a lot of people email me asking:
"bri, how did you get into blogging? how do you stay inspired"
the truth is, you aren't always inspired! some days there is nothing in that brain that seems inspirational at all! but other days make up for it. try to do research in unconventional places. browse old archives of magazines, look up vintage photographers, i like old stamps so I do a lot of research on that...go outside! look at the patterns all around you to give you ideas. the options are endless! and if you still feel blah, they geez, just blog tomorrow! it's all based on how you feel when you are first getting started!
as for how i got into blogging...i wanted a place where I could bookmark all the amazing finds in one place. so it just became an online journal or sorts. don't get into blogging just because you want advertisers money, or a ton of followers. do it for YOU! at the end of the day, you are the one that has to look at your blog all the time, so make sure it makes you happy first. would you look through your archives for inspiration? are you giving your readers something they don't see 50 other places? have you found your voice? all questions to ask yourself. whatever you do, just pour your heart into it and people will recognize it quickly.
and the fun part is, it can be anything you want! like this post of sara from a love magazine interview. i liked these two photos and made the post unique to my blog. there is nothing wrong with finding inspiration somewhere, just always be sure to add your own twist to it! or else it's just copying, which isn't that cool right? nope, it's not.