Where I blog best + Inspo for a creative soul! โœจ

Round up, round up!….and ignore the fact that you’re being treated like sheep ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‚. How are you on this fine specimen of a day? That time has come around where I do this thing, ummm what’s it called? Oh yeah, blog! ๐Ÿคฆ Every third day I’ll throw a post in your general direction before retreating back into my makeshift study (bedroom Lucy, it’s called a bedroom even if it does have two desks ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜‚) and leave you wondering where you stand in this relationship, what a joyous ceremony! ๐Ÿคฃ

Today I’m sharing a bit about where I blog best and also some surefire ways to figure out where YOUR blogging space is that allows those creative juices to flow! What riveting stuff ๐Ÿ’ซ. It’s no secret that I’m a night owl as I tend to prattle on about it ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ˜‚ inspiration hits most nights, often as soon as I get in bed if I’m willing to receive it and don’t just doze off ๐Ÿ˜ด. The only downside to this is that it will feel like I’ve only written for a short amount of time but I’ll look at my watch and find that HOURS have gone by ๐Ÿ˜ฌ.

It’s definitely something I need to work on as I don’t want to sacrifice sleep especially seeing as they say not to work where you rest as that space should be associated with downtime even if I don’t see it as work exactly, I enjoy blogging but yeah that could be another reason why sleep doesn’t come easy for me ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚. Right now there doesn’t seem to be a way to avoid getting lost in the activity because I’m such a slow writer. There’s sooo much I want to say before I sleep (My mind moves into new things but physically I just can’t keep up ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ˜‚) and all sense of time is out of the window ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ‘‹.

I often try to channel that night owl creativity into a more realistic timeframe throughout the day wherever I may be. This can sometimes work well if I put my mind to it in the morning or perhaps the afternoon but most of the time I’m better in coming up with the ideas in the daytime and then setting to on writing them at night. Anyway, enough about my habits! Let’s get to the part that could be of help to you! Wanna figure out where you blog best? Well…..

Test areas out!

Firstly, if not one place stands out and you tend to get inspiration anywhere then maybe you shouldn’t limit yourself to finding that singular space. Just accept/welcome it anywhere or if you really want you can CREATE somewhere to write! Fill it with your favourite things as then you’re more likely to open up and let inspiration flow in.

My room is a very relaxing and cosy place to be, it used to feel quite airy and unlived in but now it’s full of books, rustic furniture (you can tell it’s within the countryside ๐Ÿ˜‚) and a calming aura that makes me breathe a sigh of relief whenever I retreat to it. I’ll bet there’s a place like that for everyone that just feels significant and almost like a gateway to getting stuff done ๐Ÿ’ซ.

Question if it depends on what type of blogger you are niche-wise!

I like to think that my niche is infinity and I don’t know if I would have carried on with this whole thing had I been metaphorically tied down to one theme. Whereas a lot of people find it works better for them knowing what they’re going to put out there โœจ. Being aware of what category you fall under (even if you’re like me and don’t!) might impact where/when you can do your thing with a bit more go! ๐Ÿ’จ (That better not be a fart emoji, I’m using it in more of a speedy way ๐Ÿ˜‚).

Think about whether or not you’re a night owl/whatever the opposite of that is ๐Ÿ˜‚ (early bird? Is there one for daytime? ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿค”)

Your surroundings can work around you and not the other way round!…which is kind of another point further along but said in a different way ๐Ÿ˜…. I’m beginning to realize that not only am I a night owl but if I’m up early enough in the morning then a similar vibe kicks in and I feel somewhat empowered to get things done! I can make sense of that early morning drive in that things can feel that bit more possible as the sun is coming out and the birds are chirping their little heads off, there’s a whole day ahead and even though it may not go to plan, in that moment it bloody well feels possible! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Eliminate sources of distraction!

Unless you’re typing out the post in question on the following items, put away your phone/laptop and focus on the task at hand! ๐Ÿ™Œ If you need them then why not switch off your WiFi and write on the notepad option instead as a lot of these work offline and even without signal (then copy/paste to blog drafts when done) as otherwise it’s easier to click on other apps such as social media and lose track of what you initially set out to do ๐Ÿ˜ฌ. I write in my journal first so there isn’t that screen distraction until the very last minute when I’m typing out.

The right place will be devoid of stuff that can possibly pull you away or maybe you like that pull and are off finding ideas on Pinterest or something in which case go for it, take what you need and be on your way ๐ŸŽถ back to the drawing board with your newfound inspo ๐Ÿ˜‚.

