Blogger’s block may be something that every blogger will inevitably suffer from. Sometimes you may find it is very difficult to brainstorm suitable ideas to write about. The lack of ideas, creativity and inspiration usually makes you fretful. But how can you overcome blogger’s block?
You can try to reread your previous posts. Sometimes it’s helpful to reread an article of two from your archives when you’re stuck. Pick one you remember feeling really good about when you first wrote it. The idea here is to somehow regain that sense of enthusiasm you originally felt, and take that new energy and put it into a new article.
Go to some blog sites and read other blogs and news sites can spark endless ideas. You might want to expand on a topic another blogger covers and link back to that blog as a point of reference. By doing this, you will be able to get ideas on what to write about. Maybe one or two things that you come across will tick something on your brain and remove the big block there. Once you feel yourself gaining momentum, copy and paste the content into a new post with a link back to the article that inspired you. Not only have you created new content, but you’ve hopefully begun a worthwhile discussion among your community.
When you’re feeling like you have nothing to write about, reading industry news is very beneficial for sparking a thought for a new blog. Subscribe to emails of daily news headlines from just a few of your favorite news sources. You can scan about two or three of them daily for current event-related blog posts. Subscribe to one news source that publishes views you usually don’t agree with to really get your creative juices flowing. You may even find something you’ve wanted to write about for quite some time and haven’t found the right approach for it. Even though your blogging is not in any way related to news, current events or politics, there is nothing wrong with checking out what is happening to the world lately. Sometimes, these things tend to have a small relation to what you are blogging about.
If you’re still having trouble writing, then maybe your current setup isn’t doing it for you. Have a pleasant workplace, so that you can think better. Sometimes a change of scenery can be enough to jolt your mind out of its comfort zone. Moving your PC or writing desk close to a window with a view or just rearranging your writing space will work wonders. A new environment can bring with it a fresh aroma that sparks your creativity. Anything that puts your thoughts in a new context, in a context unfamiliar to you, could be enough to change the way you see your content.
Above all, when you find nothing to write about, you can try to reread your previous posts, visit other blog sites, turn to news and change your writing space so as to get some inspiration.