Writer’s Block – The term that is used generally for writers who aren’t able to write because there mind gets clogged. It may be due to lack of ideas, or maybe due to a bad mood. Whatever may be the reason, the problem is still that author is not able to write.
The problem with the Writer’s block is that the more you try to write or find ideas, the more frustrated you get and slowly and steadily you get engulfed into a vicious circle. Then the situation becomes pretty bad.
As bloggers do the work of writing posts, therefore, writer’s block is a commonly faced problem among them. This can affect your blog posting frequency and if it becomes a frequently occurring problem, then it can be really disastrous for a blog’s growth.
So, we have to curtail the frequency of this problem, in order to sustain our blog’s growth.
1. Structured Blogging
You might have heard the saying “Prevention is better than Cure”. Structured blogging approach is more of a prevention mechanism. So, we are trying to prevent any situation that might ultimately lead to a condition of writer’s block.
Structured blogging approach starts with a setup of a blog posting workflow. A workflow that divides the blogging task into small parts. This makes the task of blogging a little bit easier as you are concentrating on each small job – one at a time. Hence, you are decreasing the chances of getting stuck up. You can refer to my blog posting workflow and develop one for yourself.
2. Take Inspiration
Sometimes, the problem is about creativity. You are just out of ideas and you need real inspiration to make you work and write an article.
You can get inspiration from other people’s work. A piece of writing can really inspire you to write better. So, you can read some of the blogs that you like, and maybe you might get some ideas in your head which might propel you to write.
Similar to blogs, newspapers contain articles that are really well written and they are a full of ideas. You may never know that a blog might get it’s inspiration from news articles.
I have found videos to be really inspiring, because they are filled with new and unique concepts. They are always full of ideas that you might like to add to your blog. A funny video can inspire you to do a parody post.
There are infinite number of places to find inspiration. You just have to find one for yourself and use it when you are really stuck while writing an article.
3. Unnerve yourself
Sometimes inspiration does not work for you and your are really stressed out. Then, you really need some time to unnerve yourself and take a break to bring back your mind into a stable state.
This technique works everywhere. I used outdoor activity to de-stress myself when I got stuck with a maths problem. It used to take me hours and I still wasn’t able to solve it and once I came back after the activity I was able to solve the problem in a few minutes. It is a recommended stress buster and is a must do in these type of situations.
You can take a walk in the nearby park, or play games like badminton and tennis or even try swimming (Good activity for the summer season).
Lighten your mood by watching your favourite television shows or listening to your favourite music. The point is to really de-stress yourself.
I would highly recommend comedy shows. “Laughter is the best medicine” and is indeed a really great stress buster. Relax and Enjoy and remember to Laugh Out Loud.
Give it a Break
You are totally messed up and you are in no mood to write. This is the time when you should give writing a break and maybe proceed with it on a later stage.
This would be the right time use your previously planned posts so that you will be still be able to keep the same blog posting frequency 🙂