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3 Ways I Battle and Overcome Blogger’s Block

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So, yeah, you know that there are times that I don’t even have or know what to blog about. Remember this post? Sometimes I am embarrassed, other times, I am just frustrated. Like fam, nothing to write? I check my drafts and I am like, none of these items are in my vibes right now, so no.

Blogger’s block is real, long and short. And it can be tiring and overwhelming and just not too cool. I mean, you have an audience and you don’t have what to say to your audience. Jeez…

I have tried a lot of things in the past and while some worked, others failed. In a way, I now have a pattern of a list of things to do when I open my WordPress dashboard and my blogger’s memory is totally blocked.

I have a post on how to never run out of blog ideas here but these tips I am about to share with you now are slightly different. You could also go on to check some more ideas to help you get out of your Blogger’s block in that post.

 

I go out and have experiences

Here’s is what I have come to realize as a Writer/Blogger, the more experiences we have, the more things we have to talk about, muse about and ponder on. So when I switch things up, change my environment and leave my comfort zone, my Blogger memory is stimulated.

I am a stay-at-home kind of girl. I am very comfortable with staying in my comfort zone, which is working on my laptop so much that I forget that the world is actually happening.

It is therefore not uncommon to run out of ideas and blog post inspiration. And so, because this has worked for me, I simply ask Bloggers who have an issue with Blogger’s block to try to go out and create memories.

I practice Free Writing

Free-writing is simply freestyling or forcing yourself to write. So, I open my WordPress dashboard and have nothing to say yea, I just close the page and move on to my Google Keep to free write.

I pen what’s in my mind at the time. It’s amazing how this works so well. Before you know it, really cool ideas begin to form in your head. I am able to dig out something from my free, careless musing and before I know it, it’s become a thing.

I do something different 

So, if for the last 6 months, all I have been doing is writing long posts or a certain kind of posts, I switch things up and do something entirely different.

E.g, I post a video and talk about it. It always works because I have realized that in trying to talk about the video or something, a whole new blog post is formed and I am like, wowzer, all I needed was material?

Another thing you could try is to write lists. E.g 25 Women Quotes to Inspire you, 101 ways to say No. It is sometimes lazy blogging but it helps you to fill in the gap while you try to find yourself.

Have you ever been in the blogger block situation before? I would really love to know how you battled and overcame. What did you do differently?

 

 

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(12) Comments

  1. Chinedu says:

    I admire how you still get to blog after all these years. Just a few blocks and I was out. Ahaha.

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Oh thank you. So, are you interested in getting back in? How can we ease the process?

  2. Few weeks ago, blogger’s block hit me really hard. I mean, I stared at the uncompleted drafts I had on my dashboard and couldn’t flesh them out.

    One of the things that helped were the Facebook posts I’d written years ago. I had to go all the way back to retrieve some of them and publish on my blog. They were in very good shape and with a little editing, I was good to go.

    Another thing that helped me deal with this block was reading blog posts from other bloggers. It stirred new ideas and cleared the fog

    The free writing you mentioned worked for me. Since I run a faith based blog, after my devotion, I just write what I learnt from my devotion and right in the middle of it, ideas come.

    https://ifegrace.com

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Oh awesome awesome. Very nice approach to combating Blogger’s block. Good one.

  3. Hi, great tips. Usually when I experience bloggers block, I leave writing for a few hours to a day and everything is peachy when I return.

    Ill try your methods too and see how they turn out.

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Oh yeah, that works a lot for me too as I suddenly miss blogging and have loads of ideas to pour out.

  4. Blogger’s block worsened by laziness is my greatest undoing. When I’m really motivated to write and nothing is forthcoming, I just sit down there and write till it begins to make sense. I might eventually end up deleting the initial lines sef

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Free writing. Usually a good way to blog through the blogger’s block.

  5. Nice tips, as always.

    For me, it’s time. Babe, I have loads things on my mind to write but to find time to write my content, hia, that’s the ish.

    I have loads of unfinished content in my notepad.

    But what can I do? I look at my daughter and tell myself she’s worth it. It’s a phase, it shall pass. Lol.

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Awwwwwwwn, indeed, it’s a phase and it shall pass.

  6. I didn’t know staying through the period and penning random ideas down is free writing. Thank you so much Esther. You are such an awesome blogger. so consistent too. Well done.

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Thank you very much Ralia

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