You just finished your homework, but stay up late because you desperately want to finish a book you’re currently reading (and loving). You decide to go to bed, because you have class in the morning. Then, when you finally shut your eyes and feel yourself falling asleep, inspiration hits.

sighI’m all for some blogging inspiration, but a little earlier would have been nice. But hey, what can you do about it?

Well, I do what I expect every blogger would do. I turn on the light, find a pen and some paper, and jot it down. Because if I don’t I ALWAYS forget. When I just started out I used to think that I would remember and continue falling asleep. Worst thing to do. Because there’s a 99,9 percent chance that I’ll end up forgetting all about it. So whenever inspiration strikes, I take notes. Doesn’t matter where I am, or how late it is.

As a blogger, I am always looking for new ways to improve. I think we all feel the drive/desire to make your blog stand out. I struggle with that. And I know I’m not the only one. But I guess that’s why I am always writing things down. I don’t write about everything I write down, so when I have no clue what to write about, I try to find something between the notes I took.

The main problem is that I can’t force myself to blog. I have to feel like writing to be able to write. Which makes it hard to plan ahead and schedule. And I find the discussion posts even harder to write. I don’t want to write about something that’s been covered by tons of other bloggers. I want to stand out a bit. And then there are periods that I am so busy with university that I have almost no time to blog. Which makes inspiration even harder to find. And that sucks (and is extremely frustrating).

I’m don’t think I am making sense anymore, but I guess what I am wondering is whether you struggle with this as well? I have some new ideas that I’d love to get started on (inspiration that hit at 01.00 *sighs*), but I’m not really sure if it’s any good or not. Or if it’ll work out. I know others must struggle with this… but how do you deal with it?