There is a very easy way to avoid or get over writer’s block every time it happens.
Writer’s block, including the blogging version of it called blogger’s block, happens to people every minute of the day. It has probably happened to you many times too.
Running out of blog topics is not a new concept. Every time someone runs into a writer’s block, the usual reaction is to consider it a defeat and to try to run away from the block while feeling disappointed.
The feeling of thinking that one does not know what to think is more harmful than the concept of writer’s block itself.
You’ll run into people having writer’s or blogger’s block daily, because of not knowing what to write about, on sites like Twitter and Facebook.
No guys seriously help I’m having extreme writer’s block.
— Gabby(@GF_Futurism) March 27, 2012
Worse writer’s block ever. Perhaps some intense tweeting might help
— Sofia Varino (@sofiavarino) March 27, 2012
While it may seem that there is no good topic you can think about at such times, think of this: you had the energy to write words to share your feelings about not being able to write.
How could that happen when you were having a writer’s block?
Why not always, when you have a blogger’s or writer’s block, turn your full energy and attention to the topic of the writer’s block itself?
Treat Writer’s Block like a Topic
Usually, people focus so much on avoiding taking any action when in the state of a writer’s block that they think it’s an excuse to not even try. Unless you’re writing a dedicated book where a specific topic which you have to cover is not creating enough new ideas and thoughts inside of you for that very specific line of dictated and pre-planned thinking, you can start thinking and writing about the writer’s block and your reaction to it.
The best cure for any kind of writer’s block, including blogger’s block, is to write about the block itself and its influence on your current life.
You’re reading this very post. I don’t have writer’s block, yet I made an entire post out of the topic that many people simple consider a scary hole that one can never come out of.
You or someone you know have probably talked, and complained, more times about the writer’s block than the number of paragraphs in this article. Why is that?
If you can tweet a 140 character message to the world talking about your writer’s block, you can probably use that tweet as the first line of an actual writing entry on your blog. Or even a book.
Total blog post writer’s block. What do you want me to write about for tomorrow?
— Serena Bell (@serenabellbooks) March 27, 2012
What’s stopping you? Did you even try? Don’t worry about the past. Start writing and trying from right now.
Talk about Your Blogger’s Block
I’ve been asked many times in life about solutions to writer’s blocks. I’ve also seen many people talk online about writer’s block.
I usually tell such people to start doing something else, or to start writing about the writer’s block itself. That is probably the best solution for situations where your mind is just stuck inside the idea that you’re stuck in a writer’s block.
At that very moment, while feeling stuck, you can write a lot about the writer’s block. You have the golden opportunity to explore and share the topic more.
Yet, almost every person gives up that opportunity intentionally. Everyone thinks it’s boring to write about being stuck in the writer’s block.
It’s useless to not do anything than to give up an opportunity to try more, newer, or the same things more efficiently or nicely in life.
Sure, there can be other better solutions, though no one pursues them or acts on any solution to the writer’s block. Almost everyone wants to talk about writer’s block negatively without actually doing something to address the situation.
So many great book and blog post opportunities are lost every minute of the day not due to writer’s block, but due to people loving the idea of not having to do anything while experiencing the writer’s block.
I look at the writer’s block as an awesomely great thing.
When it happens, you should start writing about what’s stopping you from writing or coming up with new topics. What are your thoughts? How do you feel? Is your environment affecting you? Is your body affecting you? Are people around you affecting you?
Remember those questions the next time you run out of topics to write about.
Solution: Write a blog post about you having writer’s block, instead of only tweeting about having writer’s block.
I need to get in the studio!…I think that’ll help me get over this writer’s block
— Vince Bracy (@VINCEBRACY) March 27, 2012
Challenge: Write a Response Blog Post
How often do you run into a writer’s or a blogger’s block? How do you deal with such blocks?
In addition to sharing a comment below about the above questions and this topic, I want to please invite you to accept a challenge:
Write a post anywhere on your blog or any other site, sharing your thoughts and responses to this very article.
You can share your thoughts in your post, share your tips, discuss the things which prevent you from writing regularly, and anything else you can think of related to this topic.
Feel free to link back to this post in your article. Also feel free to share a link to your new response blog post in your comments below.
Remember: if you are against the ideas of challenges, you now have another topic to write about in your response post.
Thanks for reading!