Recently on Twitter I was asked by a follower how to overcome an extreme case of writer’s block.
My answer was:
“Think about a problem you had three years ago and write a post that solves that problem.”
The reason I find this technique helpful is:
- It identifies a real need that someone will have—if you have had the problem others will have it too.
- It identifies a topic that you have personally had, which makes your post more personal and empathetic.
- It identifies a problem that you’ve overcome or at least have some wisdom on, so hopefully your post is constructive and helpful.
Try it today—identify a problem that you’ve had and then solve it with a post. Once you’ve done it, share a link to your post in comments below. I’d love to see the problems that you solved today!