10 Substack post ideas for when the words just won't come
Such good ideas (and delightful inspiration!). Thanks for the inclusion too - I was just sitting here wrapped up in my dastardly perfectionism wringing my hands about my next post, so this was more timely than you could know 🍃
That first paragraph sums me up perfectly. Actually don’t need this list of ideas - they add to the ones swirling around my head, jotted down hurriedly on notebooks, dictated into notes on my phone when I’m walking my dog. They’re brilliant jumping off points as always Sara - I’ve now subscribed to another clutch of people who express themselves brilliantly in so many different ways too. More ideas have been added - my Substack remains almost blank. Subscribing to your course is probably another addition to reaching for perfection before I commit! Argh! Will sit at my desk today and jump in.
Blimey, this is fabulous, I'm feeling so inspired! Thanks for all the ideas. Just this week I did item number 7, on the spur of the moment. I narrated by Summer of Magic 100 word story series and I wrote about how that felt https://substack.com/@practicingeverydaydelights/note/c-39035058?r=b29zh
This is brilliant! Thank you for the inspiration. I’m still very much at the stage of figuring out what I want breadcrumbs of joy to be. So this it brilliant. I love the idea of a ‘joy crumb’ of the week and embedding playlists and readings of quotes. I’m always recording the forest sounds so that’s an obvious starter for ten for me. Off with pen and paper to brainstorm ideas…
*scribbles furiously* thanks for the tips. I still get heart palpitations when I start that first draft of a Substack post, and I just want to hide back in my drawing hidey hole instead 😮💨
Brilliant, it’s nice to be reminded we can keep things simple and easy. Thanks for the mention too.
Wait, Margaret Atwood is on Substack?!!! I just posted my latest post yesterday, which included a simple yet fun art prompt that anyone could experiment with. However, I procrastinated due to feeling the pressure to write a much longer post in order for it to be deemed worthy!
I love making video and sharing art prompts and tutorial videos, but I am also planning to unveil my 100-day art challenge here instead of on Instagram, starting next month. So I am certainly going to approach my next post by placing more emphasis on the visual aspect.
I’m taking this an invitation to less words is totally plane and artist can also simply share their artwork.
Thank you for the inspiration 💜🎨
Thank you for this delightful and delicious gathering of ideas. My constantly curious creative mind spins a gazillion ideas around, and is everywhere, always at once. This list helps me see ways I can start to lovingly corral them, so that they can be out there, on a virtual page (where they long to be!). I’ve subscribed to some of these and can’t wait to join you in the course soon, ahead of my Substack realignment/rebrand ☺️
So many great ideas on here, thank you! It’s given me a much needed boost of confidence and inspiration.
This is positively brilliant
This is so helpful and timely. I’ve struggled to balance my writing with family life lately and recently decided to take the pressure off a little with a shorter, weekly series, one where I’ll invite guests to takeover too!
I really needed this today, so thank you. I'm a photographer at heart, and creating visual work, though not always easy, is far less stressful than writing. Words literally fail me sometimes. Knowing there are other ways to use Substack is an enormous weight off my shoulders. Thanks again.
Lots of interesting stuff to consider. Thanks so much. Substagram tickles my fancy!
Another Thank You from me. I will enjoy exploring the many links you've shared. Today I wrote my third post, it is pic-rich (my artistry), quote+link-rich, there's some writing, + I even got a vid in there - not my own, but each new element-learning of making posts here is 'a good start'. The post - https://jaihn.substack.com/p/retro-though + In other synchronicity news - I bravely made a Note of my first little tester post. It landed next to one, in the Notes page, by Margaret Atwood. I must confess to knowing her name but not really her work - only that she is 'blimey'-worthy. I took it as a sign to keep on keeping on. And then you mention her here, on a post I found through following more breadcrumbs. It all seems like a fine flowing slipstream to be joining in with, now. x x x
So helpful! Thanks for sharing ❣️
Ha! I wast just thinking about this. I’m a more of visual person, writing can take me ages and I feel discouraged when nobody reads something that took a lot of time to produce. Thanks for the encouragement Sara 😊