Being a blogger isn’t just about taking photos of yourself, or of your food, and uploading it to a website.
Sure, if you’re into that sort of thing and don’t want to be creative; then you can stick with doing this.
However, if you’re like me and have developed a blog with the intention to influence and inspire others, then you’re going to need to constantly be creating new ideas and posts that are going to keep your audience interested.
When I first started blogging, I found it incredibly difficult to continue to develop a blogging plan for the week, as well as creative content that my audience was going to be interested in. I would sit around for hours on end just trying to come up with interesting articles and posts.
To save YOU time and stress over what you’re going to post next on your blog, I have developed 7 tips that will help you continue to develop creative blog content.
1. Have a weekly plan.
This seems pretty straight forward, but it took me long time to develop a consistent weekly blog plan where I would plan out my posts and blog content for the week. I now put together my weekly plan every Sunday, so that I can see what I have scheduled for the week, as well as what posts I still need to write or prepare.
Writing out a weekly content plan is a great way to see what days you have free for content, and what days you need to focus on to fill. I find that doing this makes me produce more creative posts too!
2. Constantly be on the look out for inspiration.
Whether it be via social media, magazines or even observing people on the street- a blogger must constantly have their eyes open to the world. I find a ton of inspiration for blog posts throughout my day to day life, and I also find outfit inspiration all the time from observing people on the street, or seeing campaigns in magazines and online.
What’s important however, is making sure that you’re placing your own twist on things, and making the post your own – no one likes a copy cat!
3. Get out and explore more.
It’s one thing having the ability to sit on your iPhone all day and trawl through Instagram and Pinterest, but when you actually step outside and explore the world or your own backyard, your creative mind will flow! Whether it’s finding a new photography location, or stumbling past a new boutique or cafe, these experiences can provide you with a variety of creative inspiration. So look UP, and be present.
4. Collaborate with another blogger or creative influence.
When two minds work together, you’ll get double the results. You might have the beginnings of an incredible idea, but when you work wither another blogger or like minded creative, you could work wonders to develop that idea.
Never underestimate the power of collaborating with another. Personally, I find that I need to do this more often.
5. Attend as many blogging workshops, meet-ups, and events as you can. The more time you can spare to go to these types of events, the better – and who doesn’t love a workshop?
For me, I try and immerse myself into as many workshops, tutorials and bloggers events as humanly possible, as there is ALWAYS something to learn.
6. Connect and follow other bloggers. Connect with bloggers that are in your local area/ city and have regular catch-ups and meet ups. You’re all in the same boat, so it’s good to connect with one another and share ideas. This is also another great way to organise collaborations too.
7. Have a pen and paper (or iPhone) with you always.
This is crucial for those times when an idea for a post, outfit or location pops into your head.
Don’t always think that you’ll remember it later, because 9/10 you won’t (well I don’t at least). Great ideas can easily get lost in our minds, so always write them down straight away.
Sometimes it’s easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to creating posts and content for your blog. For me, as long as I am constantly looking UP and exploring my surroundings, doing my research and reading, and talking with others; then there are rarely times where I am struggling to develop content.
Once you have an abundance of content, the problem is then finding the time to write these posts and create these articles… this I will cover next week!
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