Blogger or not, I feel like we all reach a point in our lives where we feel tapped out creatively. Out of ideas, out of inspiration, out of motivation- just tapped. For me, all of these are linked so once I find something that inspires me I feel more motivated, my energy levels go up and all of a sudden my mind goes a mile a minute with creative ideas. To get you back into that motivated frame of mind, here are my 5 go-to sources for inspiration:
One of the easiest ways to spark ideas is to read blogs, a lot of different blogs with various writing and photography styles. Blogs are a free source, they’re easily accessible and honestly some bloggers are seriously knocking it out of the park when it comes to high quality content. You could re-visit some of your favourite blogs or if that’s feeling a bit stale, go on a follow spree and find a bunch of new photography and content that inspires you.
Sometimes scrolling through Instagram makes me green with envy (mainly because of the food photos) but most of the time I’m screen-capping photos because I want to remember a certain photography style or I really admire the way someone has styled an outfit. Instagram is one of those things that can be whatever you want it to be, but if you’re looking for inspiration I’d really recommend spending some time finding accounts that you genuinely admire and scrolling through their feeds, screen-capping along the way.
Various fashion, beauty, decor, travel, culture and lifestyle books are brilliant for when you want to become inspired. A lot of these types of books are often ‘coffee table’ books which means they’re perfect to just pick up and browse through at any time to get your mind working. For me personally, when I’m looking for quick ideas I find books with an even photo to text ratio work best, that way I don’t feel too bogged down with text.
There’s that saying that says ‘everything you need is within you’ but I think utilising the people around you and your environment is a really organic way to activate your creative mode. If I see someone wearing a really dynamic outfit that usually makes me want to run home and write a post on street style. Or sometimes when I feel stuck content-wise I’ll ask a friend or family member to help me flesh out some ideas. You’d be surprised how many people have a different take on things than you do, and sometimes it’s exactly those different opinions that encourage and motivate you to create.