5 Tips To Overcome Writer’s Block

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Let’s be honest for a moment, here. Who never had a writer’s block when it comes to blogging? I’m the first to admit I had it a lot of times, and I still do, even if less than before. Unfortunately there’s no magic potion to help you overcome your writer’s block, but there are a few things you can do to try and get over it.

Go outside – As bloggers, it’s normal to keep looking for new post ideas. But sometimes we just stay in our room, waiting for a great idea to find us. Even if sometimes it may happen to you to just get hit by a genius subject to write about, it’s more likely that you’re gonna just wait and wait and get frustrated when nothing comes to your mind. So just put on your shoes and go outside! Because, guess what? Nothing new will probably happen to you while you’re still at home. Enjoy the fresh air, the sun or even the rain! You can take your camera with you and take some picture for a nice photography post. Or maybe you will find a new corner of the city where you’ve never been before. Inspiration is everywhere!

Talk to someone – When you can find anything new to write about, talking with a friend (or even a stranger, sometimes) may give you the right inspiration. Just be open about it. Admit that you’re struggling with a writer’s block and ask for help. Two minds are stronger than one.

Take a shower – I don’t know about you, but I seem to always have the greatest ideas while I’m taking a shower. It can go from the perfect answer for a conversation I had days before (I’m not the only one, right?), to what gift I should get for someone’s birthday, to blog posts ideas. So, when you feel you’re getting frustrating, instead of looking at a blank page on your laptop or start scrolling on social networks, just go take a shower. It will refresh you and, hopefully, some good ideas will come out of it.

Read other people blogs – And by this I don’t mean in any way “copy other people’s blogs”. But who knows, you may find some inspiration in other people’s words. Also, you can also put together a list of great posts to read around a subject, or suggest your readers some new blogs to read!

Re-focus – If you still can’t find anything to write in your blog, it may be because the main topic of your blog doesn’t inspire you anymore. It’s okay to change things up, really! So don’t be afraid of re-focusing your blog based on your interests.

What do you like to do when you have writer’s block? Leave a comment below!

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– Writer’s Block by Jenny Purr
– 30 Things To Blog About When You’re Feeling Uninspired by Rock n Roll Bride

  • Io uso molto per il penultimo punto

    • Leggere altri blog fa sempre bene! Il mio problema personalmente è che poi tendo a compararmi e a pensare “ecco, non riuscirò mai a scrivere un post di questo livello”. Ma sto imparando ad evitare di farlo :)

    • Tra l’altro.. io non riesco più a trovare il tuo blog! Mi ricordo che avevi cambiato indirizzo, solo che non lo trovo più…

  • Getting inspiration from other blogs definitely helps :)



    • It does! For me, sometimes I still have struggles trying not to compare my blog to other people’s blog. But I’m working on it :)

  • annstaub

    Great tips! I do a lot of the things you talk about here, but never thought about talking to someone… I may have to ask my boyfriend next time I get writer’s block and see what he says. I always seem to come up with all of these great ideas when I’m trying to fall asleep at night. It really sucks because they are usually gone the next day!

    • I hope that talking with someone will help you finding new ideas for your blog!
      Sometimes I have some great ideas before going to sleep, too. I told myself many times to put a notebook near my bed for this same reason. But I never did… Oopsie!

  • Thanks for the tips, I always get writers block

    • You’re welcome! I hope they’ll work for you :)

  • Greatest ideas in the shower? Hmm, sounds familiar… Great post! :-)

    • Thank you so much, Ana! It happens to a lot of people, I guess… Too bad we can bring our laptops in the shower with us!!

  • Thanks for the tips sweetie :) Showers are always great for ideas, or late nights when you can’t sleep but have to get up really early in the morning :D