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Uninspired.





Hiya. We alright?

Today is a bit of a mind dump post. A kinda, I just need to get this down somewhere, so I'm gonna use you guys to chat to. Hope ya don't mind.
I'm feeling rather uninspired at the minute. Like, really uninspired. I'm struggling to come up with new content ideas but I so, incredibly want to. It's like my brain just won't creatively function and it's so frustrating.
I read this post from Hannah Gale a few weeks back, and I think she pretty much hit the nail on the head when it comes to blogging. I feel like everything has just been 'done'.
There's hundreds of 'How I edit my Instagram photo's' posts, there's many 'life updates' (which I actually love to read cause generally I'm just dead nosy!) and give it a few weeks and there'll be more Bullet Journal posts that you care to read, cause this seems to be the next big thing.
Don't get me wrong, a Bullet Journal seems just the perfect bloggers companion, and I've seen some that have been created and written just beautifully, but there's only so many blog posts you can read about one particular subject before you just don't click on them anymore. Right?

I'm seeing people around me coming up with content that they're happy with, all the time. Whether that be the blogs I read, friends who work in content creation or even the guys here at the radio station I currently work for, that have to create new content on a daily basis for their audiences, too.

I brand this blog as fashion and lifestyle, and I mean, sure, fashion posts are always going to be different, even if two bloggers were to blog the same outfit, they'd both have their different styles and so they'd be completely different posts.
But, I feel as a lifestyle blogger, it's really damn hard to find that 'niche' that everyone keeps saying is a must.
I'm not a beauty expert, so tutorials aren't really an option.
I don't buy enough clothes to be purely fashion based, and I don't buy things all at once to do haul posts.
Yes, I go to the gym and I try to eat well, but I'm not a 'fitness fanatic' that knows enough to give advice on anything of the sort. If I'm honest, my fitness regime is pretty much trial and error anyway.
I'm most definitely not a foodie, and unfortunately I'm not rich enough to be a travel blogger just yet. Oh, and I have a full time job which would kinda  get in the way of that. Problems.
So, what's the solution?
I don't know and I think that is what's making me feel all the more uninspired and demotivated. I have one idea that might go live in a few days, which part of me really wants to share, and then the other part of me is like 'omg this could be a complete flop' 'cause it really is something that I've not really seen from fellow bloggers and I'm scared as to how it's gonna be received.. But maybe I should just go for it, right?

Do you ever feel like this, sometimes?

Soph
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  2. Yes, just go for it!
    I enjoy reading blogs because I'm interested in people. I don't typically want to read a blog because it has a 'niche'. I read some beauty blogs, some fashion blogs, some foodie blogs yes, but also a lot of just 'lifestyle' blogs which have a mixture of everything. These to me are more realistic and give a view of someone's life as a whole, not just one aspect of it. Go ahead and write whatever you want to write. Let your personality shine through and don't worry about it, we will love it :)

    Angharad x

    welshcakesandwellingtons.com

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  3. I'm feeling like this right now! Anything I post is nothing new and I want my blog to offer something else. I've decided to forget a schedule and just blog whenever a good idea strikes or something I know my audience will enjoy that isn't exactly the same as a post I read the other week from someone else. Blogs that write whatever they want are actually my favourite- you shouldn't feel constricted to not write certain things if you want to :-)
    Sarah x
    saraheliza.co.uk

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  4. I've definitely felt like this before, sometimes I wonder if it's worth giving my own take on things. I'm lucky that I get to travel quite a lot, which definitely produces some unique content, but now with my lifestyle posts I try to just convey my thoughts. I've given up on a niche, and when a topic occurs to me that I think deserves being written about I go for it. I find that these posts have the best response, because they're genuine and often they're things that people are thinking about too. I think, from being a regular reader of yours, that's something you do really well so keep at it!

    Liza xx

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  5. I get where you are coming from. Creating original content is hard when there is so much out there now! I think you should go for it and post that post, I look forward to reading it :-)

    Emily - www.positivelystupendous.co.uk

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  6. I get EXACTLY what you mean! I had this problem on my old blogs because I dont follow beauty or fashion so can't do anything related to that and can't do hauls etc because I'm poor haha so basically, I just write what people are too afraid to talk about unless they're drunk in a field at 3am. I think as a lifestyle blogger, maybe lean toward more personal posts; stories of childhood, an embarrassing moment you thought you'd never get over etc etc :)
    Arora xx
    www.aappleby.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. My sister and I have been thinking this lately, more to do with real life events in the past week and feeling uninspired to write than actually not having things to write about, but it did get us thinking about our blog and what's important. We realized that we were overthinking a little about what our blog should be and comparing it and trying to add things other bloggers had until a few days ago we decided, sack all that this is our blog, it's our dream and it's our place to write about what we love. You have to remember, while everyone may have similar topics, we all have unique voices. The people who like your voice will stick with you. If you are true to yourself then you have nothing to worry about. Write about whatever you want but most of all just write about what you love or what makes you happy, sad, laugh etc. If anything you can look back and remember the moments in your life through you words, which is a nice thing to have! :)

    Kelly x |~ SweetIsAlwaysInStyle || Lifestyle Blog ~

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  8. I completely agree with this in life inn general ... I'm interested in this or that but do I want to be that or always do that? especially when it comes to defining yourself or your blog ...I've done a grand total of 3 posts I enjoy it it but it always comes down to what is it really going to be though ? whats the point, is it worth it? Am I enjoying it enough? ...I think I'm overthinking it !
    I really enjoy reading life updated more than any other posts really because they are always individual to that life! Another great read !

