A few weeks ago I shared some ideas on how to overcome writer’s block as a blogger and thought everyone might appreciate a few more good ideas. 🙂 There really are a wide variety of ways to overcome writer’s block so I find that different tricks work at different times for different people, so it’s always nice to have a fully stocked artillery against it.
Overcome Writer’s Block By Walking Away from Your Computer
Last time I mentioned changing your scenery when you’re dealing with writer’s block and this takes it a step further. If you’re like me you’re on your computer for hours on end, which can sap creativity at times. If you’re dealing with writer’s block, then get up and walk away from that computer.
I know as a blogger that might be difficult, but get up, go outside and take a breath of fresh air. This will do much more for your blogging than any amount of time staring at a blank screen ever will.
Read Old Posts
I’ve found that another great way to get over writer’s block is to read old blog posts you’ve written. This can have multiple benefits, but really it can help you see what your line of thinking might’ve been and possibly get the mental juices flowing on a related blog topic or even doing a post counter to the one you’re reading.
One added tip to reading older posts is to look at the comments section to see what the reaction of your readers was. Maybe they brought up a different point you didn’t cover or asked a question. These can be a goldmine for your blogging and a great way to come up with some new topic ideas that can help you overcome writer’s block.
Change Your Writing Location
Where is it that you write most of your blog posts? Are you at home in your office, or are you at a local coffee shop? If you’re dealing with writer’s block and you’re writing from the same location most of the time that could very well be part of the reason.
Instead of sitting at the same place and staring at the blank screen why don’t you try writing somewhere else? If you’re at home then why not try a coffee shop or a local park. Or you could try writing at home. The point is to change things up. I think you’ll find that your blogging will improve.
Watch a Movie
Ok, I am not recommending sitting in front of the television for hours on end, but if you’re dealing with writer’s block and you have the time why not watch a favorite movie of yours. Maybe it doesn’t even have to be the whole movie, but part of it. The point is to turn your mind off from the blogging and simply find something you enjoy. You’d be amazed at what it could do in order to help you overcome your writer’s block and maybe even catch a flick you haven’t seen in a long time.
How often do you deal with writer’s block as a blogger? What are some of your favorite ways to overcome it?
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