Writing Tips: 6 Effective Ideas For Creating Amazing Blog Content

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Do you ever get to that point where you hit a brick wall with your blog?

No matter how hard you try, you feel like you’ve covered all the bases and there’s nothing useful left for you to write about?

Don’t worry – it happens to the best of us. Blogging is a tough game and there will be days where the inspiration just isn't flowing.

I mean, sure, you’ve got the ideas there in your head, but the oomph, that motivation to get those ideas translated into something that makes sense is a challenge. How do you bridge that void between brain and blog post?

The answer is fairly straight-forward. Get away from your blog!

Here’s six ideas that I've personally tried (and which really do work) for helping you to give your brain a prod, allowing you to create some amazing blog content.

1. Write For Writing’s Sake

They say that practice makes perfect and the same can be said for when it comes to writing. Translating your thoughts is a difficult process – mostly because thoughts are fleeting things that are a struggle to pin down.

Get over this by writing. Yes, more writing!

Sit down, grab a pen and let your head do the talking. Write about your breakfast, your dreams – anything that comes to mind. This process warms you up, gets your brain into gear and helps channel your thoughts easier than staring at a blank screen.

2. Get Out And About writing-tips

Taking a walk, breathing in some fresh air and having some light exercise is a brilliant way to change your perspective on your day. The exercise will help improve your mood with those awesome feel-good endorphins, the fresh air will help oxygen to course through your body and the experience will give ample opportunity for inspiration.

One thing I love to do is people watch. Stepping back and observing people as they go about their daily business is inspiring in itself and you can be sure that by the time I get back to my desk, my head is brimming with the urge to get writing.

3. Rummage Through Your Bookshelves

Now I can guarantee that all of you have at least one book in your life that you read over and over. Whether that book is an old childhood favorite, or a profound classic – the point is you have it and read it for a reason – because it inspires you!

Go grab that book when you’re struggling to articulate your thoughts. Read the words the author crafted and intertwined into a story. Feel how it flows, experience reading it out loud with the words rolling off your tongue.

Then write. Pure, simple writing for the joy of it, for the feeling of it. Not only will this help get you into the zone, when you’re enjoying what you write, your personality shines through in your words.

4. Keep A Diary or Journal

Similar to the practice of writing for writings sake, keeping a journal of your thoughts and experience is a great way to start-up a daily writing habit. Not only will you slowly begin to build up a body of work related to your own thoughts, inspiration and feelings, you’ll also be honing your craft with each word that you write.

In the future you’ll be able to draw inspiration from this for your blog posts, as well as having a starting point to show upon your achievements.

5. Feeling Tired? Start Writing writing-tips

This is probably one of the biggest tips I can give you. Writing when you’re not at your best, or in ‘off-peak’ times – especially if the work you’re doing is of a creative nature – can actually have some pretty good results.

In an article from Scientific American, research has shown that,

“…if you need to open your mind to alternative approaches and consider diverse options, it may be wise to do so when your filter is not so functional.  You just may be able to see what you’ve been missing.”

Therefore, if you’re not coming up with any amazing blog post solutions when you’re feeling great, it might be worth waiting until you’re drowsy or more relaxed, to look at your problem from a different perspective.

6. Communicate And Converse

Lastly, there’s nothing better than getting involved in a great conversation to kick-start your gray matter. Chat with your tribe on Twitter, respond to blog posts on Triberr or chat with a friend over coffee.

Your fountain of knowledge may be a little depleted, but that doesn't mean it can’t be replenished. Use conversation to your advantage to seek little nuggets of inspiration, which you can transform into a blog post of value to your audience.

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With so many ways to tune into that which inspires and delights, there’s now no reason you should be in the blogging doldrums.

Take these tips and run with them! Use them to get your thoughts written down and to make the amazing content I know you can create.

Comments

  1. says

    Sue Anne,

    Thanks for shedding some serious light on one of the main road blocks bloggers encounter.

    Great list full of valuable ideas!

    -Pat

    • says

      Thanks, Pat. I’m glad it was helpful.

      Sue

  2. says

    These are some great tips! I teach these to my content clients…and one I have recently added back in is 30 minutes of personal reading a day–pleasurable stuff–not biz related. I get so many great ideas when reading works of fiction or creative non-fiction!

    • says

      I totally agree, Shannon! I read fiction or non-business related non-fiction every day also. It’s my way of relaxing and clearing my head after working all day.

      Thanks for stopping by to comment!
      Sue

  3. says

    I love these ideas and am going to pin them for future reference. I definitely need to get back into journal writing. I think that’s a particularly useful way of having material for a blog. I’m working on a short story writing course at the moment and I find that I can often work out some of my real life concerns, within the context of a story. Some of those issues are likely to turn up in blog posts at some point in the future.

