3 tips to handle a failure of inspiration
Inspiration doesn’t always flow, and that can be a real annoyance.
After a blog post on pain points, I’m not going to write about writer’s block, which can be a massive problem.
I thought about it, but instead, I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I have those days when my inspiration well goes dry. I know it can be frustrating as hell, and I know how sometimes just pushing through makes it worse (there’s a reason my first attempt at a blog for this company was in fits and starts, and why I was only emailing my list every once in a blue moon).
And, in addition to revealing that secret, I’m going to offer three tips on how to reframe a topic that once felt inspiring but now feels dead.
You’ve probably heard that nothing is new - that everything has been covered. I think that’s partly true, but I do believe that you can put a special twist on the content you write, or have written for your company’s blog, or other methods of communication. You can put your own personal spin on things in a variety of ways - like the three tips I’ve come up with and use to find a new angle on content that you feel has been covered again and again already.
Tips to find a new angle:
What might you come up with if you reverse things- say, instead of writing a blog post on “10 things you want to learn from your coach” - why not do something unexpected and write about 10 things you DON’T want to learn from your coach?
Muse on why a new angle is important, or why creating around the same topic is a bad idea.
Give your personal view on a topic- that’s always a way to make something a little different. No one is you, and no one else has your opinions, right?
What’s your favorite way to find anew angle for your content?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
April Bamburg, Content Writer
My business is Writing Unfiltered. Writing is what I do. Unfiltered is the type of life I aspire to have.
I’m a little different from most people I know, partly because I find research delightful. I love learning about new topics in order to write about them.
Anyone you ask will tell you I drink too much coffee. They might also say I’m out of touch when it comes to pop culture. I definitely don’t jump into trendy topics until the buzz has died down. I like music people have never heard of, or is no longer popular. (Seriously. I just binge-watched Pretty Little Liars, The Fosters, and Parenthood this year. Don’t expect me to get into Game of Thrones.) But, I stick with what I like (New Kids on the Block will ALWAYS be on my playlist.)