If you have been blogging for any length of time you’re bound to have hit that virtual brick wall at some point. Writers block is something all bloggers will run into at one point or another. So how do you overcome the roadblock? Here are just a few ideas for inspiration:
1. Watch TV or a movie. Let something creative inspire you. If you writing a technology blog post it doesn’t mean always watching Hackers for inspiration.
2. Solve a problem you’ve personally encountered. Chances are if you have encountered a problem with something you won’t be alone. People are always searching the internet for answers to questions and if you can answer one of those questions and create useful content, chances are your post will be found.
3. Read other blogs. Blogs in your own niche are a no brainer, but be careful not to copy content. It’s called inspiration, not cheating! You’ll harm your credibility if you copy content and it will do nothing for your search ranking either. Search engines are smart enough to notice plagiarized content. Blogs outside of your niche can also provide inspiration. Use an RSS reader (Google Reader for instance) to make reading other blogs an easier task.
4. Browse social networks. Check Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, SpringPad….or any of the other gazillion smaller social networks. If you’re following the right people inspiration will come to you.