Stop waiting for inspiration

Hi, remember me?

So it’s been a month since I posted last and in that month I’ve had lots of inspiration and ideas for posts. I even had motivation (which was shocking). But senior year has swamped me and all of that inspiration went away with the wind.

Yesterday I was walking through the hall on my way to the library to work for the seventh day in a row (AP World History is killer) and I was thinking about this blog, where I wanted it to go, what I was going to do, etc.

I know what I want to do with this blog. I even know a new name now. The only problem is I wait for when inspiration hits and still, after three and a half years, I don’t have a proper schedule for when I write either. I need to find my inspiration for myself or I’ll never be successful anywhere.

Basically what I’ve learned from all of this is:

1. Find your perfect time to write and do it. Just do it. Believe me, you’ll thank yourself later.
2. Find sites that inspire you. Whether it is other blogs, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, Youtube, Weheartit or even Facebook, find that thing and visit it often. It especially helps when you’re in a rut.
3. Write for you. Not for your readers, not for your friends, not even for your parents. Of course, keep readers in mind because you don’t want to alienate them, but at the end of the day, you need to find happiness with the product that you’re putting out. If you’re not happy, then why do it?

Even though I rarely keep my New Years Resolutions, this is my new, long-term resolution to hopefully get me through my current blogging endeavors.


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