Blogger's Block - Inability to think of anything to blog about.
You're experiencing an ugly case of Blogger's Block if you find yourself feeling stumped, frustrated and/or anxious about your next blog post. The good news is that it happens to even the most experienced blogger. The bad news is that you may have to exercise your mind to get your creative juices flowing, which may take some time.
There are 5 tips that I use whenever I am needing to dig myself out of a Blogger's Block rut:
5. Be Prepared: Use an Editorial Calendar to help you stay organized and on task. Also, keep a running list of ideas or topics that you want to cover as they come to mind. Keeping a notepad or journal with you for those spur of the moment ideas will be the easiest way to maintain this list. Couple this list with an Editorial Calendar, and you should never run out of topics to write about. Click here to download your very own Excel based editorial calendar if you don't already have one!
4. Read: Read a book or magazines for inspiration. The topics in your reading material may/may not be directly related to your niche. You may, however, develop an idea based on what your mind is processing as your read the material. Catching up on your blog reading is another great way to get your creative juices flowing! A lot of blog readers use Bloglovin' as a platform to keep track of their favorite blogs.
3. Share: Don't be afraid to share! Think about some of your favorites, whether it be foods, books, colors, product, styles, etc. Its easy to talk about things that you love. Topics that include tips and advice are also a win! Your readers want to know about the cool and unique things that you have learned over the course of your life!
2. Draft It: Don't be afraid to draw up a rough draft. If you have a topic, but don't quite know where to start, write it exactly how you would speak it! Once you have put all of your thoughts down, walk away. Come back to it later with a clear mind and edit, edit, edit!
1. Go Easy: Don't be too hard on yourself if you're experiencing Blogger's Block. It happens to us all. Blogging is a job, and you definitely want to be sure that you are in the right frame of mind when perfecting your craft.