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Using Blog Deadlines to Defeat Bloggers Block
25th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 7

Using Blog Deadlines to Defeat Bloggers Block

10. Set a deadline When I was at school and then university one of the things that got my act together the most when it came to writing essays was a looming deadline. I work well under pressure (or maybe I’m just lazy and don’t work well when there is ...more
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Blogger Collaboration – Battling Bloggers Block
24th of November 2005 Darren Rowse

Blogger Collaboration – Battling Bloggers Block

9. Collaborate with other Bloggers Run out of ideas? Find someone who hasn’t to work with. One of the great things about blogging is the relational aspect of it. The ideas that come when you put your head together with someone else are often quite amazing. Collaboration can happen on ...more
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Flip an Idea – Beating Bloggers Block
24th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 8

Flip an Idea – Beating Bloggers Block

8. Flip an Idea Sometimes I get stuck on an idea because I’ve only ever looked at it from one angle. What about tackling it from another direction? Flip it! One of the most memorable discussions I’ve ever participated in here at ProBlogger was the day I asked ‘What’s Wrong ...more
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Take Questions – Battling Bloggers Block
24th of November 2005 Darren Rowse

Take Questions – Battling Bloggers Block

7. Take Questions This is a basic tip that can help you to identify the needs of your readers – simply ask them. Once again this isn’t rocket science – but it’s amazing what results when you do it. Start a Question File – I get questions on most of ...more
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Start with a Need – Battling Bloggers Block
23rd of November 2005 Darren Rowse

Start with a Need – Battling Bloggers Block

6. Start with a Need One of the best pieces of advice I was ever given by the person who taught me to public speak many years ago was to identify a need that those who are listening to you might have and to use this as the starting point ...more
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Combine Two Disconnected Ideas – Battling Bloggers Block
23rd of November 2005 Darren Rowse 1

Combine Two Disconnected Ideas – Battling Bloggers Block

This is part 5 in the Battling Bloggers Block Series 5. Combine Two Disconnected Ideas Regular readers will know that I like a Tangent – I love to take everyday situations, ideas and experiences that have no relation to blogging and find ways to combine make them illustrate a point. ...more
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Read Other Bloggers – Battling Bloggers Block
23rd of November 2005 Darren Rowse 5

Read Other Bloggers – Battling Bloggers Block

This is part 4 in the Battling Bloggers Block Series 4. Read what other Bloggers are Saying Ok so this one’s not rocket science but it needs to be said. One of the strengths of blogging as a medium is the way that bloggers interact with one another and build ...more
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Free Writing – Battling Bloggers Block
23rd of November 2005 Darren Rowse 8

Free Writing – Battling Bloggers Block

3. Free Writing – Just Write – When I run out first sit down to work out what to say for a public speaking gig I often lock myself in a private room and just begin to speak (to myself) randomly on the topic that I’ve been asked to talk ...more
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Idea Journals – Battling Bloggers Block
22nd of November 2005 Darren Rowse 22

Idea Journals – Battling Bloggers Block

This is part 2 in the Battling Bloggers Block Series 2. Keep an idea Journal – I have a little Moleskine notebook (pictured) that I carry everywhere with me. I use it for all kinds of purposes but largely it’s for capturing random thoughts and ideas – often for speaking ...more
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