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  9. "there's only so many blog posts you can read about one particular subject before you just don't click on them anymore"

    My apologies if this comes across as very blunt but.. this post is very defeatist. Sure, "there are no original ideas" - but whatever, it's what you do with them that matters. I'd recommend watching "Everything Is A Remix."

    Sometimes I get tired of seeing the same topics and posts covered popping up on Bloglovin so I don't read them. I move on and find something I do want to read. No big deal. What really matters is finding the people who write about whatever they want to write about and do it in an original way.

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  10. Remember why you started blogging and the topics that you love the most. A lot of blog posts can be samey but it's how your interpret it makes it individual to you.

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  11. I wouldn't worry too much, I think most of us are struggling to find our 'niche'. I know I definitely do, and it makes creating content difficult sometimes for sure! Blogging has become very on topic and faddy, if you know what I mean, so being yourself is more important than ever I think. Just keep on going :) x

    Martha Jane | www.marthajanemusic.com

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  12. "There's only so many blog posts you can read about one particular subject before you just don't click on them anymore". I have to agree with this. I try and look for the posts on Bloglovin that aren't similar to others, because it bores me to be truthful. I get tired of looking at the same old stuff, just written a little differently. It's probably interesting but doesn't interest me. I want to hear about people's lives and thoughts. They are posts that will be unique and interesting to read!

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

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  13. Definitely GO FOR IT! Especially those ideas that you haven't seen from fellow bloggers, because they're NEW and UNIQUE!

    I haven't been blogging for too long but have felt like this too. Like none of my ideas were original, and I felt pressure (maybe just from myself) to talk about certain things to put out a certain amount of content, etc.

    But as a reader, whether it's a topic I've seen before or something new, it's most enjoyable to read when it's something that the writer cares about!! So write what you want! Your interest/passion/etc. will shine through and attract an audience. :)


    Nicole | explosive bagel

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  14. I can relate very much to this Sophie - I have so much creative energy however I can't seem to get it down on paper (or as a blog post if you will). I can only hope something will come to mind in time, I just want my posts/photos to be the best they can be and I'm not feeling it, plus I also want to do unique posts I haven't seen before but yeah I understand the struggle!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  15. I definitely feel you, and it can leave you deflated. I'm sure inspiration will hit soon!

    http://www.ohjanuary.co.uk

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  16. ITS SO RELATABLE!!!!
    Lifestyle blogs are fun but the content creation process is as complicated as it's for any other niche. Because some life updates seem 'boring' or 'oversharing'. I sometimes envy those who have a popular niche like beauty so all they'd post about is new techniques and products (but I wonder, do they spend alllll their moolah on makeup?!?!!??!).
    Narrowing it down, GO FOR IT!

    Noor | Noor's Place

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  17. Such an awesome post!! I can totally relate!!

    Mel | www.thegossipdarling.com

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  18. Everything looks so sweet, I admire this kind of life and the best wishes for you. Hope that we can communicate with each other. By the way, any body try this Free Photo Recovery Software?I think it is good.

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  19. I couldn't agree more, I always aspire to be a fashion, lifestyle, style blog but it's very hard to get there when you feel like you have jet of maldives and things to be put into the category of travel because it seems like the done thing to go there and with lifestyle, I'm no beauty, fitness or food expert and it feels like if you don't blog about the 'in' thing then you won't get noticed, it's frustrating really! I love mind dump posts it's nice to know people are feeling the same!
    www.elzbthchlmrspps.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. You have hit the nail on the head! I have been feeling so uninspired recently too but I think something which is important is that you shouldn't be comparing yourself with other bloggers. It's your content and your blogging life so you should post what you want without thinking about your readers (of course, think about them in the respect of keeping to your blogging values and how you want to present your blog to others) but you should essentially be able to blog whatever you want. I really like knowing that I'm not the only blogger going through this stage and hopefully you will get out of it soon :) xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

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  21. I definitely feel like this ALL THE TIME, I'm currently between blogs (currently having a redesign and rebranding), but I'm putting together posts with the constant feeling that I'm going to be accused of copying someone, or just not being original enough.

    Also I have major writers block problems, I could start writing a really promising post, only to lose all inspiration and never actually finish it.

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