How to Stay Inspired as a Blogger

Y'all, I feel like I'm the worst when it comes to finding inspiration for my blog. Obviously, I want to create content that's relevant for my fantastic readers, but I also want to share parts of my daily life, what I'm experiencing as a college student, social work student, fashion enthusiast and somewhat hoarder (okay, it's not that bad yet, but I have a lot of stuff).
But one thing I've had multiple people ask me one thing: How to stay inspired when it comes to blog posts?

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Make Challenges for Yourself

I don't know about you, but I've found that when I make challenges for myself, I'm more likely to want to defeat those challenges. As a way of challenging myself, I've decided to join in on NaBloPoMo (national blog posting month) and by day 4, I've already had feelings of throwing in the towel.

But as I've gotten started on this challenge, I've found myself more and more inspired. I've received more comments, more page views and social shares since starting this challenge, and while I don't do this for the shares, it's fun to have my readers more engaged in my writing.

Open Your Eyes to What is Around You

Did you guys see my post on my favorite binge watch TV shows from yesterday? That post was inspired by me loving the heck out of Netflix. Write about what you love! Write about what you experience on a daily basis. It makes you more relatable and shows that you're a genuine person.

Today, I tweeted about how I haven't washed my hair in a couple of days… So now I have the idea to do a roundup of my favorite dry shampoos (a product I use at least twice a week). Try new things! You never know what your readers will enjoy until you try it.

Make a Note of It

On my iPhone, I have a whole note dedicated to blog post topics/titles so that I always have something to write about! Create a private inspiration board on Pinterest filled with ideas! Have a place where you keep everything that has to do with your blog. I recently started using Microsoft OneNote as a way to keep track of every idea I have. I've even started working on an eCourse! If you don't write down what inspires you, chances are, you'll forget.

Ask Your Readers

ASK THEM. Listen to your readers about what they are wanting from you! There is never anything wrong with asking your readers what they might like to read on your blog. In fact, I did this earlier this week! When you ask your readers what they would like to hear or learn about, you're giving them the unique opportunity to be involved with your creative process. How cool, am I right?

Truthfully, a lot of times I feel like I fail in the inspiration part. There are times where I don't feel like posting because I don't want to share something that isn't “great” or “pinnable”. But in moments like this, I'm here to tell you: This is the time you need to be sharing your posts the most.

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  • If I were to pick a favorite outfit of the week, it would probably be Tuesday’s. The office I work in gets really cold, so even though it’s in the 70’s in Texas, I have to dress warmer for work. Anyone else work in an icebox? ❄️
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  • Is it bad that I kind of want it to get super cold again so I can wear this coat? 🙈 I got it at a vintage shop in Deep Ellum called @fleastyle. It’s been in the 70’s all week in DFW, which means it’s officially time for me to switch my closet over to spring. Would y’all like to see a post on the blog about switching over your closet? Let me know in the comments! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • Sooooooo I didn’t get the chop... yet! Why? Because this was my first time having a new stylist cut my hair in about 10 years. I would have gotten it cut before I moved, but I didn’t realize how bad of shape it was in! How long have you gone to your hair stylist? 
I highly recommend Liz at @metsalonco in Plano! She completely understood and put my fears at ease. I’ll be seeing her again in a couple months to do something a little more drastic! 😉
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  • Should I cut my hair short? Leave a 💇‍♀️ or 🙅‍♀️ in the comments! .
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I have a hair appointment tomorrow and I’m trying to decide if I should keep it long or get a lob. .
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  • Yesterday, I DELETED over 500 😱 followers from my Instagram, and I’m SO HAPPY I did. I took the suggestion from another blogger, @austentosone, to go through my followers and check for spam accounts. I thought I’d have a few, but y’all, it was out of control. •
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I really care about community. I create content not only because I love creating things, but because I love sharing them with people who are also interested in sustainable fashion. I want this to be a space where we can talk about ethical and sustainable fashion. A two way conversation. I want my blog to be a resource for people who are seeking a new lifestyle. What are some questions you’ve had about ethical and sustainable fashion? Let me know in the comments below! •
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If you’re a fellow influencer who is struggling with comparison and just keeping up with the rest, you’re not alone. Know that your value is NOT found in a number. You are loved. You were created with a purpose. Don’t lose sight of that purpose by focusing on a number. •
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Today on the blog, I’m sharing why I deleted all those followers and more about my intention for MINIMALISTA.
  • Who else is happy it’s spring? 🌸
Confession: I still haven’t switched my closet over. My parents are coming to town this weekend, so I’m going to wait until after their visit to switch over. 🌷
Because I still haven’t unpacked my spring clothing, this is a #tbt to my trip to NYC over Labor Day. This top is the Texture & Thread brand at @madewell, and it will definitely be featured again this spring! While this exact print isn’t available anymore, there are some solid ones in beautiful colors. Both of the tops I did find at Madewell are under $40! #LTKunder50 🌼
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  • What is one item you have in your closet that you consistently use? Today, I’m wearing this top I got 7 years ago for spring. It’s amazing how long clothing will last when you take care of it! 
But aside from this top, I don’t have a lot of spring/summer clothing. So yesterday I shared 8 items on my wishlist for spring! You can check that out by going to the link in my profile. 
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  • What do you wear on days where the weather can’t decide what it wants to do? In Dallas today, it’s 60 degrees but gloomy and rainy 🌧 so we can’t go out and enjoy. 
I’ve had this tote from @nisoloshoes for three years now and it’s still the best bag I’ve ever purchased. The exact style isn’t available anymore (the Joann tote), but I’ve linked the Lori tote which is similar! Plus, with @afterpayusa, you can purchase ethically while being a bit easier on the budget! 
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