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How Do You Overcome Bloggers Block?

It hits every blogger at some point in their blogging – bloggers block.

Whether it’s not being able to come up with a topic or whether it strikes midway through a post in which you just can’t seem to find a way to express yourself – bloggers block sucks.

So how do you over come it?

I once wrote a series of tips on the topic of battling bloggers block – but I’m interested to hear your own techniques for getting through these tough patches on a blog – what advice would you give a blogger struggling with it?

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  1. Glenn A says:

    The best way is to just push. Start writing. One sentence after another. Even if they’re not so hot. Eventually you will hit a groove. Then return to the top and rewrite or entirely recast that part. Not a lot of fun, but it almost always works.

  2. Three words: make a schedule.

  3. Josh says:

    I do a mind map of my topics. Or mind map about the last 5 thing I wrote about and how to expand on them.

    Works every time.

  4. cadeau says:

    Personally I never run out of the things to blog about. The world is such a mystery. There is always something there to inspire and motivate me. :)

  5. I agree with others on here- what has worked for me is reading other “girl talk” blogs and reading what everyone else is writing about- if I notice a trend I may be inspired to write about it.
    Sometimes I simply pick up Cosmo mag and read their articles and those methods usually inspire me to eventually turn on the laptop and start writing.

  6. r4 firmware says:

    Hi Guy’s,
    That really boosts my moral when im stuck with ideas and lack of will and deyermination.

  7. Roll-ZLX says:

    Well I’m VERY new to blogging, but being a writer by trade I’ve had my fair share of blocks. And it was kinda intimidating to start the first few posts, but what I found that helped, was to simply be true to the way you speak everyday. I don’t think you should be too official, just write with passion and that will motivate you. Try to get excited about what you’re saying. Because even though I’m new to it, I’d take an artistic guess that blogging is more about raw passion, than wording everything perfectly.

  8. John Haydon says:

    Darren,

    When I’m all dried up for ideas, I go back though my delicious tags (I also use evernote) and read anything that catches my eye.

    I also have a slew of voice-recorded blog post ideas on my iPhone.

    Finally, I have a folder on my desktop called “Posts In Progress” where I currently have 30 posts in draft form (many of them I’ll never finish because they’re shit ideas).

    John

  9. Love this! Thanks so much. I’ve had bloggers block for a couple of weeks, or rather, no time to finish a blog that I started.

  10. Delmar Frier says:

    Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon.

  11. Love this! Thanks so much. I’ve had bloggers block for a couple of weeks, or rather, no time to finish a blog that I started

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  13. Bob B says:

    Pearl I mostly have to overcome poor time management. There is no lack of things to write about , I started a post last night and its at 1300 words and I’m not near complete. I’m usually caught between learning about my blog site itself and adding content.