You’re faced with a blank page, a need to write a blog post and no inspiration… what can you do to help your ideas flow and get words onto paper?
- Make note of ideas whenever they strike
Keep a notepad or make notes on your phone whenever you have an idea, as you never know when inspiration might strike. You can then revisit those ideas when you need them.
- Start with an outline
By beginning with an outline, you can work out the start, middle and end of your post. That will help you work out what it is that you’re trying to say, and that it reads well and makes sense to your reader.
- Don’t get hung up on perfection
Just get the words onto paper. Leave sentences unfinished, don’t stress over perfect wording – just form the post, and then go back and edit it before uploading. That will encourage your ideas to flow, and not allow you to get side-tracked by hunting for the exact word you’re looking for.
- Write about what you know
You started your blog for a reason, whether to share marketing tips (like us!), discuss your industry or demonstrate your expertise… so use that as your inspiration! Don’t lose sight of what you want to achieve, and form your posts around that aim.
- Stick to a set routine
Make time in your diary for writing, and stick to it. If you don’t set a routine, you could find that days or weeks have passed, and you’ve used every excuse under the sun not to write.
Starting from a blank page can be tough, but by following a few simple steps, you can make the process easier for yourself and produce interesting and informative blog posts every time.
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