I was thinking the other day for ideas for blog posts and I couldn’t quite come up with anything. And as I worried about having nothing to put together, I thought it would be funny if I just wrote about having no ideas. I thought about it some more and I realized that talking about having no ideas, how I work around having no ideas, and how I come up with new ideas would actually work pretty well!
I do a lot of listy types posts, I am trying to branch out a bit more and become chattier, but I do tend to lean towards lists. So, when I’m looking for ideas I usually start at books I love. Or if I’m feeling negative, books that were less than stellar or even books that I hated. And I will usually find a connection between some of them that I think is worth expanding on and talking about more!
For example, I was thinking about there are a lot of covers these days with people on them and how they are actually really, really good. So, I thought it would be cool if I put together a post showcasing some awesome covers with people on them! (Watch out for that soon!) And I love cover posts, so that’s even more reason for me to do it.
This leads to me my next point of: Write the posts you want to. I’ve found it a lot easier to sit down and write something if I want to actually create the post and for people to read it. If all you do is list posts, that’s cool! I can’t wait to see. If all you do is discussion posts, that’s cool! I can’t wait to read all your ideas. I’m a firm believer in making blogging into what works for. Your still a blogger no matter what you post or even how much you post. Keep being awesome!
Sometimes I sit down at the computer to write a post and have no idea what I’m going to write. So, to get my brain working in a blogging sense, I’ll scroll through the posts from the blogs that I’m following. I’ve found it sort of opens my brain up for ideas to come in. And I sometimes also see a post that would make an idea click for me. Book bloggers (and bloggers in general) are some seriously talented people and sometimes just looking at their work can be motivating!
I’ve found that doing tags when I’m sort of at a loss for what I want to create, is a great way to give your brain a break. It lets you make a post, with a lot of the leg work already done for you! Plus, I find them super fun to create and read! I also really like making and reading smaller posts. Like Waiting On Wednesday or even a single recommendation where I gush about a book I adore.
You can also be like me and write about having no ideas, which definitely and option haha.
Thank you for reading!