3 must-have ingredients for inspiring blog posts
Not everyday is a day that I feel inspired to write, but now this 30-day blog challenge has me going. Here are three things that work well for me to make sure I am inspired to blog:
1. Don’t think it has to perfect.
If you think you have to write a masterpiece, you’re blocking yourself. That is usually where the writers block comes in. If you accept that anything you write is good. You’ll keep producing. It’s like Seth Godin says: “Ship it!”, don’t keep perfecting it, just write and publish. This is not your final master piece, it’s through practice that you’ll get better.
2. Get enough sleep and time to think (off-time)
This is always something I am challenging with myself. When I grew up my philosophy was that sleep was a waste and that I should every minute of my day efficiently. In the same line I have done the Everyman’s sleep Cycle, a form of polyphasic sleeping. You sleep multiple times a day for a total of 3-4 hours. It has some challenges, which is why I quit after a few months. Basically, with my busy schedule I ended up sleeping in my car for my required 15-minute nap twice during the day. And I wasn’t very comfortable with that. 🙂 Now, you don’t have to go to such extremes, but make sure you don’t sleep too little or too much. A lot of people actually have sleeping problems, because they think they need to sleep more, and they actually don’t.
Also, have time during the day that your mind can wander. That’s when your mind processes all the stuff that is going on and your mind is actually making things up or building out bigger ideas.
3. Read, read, read.
A common problem with people who say that they don’t have any inspiration to write, is because they don’t read enough. If you read enough your inspiration will come. Don’t feel inspired? Check out a few blogs and it brings you ideas to start writing. Don’t think it’s you, you have to do something to get inspired. And if you make reading part of your daily ritual, then you are ready to write an inspiring blog post every day!
So, don’t hold yourself back in thinking you aren’t inspired. Don’t stress yourself, start reading and take good care of yourself.
I look forward to reading your amazing inspired blog post!
What are your tricks to get inspired to write?