I'm lucky enough to be at the inaugural We All Grow Summit in LA. During one of the sessions someone asked where bloggers find inspiration for posts. It's a question often asked and one that I ask myself from time to time (a lot). I've been blogging for more than four years and there are moments when I sit at the computer and wonder what the heck to write.
But when inspiration hits - I stop everything, sit down and write. Even if that means writing in my towel in my hotel room.
|[photo credit: Unknown Mami]|
Here are a few places I go when I need Blogspiration:
On Wednesdays when I'm wondering what to write, I pour my heart out with the things I can't bring myself to say and link up with Shell of Things I Can't Say.
Mama Kat's Writers Workshop is great. I sign up for the newsletter and every week I get new writing prompts. Even if I can't link up that week, it's a good resource to have. It's almost like having a weekly homework assignment. The prompts make me think outside the box and write. The Where I'm From poem is one of my favorites - it took so much for me to write it but I'm happy I did. And I love reading them. If you write one - let me know. I'd love to read it.
Mama Kat also has a Vlogging Workshop - I am determined to do more vlogging this year. Especially after all the great information I've learned while at #WeAllGrow. While I'm inspired to do more vlogging, sometimes I don't always know what to blog about. I like that Mama Kat shares prompts. So far I've only done one vlog this year...but like I said, I'm determined to do more.
Margaret Mason of Mighty Girl has an awesome book called - No One Cares What You Had for Lunch: 100 Ideas for Your Blog - I LOVE IT! It's a quick read and just a great resource for those days when you're like what the heck do I write?
My #WeAllGrow bestie, Claudya of Unknown Mami is a wonderful source of blogspiration. She has a Sundays in my City & a Wednesday Wishes link up. And every Friday she puts out a Flying Chancla Report - a round up of things from the Internet. Write a response to something you've seen or read. (But remember - give credit where credit is due.)
I'm definitely feeling the inspiration and the love at #WeAllGrow and I am surrounded by inspiring women and storytellers (like Claudya, Ana, Jeannette, Vanessa, Ruby, Monique Maura and Diana to name a few). I am grateful to have found them on line and meet them in real life. When all else fails - I look to those that inspire me to keep me going and get me writing.
Where do you go for blog inspiration?