HOW TO DEAL WITH WRITER’S BLOCK
You just started a blog. Few weeks you are happy to write on your blog daily. Then you find writing difficult. Skipped writing for 3 days
Then a week
then a month
Thoughts of quitting then flew through your minds and everyone who told you blogging is interesting is now your enemies.
This is what happens to every blogger and it is known as writers block.
What is Writer’s Block?
Writer’s block is a disease that affects all writers and reduces their productivity.
According to Wikipedia, writer’s block is a condition primarily associated with writing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work, or experiences a creative slowdown. The condition ranges from difficulty in coming up with original ideas to being unable to produce a work for years.
Writer’s block has hindered a lot writers from completing their books, writing their way to success.
This happens to all writers.
So, take its easy but remember giving up is not an action.
Starting a blog is the easiest part of blogging and maintaining the blog is the main problem of blogging.
To start a blog all you need is just to follow basic instructions and within 30 minutes your blog is up and running. But maintaining it is a routine task for you and that is what makes you a blogger.
For you to run a blog successfully you need to understand that blogging is a lifestyle and not a job.
TIPS TO OVERCOME WRITERS BLOCK
Overcoming writer’s block can be difficult and what works for me might not work for you but figuring it out yourself is your sure bet. But still, there are some tips that can help you in getting over writer’s block.
1. Listen to Music
This works best for me. Whenever I face writer’s block, all I do is I listen to cool and solemn music and it set me in mood to express myself through writing. Listening to music might help you overcome writer’s block.
2. Read a Book
When facing writer’s block reading a book can help you overcome writer’s block. Reading a book similar to the niche you are writing can serve as a source of idea and put you in the writing mood.
This helps me sometime to overcome writer’s block. Try it out.
3. Do some exercise such as Walking, Running, etc.
Writer’s block can be a consequence of being bored and too relaxed. So doing some exercises like running can get your body in action. I have tried this once and it worked like magic. But still listen to music is my best because I do not want to lose weight. Lol.
4. Talk to a Friend or someone you love
Actually, talking to your friend can make you feel refreshed after several hours of punching the keyboard. If you are facing writer’s block, take a break from writing and talk to a friend or any of your loved ones to refresh your mind and clear your mind of thoughts and worries.
5. Schedule your Post
Scheduling your post can increase your productivity as a freelance writer and blogger. As a writer, you might be tempted to work anytime because there is no one to check on you. So, creating a routine can help you discipline yourself and increase your productivity.
6. Change your Environment
Change of environment can make you feel refreshed and also gives you some sense of responsibility. Change of environment gives you new ideas on what to write.
Travelling can really help you generate new ideas and refresh your mind. If you have a place to visit, go ahead as that could be the source of your ideas.
These are tested tricks of overcoming writer’s block but discovering what works best for you is important.
Looking for new blog post ideas, below are some blog post ideas.
New Blog Post Ideas for You.
1. Create a list post
2. Review a product
3. Create a How-to tutorial
4. Compare products
5. Interview an Expert
6. Repurpose your old blog posts
7. Create an Ultimate Guide
8. Set up a contest on your blog
9. Write about your experience
10. Invite Guest Bloggers to write on your blog
11. Blog about an event
Overcoming writer’s block is all about disciplining yourself to write irrespective of the difficulty. Remember creativity lies in you and you must learn how to unleash your creativity and control it not it controlling you.
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