One of the hardest things about blogging is figuring out how to beat writer’s block. Whether aiming to post seven days a week or two, it is inevitable that you will eventually be stumped for ideas. While I am still learning new things every day in the blogosphere I have picked up a few tips for creating blog posts! Here goes:
- Make connections. Don’t be afraid to get out there and meet new people. Whether it be online or in person new people can be key in curing writer’s block. Running out of blog ideas? Feature a shop in your community. Visit a local restaurant and ask them if they would like to be part of your blog. Email etsy shops and ask them if you can write about their products. This is something done here on Channelling Dolly often on Yes Please!
- Go somewhere you have never been before. Nothing gets the brainwaves flowing like new adventures. Maybe your mind is saying see other countries, but your pocketbook is like yeah not now. Bummer right? However, this doesn’t have to stop your adventurous spirit. Explore your own city. Spend a day visiting those places you always put off because you “can do those any day since you live there”. Those new places may just spark your creativity and give you a new post.
- Listen to your favorite music, go to a concert or visit a museum. It helps a person find their creative energy by being with like-minded people or immersing yourself in art. It is so inspiring to be around things that jumpstart your imagination.
- Get yourself a planner to schedule your blog posts. This helps in several ways. One way is that on the days you are feeling it and the ideas are a plenty you can write down ideas far in advance. Two it will help you get your photos ready to go along with your posts so that this doesn’t become a roadblock as well.
- Start planning regular features. This is a really good way to know that you have ideas for at least part of your week on your blog. For example, every Monday Channelling Dolly has Dolly Parton quotes in Monday Dose of Dolly. It is a plus for writer’s block and your readers will know what to expect that day!
- Last but not least just remember to relax. If the ideas are not forthcoming just step away from the computer and take a break. If you are tired and frustrated you may not get your best work out. Come back to it later.
I hope you find these tips helpful! Do you have any of your own to add?