Have you ever suffered from writers block? Wondering how other creators seem to effortless put out creative ideas? You will be happy to know you are not alone. I have been asked how do I always find topics to write about on my blog. I decided to put together a list of tips to help others who need help to overcome their writers block.
1. Take time away from social media and your blog
Sometimes staring at a blank page or screen can be redundant. Having time away, spend time with family and friends. Get outside in the fresh air, do something that has your mind elsewhere. Then you can go back to the task refreshed and motivated again. If you are thinking about taking some time away from social media, I have shared my tips for a social media detox.
2. Search Pinterest for ideas and inspiration
Pinterest is a great tool to read lots of different blog posts and content on so many topics. There are lots of tags and challenges too. Their is also blog ideas lists of topics you could cover on your own blog. You will definitely find inspiration on there. I am loving Pinterest at the moment and my monthly views have jumped by 50K a month, if used properly is a great tool for blog ideas and blog traffic. I share my content on Pinterest too.
3. Change your writing environment
Sometimes it can be as simple as changing around your workspace to help motivate you. Take a trip to your local coffee shop, or even just change the room you are writing in. A fresh space can give a refreshed mind.
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4. Re-write or update old content
Revisiting old content you have put out, gives you the opportunity to add a different perspective, update information or you may have more experience to write from now. Updating photographs can boost your engagement and your inspiration. I have already compiled a list of older blog posts that I want to re-write and add more creative photographs.
5. Read more blog posts or motivational books
Reading other creators content can be a great way to reignite your passion and motivation for blogging. It can also inspire you with ideas. If you come across a tag or theme you want to write in your own perspective, you should always credit the original creator. Motivational books are great to refocus your efforts and come back to your blog with fresh eyes. I have a book called Atomic Habits that I want to read.
6. Eliminate distractions when writing
Having a quiet place to write with no distractions can help focus your mind on the task at hand. However, I have always been someone who likes some background noise when writing or being creative. It is about finding what is the best environment for you to be creative.
7. Plan/Schedule content for your blog monthly
This tip is definitely one that has helped my eliminate writers block and will help you in the future. Scheduling content a month a head, gives you time to plan ideas and have less pressure on yourself. Back to the middle of last year I created a structured blogging schedule and planning my content monthly and it has made a huge different for writers block but also it has made me fall in love with blogging even more. I shared a post about how I plan my blog content, where I shared tips on how you can plan content ideas a month ahead. I now have content planned until the end of May with this method.
These are a few of the tips that can help you if you are stuck in a rut and can’t seem to get those blog ideas flowing. Take a breath, take some pressure off. All creative people experience writers block and remember you are not less of a writer because of it.
Have you got a sure way to overcome writers block? What works best for you? I’d love to hear in the comments.