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10+ Ways To Overcome Writer’s Block

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Blogging is an extremely useful medium to share your thoughts and views with people. And it really doesn’t take much to begin~ Anyone can step into this field easily by just creating a blog (Check these out if you’re interested in creating a blog> 5 things to know before creating a blog and 10 tips to make your blog complete) via a blog host site like or Blogspot. You can even host your own page!

And that’s really all you need to get started. For tips on writing a successful blog post, check this out: How to effectively write a blog post

I’m a new blogger myself. As such, I’m about as qualified to proffer advice on blogger as an over-caffeinated chipmunk. Instead, I’ll be sharing with you, my personal experiences and how i deal with them~

When I started writing, one of my greatest fears, was the possibility of running out of topics. If you share that fear, you might be interested in checking out my “10 ways to overcome Writer’s block” (True story)

1. Write about your passions

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Choose your topic wisely. Love what you write and write what you love. I have found that by focusing on your passion, you  can generate good quality content on a regular basis.

I mean, it’s what you love, you should know more about it than anyone else! Why shouldn’t you have more to write about?

2. Be yourself; write about yourself

Transparency is something you often see in many blogs which attracts more readers. However, it can also help you to fuel your creative juices ;). Pay attention to what you feel and what you observe, then write about it. You’ll be surprised!

3. Research

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This is an old trick ;), but that doesn’t make it any less true. Follow these steps to successfully research on any topic of your interest :

  • Read up on relevant articles.
  • Check out interesting videos.
  • Actively search for topics or viewpoints that are similar to your topic. They don’t have to be in tune with your message. They just have to be relevant. Some of the best articles I’ve read are good debates on concepts and ideas!

Note: Be sure to link back to the original content though~ It’s just good etiquette.

4. Relax


This is not a writing process, but just emptying your mind, enjoying some music and enjoying your favorite beverage, can be the best weapon against that damned writer’s block.

5. Write in advance


Make sure you  have at least 2 topics ready at any given point of time. Set aside a small amount of time to decide on what comes next. Take the time to draft them out.

6. Pen down your thoughts

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Inspiration can come at any given point of time. You may be walking, reading, talking, dreaming, it doesn’t really matter. The trick is to note down your thoughts immediately. I personally have a notepad on my desktop that documents all my thoughts. Whenever, I’m looking for a topic, I just head to my desktop and double-click on “ImThinking.txt” and pick my own mind~ =D

7. Talk


Talk to people. Listen to their views. Bounce your ideas off them and see what they have to say. Also, don’t forget to listen to yourself! This can really help shape your next topic!

Note: If possible, record the conversation. Tip via:

8. Have an identity

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It’s important to understand who you are as a blogger. How you position your “identity” will guide you in writing posts based on the relevant topic.

Check out => 7 Steps To Building Your Online Identity

9. Random writing

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Having a topic in mind doesn’t give you a post. Sometimes, I find myself staring at a blank word document for hours trying to think about how to put across the right message.

My solution: Randomly write words that are relevant to the topic. Keep going till you have about 5 lines of senseless Jargon. Then make sense out of it.

10. Environment

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Write in an environment that’s writer friendly. By that, I mean good lighting, comfortable seating, clean, cool and tidy.

Imagine writing in an environment where you have to strain your eyes, constantly adjust the way you sit, ignore the sweat/shivering and ignore the mess. It’s not very writer friendly.

Note: Writing has forced me to make my room cleaner. If you want a cleaner room, start writing today. 😉

11. Take a break

Sometimes, the best step forward is a step back. Whenever you feel overwhelmed, staring at the piece of paper or at your computer screen isn’t going to help. Take a walk, read a book, do anything that will get your mind off the issue for awhile. Of course, don’t wander off and never come back. Set a time limit that works for you. Place an alarm so you don’t have to worry about it till you hear the time’s up. Try it, it helps!

Note: Credited to Paul and Matt~ 😉

So there you go~ Writing has been an interesting and enjoyable experience for me. But it’s not bed of roses. Plenty of work goes into each post but it’s all worth it in the end!

“I’m new but I’m doing it.”

“Happy Blogging 🙂 “

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