    • says

      Hi, Rachel,

      Thanks for commenting on the blog today! I love your idea of short story writing and working out your stressors in your stories.

      I really like to journal and haven’t done much lately. I just went and got my journal and put it on my bedside table.
      Sue

  4. says

    Hi Sue Anne,

    Best post yet. Excellent!

    Writing for writing’s sake, to write, to practice, to practice, to practice, is the easiest way to be prolific. It’s freeing but uncomfortable, yet it’s simple and easy and it’s how I’ve published 3 eBooks in 3 months will doing all my blogging and networking stuff.

    When you really want something you’ll make it happen.

    When you act on what you value, and build your day around what you value, something magical happens; you improve your life quickly. I value freedom so I build my day around doing what makes me free. No excuses. So I write thousands of words daily, because I build my day around writing.

    Simple.

    #1 is far and away the best tip I offer struggling bloggers. You write, you practice, you improve.

    Thanks Sue Anne for sharing an inspired post!

    Tweeting through Triberr for my blogging tips buddies.

    Ryan

    • says

      Thanks so much, Ryan, that means a lot coming from you! Love “you write, you practice, you improve”. Every blogger looks back and shakes their heads over their first couple of blog posts!

      Sue

  5. says

    Hi Sue Anne! Great list of tips! I have used a couple of them over the years. I find that getting up, getting out or doing some yoga really helps focus my mind. And as you mentioned, reading! I love to read and reading just about anything helps inspire new ideas and even new words to use in my posts when I find my vocabulary becoming a bit redundant.

    • says

      Hi, Corinne,

      Yoga really does work, doesn’t it? I forget sometimes how great it makes me feel, both physically and mentally. Thanks for the reminder!

      Sue

    • says

      Writing while tired is something I usually don’t do but, when I have done it, it does really work! Maybe you are just too tired to worry about people seeing it and write things you normally wouldn’t, which is usually good.

      Thanks for stopping by the blog today and commenting, Dennis.
      Sue

  6. says

    Hi, Sue – awesome post, and I gleaned a lot from it.

    I especially like your tips 2 and 3. I often get inspired by what I’m reading or past books I’ve enjoyed. It affects my mindset, therefore, I want to share what I’ve gained and what golden nuggets I’ve found.

    Taking a break and getting out and about to get some exercise and and invigorate ourselves really does the trick for increased creativity and productivity. I’ve done several videos about this in the last few months, and I feel very strongly about it. Although seemingly counterintuitive, it has the opposite positive effect.

    Thanks for the info and will be sharing with my friends. 🙂
    – Carol
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  7. says

    Hi Sue Anne,

    “Do you ever get to that point where you hit a brick wall with your blog?

    No matter how hard you try, you feel like you’ve covered all the bases and there’s nothing useful left for you to write about?”

    I’ve gone through that recently. But thankfully, I rebounded from that.

    I’ll say that I use #3, or a variation of it, quite alot when I’m thinking of headlines. I go through my Copywriting books and my swipe files and play around with different headlines until I come up with one that works for what I’m writing about.

    Regarding #1, constantly writing is a good tip. I make it a habit to write everyday whether for 1 hour or 5. The more I do it the easier it becomes to not only come up with topics but to write in general.

    Really great post, Sue Anne.

    Have a great weekend.

    – Andrew
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  8. says

    I agree with all of these tips that you shared and I must add that commitment and passion will also help create a great content. Writing a daily journal really helps a lot because it allows you to share your daily activities.

    • says

      I love to read also, Nikhil, to get my mind on other things.

      Thanks for commenting,
      Sue

  9. says

    So glad I found you through Pinterest. Great tips here. I look foward to reading more of your blog. Thank you! I’m at blogbytracy.com and welcome feedback, just starting out.

    • says

      So glad you found me also! Great to have you as a part of The Successful Blogging Team (people that have commented!)

      Thanks,
      Sue

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  11. says

    Hi , Mam

    This is really an awesome post, you made it really useful. you can clearly explain how to build a successfully blog with amazing writing skill . All your tips are really effective in real time to me.

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    Pardeep singh

  12. says

    Hello Sue,
    First of all, I would like to say thank you so much for this awesome writing tips.
    Keep A diary or journal point is good for me. This is awesome tips. I never use diary or journal. But I will be following your all tips.
    Actually, I am a newbie in this industry. That’s why I don’t have too much experience.
    Also, When I start writing I feel tired.
    Again Thank you so much
    Regards
    Shubha
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      • says

        Can you tell me or any tips how to write a good intro.

        • says

          There are several ways you can do your intro. Tell your readers what you are going to write about or start with a little bit of a story are my two favorite ways.

          Thanks for your question!
          Sue

  13. says

    There are a few ways you can do your introduction. Tell your perusers what you will expound on or begin with a tiny bit of a story are my two most loved ways.

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