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Getting Rid Of Writers Block For A Blogger

Dec 23, 2007
It is something very common. It is not something to be ashamed of or embarrassed by. Writer's block. Sometimes we can sit there with the intention of writing something truly amazing, and nothing comes out. You lose all train of thought. Luckily, there are many things you can do if you get stuck in writers block or blogger's block, depending on the situation. The best thing to do is try out a few different things and see what clears up the symptoms more quickly.

One idea to help your thoughts flow freely is to never blog in a quiet spot. Go outside and walk around for a bit. Take your laptop with you to the local Starbucks, the park or even a library. This may help you concentrate on what you are writing but also puts you in an environment where you can observe others and maybe get some great topics for writing. Go somewhere where you can get some fresh perspective.

You could also try keeping a notebook and pen with you all the time. This way if you are not near your computer and get a great idea for something to write about, you can jot down a few ideas that come to you right then. If you tend to do this, start keeping a list of all the ideas for blog posts that you could write. If you start building a list, you can fall back on it when you run out of ideas. Ideas may come at the most random times, so just be prepared all the time.

Many people recommend subscribing to Google Alerts. This is a quick solution to keeping you informed on the media and other new information. If you stay current on your events, it may a lot easier to come up with blogging topics. This way you know what other people may want to be reading about too.

Try looking at other blogs whether or not they are in the same category as yours. It may give you some good ideas of where to go next with your own blog. This will also show you what else people are reading and writing about. This can help you expand your horizons and give you some fresh topics to spark readers to read you blog.

This may be simple, but just ask your readers what they are interested in reading. Try posting a poll or a survey on your blog and ask for responses on topics that they would like to read about. If you don't have time to come up with a survey or poll, just start reading the comments that others are leaving. A lot of times they will leave questions or comments that will give you ideas of what they are wanting to read. This will also make your blog seem more personable for them and keep them reading longer.

These are just a few simple ideas of things you can do to help your bad case of blogger's block. If you still are having a hard time after trying a few of these ideas, search the Internet for some sites that are designed to help you find your next topic.
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Court provides internet marketing tips and is an expert on starting a blog.
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