Stop Writer’s Block – Eight Simple Tips For Bloggers

Sometimes as a blogger, you just don’t know what to write about. When writer’s block happens it can be very frustrating especially if you have a deadline.

Here are 8 simple tips that should help you to stop writer’s block and start writing again asap!

  • Don’t have a hard deadline on your blog. When you say you will write a post daily or weekly then you are putting pressure on yourself  to post by those deadlines. When you have a relaxed deadline and make a goal of posting consistently, it helps you to be able to relax a bit. When you are more relaxed and not pressured to write, you will probably find that ideas seem to flow much more easily. And if you go to write, but find you have writer’s block, you can always just step away from the computer and write when ideas seem to be flowing better.
  • When Ideas are flowing…Write! If ideas are flowing and you have a few ideas, go ahead and write a few articles at a time. I find that I write in spurts. Sometimes I post weekly and other times I am like some sort of writing machine. I have had times where I can write 4 or 5 articles in one day.When those times happen, I save them and then post them when the ideas are not flowing as easily.
  • Ask questions to get you thinking of ideas. Keep a list of questions that may help to stir something in your head. So if your blog is about baking. Think about the questions that someone may ask you about baking. And keep in mind, it is okay to be a bit off topic.
  • Keep a knowledge bank list. I have a list of all of the things that I know and could teach about when it comes to my niche. You know way more than you realize. And keep in mind, even if you think your knowledge isn’t very much, there is always someone who has less knowledge.
  • Don’t Finish your article. When you don’t have writer’s block always leave at least one article half way done. This way in the morning you always have something you can finish up. This is an idea that I learned from Beverly at Wealthy Affiliate. And it is a great idea. By always having an article started, you will not feel like you have nothing to blog about.
  • Step Away and take a walk. This technique for fighting writer’s block has helped me many times. I find if I am feeling like my ideas are not coming together, then I step away from the computer and go take a nice relaxing walk. When I come back I am almost always ready to start typing away.
  • Know your best time to write. For me I can always write first thing in the morning. Ideas always flow easily during this time. I find that I often wake up with ideas in my head and I can write way more easily first thing in the morning. I think it is because I am fresh and my mind is calm. Who knows, maybe it is the coffee. But your best time may be at night when the kids are sleeping or in the afternoon after lunch. It doesn’t matter when, it only matters what works for you.
  • Keep a Journal. Be sure to keep a notebook with you so if an idea comes to you when you are out and about you can write it down. I always have a notebook with me as lots of times ideas come to me when I am driving or shopping. I also keep a notebook on my nightstand because I often wake up with lots of ideas of what to write about.

I think we all will suffer from writers block at some point. But I have found that these simple tips are pretty effective and I hope they will help you out. What are some to the ways you stop writer’s block?

Best,

Wendy Krick

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8 Comments


  1. // Reply

    Nice tips to deal with writer’s block!
    When I need new ideas I will visit other blogs similar to my niche and try to improve on their content in my own unique way.
    Also, I tend to minimise distractions such as my whatsapp or facebook when writing.
    Once you get into the mood you can really write out alot at one shot.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Tony


    1. // Reply

      I agree about distractions. Facebook is my biggest distraction. I don’t allow myself to visit Facebook until all of my posts are done. 🙂 ~Wendy


  2. // Reply

    I love tip #4. It never occurred to me to compile a list of topics that I can help people with. This should stop writers block for the next year!


    1. // Reply

      I hope it works for you Steve. Thanks for your comment.


  3. // Reply

    Those are great tips Wendy and #2 is the one I enjoy the most for the exact reason as you mention in your last sentence. I find it easier to write when the creative juices are flowing and then save my pages and posts for when I submit. Being that Google prefers that you submit content on a consistent schedule I will submit at least once a week. So when I have content already saved and ready to go, I have no pressure. – I like the idea of not finishing an article and leaving it to the next day. Going to try that! Thanks for sharing.


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      Yep we are on the same page. It is way easier to write when your juices are flowing. So I try to write as much as I can when I’m in the flow. 🙂 Thanks so much for your comment.


  4. // Reply

    I stop all my work and start cleaning the house to get out from the writer’s block. I know, it’s weird 🙂 I guess that’s my technique for stepping away.

    When I first started writing, I asked myself a lot of questions and I answered each of them through my articles. It really works for me because it’s like giving myself a task to accomplish.

    I used to time myself to finish an article within an hour but that’s impossible. I know I needed more time to write good quality articles. So I usually draft them first before I start writing in the morning (my best hours).


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      I thought I was the only one who cleaned the house, when I stepped away. 🙂 But it does help. When you come back you are fresh and ready to accomplish your task.

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