I’ve been blogging for almost a year now and have had my share of ups and downs with staying inspired. Some days the ideas are flowing and others it feels like I’m struggling for an Instagram caption. I think we’ve all been there! It can be really frustrating when you aren’t feeling as creative so I compiled a list of things that help me when I’m in need of some extra motivation.
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Ask yourself what you can do better next time. Did your last post not perform as well as others? Try making a list of what you think you can do better for the next post. Once you start writing, the ideas will start coming to you! Ask what went wrong, what did I like, could the photography be better? Baby steps – one small tweak at a time.

Brainstorm with your blogger friends. I’ve recently met a group of wonderful blogger babes from Pittsburgh. Sharing tips and post ideas is so helpful when you are feeling in a rut. If you don’t have a any local blogging friends, grab lunch with one of your friends that you feel your blog relates to. Talk about posts that have worked well in the past, posts that didn’t do so hot, or any upcoming posts you have in mind. Talking out loud with someone gets the creative juices flowing!

Take a breather. Sometimes you just need a break! AKA what I’ve been doing the past two weeks!! Don’t look at social media or your computer (easier said then done) and do something you love or just relax.

Try researching new content. I don’t get to read magazines that often but when I do, it always leaves me with a few color schemes or outfit ideas in the back of my head. I keep a notepad in my phone with things I see (trends, key words, outfit ideas) so when I’m in a slump I can turn to that.

Don’t compare yourself to others. Every time I do this, I get down on myself and it makes me less motivated and nothing kills your buzz more then negativity! Your blog should be about you and your interests. Stay true to yourself ( hence my wrist tattoo ) and just do you!

Do you have any tips for what gets you inspired when your feeling in a slump? I’d love to hear your suggestions! Hope you are having a great start to your week!





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  1. 11.5.18
    Cara said:

    Love your tips Kelli! Just found your blog and love your style!


  2. 4.19.17
    Cara said:

    Love your tips Kelli! Just found your blog and love your style!