Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Blog Inspiration

Helene in Between
What inspires me to blog?

Honestly, I couldn't give you just one answer. There's no one thing that inspires me, such as a song or place or idea. Mainly I get my blog ideas while I'm drifting off to sleep, or while I'm at the gym or doing some grocery shopping or sitting in a bathroom. I never know when my next big idea will hit me.

Sometimes I get ideas and then forget about them and then I'm really aggravated with myself until I finally remember again (usually as I'm falling asleep) just to start the whole process over again. I have several "posts" in my draft categories that are really just a sentence, from when an idea struck. I usually come back to these and finish out the post when I can't think of anything else.

When I'm having a really hard time figuring out what to write, I just start typing random thoughts, lists, or letters to people. Sometimes I'll reference the Twitter and write about a trending topic. I've seen other bloggers tweet, asking for some subject matter, and those posts usually turn out pretty humorous. (Maybe I should try?) Sometimes I just browse Pinterest until an idea sparks. If nothing else, I can plan my nonexistent wedding look at funny pictures of cats.

Sometimes I like to go to Starbucks after the gym when I don't have to go to work, it's usually to do homework/projects for school, but I find that any place where I'm "alone" (I don't have anyone to distract me) is a good place for me to get some blogging done. If nothing else, I can just people watch and write about that.
 Sometimes I find really old pictures on my phone and just want to share them because I miss my lil girl so bad. Also because, how freaking cute is she?

What I guess I'm really saying here is that I'm inspired by life in general. I love to write about issues floating around in my head or just my observations on a certain topic. I don't classify myself as a certain "type" of blogger. I write for YOU, my wonderful readers, in hopes that I can make you laugh, shed some light, or at least find someone out there sitting behind their computer screen saying "Yep, me to." 
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13 comments:

Helene in Between said...

Wow Kalyn, love love love this. I like to think I'm like this too. I wrote about whatever struck a cord in my life- whether it's funny or weird or interesting. Life in general is the best inspiration!

Chelsea Hannah said...

Love this! Sometimes there's not really just one thing.

Tami said...

That picture is fantastic inspiration.

The Peanut Program said...

this is all so true! i couldn't agree more with the random thoughts and then going from there.

it's a great idea to write those letters- i should try that! :)

Venus Trapped In Mars said...

You and I are clearly the same type of blogger!! Finding inspiration in everything! I hate it when I have an idea as I drift off to sleep because, poof it is gone if I don't write it down.

Oh and hi that picture is my favorite ever.

Chloe said...

Stopping by from the link up! I love that picture. So sweet and hilarious! It's good that life inspires you, everybody needs a little of that.

Suzzie Vehrs said...

um how cute are you? I'm dropping by from the linkup to. I swear we are motivated to write by the same things. sometimes I have a thought for my blog as I'm trying to sleep and it just keeps me up all night cause I can't stop thinking about it. glad to have met you at this partay!

KatyK said...

How adorable is that picture! I can't tell you how many notes are in my phone of random things I want to blog about...nvm all the drafts :)

Lisa @ Two Martinis said...

I definitely think lists are the easiest way to create a blog post! And I totally have sentences for like 80 posts written... but I never have the motivation to actually finish the darn posts!

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

stopping by from the linkup!

my fav posts to read are the random ones because that's a true account of how the blogger is feeling at the moment.

JumpingJE said...

Yay for inspiration in old iPhone photos! Why create new content when you've already got it! :)

brooke lyn said...

it's so true, life in general is what inspires me! even if it comes at random times like when you're in the shower and can't write it down in your drafts!

courtneyem.com said...

Love this post... and the puppy :)