In my (nearly) one year of running this blog I have learned that inspiration is a funny thing. Sitting and waiting for inspiration to hit never really seems to work, in fact, it never really comes if you sit and wait for it, in order to find the inspiration you need to go and seek it out.
I find inspiration in everyday things, things that I do, see, hear or read. My phone holds a ton of images, whether they are ones I have actively taken myself or things that I have saved, screenshots of information and even a whole lot of notes made in my “Notes” app.
Whenever I see something that makes me think I like to write it down and refer back to it later. I always ask myself “How many words could I write about this?” and “Is the subject interesting?” before turning it into a blog post.
I like working to a schedule and having tried and tested posts that I can fall back on in case I’m not particularly inspired, though most posts are inspired by something – book reviews, product reviews, outfits, the change in the seasons, things I have been up to, things I am looking forward to, what has been on my mind. And a lot of these posts become monthly features that get incorporated into my schedule time and time again.
If you are lacking in inspiration, look around you, really take time to look and note the things that catch your eye, the sights, the smells, the thoughts you have, start reading – any book, blog or newspaper will do, take yourself somewhere – real or imaginary, and write about that.
Inspiration is always around, you just need to know where to look for it.
What things inspire you? I know that different things inspire each and every one of us and I’d really love to hear what inspires you in the comments!