Finding Inspiration for Blogging and Instagram


Feeling inspired or finding the right inspiration can be very difficult at times when constantly trying to put up content whether that’s on your blog, YouTube or Instagram. There are periods when I’m super inspired to create blog content and shoot a load of photos and write and some days when I can’t even get a few sentences down or set up the ‘perfect’ flat-lay. Currently, I’m at the -super inspired- period where I’m firing out blog ideas here and there and brainstorming content plans, so I thought I’d share some points on how I find the right inspiration for my blog and Instagram.

These are some of the things I do to find inspiration when am in a rut and a blogging block. Hope you enjoyed reading this post and comment down below any of the points that work out for you when in a blogging rut.

Ayse Merve! X


106 responses to “Finding Inspiration for Blogging and Instagram”

  1. rebecca says:

    I’ve just set up a pinterest for me to get inspiration for my blog! There are so many great ideas over there!!

  2. Oh my gosh Iโ€™d never even thought about looking at blog comments for inspiration but I LOVE that idea! I really need to get into Pinterest too as Iโ€™ve heard so much about it being brill for bloggers. This sounds odd but I usually find taking a walk by myself really gets my thoughts and ideas flowing and I usually get my best ideas through that! Fresh air and exercise is so good for the mind.
    Alice Xx

  3. andthenzen says:

    I normally have random bursts of inspiration and motivation at stupid times in the night, so I have to make notes before I forget what I want to write.. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I love looking at Pinterest boards for inspiration though when Iโ€™m feeling a little uninspired!

  4. Bexa says:

    These are all fab ideas Ayse! ๐Ÿ’–I really like your tip of setting up a flatlay photo first and using it for blog inspiration, very clever! I usually listen to Podcasts, read magazines, go for a walk or have a wonder around the shops and see what catches my attention. Fab post, thanks for sharing your suggestions ๐Ÿ˜˜ xx

    Bexa |

  5. Thanks for the advice! Iโ€™m definitely going to follow these tips

  6. MHP says:

    I often find myself in that mindset where Iโ€™m reluctant to write content for the sake of writing content ha. My posts have to centre around something Iโ€™m passionate about, otherwise Iโ€™d get bored and my readers would too! Great read ๐Ÿ™Œ:)

  7. Sahara says:

    I can definitely relate to this – finding inspiration for Instagram, Blogging and YouTube can at times be hard. Sometimes the greatest posts are written when something random throughout the day inspires it. Something that inspires me for blogposts is going outside – great for getting my mind clear but ready for inspiration to strike!

    Yes to putting out content you want to read! I personally love reading my blogposts over purely because I write on the basis of how will this benefit someone and also I tend to get very sarcastic at times in my posts! I post once a week but there are times where it just not ~there~ for me that week and I end up skipping the week. Iโ€™d rather not publish something Iโ€™m not 100% on!

    I think I actually live on Pinterest! Itโ€™s great for inspiration and! when thinking of how to pose for photos I just type in photo poses inspiration and TADA Pinterest has my back!


  8. These are brilliant points! Also, your photos / flat lays are absolutely lovely. I’d love to take them as good as you! I love the random items in them. That’s something I’ll definitely look into experimenting with. I literally use the same damn notebook in every photo haha! xxx

  9. Claire says:

    Some great ideas here! I personally use the Instagram one a lot, I find that I can find a lot of inspiration there, both for blog content and for Instagram feed content! It’s so good and browsing hashtags is always worth it too! Fab post!

    Claire xxx

  10. hudapervez says:

    Those are some great tips! I especially love the first tip because I feel like it really works, and has helped me a lot when Iโ€™m stuck with blogpost ideas!

