These 26 Techniques and tips get you in the track to overcoming blogger writers block so you can start writing today!
1.If you feel like you’re too busy to start promise yourself you will write at least 5-10 minutes a day. Chances are you will wind up writing much more but even if you don’t making small steps towards a goal is much better than making none.
2. Give your article a publish date and don’t change it. That’s right set an automatic publish date for the blog post to go live within your blogging platform. If you don’t complete it, you will have a half published blog article released to the masses and if that’s not enough motivation then I don’t know what is. Don’t push the date out so far that you feel comfortable with it, preferably no more than 10 days The point is to be uncomfortable enough to get you started and finished!
3. Make a list of prompts or check out the one’s that I’ve listed here to get you started.
4. If you feel that you are too busy to start a blog, start a journal in stead. Here you can quickly write down any ideas that come to you and expound on them as you have time. I recommend carrying it with you, so when something comes to mind you can jot it down. Write about things that bother you, that you are passionate about, things that make you tick, make you think, cry or feel elated then when the time comes translate your musings into a blog! If you already have a journal even better, use it as a source for inspiration in overcoming blogging writers block
5. Research. research, research: start looking at popular products or subjects that come up when you input your desired niche into a search engine, many times it will spark ideas
6. Create your avatar, many writers begin writing by creating a fictional person that they write to. What are his or her issues and how can you offer solutions?
7. Start with the end in mind and develop your post by deciding what the end result will be. When we know where we are going it is much easier to get there. What is the issue you are trying to solve or final point you want to make? Write your last sentence and work backwards. Think about what will occur if you continue to put off starting your blog. Will you regret it in the long run if you continue to put it off? How will you feel if you look back a year or three from now and are in the same position.
9. Join some online bloggers groups and discover just how normal it is to put off starting your blog and gain some inspiration for getting started. Tell them how you feel and what is hindering you, you will get some real feedback and encouragement. Being in a group with minded individuals can serve as the push you need to get started especially when you have a community of people cheering you on.
10. Tell a couple of people that you will have 5 blogs by a certain date and ask them to hold you accountable. Make sure these are people you can trust with your dreams, because in infancy stage they are usually pretty fragile. Accountability is a great way to remain motivated on your goal.
11. Start or visit a group of bloggers. Joining a community on social media is one thing, but actually attending an event where you will meet other bloggers is another. Being able to speak to others about their blogs, ideas and goals will often get you excited for the process and encourage you to get started as well.
12. Read blogs to see what is out there and where you need to fill in the gaps. Most things have been done before, but not like you will. Using your unique spin on a subject is what will make your blog authentic and different.
13. Make a list of all the topics you want to blog about and narrow down the top three you feel most excited about writing and get started.
14. Start the blog and come back to it later. Create a title or first sentence and step away from it. Promise yourself you will come back to it later in the day or week.
15. Take a break from the process. If you can’t even think of a title or first sentence just step away completely and decide you will come back to it in a day or two. It can be frustrating when you want to write but nothing is coming to mind. Many times we need to step away from a project to generate ideas. Taking time to have some fun, a good nights sleep and time to relax often does wonders for creativity
16. Muzzle your inner critic, because they will hinder your progress. I recommend writing down everything negative about the process or the possible outcomes that pop into your head and declare the opposite. I talk about destroying your inner self-critic here. Be nice to you!
17. Stop making excuses. Do you constantly tell yourself that the world doesn’t need another blog, there’s already thousands of blogs on your subject area expertise, or you’ll start your blog when (insert life changing event here) happens. These are all just excuses. Excuses destroy dreams and will put yours to rest if you continue to find reasons you can’t pursue them. Your voice is important to the world and should be heard. Fight through the fears and excuses to overcome blogging writers block.
18. Nix distractions because they are the ultimate creativity killer! Turn off the television and put on some relaxing music. If you have children, try blogging around their schedule. Blog when they are busy with homework or better yet tucked away in their beds. Get them in on the process if they are old enough and have them start their own blogs. Check out my post here about why your child needs a blog!
19. Don’t focus on writing a blog article. Focus on helping the person you are writing to and telling a good story. When we put so much focus on writing a blog article for the world to see it adds unneeded pressure and often takes the fun out of the process, and it should be fun for you to do!
20. Watch some videos on the process. This always get’s me going because you get to hear and see other’s talk about their writing process. I’m a video girl, but you may also like to read blogs about it as well
21. Treat yourself! Think of a reward for completing and publishing your blog article. Maybe a new pair of shoes or some ice cream.
22. Change your writing tools. Many times I like to write by hand first because I find it just seems to flow more naturally than initially putting my ideas on the computer. Once I have the general idea down on paper I transfer it to a computer.
23. Get a couple of magazines pertaining to your subject idea and save pages that are of interest to you. These could be articles or pictures that inspire you to get started writing and overcome blogging writers block
24. Create a poll asking what areas others think are most important pertaining to your blogging area. You can easily create a poll on a social media site or send a private message to family and friends.
25. Craft your outline. This takes the pressure off of having to write an entire article and you get to focus on building the bones.
26. Remember your why, because in the end that is what keeps you going. Is your why that you desire to make a living blogging or you want to help others (or both)? What ever your why is should be the biggest motivator in getting started.
Remember, the world needs your unique perspective and voice. If you don’t start writing your blog, it will never get done, so let’s go! I would love to read your first blog article, please leave a link to it in the comments so I can check it out!