The fastest way to learn something is by teaching it. Since a lot of my readers are bloggers, I’ve received many requests on how to break a writers block. In the beginning, you’re so excited about your new blog. Your head is just filled with fresh new creative ideas bulging to leap onto your computer screen. Then after a certain period of time, writers block! You scream to the top of your lungs, “What can I possibly write about now!!????”
For a few of you, money is rolling in and you can care less, that is until your residual income dips. For most of you who don’t make money with blogs, it’s the step before you decide to call it a day and quit. Thus becoming yet another statistic. The question is: what happened to your creative spark? How are people able to write every day and here you are: stuck. Where’s the momentum? Where are the topics? What are people going to be interested in? And then after you finally figure out your next post, you got to write another one!
Change your Blogger Mindset
1. Read the stuff you hate
Certainly there are articles, books, magazines, that you hate. Read them. That way you get someone else’s perspective. Even if you disagree with them, why not use that as an entry for your blog. “Why I think _______ is wrong about _________. “ Your blog is your opinion, feel free to disagree with others and explain as to why.
2. Let go of your ego
Many bloggers have this problem challenge. Don’t ignore the little guys, instead, learn from them. If you’re an old timer in the blogging world, there will always be a lot of fresh new hungry people full of valuable info that can help you strive. But if your ego is the way, then you’ll never be able to capitalize. What would of happened if the big guys ignored you when you first started?
3. Be comfortable being uncomfortable
I wrote a very popular article about this. It simply talks about putting yourself in the most uncomfortable situation possible. Do at least 1 day. I personally write my blogs based on what happens to me daily. Not about what I did, but usually of how my mind responded in a particular way. Doing uncomfortable things allow you to have creative breakthroughs. If you hate public speaking, and you did it, there would be an endless amount of new ideas you can now talk about. Before we experience a breakthrough, we’ll go through a breakdown. So remember if you’re feeling like it’s over, it might just be the time you’ll have a creative breakthrough that will almost magically give you that inspiration to move forward.
4. Remember your intent
Why did you start blogging? To make money? To share your thoughts? Whatever it is, keep those in mind. If you looking to make money, then remember, making money online isn’t easy, just ask Shoemoney, John Chow, or Neil Patel, it took him years. If you want to share your thoughts, then give it a few days, live your life, and your creative spark will chime in.
Obviously becoming a successful blogger is just as hard as becoming a successful anything. People will have their highs and lows throughout this journey, but your blogger mindset needs to be conditioned so you’ll be able to communicate your lows into highs in lesser durations.
Hopeful this makes sense and you are know inspired to take on this challenge of doing some if not all of the things listed above.
Obviously, reading this you can see that these strategies and techniques are applicable in your everyday life.
What ideas do you have to add to the mix?
I find Flickr is an excellent source of Inspiration for Blogging Ideas + also an incredible Resource for all Bloggers to insert some interesting Photography Visuals into their Blog Posts*
Cheers! ;)) Peace*
Thanks Billy! I can see how flickr can do this. Since pictures do portray a thousands words. Put up like 10 pictures and you got like 10 blog posts right there!! 😉
Videos are helpful, too for making quick, but quality post. I’m sure one video = 10 pictures, so 1 video = 10000 words. 😉
P.S. Good article, so I tweeted it on my Twitter account
Haha Touche’! Thanks Orik!!! As far as video blogs go, I would always say make sure you write synopsis about it.
I look for popular topics online. And daily life occurrences.
You can always do this by going to GOOGLE TRENDS
Reading other blogs and writing your own take on the topic or issue
Good one Ace! That works really well. In fact find something you disagree with and you will be compelled to write about it.
Continuity is the key to success one day no matter what the subject is because most subject are discussed earlier. It is the person how he/she discuss/narrate it and with continuity, punctuality or not.
You are correct, each person has their own view/opinion on it.
Breaking out of your comfort zone, as #3 suggested, does open up the mind to a world of new possibilities. Things you may have never considered as possible may become an option.
It’s like as you grow up, everything technically out of your comfort zone. Then eventually, you stop doing new things because of risk, fear, etc. If people switch their mindset to how it was as a a kid, it can make a remarkable difference.
Well done AJ , I think writing about something you disagree with will generate more powerful posts than those post that you talk about something you really like. good one!
It’s fun because you get to share your perception of the topic. Create some heated debates!!
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hi, aj, first thanks for you excellent answer, and i have got the idea about how to Inspire Yourself for Endless Ideas
Blogger Mindset 2.0 is what i tend to learn, and here you mainly introduce it to me in advance, thanks a lot!