So your blog writing is going swimmingly well for days and you seem to be on a roll and then all of sudden you hit blogger’s block! It happens to the best of us, I can vouch for that! I had two pages of titles of blogs I could write about on my A4 pad at the side of my desk, just like a good student of Sarah Arrow’s 30 Day Blogging Challenge should, so I really didn’t think this could ever happen to me. However, just over a week ago it did. I was stopped ‘dead in my tracks’!
I had fallen into the fatal trap of thinking to myself “will anyone really want to read this?” amongst many other things. Self-doubt had reared its ugly head and gripped me in a big way. What I really found hard to believe was that even though I seemed to have copious things I could write about the words just would not flow from my head to my fingertips. What was the matter with me? How could this happen! So, what is one to do?
After sitting in front of my screen for nearly two hours, getting absolutely nowhere at all, I decided to take a break. In fact, that break ended-up being a break of well over a day!
What did I do in-between? I went back to all the usual things I normally do: household stuff, working at my two other jobs, sorting the kids out, etc. and made sure that I completely ignored the fact that I had ‘blogger’s block’.
When I returned to my blog writing, I must admit, it was with renewed vigour. I was really looking forward to getting back to it and found that it was as if it hadn’t happened at all. So my advice to you is, if you blog but haven’t experienced blogger’s block yet or are thinking about starting to blog, don’t worry. Go for a run or a walk, spend time in the garden, take your kids out, spend time with your family, do what you usually do, etc. Do anything to take your mind off it. If you get a block it will soon pass and it is painless!
Until next time, Nicky..