Monday, July 8, 2013

Blogger's Block?

I know it may seem a bit silly to classify “blogger’s block” as a completely different category from writer’s block, but it can definitely feel that way at times. Blogging implies that there will be an audience behind what you are writing, which can add a bit of pressure. If you’re ever struggling to come up with a fresh, creative topic feel free to follow these simple tips.

  • Check the archives. Whether it’s your own personal blog or one you contribute to, looking at past topics can help inspire a new idea and ensure that you don’t cover the same thing twice.
  • Browse other blogs. Still not inspired after reading your blog? Try listening to a new voice. A different perspective from your own can often spark an entirely new line of thinking.
  • Take a break. If staring at your computer screen for hours still isn’t getting you very far, it may be time to take a short break. You’re getting permission! Coming back to your work after about 30 minutes will allow you to be more refreshed and, hopefully, inspired to keep going.
  • Write about writer’s block. Still stuck in a rut? Write about that experience and how you got through it. It worked for me!

Do you have any special tactics to combat “blogger’s block?” We would love to know! 

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