Monday Musings | Looking for Inspiration

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As a book blogger, I’m always looking for post inspirations everywhere I go, whether it’s the bookstore, a book fair, or even walking to the grocery store. This is all because I want to be constantly sharing interesting and thought-provoking content with you all!

I’ve been lucky enough to have found new ideas for this feature every week without fail, but sometimes the thought of running out of ideas worries me. What would I do? Where would I turn to last minute? Of course, I could plan my posts ahead of time (and I do, when I can) but what if even THAT runs out?

If I’m looking for inspiration, usually reading will do the trick. Books are always great sources for ideas, but other blogs (book blogs, fashion blogs, etc) are also helpful when it comes to jogging my creative side. That’s not to say that I copy others’ ideas (plagiarism is a big no-no!), but sometimes an eye-catching post will inspire me to put my own spin on it. Visually, I’m a huge fan of Instagram and am always looking for new accounts to follow. I love seeing people’s tags even though I rarely participate in them because they’re so pretty to look at! Recently I’ve been contemplating being more active on Pinterest as well, because I think that there is a lot of interesting content there that I’m not taking advantage of.

What about you? Do you have a go-to source of inspiration, or do you just jot them down as they come? Do you ever worry about running out of things to talk about (besides reviews) on your blog?

17 thoughts on “Monday Musings | Looking for Inspiration

  1. Nish says:

    Currently, I am a bit low on inspiration, I really should check out other blogs, instagram, pinterest etc. It’s not like I am not writing posts, it’s just that my writing feels all same same to me now.

  2. Naomi says:

    My blog is made up mostly of reviews, so as long as I read I will have something to write about. But, I still like to feel inspired to read and blog, and I think most of that comes from keeping up with other people’s blogs.

    • kmn04books says:

      That’s so true. I feel more connected to the community when I’m reading and interacting with other bloggers and it really makes a big difference! I’ve been missing you all these past few weeks; I wish I wasn’t so tired after work these days!

      • Naomi says:

        I noticed that you haven’t been around as much, but we all have our busy spells when we can’t read or blog as much. Coming up to the holidays is one!

  3. Leah says:

    Reading other blogs is a big source of inspiration for me. Other people’s posts can be really thought-provoking and can compel me to put my own spin on a topic.

  4. The Paperback Princess says:

    Finding inspiration is so hard. I try and jot ideas down as they come to me. Sometimes it comes from reading other blogs, or articles on reading or lists, sometimes from comments left on my own blog.

    And you know I love instagram too. It’s my favourite. I LOVE looking at people’s beautiful book posts especially.

    • kmn04books says:

      I’ve been lucky in that I’ve always felt inspired in one way or another (especially when it comes to my Monday Musings) but I’m worried that I won’t be able to keep up. Topical posts are so wonderful to read but difficult to come up with sometimes!

  5. annabelsmith says:

    I have more ideas for blog posts than I know what to do with. I usually only blog once or twice a week and many of those are regular features so some of my random ideas don’t end up getting accommodated. I’d love to blog every day – but then I wouldn’t get any writing done so it would be counter productive. I’d say my ideas most often come from conversations I have about writing and reading on Twitter.

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