  11. Great post my lovely, it’s always good to have a post like this when you are stuck for idea’s! I love Pinterest, and sometimes sit there for a couple of hours pinning away! Xx

  12. Great post hun, it’s always good to have a post like this is reserve to refer to. I love Pinterest, sometimes I spend the whole afternoon pinning away! Xx

  13. lizzumsbb says:

    Great post. I used to feel so much pressure with my old blog to just have a post up. It sucked all the fun out of it, became stale and I got so uninspired I ended up completely stopping writing. Now I just write what I want, when I want. Okay, so I donโ€™t have a regular posting schedule and it probably works against me but I rather not have to force anything and end up putting myself off like I did in my old blog. It felt like I ruined years of hard work in the end and it took me a lot to start a new blog and get going again.

  14. glowsteady says:

    I love reading through my comments when I’m a little stuck. I always find feedback motivating. I gave up on the flat-lay a long time ago though. I’ve accepted that’s just not my photography style ๐Ÿ˜‚. Great inspiration tips! x


  15. Creative Nails says:

    Great tips! Sometimes it can be tough to get out of the times when you just aren’t sure what to write about. I looove pinterest – it’s so much fun, problem is that can end up on there for hours without realising, haha. Also – I’ve said this before but your photos are always so pretty!


  16. I really liked this post. I sometimes struggle with finding inspiration and this is really useful! Thank you so much!

  17. Juliet Ly says:

    Yes. Browsing instagram and pinterest are my go-tos for inspiration. I also think that the random flatlays usually turn out the best. For some reason, planning a picture never works out for me. There is always something that need to be tweaked…

  18. Louise says:

    So many good tips! Iโ€™m struggling with inspiration for my next post so Iโ€™ll definitely be trying some of these! ๐Ÿ’–

  19. Nancy says:

    I totally agree with how finding inspiration can be difficult sometimes! I love looking at other bloggers’ posts! The aesthetics can do some good magic! Pinterest is a great source as well!

    Comments help as well! Especially when they compliment you on something – it gives you a good insight on what has good feedback. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  20. Gracie says:

    Some great little tips! and certainly some things I never even thought of and also reminded me I NEED to set myself up a pinterest (can’t believe I’m so behind on this haha!)

  21. perrinevautour says:

    These are great tips! I hate posting something just for the sake of posting like you say… I’d rather not post anything. I also like to write down ideas as I think about them in a not book, this way I have a list of ideas for when I can’t think of anything ๐Ÿ™‚


  22. Em says:

    Love this – I always feel a pressure to post however will never post something I’m not 100% proud or inspired by as it feels artificial? Pinterest is my holy grail for finding inspiration I love it! xx

    Em //

  23. I really love the idea of looking through blog comments to see what readers are receptive to, I would never have thought of that! Or just setting up a random flatlay. Flatlays are what I struggle with the most so I’ll definitely have to give that a try. I totally agree about point two also, one thing I learnt from doing a subject with a lot of writing is that if you’re bored writing something, then your readers will definitely be bored reading it, so it’s important to put your all into something, and if your heart isn’t in it – don’t hit publish! Really loved this post!

    Rachel //

  24. Cindy Kolbe says:

    Interesting and helpful post! I love your photo shoot idea. Iโ€™m going to try it for backgrounds for my graphics. Thanks for the inspiration!

  25. I definitely go through periods of not having any inspiration. I find that looking at all kinds of other content helps, blog posts, Pinterest and even YouTube videos can inspire me to want to create content. I loved reading this! X

  26. Lupe says:

    How have I not been following you by now?! Well I am now, and this blog post just makes me remember how we all get stuck sometimes, and thatโ€™s okay. The warm weather has helped me take more outfit pictures and Iโ€™m super excited for the content Iโ€™ve been putting out. These are great tips that I often forget about so thank you ayse โค๏ธ

  27. Antonia says:

    Great post! Pinterest is definitely one of my favorite ways to get inspired. I like it so much as I’m a visual person. Other bloggers definitely inspire and motivate me to work harder. x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  28. Becca says:

    These ideas are spot on. I’ve read a lot of posts recently about how blogs are slowly going out of fashion, but I beg to differ! I’m trying to dedicate a little time each to reading blog posts to keep up with my faves & get some inspiration and motivation – it’s working wonders! Fab post ๐Ÿ™‚


