Writers block is something that every blogger will experience at some point. When it happens it’s quite easy to panic causing yourself alot more stress then good. Here are some super easy tips and tricks to help get your blogging game back without the crazy stress levels.
Change your environment
Who else is guilty of penning their blogs from exactly the same environment every single day? Well I definitely am. It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut because you’re so comfortable in your own little bubble. Try walking down to some local cafes, a park, library or even just set up in a different room in the house! It’s amazing how a change in environment can give you a new perspective and really get the ideas flowing.
Sometimes it’s helpful to take the pressure off yourself and just write. Don’t worry about self-editing throughout just do a huge word vomit and then come back to it later. That way you’re still getting something down but you’re aware it’s going to need work later. It may sound silly but if you’re not worried about it sounding perfect the first time it can be easier to get yourself into writing to begin with.
Ask your community
When I’m stuck I always tweet out asking what people would like to see. It’s a great way to get your audience involved more and then they get to see what they like too!
Collaborate with someone else
Recently Sheri was a little uninspired and took a break from blogging but one of her first posts back was a collaboration with a bunch of other bloggers (including me, read that post here). Not only does it take the pressure off you creatively it’s a great way to network with other bloggers as well.
Take a break
Whether it’s an extended break, a lunch break or a week off it’s really important to take time for yourself. At the end of the day if you’re constantly writing and putting yourself under pressure the quality of your content will decrease so it’s not worth it.
Look back at your archives
There is no way your top 5 favourite nude lipsticks are the same as they were 3 years ago so revive the title and do another version OR stem some ideas from older posts.
Keep a notebook/idea list
This doesn’t have to be a physical notebook but somewhere you write down an idea every time it pops into your head. I have a list on a phone, iPad and a physical notebook brimming with titles that I thought of whilst watching TV or out for coffee because I never remember it if I don’t write it down! It’s such a valuable way to help when you’re experiencing a bit of writers block because all you have to do is flick through those lists and see if anything jumps out at you. Usually it’s 50/50 whether those ideas that sprung on me get used but more often than not ideas steam from those I’ve jotted down so it’s definitely helpful either way!
Look for inspiration from fellow bloggers
I’m not saying be a copy cat but I find my Bloglovin’ feed one of the most inspiring spaces. Spend some time reading other peeps blogs and build upon ideas. I always do this with my trusty notepad because ideas always spring into my head when reading other people’s blogs. The same goes for magazines and Pinterest – they’re a haven for inspiration! (please always remember to give credit where credit is due though peeps!)
What are your top tips for overcoming writers block?
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