I actually thought I was being creative when I came up with the term Bloggers Block, but little did I know it is already a term. So I can’t take credit 🥴. I did not want to use the term writer because I actually don’t consider myself a writer. I do not check my grammer etc and there is so much more to blogging than writing. Anyway back to the point of this post….bloggers block.
Blogging is what your make of it. It can require everything from writing the actual post to graphic design, search engine optimization, relationship building, social media promotion, time management and the list can go on. I think you get the point! It is time consuming and the rewards can be mediocre. Granted there are a ton of reasons blogging is worth it, but most people do not make a living off blogging. So the burnout and bloggers block is guaranteed to happen at some point. Somewhere between working a full time job and blogging on the side.
So how do we overcome this? Here are the steps I have taken to tackle this problem.
1. Think about your blogging block
What is making you feel unmotivated? Is your attention focused elsewhere? There is always so much going on in life and it can be overwhelming. So much to the point that the thought of blogging does not cross your mind. Maybe you need go take a step back and re-evaluate.
2. Change your environment
Get some fresh air, go on a walk or even read a book. Maybe you feel stagnant and need a change of surroundings to motivate and inspire you.
3. Its okay to take a break
Blogging is suppose to be fun…at least thats why I do it. So if you need a break take one. Nobody says you have to post once a week or at all. Take some time away and don’t think about blogging.
4. Get offline
Social media can be overwhelming and exhausting. You can become so focused on what others are doing that you lose focus on yourself. So step away, take that break and recharge your soul. You do not need the internet to inspire you.
5. Read Other Blogs
I just told you to get offline and now I’m telling you to read other blogs. The goal is to focus on what will motivate and inspire you. And no this is not cheating. The intention is to get inspired and create ideas. Someone else’s post might spark inspiration in you. A tiny snippet of someone’s blog might inspire a new topic for you to write about.
6. Ask Your Audience Questions
This is a great way to get ideas and interact with your audience! Ask them and you may be surprised with their response.
I hope you find these tips helpful and inspiring. If you have ever experienced bloggers block comment below how you worked through it! Let’s inspire other bloggers!