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Battling Bloggers Block – Where do you get Stuck?

Posted By Darren Rowse 26th of January 2016 General, Reader Questions, Writing Content 2

Battling Blogger's Block - where do you get stuck?

Recently, I had a question from a listener:

“Darren do you have any tips for bloggers with bloggers block? I want to take my blog to the next level in 2016 but I’m stuck. Every time I sit down to write nothing comes and the more that happens the more stressed I feel and the less it seems to flow!”

And it gave me an idea – so today is the first in a mini-series of common problems that many bloggers face, and one of the biggest issues revolves around content. What happens when you run out of ideas? What happens when you feel as though nobody is hearing you? What happens when bloggers’ block strikes? It can happen to the best of us, and when it does it can be incredibly frustrating.

As I’ve given this topic much thought over the years, I’ve come to realise that there is not just one type of blogger’s block. To be more specific, there are different stages of the blog writing process that have tripped me up from time to time.

In today’s episode of the ProBlogger podcast I want to help you through this common stumbling block by talking about the three types of blogger’s block I’ve suffered from, and what I did to break out of those ruts. Whether it’s at the ideas level, the productivity level or falling down before the finish line, if you’re feeling it, chances are I’ve been there too.

You can find the show notes here, and if you have any questions I’d be happy to answer them in the comments or on Twitter, where I’m @problogger.


Have you ever suffered from blogger’s block? What did you do about it?

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Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
  1. Hi Darren,

    Love the idea for this series, and it was a great first podcast in the series.

    Completion constipation…. Yikkes…

    Yea, that’s always been a big problem for me. Blog posts on Evernote, desktop docs, napkins, Started here, worked on there, completed… Never :(

    Well, yea, you can simply commit to finishing some of them, but for me, I just let them go. Instead, I started doing every blog post in one single sitting. If I need an hour, I set it aside. If I need 6, I give myself an entire day with nary a break even for the long ones (maybe that’s why I write shorter blog posts… ha).


  2. Well Sometimes i get stuck while programming and suddenly you get the feeling that their is no way out.It always happens.I am C# game developer and i read this post and found it very useful.

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