After looking online for some inspiration I came across the book 365 Blog Topic Ideas, aimed at 'the lifestyle blogger who has nothing to write about' - perfect! I ordered it straight away from eBay, and despite taking over a week to get here, I feel it was definitely worth the wait.
I am a huge fan of Dana Fox, the authoress, and her blogs Wonder Forest and I Can Build A Blog. When I first set up my blog last year I spent hours reading her guides to SEO, choosing a name, how to use social media, and various other topics. This helped me learn how to write, but it didn't exactly give me ideas for what to write about.
As previously mentioned, I am far more experienced in writing the beauty posts for my blog than I am the lifestyle ones, which is why this book is so useful to me!
The book itself is a pretty blue colour, with the title and other text in black and white. I feel like it looks very minimalist, which can also help to calm a cluttered mind when trying to think of ideas.
To be completely and brutally honest, the book isn't much more than what you can find online if you just search 'blog post ideas', but the thing with me is that I like to have things physically in front of me. I like flipping through the book, just reading through the ideas properly, whereas I tend to not bother doing that online. It also means that I can pop it in my bag along with a notebook to jot ideas down on when I have a spare minute, as opposed to taking out my laptop or phone and getting distracted by the likes of Twitter and Facebook!
One criticism of this book is that it is literally just the ideas, nothing more. Very basic headings such as "Share a personal story" or "What's on your bedside table?" with no more information or further ideas given, which is a little bit of a shame as I was expecting more from this book. There are literally 365 pages of just blog post titles, with one on each page. But besides the fact that almost everything in the book can be found online on some page or another, I like being able to have it all in one place.
I'm now taking the time at night to read through the book before I go to sleep, noting down any ideas I particularly like so that I can look upon them with a fresh mind in the morning. I would recommend this book whether you are new to blogging, or even if you have been blogging a long time and have run out of ideas.
What do you think yo this book?