Similar to the point above, figure out whether silence or background noise works well for you! ๐Ÿ“ฃ

Noise is probably a number one distraction and it’s at it’s most annoying when the source of it is out of your control! ๐Ÿ˜ก Noise cancelling headphones can come in handy but I find that the sound has just thrown me off course and I’ll have to go off and do other things to build me back up to the stage of wanting to write. The same thing can go for silence with some people, it can be something they want to fill with music and if you can find the right tune that keeps you on track then by all means, play it! ๐Ÿ•บ Deciding whether or not noise or silence is your vice could be the making of you ๐Ÿ˜‚.

Is it where your blogging essentials are readily available or can you take them with you?

A lot of my blogging essentials (you can read all about what I can’t go without when blogging HERE) can be taken with me downstairs to write throughout the day and if I’m out and inspiration hits then I’ll have the notepad on my phone to quickly jot down ideas! โœจ Question time: Does your blog have to take place on a computer or can you carry it with you via a laptop/phone?

Have you a small blogging journal that can fit in a bag? Or maybe like me it’s easier for you to have an app that can be transferred to a notebook later on? In that sense, your blogging space is all around you and I do feel that too! It can happen anywhere but for me there’s that one place where it noticably skyrockets ๐Ÿš€ and luckily it’s where I keep my essentials.

Recognize mental barriers

They may be disconnecting you from what you’re capable of in the present moment such as things on your to-do list, negative thoughts and those sources of distraction I mentioned above. Or maybe here’s a physical barrier which I often find when I’m unwell and can’t get up to my room or maybe just don’t feel well enough to write amidst an all consuming flareup of pain.

Sometimes we can put a stop to these blocks by talking them out if they’re worries or using them in a positive fashion to maybe help others when writing about them or a lot of the time it can be good to take a step back and go with the flow as nothing turns out well if it’s forced and that’s not the general message I’m going for with any of these points ๐Ÿ˜‚. Do what’s right for you and the following tips may help when you want to write but need that lil nudge in the right direction!

Don’t stress…

If you go through spates of having no motivation/productivity maybe it’s time to move to a different area and try that out or perhaps the break as there is absolutely nothing wrong with doing that! (You can read about the benefits of blogging breaks HERE). What you feel in that moment of discontent will not last forever and your surroundings won’t always dictate your ability ๐ŸŒŸ that must come from within. Which leads onto….

Knowing that sometimes it’s not a place, it’s a mindset and writing can take place absolutely anywhere!

I only find it easier to write in my bedroom because that’s my space full of things I love (oh materialistic one ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ˜‚). It’s got nothing to do with some unknown entity deciding to spring ideas at me in a certain place, it’s all about where I’m most at one with my thoughts and feel comfortable to write them down. The words are within you, not your surroundings even though they can have a huge impact and inspiration can often come from exterior stimuli ๐Ÿ˜ต there are loads of ways to look at it!

Thanks for reading! Can you think of any more ways someone can figure out where it is that they blog best? I couldn’t think of more if I tried so a fresh mind is needed! ๐Ÿ’ญ๐Ÿ˜‚ Let me know in the comments below and I hope you’re having a brilliant day! โœจโค๏ธ

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โ€ข Blogging lists that help me stay organized! โœจ Letting you in on my secrets ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

โ€ข How to be a part of the blogging community!

โ€ข How to keep a blogging schedule!

โ€ข What to do when your blog stats are low!

โ€ข How to Spring clean your blog! (Even though we’re approaching Autumn ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‚).

โ€ข How to remember + stick to a routine!

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33 Comments

  1. Thank you so so much for this! As a newbie blogger this is super helpful! I’m really really easily distracted ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ Need to work on having less distractions around me

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    1. I’m really happy you found this helpful! ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ’• Hope you find a way of doing that, sometimes it’s out of our control but when it isn’t and that balance can be found it’s bliss! โœจ

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    1. Thanks so much! ๐Ÿ’– Ahh that’s a shame for the focusing on blogging but it sounds like a lovely home environment โœจ. My sister gets annoyed with me as my rooms not above the kitchen like hers which generates the most noise throughout the day so I got lucky in choosing what appeared to be the smaller room when we moved here ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  2. I wish my room was my sanctuary but itโ€™s not quiet and often messy. I used to go to the library to write blog posts but ever since the pandemic hit, the library has been closed. Iโ€™m the type who needs music. My tinnitus flares up and I canโ€™t stand the constant ringing in my ears. ๐Ÿ˜–

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    1. Ahh that’s a shame! Mines quite messy too but I know where everything is so it can’t be that bad I suppose ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚. The pandemic has altered so much. That must be absolutely horrid, I find that music or even just voices on the radio can help me be productive when going about daily tasks but with blogging I need that silence. Thanks so much for reading and sharing your experiences! โœจ๐Ÿ’•

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