One thing that I find particularly challenging about blogging is not just thinking of story ideas, but thinking of things that haven’t been written about before. How can I write about tacos without being trite? How can I make my post so interesting that people well-versed in taco-making will still want to read it?
Domenica Marchetti writes about this in her blog post “Looking for Inspiration? Open Your Eyes…and Get to Work”. She gives her own perspective, and that of three other writers, on how to stay inspired.
Some ways that the writers listed are to never stop researching, write for yourself as much as you write for your audience, relish in small moments that inspire you, and ask yourself what the world needs to read about.
One piece of advice that stood out to me was from author Nancy Baggett, who said to remember that anything can be unique and gave the example of baking shortbread. It only has a few simple ingredients, but the way you prepare it is still unique to every baker. These nuances make for interesting reading and new perspectives.