Where Do You Get Your Inspiration?

There is no doubt about it – writing can be hard work. Of course, there are times when the words and ideas just flow fluidly from your brain to your word processor but I cannot count the times when I just got stuck. For one reason or another, I simply couldn’t squeeze enough creativity out of my brains. I ran across this post that talks about ways to find inspiration for writing. It is not solely centered on blogs but I do believe that the concepts still apply. This inspired me to come up with a list of my own, which, when I finished it, turns out to be quite similar. Here goes.

Read other blogs.
This is the first on that list I was talking about. I think this goes for all of us – I don’t know about you, but I am very much interested in what others have to say and what they think. This drives me to express myself as well – maybe react to their ideas or branch off in another direction.

Dig into your old magazines.
I have tons of magazines at home. From foodie magazines to car magazines to home improvement – I didn’t realize that I had so many but when I did, I also found out that I could find a lot of ideas in those old pages! Of course, the content of some magazines may not be appropriate for certain blogs – it depends on the topic of your blog. So if I were you, I’d get my hands on magazines related to your blog topic. You just might be surprised at the amount of inspiration you can find.