🙂

  2. This post was really helpful. I started my blog just under a year ago and am learning lots as I go. Thank you for the great tips.

    Allegra xxxx

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