Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Blogging-Techniques: How I Get Inspirations For My Blog

Hey everyone,
this is another request I got for this series. So now I'm gonna let you know where I find inspirations for my blog. 
Since this is a beauty blog, I don't have to be utterly creative or anything, but there's still times when I just don't know what to blog about.
But if you look a little further, you'll almost always be to find something to blog about. There are a few posts that I always do, for example monthly favorites, and when it's time for one of these, I have something, and I know what to blog about. 
Sometimes I just go through my pictures and look at what I haven't spoken about on my blog yet. A good idea for spontaneous posts is reviews about products you use all the time. A nice review about a permanent product that you've been using for quite some time is always easy to write. A plus to that is also that you don't have to wait for a certain amount of time to pass before you can review it. As I mentioned in my "How I Write My Reviews" post, I try out a new product at least 5 times and owned it for at least a week before I review it. With reviews about "older" products, you don't have to do that.
When there's a new collection out or a new release or maybe a change of the permanent line, I can always blog about that. That's easy, especially when I already spotted it, and if not, I can still make a post about what's new and, if it is a permanent line change, what's gonna get thrown out.  
Swatching posts are also pretty easy to do, but only if you have the pictures done, or time to shoot them.
When I go to the store, I pretty much all the time find inspirations. No matter whether I buy a new product I can talk about or I spot a new collection. And sometimes I even see a new mascara, and then think: Oh, I've got one to show on my blog laying around at home!
It's really pretty easy to find inspiration for your blog, just have to look everywhere and think of what could interest your readers. Maybe you got a request, so you can do that!
The only problem that happens to me sometimes is that I want to blog about something, but then don't have the pictures done for it. It's maybe 9 pm, and I really feel like blogging, but I don't have any photos ready. And I can't shoot some at that point of time, because I always do my photos in daylight, as I explained in the "How I Shoot My Photos" post, which is just not available at 9 pm. Then I have to hope there's something pre-blogged ;)
So if you want to blog, you will most of the time find some inspiration for it.
Only if you feel like you have to blog, but don't want to, and you just won't get inspired by anything, then don't do it. Rather skip a day of blogging than writing a forced post your readers won't fully enjoy.
I hope this helped you out somehow, because I can't share any secret tips on how I get inspired, because I don't really have some ;) But I still wanted to do this request.
The next post in this series will be about How I Prioritize My Posts.
Until then,
xoxo, Misch


  1. Hi! I want to start writing my own blog, and this kind of posts really helps me a lot! thanks u for sharing your experience =)

  2. @kashmir: that's great, I'm really glad I can help you :)

  3. When I go to the store, I pretty much all the time find inspirations. No matter whether I buy a new product I can talk about or I spot a new collection.

  4. @senegence: that's great, I try to do it that way, too :)

  5. Hey! That was my request too! Thanks so much for answering.
    I have same problem with photos and daylight :-)

  6. @Salander: sure! you're welcome :)
    yeah, that can really bother sometimes, right?


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