How Bloggers Find Blog Post Inspiration

I'll admit that for me, one of the hardest things about blogging is trying to come up with new blog post ideas all the time. There are some days where I literally cannot write down my ideas fast enough because they just keep coming, and there are some days where I am sitting at a blank computer screen for 20 minutes with nothing coming to mind.

I would totally take the days where the ideas are flowing nonstop over the days where my brain is basically a desert with tumbleweed rolling across it. And I think that pretty much every blogger can relate to that -- we can all relate to the days where we hit that blank mind and can't seem to get out of it. So, to prevent that God-awful thing known as writer's block from happening in the future, I thought it would be fun to ask some lovely bloggers how they find inspiration for their blog posts!

Personally, I find inspiration for my blog posts three different ways: magazines, what's going on around me, and other blogs. Magazines are awesome to get inspiration from, especially as a fashion blogger! I don't think there has ever been a time where I'm flipping through a magazine and not at least one blog post idea has popped into mind. Magazines discuss all of the latest trends, which are perfect to feature on a blog. My outside environment and what's going on around me probably influences me the most. Everything that I do in life somehow works its way into a blog post. For example, when my graduation was close, I wrote a post about graduation dresses. Or when I bought my first pair of boyfriend jeans and fell in love, I posted about the cutest pairs of boyfriend jeans. I took things from my life and brought them to the blog! Lastly, I find inspiration from other bloggers. I follow so many other fabulous bloggers that it's hard to not be influenced by them! There is a fine line with this, though -- you don't want to be influenced by another post so much that you basically write an extremely similar post to theirs. Use their ideas to create your own ideas. For example, if you saw a blogger's outfit post featuring a cute new pair of booties and you got the inspiration to write a blog post rounding up the cutest pairs of booties for the fall, that's totally fine. Just make it your own! My final advice for finding inspiration: keep your eyes open and look around you.

If you're looking for ways to get blog post inspiration, feel free to use my methods or check out what these bloggers have to say!

"To find inspiration for my blog posts, I think about what I personally would like to read or what would catch my eye. Most of the time, whatever is going on in my life (back to school, graduations, etc.) is relevant to many of my readers. I always say write what you know!" -Cristina, Cristina on Campus

"Whenever I'm at a loss for what to post, I always look through the camera roll on my phone. I can draw from life and recent events that I've documented for post ideas, which I just did for a recent post about my favorite coffee places in my hometown!" -Ellen, A Pop of Pink

"Whenever I need inspiration for a post, I  go to Pinterest and look at random pins to inspire me.  {is it bad that I use Pinterest more than google?} I also check out posts from my favorite bloggers and merge ideas together for my own post." -Margaret Mary, Whaley in Love

"I try to blog about things relevant to my life at that moment, which definitely eases the blogging 'pressure,' but sometimes I have days that I want nothing to do with blogging. Seriously, I'll sit down and try to write something up just so that I can post, but I end up staring at a blanks screen for hours. One trick I found that works for me is using Pinterest. Not only searching Pinterest for inspiration from outfits, colors, and designs but for learning. Pinterest has an un-countable amount of blogging resources and I love learning anything I can about blogging and for whatever reason, learning something new about the blogging world gives me inspiration to write even when I've hit a dead end!" -Rachel, Seashells + Sparkles

"Pinterest, is a god sent. Pinterest is always a great go to when you feel like you need to get those creative juices flowing! I also have been really lucky to have traveled a fair amount this year. Traveling and exploring new places always inspires me. I always feel like I find myself the most inspired when I am doing something I love and trying something new!" -Shannon, Prep Avenue

“I find my inspiration in a lot of different places, but it is most definitely from reading articles, other blogs and books! Pinterest and Tumblr are also great places for me to find inspiration as well. Other than reading and looking at photos, I look at my own life and what I’m going through. If I can help someone else by giving them insight into my own life, then I feel like I’ve done my job as a blogger!” -Ashley, Purple and Pearls

"The way I find inspiration for new content is to take a few minutes and look through some of my favorite bloggers' sites! They're always my biggest inspiration and push me to create content that will inspire others as well!" -Dana, Pink Champagne Problems

How do you find blog post inspiration?


  1. Like Ellen, I find inspiration from looking through old iPhone photos. Sometimes I compile pictures for a post before I know what I'm going to write about. Magazines, Pinterest, and other blogs help as well!

    Meet Me in Midtown

  2. I definitely find a lot of my inspiration from browsing through Pinterest and looking through magazines as well..and of course other blogs.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  3. These are great inspiration sources! I feel like writing is easiest when you write about something close to you/your life! It's authentic and you're able to provide your own unique spin on things. Thanks for sharing, and I can't wait to check out these blogger's pages!


  4. Love all of these! Great inspiration

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

  5. Such a great post!!! I really appreciate all the inspo!! I usually turn to pinterest or instagram!

    xo Ashley

  6. Fabulous post, lady! Always great to hear how other bloggers get inspiration... I totally agree with Shannon. Pinterest is AMAZING for so many reasons.

    Diary of a Debutante

  7. Love all these great inspiration!! Really love your post!!

  8. These are all awesome resources! I love looking at magazines and Pinterest! Xo
    Chelsea //

  9. Loved reading about how other bloggers get inspo! This is great!
    The Fashionista's Diary

  10. Thanks for the post! Sometimes ideas hit be at 2am.. and I have to pull out my iPhone and jot them all down before I forget! Funny how ideas come when you least expect it!

    Xo, Michelle

  11. Pinterest is such a good idea, I never would have thought of that!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  12. Pinterest always helps me! But usually while in online shopping, I'll get inspo on my next styled looks. :)

    Xo //

  13. I love reading other blogs for inspiration! I will of course get distracted for hours just reading every blog I can find, but by the end of it I usually have lots of "new" ideas :)

    Julia | Pennies & Paper

  14. Like you, I find inspiration through magazines and a lot of my posts come from suggestions/questions from my friends. Great post idea!!

    How 2 Wear It []

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