As a blogger, dealing with writer’s block is something I’ve had to do in the past and something I’m sure I will have to deal with in the future. It can be hard thinking of things to post and so I thought I’d share some of my tips for dealing with writer’s block.
- Write down everything. I have the wordpress app on my phone and usually have pen and paper with me and so no matter where I am, if I get an idea for a blog post, I write it down. Honestly, just have one or two words can be really helpful in starting a blog post. The hardest part about writing is facing that blank page – having something down is a huge help!
- Have themed days. Blogger Tip Tuesdays, Wedding Wednesdays, the Friday Five. The only of these themes I do each week is the Friday Five, but it’s great to have a few themed days to help structure my blog posts. By doing a themed day, you aren’t necessarily committing to writing on that theme each week (there are plenty of weeks I don’t do Blogger Tip Tuesdays or Wedding Wednesdays but having that option is great), but it can be helpful in jogging the brain!
- Don’t be afraid to use prompts. The SITS girls, an amazing community of female bloggers, posts writing prompts for each month and there are always some great ideas there. Check out September’s writing prompts here for some cool ideas of things to blog about.
- Solve a problem. That is always my strategy for Blogger Tip Tuesdays. I think about a question I have or had or something that was hard for me and then I write about it. Whether it be how to start a blog, how I utilize Twitter to help grow my blog, how I’ve been able to grow my blog or how to increase your blog traffic, the topics are all things I’ve dealt with and thought I’d share my thoughts.
- Share about yourself. Regardless of what you blog about, your readers will want to know more about you. Some of my best received posts have been when I’ve shared ten facts about me or any kind of “get to know me” post. Being honest and real with your readers is always a win and an easy way to do that is share some things they may not know.
What do you do when you are experiencing writer’s block?