All writers run into writer’s block at some point in their writing lives. It can be really frustrating when you’re just sitting there and can’t think of anything interesting to write. In the high-paced world of blogging where you need to constantly write things in order to stay relevant, this can be even more frustrating. This article is here to help you get past your writer’s block and come up with new ideas.
Sometimes you can’t think of anything to write about because you’ve already covered everything there is to cover about your topic. If this happens, then that means the niche you decided to make your blog about is way too specific and small. In this situation, you should think about expanding your blog to include topics that are a little more broad. Once you do this, you should give yourself a variety of new ideas that you can blog about. Don’t handcuff yourself by being too specific.
A good way to get ideas for blogging is by asking your readers what they want to see on your website. Chances are that they will be interested in the same things you are or they would not be coming to your blog in the first place. Their suggestions will help you come up with new ideas for posts and then you can just take it from there.
Sometimes we think up ideas in the most inconvenient places you can think of. When this happens, you should stop whatever it is you are doing and write down your idea for a new blog post. If you decide to just wait until you get home to write about it, then there’s a good chance you will completely forget your idea and then you’ll have writer’s block again. Don’t let your good ideas slip your mind.
Instead of coming up with an article from scratch, consider conducting an interview with someone and then write a blog post about that interview. These interviews often write themselves, especially if the interview subject likes to talk a lot. Interviews are a different type of post from your typical blog post so the variety will help spice things up as well.
Outsource your blog posts! You can either get friends or family members to start writing for your website if they are also interested in the subject your blog covers. Another thing you can do to drive up your traffic is to have someone who is an established name write a guest post for your site. This writer will have name recognition in your niche and people will be really interested in what they have to say. This can double as a marketing opportunity for your website while you are sitting in the background thinking of new articles to write yourself.
After reading this article, you should be able to apply these tips to “cure” your writer’s block. Soon enough you’ll be full of ideas once again and begin to crank out some riveting posts.