50 Places to Find Inspiration for Your Next Blog Post

50 places to find inspiration for blog postsThanks to guest blogger (and blogging maven) Michelle Shaeffer

Sometimes you just need a little spark of an idea to get you started with your next blog post.

Where is that spark hiding?

In totally random order, here are 50 different places you can look for inspiration.

Just let your mind wander a bit and you’ll find each of these may inspire very interesting posts you hadn’t thought of in the past. Blog away.

  1. Your Favorite News Website
  2. The News Website You Hate
  3. That Gossip Blog You’d Never Admit to Reading
  4. The Fansite for Your Favorite TV Show
  5. YouTube Random Search for a Random Word
  6. Your Blog RSS Reader
  7. Your Email Inbox
  8. Your Email Spam Folder
  9. The Stack of Magazines Hiding Somewhere in Your Office
  10. The Book You’re Currently Reading
  11. The Book You Bought But Haven’t Read Yet
  12. What’s Playing On Your iPod/MP3 Player
  13. The Last Advertising Billboard You Saw
  14. The Yellow Pages
  15. Your Local Newspaper
  16. The Items on Your To-Do List
  17. The Last Movie Your Kids Made You Watch
  18. TV Shows or Movies You’ve Watched
  19. The Celebrity That Drives You Crazy (Good or Bad Crazy)
  20. A Quotes Website like QuotesGarden
  21. Social Networking (Ask a Random Question)
  22. The Last Website that Linked to You
  23. The Comments Section of Your Blog
  24. The Items on Your Desk
  25. The View of Nature Through Your Window
  26. The 7 Wonders of the World (or whatever landmarks fascinate you)
  27. The Last Vacation/Trip You Took
  28. What’s Coming Up On Your Calendar
  29. The Catalog That Came in the Mail This Week
  30. Your Favorite Cereal Box
  31. The Sunday Comics
  32. Something That’s Changed Recently in Your Life
  33. Those Things That Never Seem to Change in Your Life
  34. Late Night Shows / Stand Up Comedy
  35. Your Favorite Recent Work Project
  36. The Last “Disaster” Project You Worked On
  37. Wikipedia
  38. Digg, Reddit or StumbleUpon
  39. Yahoo! Answers or Quora
  40. Facebook Groups
  41. Forums
  42. Clickbank or Lulu
  43. Amazon.com
  44. Billboards
  45. Flickr or Stock Photography Websites
  46. YouTube or Vimeo
  47. Library or Bookstore
  48. Your Vision Board
  49. EHow or Buzzle
  50. Blog Posts with Blog Post Ideas

Your turn! Have a special place you go when you seek inspiration? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. I’d love to hear from you.

Here’s to your writing success

About Michelle Shaeffer: Michelle helps entrepreneurs get their message out through blogging, social media and online marketing. As co-host of the Ultimate Blog Challenge and 31 Days Blog Challenge, she’s mentored more than 2,500 bloggers through the process of building more effective, content-filled blogs for their businesses. Are you getting the results you want out of your blog? Michelle’s Launch Your Blog Workshop is designed to help you get your blog online and working for you. (NOTE: This is an affiliate link.)!