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let’s Spot & eliminate – Bug of Blogger’s Block
The truth is that there is not much difference between blogger’s block and writer’s block. However, blogging itself is somewhat of a different writing format, and it tends to require a more casual or conversational writing style. This is not surprising when you consider the fact that by definition blogging is an online journal you share with others. It is because of this that the ways you fight blogger’s block are a little different than how you go about fixing writer’s block.
This is a guest post by Danielle Norrish, if you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here.
10 ways to fight back
Take a few minutes to reflect on why you started your blog, and why you chose its subject matter. This is a good task for when your blogger’s block is linked to an inability to focus.
Post about several news stories or write about several useful website links pertaining to the subject matter of your blog.
Do not give in and recycle a topic. This will be hard to fight, but if you give in to recycling ideas, you will only fall deeper into the whole of creative disparity. If you still want to reuse add a different perspective.
Analyze: Utilize a different creative medium for a half hour or so. This causes your brain to look at the subject matter from a different angle. Imagine the topic of your post is a room, and blogging is one door by which you enter the room while the other creative medium is a different door.
Power of Initiation
Start writing even if you are not completely sold on the topic you are blogging about. You will literally skip the hurdle of blogger’s block with this method. In addition, it may stretch you to get creative if you just push through and write.
Write less but blog more often. This gets you in the habit of blogging so you are less likely to face blogger’s block.
Idea for Ideas
Develop a blogging ritual. You can do this by dedicating yourself to blogging at a certain time of day, or you can develop a routine you go through before you blog. Over time this will indicate to your brain that it is time to write a blog, and you will be less likely to lack ideas and words.
Keep a small notepad and pen with you to jot down blogging ideas while you are on the go. Make sure you write enough of the idea so you can use it later. Ideas do not always flow when you need them to, so take advantage of them by getting them on paper for later.
Become a good story teller. It could be your story or someone else’s (with their permission, of course). Real life can be quite entertaining and inspiring.
Make a list (kind of like this one), but the topic will pertain to your blog subject matter. Lists are useful to readers and they are an easy format to write and read.
You may be thinking I do not have a blog, but I would like to start one. The above ideas will not only fight dreaded blogger’s block, but they will help you to generate ideas for a new blog. Blogging is infiltrating online news venues, businesses and households across the country, so you are certainly not alone in your blogging pursuits.
About the Author
This post is written by Danielle Norrish, a talented writer being a full-time freelancer. Her current occupation is writing for a free resume builder website, where she collects all her knowledge into the resume building.
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