  29. I’m in a massive instagram rut right now, so will definitely be trying out some of these tips! ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Sophie says:

    Loved this post!! I forget where to look sometimes so thanks for putting up some little reminders of how to get that mojo back. And totally relate with the whole sometimes it’s all systems go, then other times you have no idea x

  31. zaramcintosh says:

    This is such a great post, I love your photography! I get stuck for ideas quite a lot when it comes to finding blog post ideas so I always result to Pinterest for finding some inspiration from my favourite bloggers. Iโ€™ll need to bookmark this post for future reference, thank you for sharing lovely,
    Zara x

  32. Lena Dee says:

    Such a great post! I love using Pinterest for inspo with absolutely anything in life haha, honestly it works wonders. I think the random photo lay (photo shoot & flatlay) is a great tip, random genius. Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ’•

    xx Lena |

  33. Another Little Birdie says:

    Loving everything about this post! Not only do you have awesome tips, but those pictures are too pretty!! Keep up all your hard work, Ayse ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. This came at just the right time! I’ve got loads of blog posts planned, but I’ve been so uninspired to actually write these last few days ๐Ÿ™ Reading a few blogs over my lunch is really helping though, and how lucky that I find your one about inspiration!

  35. pinarrawlins says:

    These are some great ways to feel inspired again with blogging and instagram. It’s only natural to have days/weeks where you don’t find that inspiration for writing or taking photos and I think the points you made are the best things to do. I’ve recently been using Pinterest a lot more and that is definitely my go to for inspiration and of course other bloggers/influencers, because that is what we do, inspire/recommend and influence. It was refreshing to read a post like this so thank you for sharing. xo

    Pinar |

  36. Rikki says:

    This was such an interesting post! I’ve just gone 4 months without posting because I lacked inspiration so this was so beneficial. I absolutely adore your blog layout and pictures – your flatlays are incredible! xx

  37. Greatness Reinvented says:

    This is a great post lots of really good points. We will be trying some of these for sure.

    GR |

  38. Anonymous says:

    What a great post!

  39. Tyas says:

    These are great ideas to look for new inspirations!! I also use Pinterest a lot and sometimes I walk down the streets to just find ideas โœจ

  40. Jamie Marie says:

    This is really helpful! I’ve just started my blog and my biggest struggle so far is coming up with topics to write about. It seems that before I started I had great ideas but sitting down to actually write is tough!

  41. Elin says:

    What a great post ๐Ÿ™‚ I agree with everything on this ^^ I love pinterest. I never used it until i started with my blog 1 month ago xD Have a wonderful day ๐Ÿ˜€

  42. kedawithani says:

    great inspirational post… ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. missandrada says:

    Hello there, Ayse! Amazing post – let me just say: I LOVE THE STARS on the flat lay! Super good idea ๐Ÿ™‚

    In regards to Pinterest – have you written that already? I’m just getting into Pinterest now!!

    Let’s be friends:


  44. Giulia says:

    This is a great, great post! I couldn’t agree more with the tips you’ve listed here. Sometimes taking a step back and seeing what everyone else is doing, working on can be the greatest inspiration out there.

    Keep up the great work!

    By the way, have you read Rupi Kaur’s book (I guess you have)? Would you recommend it?

    Giulia x

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  46. Feeling inspired just reading this post! Ready & motivated!

  47. Dominique says:

    I’m currently in a bit of a rut when it comes to… well… everything… ๐Ÿ˜‰ So these type of blogposts are really helpful and you’re absolutely right that looking at other bloggers is quite overlooked when searching for inspiration! It’s good to look around and see what you admire in others to make yourself better!


  48. Patricia G. says:

    Great post! I have used many of your suggestions in finding inspiration for my own blog posts. Pinterest has not only helped me find things to write about in my blog, but I have also found links to new recipes I wanted to cook!

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