Writers can often struggle with writers block. Some days your writing is flowing while other days you are paralyzed. As a blogger, you know how important it is to produce quality content.
When you don’t have the desire to write or can’t think of anything to write about, just remember these tips.
1. Use A Timer
I started using a desktop timer to help me with writing blog articles. It worked so well, I started using the timer for all of my other projects.
The idea is to time yourself for at least 10 minutes. This is extremely helpful because it breaks the task into sections. Write for 10 minutes and then go do something else.
Here is a list of some great online count down timers:
- Egg Timer-My favorite timer. Very clean interface too.
- Countdown Timer from JC-Simple timer in the browser
Of course you could just use a simple kitchen timer too!
2. Fueling up before writing
If you can’t figure out what to write, your best option is to start reading other blogs and look for stories within your niche. I use Google’s Reader and have folders with each category of blogs I have RSS Feeds for.
When I can’t think of anything to write about, I spend an hour reading and fueling up before I begin writing about a topic.
The best part is you can simply take a different angle on a story and give your opinion to create an entirely different article.
Then link to the original story in your article and leave a comment on the original story. You are not only going to gain authority but back links as well.
3. Keep a list of ideas
I like to keep a document for saving ideas for blog articles. Everytime you get an idea for an article, write down the headline and some key points and save it.
Over time you will build a list of headlines you can use for future articles. It’s a great backup tool when you run out of ideas or have writers block!
4. Know when to write
Sometimes you just don’t feel like writing at all. Then there are other times when you are gushing with ideas.
Take note of and start scheduling your writing habits around that time.
5. Free Writing
Finally, when you do decide to sit down and write a blog article, time yourself for 10 minutes (or longer if you find yourself in a groove) and don’t think about editing, punctuation, or grammar.
Just get all of your ideas out. Then close the document, come back later and edit.
These are tips I have learned over the years. I hope they help ease you out of writers block.
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