Alright, it’s time to fess up. The past few days my posts weren’t as good as I wanted them to be. I meant everything I said so it’s not like I’m lying or making anything up, but I don’t want to treat this blog like some kind of diary. Yes, I want to be open, honest, and encouraging to others, but I also want to force myself to be more creative. I want to put more helpful information out there and even on days when I don’t feel like it, I want to do my best to push myself. I don’t ever want my mood to get in the way of publishing good posts. So, here we go. Here’s some ideas for what to write when you find yourself in the same situation.
1 - What Did You Learn Today?
Supposedly we learn something new everyday. What was that for you today? How did you learn it, and how can the lesson apply to others? Keep asking yourself questions and see what comes in mind. Once you get the ball rolling it’ll happen naturally.
This idea may not help get the ball rolling, if that’s the case then keep trying these ideas until something works.
2 - What Did You Do Today?
Hey, maybe you didn’t learn something interesting. But maybe you did something interesting. What you do everyday that most people don’t do? It doesn’t even have to be a good thing, it can be a bad habit that you want to change. Or, maybe you did something adventurous. Did you try something new today? What were your thoughts on it? Keep the questions coming.
3 - Write About Your Goals.
It will also be beneficial to publicly share them. Once they’re out there, there’s a lot more incentive to get it done. Not only that, but sharing your goals may inspire others to start setting their own as well.
4 - What Projects Do You Want To Start Working On?
Writing about projects you want to start will get you even more excited about them. What’s something you’ve been wanting to create lately? Write about anything you want to start doing, share your reasons and progress along the way.
5 - Tell A Story!
People. Love. Stories. Write about something interesting that happened to you recently. (Or a long time ago - either way.) It’s even better if you can pull a life lesson out of it.
6 - Write About One Moment That Changed Your Life.
If nothing really comes to mind, how can you change someone else’s life?
7 - What Book(s) Are You Reading?
What lessons are you getting out of it? Why do you enjoy the writer? What is your favorite part about the book? The list of questions can go on and on.
8 - Write About Your Plans For The Future.
This can be goals, ideas, or any adventures that you want to take. Who do you want to become? Share those thoughts. We all have different ideas.
9 - Be Sarcastic.
No, seriously. Sometimes the only way I can get an idea out is by being sarcastic. If that’s how you’re feeling, then go for it!
10 - Write About Another Person.
Sometimes it’s a lot easier to direct your writing to another person, and take your mind off of yourself. I personally don’t like writing about myself - it’s uncomfortable. If you’re feeling like you can’t do that, write about someone else you admire or strive to be.
11 - Do Some Problem Solving.
What are some issues you have with the world that you can change? How will you go about changing these issues?
12 - Admit Some Of Your Flaws.
But also share how you’re going to fix them. That shows character plus it will motivate you and give you humility.
13 - Share Those Bold Opinions Of Yours.
What are those opinions you have that everyone else seems to judge you for? What do you believe that hardly anyone else believes? Share them! As soon as you start writing about it, you’ll probably find that the words will start to flow naturally.
14 - Did You Make Something Cool Recently?
Are you an artist? An entrepreneur? Even if you don’t make anything physical, everyone creates in their own way. What did you create recently?
15 - What’s Something That Bothers You About Society?
What are some concepts that everyone accepts as “normal” but you can’t stand? How are you different than everyone else?
16 - What Are You Passionate About?
What motivates you the most? Why do you get up in the morning? Why do you pursue these passions?
17 - What’s Unique About You?
Give some insight about who you really are, what you’re doing, and where you plan on going. But, don’t do it like everyone else does. Talk about why you’re different than the rest of the crowd - we’re all different in some form or another. Who are you at your core?
18 - How Are You Progressing At Something?
Share tips on learning a new subject. Write about what you’re learning, how you keep yourself motivated, and what obstacles you want to overcome.
19 - What Is Something You Want To Learn?
What topics interest you? Why, and how will you go about learning these topics?
20 - Teach Something You’re Skilled At.
If you’re naturally good at something, share how to do it. If it’s a learned skill, talk about that journey! I’m sure there’s lots of valuable information others can benefit from. Even if it doesn’t seem significant, or if you don’t feel that you have authority. Grant yourself the authority. We can all learn to learn something, but what if we want to learn how YOU learned something?
21 - Do Some Self-Reflection.
Write some thoughts about your personality type. You could even take a test and share your results if you wanted. Explain why you agree or disagree and how understanding yourself better will affect how you interact with others.
There you have it, 21 tips on writing when you don’t know what to write. Those times are always frustrating, but I hope this helps get your brain going! Best of luck to you.