Feeling Inspired

I’ve been reading a fair few blog posts today, along with various other tasks that have kept me busy. I connected with some blogs I hadn’t read in a while and began to comment again and to engage with everything. As I was reading, I started to notice something that made me smile: these blog posts were making me want to write. They were filling me with an inspiration that I haven’t felt in ages.

The thing I love about the community – I mean, there are so many things which I love that I couldn’t just list one – is the creativity. Today, I read posts that ranged from book hauls to a letter about past friendship. As a blogger, you can choose to read what you like and though you can sometimes feel an obligation to read, I feel like there’s more of a relaxed atmosphere around what you read. As there are so many blogs out there, you could never be expected to read thousands of posts but being given a variety of inspiration from all around the blogosphere and the world is fantastic.

How I felt today, whilst sitting down and reading, was connected. Not in the manic, social-media-must-rule-my-life sense but rather, I felt connected to human emotion and experiences. I think that’s one of the reasons I started blogging – I wanted to be involved with the beautiful web of life and feelings; this was and is one of the best ways. I was stunned by some writing I read as well, the fact that someone could create such beautiful imagery from verse and their own heart.

Ideas started running around my head. I took little things from each post – a section of recollection, the euphoria of friendship, the invincibility of having your words read and understood. Seeing collaborations like The Artistics and blogger interviews made me feel like the community was interconnected and respectful of each other. That made me want to pick up my keyboard (well, just tap out some things on it) and finish posts I hadn’t touched in weeks, start on new ones and let the thoughts run free in my head.

People have such amazing stories in their heads and I often forget that I can be one of those people. In the mayhem of social media, stress and my own brain shouting at me, I forget that I’m a person and a blogger too. Engaging with people reminded me that I have my own independent thoughts and that they shouldn’t be blanked out for the sake of fear about how people will respond to them.

Of course, I try not to read posts when I feel too drained. It’d only make me feel worse but there are plenty of occasions where reading someone’s writing, that they’ve spent their time creating, can create a wish to share my own writing with you. Isn’t that the best feeling? It really reminds me why I love blogging so much.

I want to say thank you to anyone who writes. You might not know it but every word I read and every emotion captured in a sentence inspires me to keep going. I don’t know what I’d do without the community to lift me up and most times, they don’t even know they’re doing it!

Have you read any good blog posts recently that have inspired you? Have you written any that you think I should read?

Love from Elm 🙂

33 thoughts on “Feeling Inspired

  1. Yas Elm! Inspiration is the best feeling in the world and I feel the same when I read blog posts which make me feel proud to be part of this community 🙂 X

    • YES!!! It makes me feel like I’m surrounded by creativity and ideas, which further inspires me!! SO glad you liked this post 🙂

  2. Hey Elm! 😊 I loved this post so much. Getting inspiration from our co-bloggers is amazing. You get that rush of excitement to write your heart out and squeeze out the words from your brain. So excited for the upcoming writings you’ll share with us ❤ x

    • That’s EXACTLY it!!! And thank you!! 🙂 I’m excited to share them. It’s so beautiful when you can get that flash of inspiration that develops into something more xx

  3. OMG ELM.
    i can’t, i can’t even tell you how much it means to me that something i wrote would inspire you. you encourage and shed light into the darkest and least-known nooks of the blogging community, and you bring people together with your words on a daily basis. YOU are the inspiration, and i thank you for that.
    loved this post, darling–a beautiful reminder of what it means to build up one another xx

  4. I feel 100% the same! When I read other posts, it inspires me to keep blogging cause I do get days where I just can’t be asked to blog.

    • Hell, so do I. I’m going through a bit of a slump right now but it’s because I’m so busy that I have no time 😦 AHHH oh well!

      • It’s summer now and there’s no school but it’s weird cause I found more time during school to write posts than now. XD

      • AAAAGHH I get that, I’ve been feeling the same. It’s like I have no time whilst simultaneously having ALL THE TIME 😀

  5. Oh, I’m so glad you’re feeling inspired. I’ve had a similar experience reading some non-book-blog things lately: I think, sometimes, our brains sort of forget the relevance of what we’re reading, both to the world / human experience in general, and to the person who put in a lot of blood, sweat and tears into that post happening, and it might take reading something a little different to change that mindset. Excited to read what comes out of your new thought process!

    • Ahhh, thank you!!! That’s so true. I think I get inspired most by thinking of how much effort they put into it, as you said! Thank you so much for this comment! X

  6. I think its so beautiful to read a variety of things on the blogging world. I love that you’ve found such great things to get inspired by because I feel like these parts of themselves that people put up for everyone to read and really just meant to inspire everyone else to do the same.

    • Yes, exactly! What I love most is how much energy goes into it 🙂 It feels like we’re all connected by that inspiration. I really hope you’re doing well! xx

  7. Ahhh I love this post so much Elm ❤️ It filled me with so much love for this community, because you’re right it’s amazing. Everyone is so lovely, creative and supportive and just dsgjh All the good things ❤️

    • I LOVE EVERYONE SOOO MUCH LIKE I COULD HUG/SCREECH AT THEM ALLLL :)) so glad you liked this post! I really think this community needs to be celebrated more! Xx

  8. I had a semester break for the last three weeks, which wasn’t really a break considering it was less than a month and I spent the entirety of it in my internship. So I’ve been extra busy, because it’s a whole new environment and I’ve been trying to fit in fun in the weekends as well as chill time. It’s hard. In that, I’m barely able to blog. I’ve just managed to somehow and I let go of Instagram because my blog gives me more joy than Instagram.
    This did mean that I haven’t read posts from my favourite people or new people. This evening, I’m sitting down to blog hop and catch up. I drank a little coffee, put my hair in a messy bun and decided that today we’re gonna see blogs. And I’ve already seen so many good posts! Yours is definitely one of the best because at the moment I’m feeling EXACTLY what you have described. Lately I haven’t been Motivated enough to blog other than book reviews and this blog hopping session is cathartic and getting me in the mood. I really loved this post ❤

    • I’m so, so proud of you 🙂 blog hopping and catching up is the best feeling. It fills you ewith so much love and respect; I’m so happy that my post inspired you and that you like it. I hope that the internship is going well – give yourself time to relax! That’s the most important thing 🙂

  9. I love your blogs! But hey idk if you remember me but you’d commented on one of my previous accounts when I’d posted my first blog. Seriously, it kept me so motivated. Thankyou so much. I struggled so much to find you account after long break.
    Keep writing xx

    • Ohhh wow, it’s amazing to know that I inspired people!! What was your account called before? I’m so glad that you managed to find me again – I really hope life is going well! Thank YOU for writing such a lovely comment! X

  10. Haha as embaressing as it sounds I do not really remember. It was something about how I was ‘new’ to this. Some Shakespeare references. You said something nice about my writing style. Super nice of you haha 💕

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