No matter how much you’re in love with writing your ideas, if you’ve committed yourself to writing for someone else’s blog – or even your own – after a while, you can run out of ideas. It happens to everyone at some point in time, which is why it’s always good to find ways to come up with more ideas when you’re all tapped out.
It may seem impossible when you’re stuck in your writer’s block. But don’t worry; there are ways to snap you out of it. Here are a few:
Ask Your Friends and Family for Ideas
You may feel that because your friends and family don’t write for your blog that they have no idea what’s going on in your world. However, you’d be surprised by the amount of insight that have on topics related to what you need to write about.
Before counting them out, ask “What do you think about …?” They might surprise you with the number topics that could grow from their questions, comments or criticisms.
Check Out Other Blogs
No, you’re not going to go out and steal stories from your competitors. However, some writers with other blogs have unique ways of thinking about the world – ways you’ve never considered. For instance, while you’re busy writing about the best places to find Air Jordans at a cheap price, someone else may look at the history of Air Jordan sneakers from the year they were introduced.
There are so many different ways to look at just about any topic out there that sometimes a fresh perspective is all you need to spark a new flow of ideas.
Look Around Your House or Office
Sometimes simply looking around your house or office can trigger new ideas for your blog. There are times that simply looking at your cell phone can create the idea to write about useless items that were cool six months ago. Or your wall paint prompts you to write about five of the coolest places to virtually design your home.
There are literally ideas everywhere if you simply look around. The idea, however, is to be open to whatever you see.
Close Your Eyes, Clear Your Mind and Let the Ideas Come
Probably one of the greatest ways to acquire idea when you’re tapped out is to just let them come. This may seem weird, but many writers will tell you that their greatest ideas show up when they stop searching for them.
If you close your eyes and stop thinking about your blog, one idea will likely pour in, and then another and another. The way ideas can flow when you’re not searching is almost magical, but as in #3, it’s something you have to be open to.
So as you see, finding new ideas isn’t as hard as you may think it is. Hopefully one of these tips will work for you. In the meantime, good luck and happy writing!