5 Ways to Get Over Blogger’s Block
Oh that amazing feeling is back again. You are having a staring contest with your computer screen. Your fingers move around on the keyboard but nothing is being typed. You have heard of writer’s block, now there is blogger’s block, same thing just directed to those who devote their time to blogging. Before you face plant your keyboard, try a few of these tips to get over that blogger’s block:
Stop trying: Just give up! Run away as far as you can and never come back. Just kidding. Don’t do that but do walk away for a bit. Go run an errand or two, watch some bad reality TV or take a nap. Get your mind off of blogging. You will be happy you decided to bathe because you will have one of those ah ha moments in mid-shampoo, promise.
Revisit: Grow through your old blog posts and take a gander. Reading them might spark something new for you. And if all else fails you can always revisit the post and expand on it. Usually this is a blogging no-no but if you can teach the reader something new on the old post, then do so.
Just write: Just start writing about whatever that comes to mind. Whether you want to write why you like shrimp tacos of fish tacos or that your cat is annoying. Just write. Getting those words on paper will help ease your brain into the thought process of writing.
Guest post: Chances are you have had someone contact you about a possible guest post. Allow them. This could be a good break for you and your blog. Be sure to specify what you want from them and go over the rules. Also edit before you upload their post.
Read someone else’s blog: Now this isn’t saying read someone else’s blog and then copy what they said. Reading someone else’s blog can help break up that block in your head. A few posts in and you will be able to start forming ideas of your own. If you like someone’s post and want to avoid being similar, think of ways to write on the same topic but beyond the creative box.
Blogger’s block is one of the most frustrating things for any writer. One day you will have a head full of ideas and then the next day you are blank. To prevent future blogging blocks try writing down thoughts you have throughout the day and then refer back to them when you need too. Good luck blogging and don’t get stuck!
This is a guest post from Laura Backes, she enjoys writing about all kinds of subjects and also topics related to internet providers in my area. You can reach her at: laurabackes8 @ gmail.com.