In the blogging world, there is a very common problem. It’s the writers’ block. Many bloggers, even professionals, while sitting down to create the next blog post they stuck and they cannot write either a word! A successful and healthy blog needs new posts at least once a week.
How to Avoid Writer’s Block – Blogging Tips
Here are some effective blogging tips about how to avoid writers’ block and how to generate new ideas.
Find other successful blogs to read and generate ideas for your blog posts.
Ask readers to submit links to their favorite online resources (Relevant to your niche). You will get resources for future posts and you will discover the interests of your readers.
Answer specific questions from readers. It’s a great way to interact with your readers and also it will help you to improve your blog content.
Ask for feedback on a specific problem. You can pose a problem you are having, or one posed by a reader, and request feedback from your readers. Readers love to help and share their experiences.
Create a contest. Giveaway prizes for specific user involvement.
Write about current events or news, and their effect on your niche. Maybe new government policies, a new Google algorithm, the failure or success of a large company in your industry, etc.
Discuss a popular service or product and why it’s popular.
Read the news and see what’s happening. Sometimes 10 minutes of the evening news is enough to generate new ideas for your posts.
Go out. Visit a park, a movie theatre, or even go for a walk. Get out and enjoy some sunlight. Talk with people.
Connect with bloggers in your niche and review each other’s blogs.
Read a review about a new service or product that many people talk about
Address a common myth and explain if it’s fact or fiction.
Use Google trends to discover popular keywords or phrases that people are searching online.
Use sites like Quora or Yahoo answer to find popular questions and answers.
Think about your readers their needs and wants. Provide solutions and value.
Solve real problems that you identify in social media or ask your newsletter subscribers what they want to read about.
Sometimes, you are stuck because you are not prepared to write on a subject as well as you should be. If you don’t have enough information on your subject it will become difficult to write a quality article or blog post.
If you worry too much about making your writing perfect, you will never write anything at all.
Read every day. Writers are readers. Good writers are good readers. Great writers are great readers. Very Simple!
Quotes from Authors about Writer’s Block
“I don’t believe in writer’s block. Just pick up a pen and physically write.” — Natalie Goldberg
“If I waited till I felt like writing, I’d never write at all.” — Anne Tyler
“The wonderful thing about writing is that there is always a blank page waiting. The terrifying thing about writing is that there is always a blank page waiting.” ― J.K. Rowling
“Don’t waste time waiting for inspiration. Begin, and inspiration will find you.” — J. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Writing quality content or blog posts it’s not an easy task. It takes years of practice, knowledge, and passion.
Trying to do everything on your own isn’t the best solution. Collaborate with other bloggers or writers and build a successful team.