5 Powerful Steps To Eliminate Writer’s Block

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We all know what writer’s block is, and most of the time we are not happy about this experience. I battled with this issue for 3 months because mine was getting out of hand. Each time I tried to write something that was on my head, I went blank – the ideas are buried within my brain cells but no strategy to vomit them unto my book and then to my PC.

But I discovered a way to eliminate 95% of the factors that contribute to this. You will discover that the more content you have out there, the more influential and productive you will be. It’s not a good writer that wins in this blogging game, it’s the best writer.

If I have 200 guest posts on A-List blogs and you have 50 on the same type of blog, there is no way you can get more traffic than me. It’s just so simple and obvious.

Alright, here are the steps needed to eliminate writer’s block and set your writing in ablaze.

1. Set A Writing Goal

How many bloggers set goals before writing? I asked my readers one time and was shocked with the honest feedback. 70% of bloggers don’t even write down their goals and that is the problem. Until you set it out, make it a top priority, you’re not going to enjoy writing. It all boils down to what you love doing (passion). When I started out in this blogging game, I fell into this deadly trap and that was the beginning of my doom.

But today, I admonish you to write down your goals on paper and ink. Set out how many article you would write every week. For me, I write on my blog on Mondays and Thursdays. The remaining days are used for guest posting. But that’s mine, look at your Calendar and set your priorities right.

2. Every Idea Is Worth It

Does your idea seem worthless? Well, it does happen to every writer and blogger out there. You have that lovely idea but it just doesn’t make any sense. Here’s what I recommend: Don’t neglect that idea. It could be the best idea ever that encourages higher comments and tweets. Ideas usually drop on our brain like an egg in a nest. Write it down and later on, dig deeper into it and you would discover some hidden gems.

Remember: In every nonsense, there is sense. Mathematically:

Non + Sense = Nonsense
Therefore: Nonsense – none = sense.

I hope you like my tiny funny equation but look at it critically. It can transform your blogging career and make your write ups unique.

3. Write With Your Own Voice

You’ll continue to struggle with writer’s block until you find your own voice. Every blogger out there has their own writing voice, that is what differentiates you from the teaming crowd. Don’t try to be like any other writer out there – you can learn from them, read their blogs to get ideas but don’t follow their style. You’re unique and that is what sets you writing continuously, without any fear of accuracy or conciseness. Follow your voice, it pays great dividends.

Are you humorous, teasy and fun, let your words show it. Don’t be overly serious with your write up and if need be, tell a short story and your readers would love it.

4. Use Acronyms To Get Writing Ideas

I have been using acronyms to write my posts, it helps. It’s so simple but you’ll never lack ideas or concepts to produce interesting content.

Here’s what I mean: You can write an article post on 7 tips to I.N.C.R.E.A.S.E traffic to your blog. Each letter from that word “increase” is going to form a vital factor in increasing your blog’s traffic. First write down the meaning of those letters in your own way, your style and start writing. It’s the best adventure for writers.

5. Read Blog Comments

I have written several of my posts and guest posts from the ideas on comment section. There are helpful ideas when you go through concise comments. I don’t mean those spammy comments like “thank you,” I mean those bloggers that actually commented frankly.

Beginners can also ask intelligent questions and this could stand as your writing pivot. Don’t neglect this idea generation secret. It can help you in so many ways – e-book writing, article writing, public speaking, webinars and what have you.

With the above 5 steps, I don’t think you’ll still have problems fighting writer’s block. But there is something that makes this possible and that is: action. Step out today, and practice what you have learned. See you at the top!

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  1. August 24, 2011

    Michael Chibuzor said:

    Thanks for publishing my guest article on your reputable blog. I’m so grateful to be a contributor here. Thanks!


  2. August 24, 2011

    maddie said:

    Another idea that I use to overcome writer’s block is just dotting down keywords related to my subject. I write down as many as I can and sometimes, some will jump out at me so that I can come up with something to write about.

    I liked your equation.


  3. August 24, 2011

    greg ascentive said:

    It’s weird… I’ve been running into a sort of “computer-block” recently; there’s no shortage of ideas, just an aversion to sitting in front of the PC hour after hour and an inability to crank out work over the past couple weeks.

    I wish Tablet technology would quickly improve so I could actually produce work on those devices to balance out my PC-sitting time.


    • August 25, 2011

      Michael Chibuzor said:

      You can just do it. One way to overcome your issue is to write down your headline and points before starting.

      I hope it helps!


  4. August 26, 2011

    Carol said:

    For a long time, my biggest question was always: What should I write about?

    And this kind of took out the fun of writing. I solved the problem by doing some simple keyword research and putting them into an Excel spreadsheed together with traffic data from Google Traffic Estimator and competition data from the free market samurai tool.

    I got rid of all very low traffic keywords and highly competitive terms.

    No, before writing an article I always browse through my keywords list and I immediately find several keywords that spark a string of ideas for a new blog post or article.


  5. August 26, 2011

    Ricardo Bueno said:

    I can’t remember who said it, but I love this quote: “Writer’s block is simply the fear that you’re going to write something horrible.”

    To an extent, I believe that. The inner critic in us starts to wonder “is this good enough?” “Will people read it?” “Will people share it?” “Nah, this sounds stupid… I need to re-write it.”

    The sooner you learn to silence the inner critic, the better. Your writing isn’t going to be “perfect”, but if you keep writing, people will come to admire and respect your work because it’s you.

    Me? I write nights and edit in the mornings. Heck, I sketch outlines and write ideas during lunch. I carry a moleskine and a sketchpad everywhere I go. Sometimes I feel like I get stuck. I don’t know what to say next… But really, it’s not that I don’t know what to say next. I have an idea formulated in my head, I just can’t get the words out. So I’ll lock myself in the conference room, pace around and talk aloud to myself for an hour. That usually does the trick.

    If you want to get better, commit to writing a little bit every single day. You don’t have to publish everything, but you do have to make that initial commitment. Just start. And don’t stop.


  6. August 30, 2011

    Noel Addison said:

    I agree that every idea is worth it. While in the brainstorming process do not reject ideas easily. List it down as there is a possibility that this idea will grow into multiple list of more ideas.


  7. September 30, 2011

    Sahil Kotak said:

    One of the best ways to avoid writer’s block is to read more and use all the ideas you get. It helps a lot and has also helped in past.

    Thanks for the tips,
    Sahil




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