This post is about to get real.
Not feeling creative SUCKS.
In addition to comparing myself to other bloggers over the last month, I’ve also felt a serious lack in creativity for blogging, which didn’t help me at all.
Over the last two weeks, I felt uninspired to write and felt like I wasn’t creative. Nothing felt new. Every idea I had didn’t feel good enough, and didn’t feel the creativity to develop the content. It was almost like I didn’t a creative spark to write a post. Instead, the content felt too planned out, uninspiring—and flat out bad.
Needless to say, the last two weeks have been rough in terms of blogging. I’ve felt stuck in a blogging rut, and it hasn’t been a fun feeling.
However, I’m happy to say that now that I have gone through this rut of creativity, I know what to do in order to pull myself out of it, which is why I’m sharing three ways to pull yourself out of a blogging rut and spark your creativity.
Don’t write for a few days:
I noticed that the more I pressure myself to create content, the less creative I feel to write the content. Of course, there are times where I need to plan a post ahead, or plan content in advanced, but when I pressure myself to write all the time, I lack ideas, inspiration and creativity to write. So, I took a break (this break turned out to be a week-long break, but that’s okay!) but this break taught me that we need to remove pressure in order to get that spark of creativity.
Keep a notebook with you:
Over the course of three days, I kept track of when creativity crept up. It turns out, I get the most inspired and creative when I’m looking at magazines, or doing my makeup. A blog post idea will pop out of no where, and I jot down the idea and any other information that comes to mind for that post. Allowing creativity to spark naturally has helped me keep track of posts I know I’ll be proud of. I’ve written down ideas when doing my makeup in the morning, at my desk at work, and cleaning up my room in the evening.
Don’t overthink it:
This seems easier said than done, but don’t overthink each post you write. If you have an idea, roll with it. If you need a break, take one and come back to it. If you realize you hate where that idea is going, scrap it and try it a different way. Don’t over analyze every word you type. When I overthink my wording or my posts in general, I lose my creativity and inspiration to write. Let the process of creativity happen naturally. It’s the easiest way to spark your creativity, and create content you’ll love.
Next time you’re in a blogging rut, or feel like you’re lacking creativity, follow some of these tips!
Have you ever felt like you were lacking creativity? How did you spark your creativity? Make sure to leave a comment below!