I have never done one of those “blogging advice” post seeing I am always the one needing advice. Blogging is such a complex platform —we get to learn about new things all the time. One of the reasons behind writing this post is I am currently enjoying my fellow bloggers’ tips and tricks that they apply on their blogs and all the advice they are churning out at me. I look at bloggers like this —I am a nosy person—I love to know all the secrets behind the screens. When I read a book that I enjoyed —I would immediately search for the author, their writing process —it all fascinates me. How did they come up with this paragraph, what was the thought process behind writing that” It’s the same way I look at all the bloggers on my reader, I want to know everything, from how they found this piece to all the steps of their writing process. If you are anything like me —welcome to this post!
In today’s post I will be sharing with you all where I get my blogging inspiration from. If you are interested, please keep on reading:
My main source for inspiration. I recently talked about how we all can be kind to ourselves by choosing to consume the content that will bring positivity to your life, read more here…Since the overhaul of my Instagram, I am flooded with thoughtful interactions, simple reminders, decent conversations that make me put my thinking hat on. For me, words play a bigger factor than pictures ever could –not a great convo for Instagram –but I do follow a lot of wordy accounts that are filled with positivity. From quotes, interactions and those gorgeous pictures that form the posts I write here.
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I think it’s true with most lifestyle bloggers —it’s the everyday moments that inspire us to create good content. You may realise the category of MUSING is all about my life. The little snippets of conversations with family/friends to a random thought —I created that category for me to have honest, intimate and genuine conversations with my readers. For me as a reader —I am subscribed to every other blog out there—I like to read about people’s day to day lives. What they get up to, their perspective towards life, etc. This may be why I write exactly what I would want to read.
I remember while writing A writer’s world |Thoughts —it was just me talking about my struggles of what to write and how to write it. It was so easy to write after struggling a lot the previous week trying to come up with new ideas. I realised, sitting crossed legged on my sofa, tv in the background as I was typing away —I found my rhythm with words and it was easy because I writing it as I was feeling those emotions. It also took the edge off.
I love interacting with you all and commenting on my favourite posts. As I said before I spend a lot of time in the reader section of WordPress and have a whirlwind ride reading different perspectives and it’s amazing to see likeminded thoughts in the comment sections. Suddenly something will strike me while reading comments and I am like “I want to write about this”. No disrespect to anyone but it’s nice when readers leave a genuine comment that is interconnected with the blog post. It all sparks some thought-provoking conversations. It’s also a great way to interact with fellow bloggers and I feel blogging is all about conversations.
BOOKS I READ
I am heavily inspired by the things I read. I consume a lot of fiction daily and it all helps me find my inner writer. I am one of those who would fold the page, leave a post-it note and have a notebook to write down my favourite sentences of the books I am reading. It may be why I cannot part with my beloved novels as I analyse the text long after I have finished reading it. Nerd Alert! I can’t help it.
I always think because I was a ferocious reader, I have eventually became a writer. Those Friday nights in with a good book, a cup of tea and a piece of cake —absolute bliss.
I hope you have enjoyed reading this. It’s been 4 years since I wrote my very first post “Hey It’s me”. Let me know where you get your inspiration from. How long has it been since you started blogging?