Deriving Blog Post Ideas From Popular Culture

Blogging InspirationBlogging is supposed to be fun. At least that’s the idea many bloggers start out with. Then the inevitable happens. You run out of ideas. You feel as if you were gasping for air.

If you do not do anything about it, pretty soon, you will feel as if blogging were a chore. If things get worse, as they sometimes do, you might even stop blogging altogether. Do you want to reach that point?

Granted, sometimes a break from blogging is beneficial. However, it doesn’t always have to difficult for you. There are many sources of inspiration which you can tap. If you do it regularly, you will be able to store ideas for blog posts so that you have something to resort to during the times when you run out of steam.

TV Shows

If you’re a TV junkie, then you’ll have lots of material to use. And if you’re not, maybe you ought to take a look at sites such as and get a good TV provider so that you’ll have access to channels that have good shows. A little TV watching is not bad after all.

Whether you draw inspiration from tech TV shows, fantasy TV series, or even reality TV series, you will at least have something interesting to use in your blog. Not to mention the fact that you’ll get more eyeballs thanks to the popular shows you allude to.


Movies are also an easy source of inspiration. Take a look at the plot, characters, and cinematography. Those elements – as a group or individually – are ripe for the picking. Think along the lines of “Lessons a Blogger Can Learn From [Movie/Character]. That is, of course, just one idea, and you can spin it whatever way you want to.


Whether you prefer ebooks or traditional books, you have the world at your fingertips. You can opt to read books directly related to writing, blogging, or the topic of your blog. This way, you can share the knowledge that you pick up. You can also share your impressions about the book, even “pick a fight” with the author. Alternatively, you can use the concepts presented in the book as a springboard for your own ideas and arguments.

The good thing about drawing inspiration from these forms of media is that you also enrich yourself – or at least enjoy some entertainment while “doing research” for your blog.

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Originally posted on January 31, 2013 @ 9:49 am