Fight Writer’s Block: Creativity on Command
What are you going to write today?
Bloggers have to create content on a regular basis. We aren’t students writing papers due at the end of semester or Olympians called on to perform every four years. In blogging you must create and be creative all the time. There are many who value consistency over quality.
But, some days are more consistent than others.
We all have days when it feels like there’s nothing to write…when we’re struck with writer’s block. Anyone can be funny, interesting or insightful sometimes or successful in a single instance, but how do you generate what you want when you want?
When I don’t have ideas I try to focus on what I do have.
Write Your Way Out of a Problem
I always have at least one of these.
Problems always get my mind going — usually in a negative way. But, exploring a problem and looking for a solution can be a great way to compose an article. If your having a problem chances are your readers have encountered that difficulty too.
Much of what I write starts out as a problem. This article starts with the problem of having to write a post and not knowing what to write on. My first post here 5 Reasons to Pay Attention to the Little Guys came from the problem of being small.
Look at your problems as opportunities.
If you are not having ideas, I bet you’re having problems. If you are having problems, I bet you’re stuck thinking about them. Why not use that energy toward composing a post. You might be lucky enough to figure a way out of your issue while writing.
If this happens don’t be discouraged.
The nice thing about problems is there will always be a new one to write through tomorrow.