5 Places I Go To For Inspiration

Posted in Lifestyle
on November 20, 2015

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Blogging can be difficult. There’s always on pressure on bloggers to create something new instead of curating ideas from the other million posts in the digital world. Sometimes, finding inspiration for new ideas isn’t easy, which is why I decided to share my five go-to places when I’m looking for some inspiration for my blog.

Other Bloggers:

There are many bloggers out there that don’t take the time to read posts from other bloggers in their niche. If this is you, you’re missing out. I’m constantly reading, engaging and learning about blogging and writing from other bloggers. It’s a simple way to learn what other bloggers are creating, and how you might be able to apply those ideas to your next post.

YouTube:

I’m not going to lie, I watch a ton of YouTube. Although the majority of the YouTubers I watch are famous and above my level, I always go to them first for inspiration. I don’t make videos (I’m looking to start really soon) but you can find inspiration from videos, and apply that to written content. So when you have some spare time, check out videos from Tess, Zoella, and others!

Pinterest:

Pinterest is always on my list because you can find everything on their site. There are days where I can read, repin, repeat for hours at a time. Pinterest also inspires me because of its layoutโ€”it’s simple, visually appealing and gets me in the right mind when I’m searching for some much-needed inspiration. It also helps me find new bloggers and websites, too!

Magazines:

Yes, I am a magazine hoarder and lover. Magazines like Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Cosmo and Better Homes are some of the many magazines I go to for inspiration. I love looking through magazines because they make me feel like I’m trying to create content for my own online magazine. So, I try to use that as a drive to get my creative wheels turning. It always works!

Nature:

When all else fails, I go outside. I’m always surprised how much nature inspires me to create content. I’ll take a walk, or look through nature photos as I am thinking of ideas for upcoming posts. Nature never seems to fail me. It’s a resource I come back to time and time again, and I never leave disappointed. So next time you’re lacking inspiration for creativity, go outside.

Where do you go for inspiration for blogging and creativity? Make sure to leave a comment below!

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  • These are great places to go! I typically go to other bloggers and pinterest but am super careful not to copy anything – just get ideas. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • kiaracatanzaro@gmail.com

      Yes Definitely! I always find when I’m in a “funk,” reading different posts or watching videos gets me thinking of ideas that fit my blog! Thanks so much for your comment ๐Ÿ™‚

  • great options for inspiration! I definitely look at instagram feeds, other bloggers, magazines, and also I get a lot of inspiration from movies and books. #imnerdylikethat lol

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    • kiaracatanzaro@gmail.com

      I didn’t think about mentioning Instagram. But, similar to Pinterest, it’s visually appealing and it’s easy to search for the type of inspiration you’re in need of. And no, you’re not nerdy at all! books and movies are always great sources for inspiration as well. Thanks so much for your comment!

  • I always look to magazine s for inspirations. Reading different topics and opinions allows me to get more info and decide where I stand. Thanks for this! Pinterest is one choice I haven’t been using for much, but I know it’ll def come in handy as long as I don’t get carried away pinning.

    • kiaracatanzaro@gmail.com

      I feel like many people don’t use Pinterest to their full advantage because they’re so focused on searching through their feed and repinning. But, it can definitely bring up a lot of creativity for me! Thanks so much for your comment!

  • I love that you mentioned Pinterest for blog ideas! I’ve never thought about that before. I used it a ton of wedding planning, but I need to check it out for blogging inspiration too ๐Ÿ™‚

    • kiaracatanzaro@gmail.com

      Yes, sometimes I will type in “Blogging Ideas.” And there will pop up tons of articles on post topics ideas, how to get creative with new post ideas, etc. It’s so great even if you’re looking for inspiration for photo ideas blogging tips. Thanks so much for your comment!

  • Great list! I go to my audience. Looking at the comments they make on my posts often gives me ideas for new posts that will answer the questions they are asking. And if I am answering their questions, I know they will be interested in what I am writing!

    • kiaracatanzaro@gmail.com

      That’s such a good idea! Especially if you’re asking via Twitter or Instagram–it saves you time on what content to create because you already know what people want! Thanks so much for your comment !

  • These are great ideas for inspiration! My favorite is the last one ๐Ÿ™‚

    • kiaracatanzaro@gmail.com

      I agree! Nature is always my favorite go-to when I need the inspiration ASAP!

  • Pinterest is definitely a go-to for me when I need some inpsiration! I love scrolling through different photos and getting inspired! This is a great list!

    • kiaracatanzaro@gmail.com

      Thanks so much, Chelsie! And we’re both on the same page. Sometimes, I need to have coffee, scroll on Pinterest, and get inspired. It always works for me. Haha!

  • Great tips. I especially like the one about going outside. Before it got chilly I enjoyed working outside for a few hours each morning.

    • kiaracatanzaro@gmail.com

      Lisa,

      Thanks so much for your comment! I completely agree with you about get outside in the morning. I would walk every morning at 7:30 in the morning to begin the day; and I always had an awesome day.

  • Great tips! I like to go outside and let my mind wander too.

    • kiaracatanzaro@gmail.com

      Nature is always great when you need a break from everything! Thanks so much for your comment ๐Ÿ™‚

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