3 tips to handle a failure of inspiration

 
3 tips to find new angles
 

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

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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.)

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