Blogging Writers Block?

blogging writers blockEvery now and then we’re all going to experience what I refer to as “blog block.”  No matter what you do you just can’t get anything concrete out of your head and into that blog of yours. It was happening to me quite often until I decided to compile some blog post content jogging tips. I have decided to share them with everyone to help spark some minds and in hopes of getting my eyes on even more great content.

Go out in public and watch and listen. People watching can make your mind really run wild. Look at how people are dressed, how they’re interacting with each other, and listen in if you can. Some of my favorite content comes from just putting myself in a place and observing.

 Write about a past experience. Have you had something crazy happen to you? Have you had any traumatic events you don’t mind sharing? For example, I am a vet tech and decided to write about the only time I’ve been bitten by a dog. It actually was a pretty big hit! Just because it’s in the past doesn’t mean that it’s not going to make good content.

Don’t write for your readers and write for yourself. If you’re writing and constantly worrying if people are going to like it then you’re going to run out of things that you want to say really quickly. Trust me, if you feel like writing about it just go with it and people will respond. If they don’t like what you have to say ask yourself, “Do you really want to have them as a follower?”

Don’t always sit down and write in the same place or the same way. I usually type out all of my blog posts while hanging out on the couch and watching TV. If that isn’t working, I’ll head to the table. I don’t know why but location seems to have a lot to do with blog block. Also, try actually handwriting some thoughts on some paper. You know, that thing we used to do before computers with a pen and paper. Yeah, that.

Go though your photo albums on your phone, your old ones from way back when, and even your parents albums. Pictures are sure-fire way to get the memories flowing and memories make your brain get to thinking.

Stop trying for a few minutes and just have some general conversations with people. A lot of my post ideas come from just normal everyday life. I won’t even be thinking about my writing and in the middle of a conversation I’ll exclaim, “OH, I’m going to blog about that.” I can almost see my husbands face right now since I do that to him pretty much every other conversation.

Are you really good at something? Do you have some special talent? Try doing a how-to or step by step demonstration on how to do it. I actually learned how to curl my tongue into a “clamshell” by reading a blog post years ago. Thanks random blogger! I’ve decided to include a picture to the right just in case you have no idea what I’m talking about.

Make a list of random things about you. For example, top 10 things you hate, top 10 things you love, top 10 places you want to visit. Not only can you use that list as a fun blog post about yourself but it’ll most likely pull on your thought strings and hopefully pummel down that blog block.

Don’t be afraid to reuse some of your old posts. I don’t mean to just post the same thing again but go back to when you first started blogging and revamp what you had previously posted. Blogging is a learning process and can be considered a job. With time we get better at everything so it’s okay to use your new refined skills to add and revamp what you know could be better.

I hope this post helped jog some minds! I’m glad I did this post because in the process of it I thought of about 13 new topics to write about.

Unconventional Mommy Tails is all from the mind of Erin whom is a 20 something wife, mother, and registered veterinary technician. We’re a military family currently living thousands of miles away from friends and family. Erin uses blogging as a social outlet and also to spread some knowledge on animal wellness. To be honest, the blog is mostly humorous stories of everyday life.

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  • Deedra September 27, 2013, 2:20 pm

    I love the idea of the 10 random things about myself idea. When I get writers block I always call me best friend. He gets me laughing and takes my mind off of not being about to crack something out.

  • [email protected] September 28, 2013, 10:13 am

    Wonderful tips! Thank you! These will help and gives me a fresh look.


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