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?