Some bloggers seem to have a never-ending stream of loquacious verbiage to spew forth. As for me, I’m not a writer at heart–I just try to be. There are tons of things to write about blog monetization, but sitting down this morning I still hit writer’s block. How did I deal with it?
Experience told me I could have done one of several things.
1) Surf and find. Of course, the most common blog post is a repost of an entry you find somewhere else. But aside from reposting, sometimes other blogs will give inspiration and lead you on a tangent to another topic.
2) Write a tutorial. Over time, as you become an experienced in your field, you learn how to do things better. It may seem like second nature to you now, but your knowledge can still be highly valuable to your readers, who may or may not be as advanced in skill as you. Tutorials tend to garner a lot of references in other blogs, too.
3) Take the lazy way out. Make a post about not having any ideas at the moment. I selected option #3.
One thing I find helpful is to keep an ‘idea pad’, and scribble them down whenever you think of them (if you’re too busy to post on them instantly). Keep this in your desk drawer, and if you ever hit a wall, boom! Instant posting fodder. At least, this is what I would do if I had a pad.
What are some of the ways you beat writer’s block?