When I don’t know what to write

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Sitting at the computer, trying to write this blog every day since last December hasn’t been an easy task. In fact, I was just falling asleep watching Lupin, and I remembered I still hadn’t come up with a topic for what to write tonight.

So, I decided that I will share with you a few little tidbits about how I come up with a blog post. I will always write the first little story or feeling that pops into my head or that I’ve taken notes on earlier that day or the day before. That’s the easiest way to get something written down.

If I have nothing prepared, no ideas to go off of, I might stare at this blank blog page for a little bit while I try to decide on the tone of the piece I want to write. Tonight, I decided to scroll through some of my Instagram feed and some old Pixieset galleries. Because we’ve been watching Lupin (and now that’s twice I’ve mentioned it so it must be a good show, and you should definitely check it out), I’ve had a craving to go through old photos of Paris. The last time we were there, I did a bridal fashion editorial with an incredible team. Instead of writing about that editorial, it gave me the idea to write about how to get ideas. It was not such a straightforward topic choice, but I like the direction my mind went.

Another way I come up with things to write is to look at my surroundings and also to completely avoid them. Sometimes I listen to music, I let it blare in my headphones and drown out whatever is going on around me. Sometimes I stumble upon something weird going on outside my window or I have a memory about something I needed to get down.

Sometimes, I decide to write down a piece of my history to save for my possible book later on down the road, and sometimes I do actually write about a photograph, editorial, or concept I’ve been working on.

So there you have it, a few ways to come up with ideas for what to write when you get stuck. And if all else fails, you can always write weird little phrases on pieces of paper, put them in a jar, and draw them out when you get stuck. This last grasp at an idea usually brings out the most satisfying sense of creativity.

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