I’ve hit a huge writers block lately. I’ve been trying to find blogging inspiration everywhere. I just haven’t been able to think of anything. For my fellow bloggers out there I’m sure you’ll probably understand, and you also may have been hit by writers block before too! It’s hard to get out of a writers block slump and I’d done everything I could think of to get myself back into blogging. Yesterday we went to the coast for a long walk, and I also took some photos of my son, Oliver. Once we got home I uploaded all the photos onto my computer to sort through, but whilst I went through them I started to come up with ideas for blog posts. I found blogging inspiration through my photos!
Blogging Inspiration Through Photos
My love for photography has sparked up again recently. My parents bought me a Digital SLR camera for my 18th birthday – That was…. too many years ago! I’ve used it a lot on and off over the past few years but I’ve loved using it lately. We visited Orwell Country Park a few weeks ago and I took lots of photos. I had so much fun I was dying to do it again. We’ve been meaning to visit more local places and we live 15 minutes away from Felixstowe, so we thought we’d take a trip to walk along the coast. Once we arrived I wanted to make sure I didn’t just take photos of Oliver, I wanted to make sure I took photos of the area.
Take Your Camera Everywhere
I had no idea how much inspiration I’d get just from some photos of one day. I’m now imagining how many posts I could come up with if I took more photos each day when I’m out and about. If you’ve hit a writers block I’d recommend taking some photos. It doesn’t need to be outside, just take photos wherever you are! I love taking photos at home and I’m going to make sure I do it more often.
Something I want to do more often is just take photos of anything I like the look of. You never know where you might find inspiration. Even if you don’t find inspiration from it instantly you may find it in a few days, months or even a year later! I love looking back at old photos and I can honestly say I’ve been able to come up with ideas from old photos in the past.
It Doesn’t Matter What Device You Take Photos On
You don’t need to have a fancy camera to take some amazing and inspirational photos. Cameras on phones nowadays are excellent anyway! I don’t exactly want to lug my camera around with me everywhere as it’s pretty bulky. Just whip out your phone and take photos of whatever you fancy; your food, the local area, signs, animals… you name it! Here’s a few photos I took at Felixstowe which have given me some inspiration for blog posts.
Tell A Story Behind A Photo
Another way I love to get inspiration out of a photo is telling a story behind a photo. Just a single photo can have such a big or fun story behind it. For example, the photo above had my husband and I cracking up! Oliver was happily walking along the pathway and then took a little bit of a tumble – You know how it is, kids want to go a little too quickly for their feet and end up going head over heels! Instead of just falling over and getting back up again he decided to pop his head on the floor and look behind him through his legs! He stayed like this for ages and we were seriously cracking up! Of course I knew I had to take a photo of the moment.
I hope this post has helped anyone who is looking for inspiration! I’d really recommend taking more photos in your life, whether it be at home or out and about. Not only do I find inspiration but I also find so much happiness having a camera in my minds. I’ve been a bit down in the dumps lately and yesterday really helped pick me up again.
How do you find blogging inspiration? I’d love to know how!