Late Night Blogging Inspirations

You just finished your homework, but stay up late because you desperately want to finish a book you’re currently reading (and loving). You decide to go to bed, because you have class in the morning. Then, when you finally shut your eyes and feel yourself falling asleep, inspiration hits.

sighI’m all for some blogging inspiration, but a little earlier would have been nice. But hey, what can you do about it?

Well, I do what I expect every blogger would do. I turn on the light, find a pen and some paper, and jot it down. Because if I don’t I ALWAYS forget. When I just started out I used to think that I would remember and continue falling asleep. Worst thing to do. Because there’s a 99,9 percent chance that I’ll end up forgetting all about it. So whenever inspiration strikes, I take notes. Doesn’t matter where I am, or how late it is.

As a blogger, I am always looking for new ways to improve. I think we all feel the drive/desire to make your blog stand out. I struggle with that. And I know I’m not the only one. But I guess that’s why I am always writing things down. I don’t write about everything I write down, so when I have no clue what to write about, I try to find something between the notes I took.

The main problem is that I can’t force myself to blog. I have to feel like writing to be able to write. Which makes it hard to plan ahead and schedule. And I find the discussion posts even harder to write. I don’t want to write about something that’s been covered by tons of other bloggers. I want to stand out a bit. And then there are periods that I am so busy with university that I have almost no time to blog. Which makes inspiration even harder to find. And that sucks (and is extremely frustrating).

I’m don’t think I am making sense anymore, but I guess what I am wondering is whether you struggle with this as well? I have some new ideas that I’d love to get started on (inspiration that hit at 01.00 *sighs*), but I’m not really sure if it’s any good or not. Or if it’ll work out. I know others must struggle with this… but how do you deal with it?

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9 Comments

  1. 19/02/2015 / 21:27

    I get ideas for blog posts right as I’m about to fall asleep all the time! Sometimes it’s kind of frustrating, haha. But as soon as I get an idea, I roll over, grab my phone, and type out an email to myself with the idea in the subject line LOL.

    Some of my best blog posts come from those late moments of inspiration. :P

    • Iris
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      26/02/2015 / 00:00

      That’s true. And who can pass up a great blogging idea? I know I don’t! haha.

  2. 19/02/2015 / 23:59

    I’ve struggled with this as well. I will jot what I want to write about in Evernote, maybe even come up with a sentence or two. But it’s usually 2am or I’m running off to an appointment or I’m in the middle of making dinner. It’s always something! I have noticed that if I write it immediately I don’t forget the emotion in what I want to say, which is really how I write. Later I will look at my notes and I’m like ugh I don’t know how to write about that now. The struggle is real!

    • Iris
      Author
      26/02/2015 / 00:06

      Best thing would be to write the post immediately, but well… that just doesn’t always work out (like at 1 am in the morning, there’s no way I’m grabbing my laptop and write a post that late -or early, depends on how you look at it).

  3. 20/02/2015 / 02:48

    I struggle with inspiration. After I finish a post,I’m convinced it will be the last one I ever write as I am all out of ideas. I need a few days in between posts to charge my batteries and be able to write again.

    • Iris
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      26/02/2015 / 00:09

      Yes! That as well. It’s also the reason why I suck at planning posts ahead. I just can’t force myself to write. I need to feel it.

  4. 20/02/2015 / 03:53

    I can definitely relate. Sometimes I’ll start writing a post about something, and I’ll get maybe a paragraph before I run out of things to say. That never happens when I write about something I’m interested in, so I take any inspiration I can get.

    • Iris
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      26/02/2015 / 00:10

      Precisely!

  5. 03/03/2015 / 18:31

    haha blogging inspirations come to me before I go to bed too! And, I exactly know how you feel. There are these ideas I want to share with you all and I would like to launch some new features, but I don’t think anyone will participate in them. I think when the right time comes and when I’m really in the mood to just go ahead and launch my features, but as of right now, I don’t think I will since I’m super busy. I’m a mood writer too! I can’t write a blog post if I’m not in the mood to do it (which is why I haven’t been posting on the blog haha).

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