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How to get out of a Writing Rut + 50 Blog Post Ideas

January 27, 2020

Have you ever sat down to write a blog post and just gone absolutely blank? I was literally just doing that when I realized “this would make the perfect post”. Running out of content always seems to be a fear, but the reality is you have so much to share and so much knowledge that […]

Have you ever sat down to write a blog post and just gone absolutely blank? I was literally just doing that when I realized “this would make the perfect post”. Running out of content always seems to be a fear, but the reality is you have so much to share and so much knowledge that there is no way you will just run out of ideas. 

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Getting out of your writing rut:

The first thing I want to share is a way to generate blog post ideas. If you are ever feeling stuck or you are in a writing rut, put down everything. Leave your home and do something that inspires you. This can be walking through your neighborhood, going to a fitness class, hiking, getting a really good meal, etc. Pretty much anything that inspires and invigorates you. I find that moving my body in some way is the best way to get some inspiration. Whatever you choose to do, make sure you actually show up for it. Don’t go on a walk and scroll Instagram. You need to stop consuming content and media, even if it’s just for 30 minutes.

Once you’ve done that, put on your favorite music, get out a pen and paper and write 50 blog post titles. Do not filter or edit these, just write. You are going to get some really weird things and some duds, but you are also going to get some good ideas. After you have written out 50 titles, circle the ones you are actually interested in writing. Then start working through a content calendar to plan out when you will write and post them. 

If you’ve never used a content calendar you can download my free template here. 

To spark your creativity and inspiration, here are 50 blog post ideas I created just for you!
  1. Roundup post of all your Amazon favorites
  2. Share a list of book recommendations
  3. Create a 48 hour travel guide about the city you live in
  4. Give a life update. (ie. One Year in Review)
  5. Share a Makeup Tutorial
  6. Best wine and cheese pairings for girls night in
  7. Share your top 10 products you use every single day
  8. Tell a story about a time you achieved something you didn’t think possible
  9. Share 100 quotes to motivate and inspire
  10. Write your bucket list
  11. DIY Project 
  12. Favorite cookie recipe
  13. Apartment tour 
  14. The 3 things every ____ needs in their closet 
  15. Galentine’s Day Party Tips
  16. Review a movie
  17. How to Write a Thank You Note
  18. Packing List
  19. Guide to your favorite hikes
  20. Cute desk decor for your office
  21. Gift Guide
  22. How to make a vision board
  23. Planning the ultimate staycation
  24. Favorite outfits from ___ awards show
  25. Review a new Netflix series
  26. Share your favorite at home cocktail recipe
  27. How to create a gratitude practice
  28. Share a productivity playlist with all your fav songs
  29. A letter to your younger or older self
  30. Review a popular workout (ie. soulcycle, BBG, Rumble)
  31. How to gain followers on Instagram
  32. Share your in-depth morning routine
  33. How to organize your day
  34. Life hacks 
  35. Resources for bloggers post
  36. Share 5 women who inspire you and why
  37. Interview another blogger or professional
  38. Q&A post with your most frequently asked questions
  39. Share a new skill you learned
  40. What’s in your bag post
  41. Share your latest target haul
  42. Styling post: one item, three ways (include photos or video)
  43. Creating a meditation practice (share a before and after)
  44. Workout challenge and be sure to post updates on social
  45. How to stay organized (digitally and paper)
  46. Your favorite photo editing apps
  47. Share the top 5 podcasts you listen to
  48. How to stop scrolling and other tips for productivity
  49. How to grow your email list
  50. Share your favorite Instagram accounts 

These may not all resonate or fit your blog content, but choose a few that do as a jumping-off point to create, and get out of that writing rut. For more business resources click here. 

 

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I'm Bailey, your new social media bestie.

Instead of doing what I thought I was supposed to be doing, I got intentional. I started asking “what if” all the time and I stopped putting so much pressure on myself to do things at the perfect time or the right way. Instead I took a little leap here and another there to create a life I love. 

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