Breaking the block in blogging
If there is such a thing as a writer’s block, then there is also what everyone calls a blogger’s block.
Some of you may already know that kind of feeling. These are times when you feel that you cannot seem to start blogging anything. That everything is so clustered and you cannot begin to write one single word.
How could this happen when you were so good at blogging before? Why is it that you cannot get one word written? And the more you think about blogging, the more you are not able to blog.
What is the best thing to do when you find yourself situations like this?
Below are ideas that you might find helpful during your “cannot seem to blog” days.
1. Do some blog visitation.
Go to some blog sites and read what is posted there. If possible, trace back blogs that were past favorite. Or you could also visit some least favorite ones. By doing this, you will be able to get ideas on what to write about. Maybe one or to things that you come across will tick something on your brain and remove the big block there. You might be able to find a topic that you want to blog about but has forgotten already.
2. Have a look at your blog inbox.
This is one of the best ways to find a topic to write about. Since this is your site, you might notice aspects you have set aside before. You can try and answer an email or a comment made there.
This is also the best time to check out links that are put into other posts. Have a look at what they are offering. It might just be related to yours and you will be thankful that you checked.
3. Put some comment on other blogs.
You can make use of your own blog to comment on another’s. Maybe you can get to expand the idea that is already presented. You can use trackback comments if the site allows it.
4. Check out the news.
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.
5. Blog randomly.
Look for a word or topic. Then begin writing about it. You can also do this with pictures. Check out photos and think of something to write about it.
If those things do not seem to work for you, you can search for creative or journal writing software to help you with your writing problem. Oftentimes, these things have suggestions of topic or idea that can help you get started.
6. Think about an extraordinary topic.
For example, you can research about inventions and inventors. What was the first car ever invented? Anything that you fancy.
You can look for them at online resources like encyclopedias and almanacs. When you finally have the answer, start blogging about it. You never know, maybe some people are thinking of the same things and you have somehow provided them with answers. Besides, it also fine to drift off from your usual topic one in awhile. Your readers might like the refreshing change too.
7. Do something you have not done before.
If you cannot think of something new, any blogging related things will do just as long as you have not done them to your blogs before. Put pictures into your blogs. Add videos or any other unique features. It is all up to you.
8. Forget about blogging for a while.
This might be one of those times when your mind and body is in need of a break from writing. Get outside. Go to the beach or go shopping. Anything that will take your mind off your blogs.
You just might feel refreshed and ready to start blogging once you get back up in front of your computer.
There are a lot more ways of getting off that blogging block off you. Think about it. If ever you did come up with other things, you can blog about it to help others experiencing blogger’s block.