What Is Blogger Writer’s Block?
Well, it’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve written a post for my blog. For the life of me, I couldn’t seem to come up with something I really wanted to write about.
I have various topics that I’ve jotted down over the past few months. I keep a list of things I want to write about, but when I started, my previous topics were just not ‘moving’ me.
So What’s My Problem?
I’ve got blogger writer” block! 🙂 I didn’t even know there was such a thing.
Well, my blogger writer’s block got me to thinking about how to get out of this slump and I imagined that there are many who may fall into this trap once in a while. If not, you’re lucky! 🙂
So I started thinking about how to get back in the game and came up with 2 things I needed to get re-juvenated!
My writing is usually based on something that I’m passionate about. It could be something that I learned and I’m excited about and want to share.
It could be an experience that has affected me and I want to motivate or encourage someone else by sharing.
Obviously writing articles must be of interest to people – great content – we’ve heard it and read it a thousand times, right?
But as I thought about how I could refresh my interest in writing I realized for me that it’s all about passion!
When you’re passionate about your topic, people will relate to you, your article and your blog. It’s that simple.
Your passion comes across in your excitement as you write about your topic. You might ask, ‘how do I display passion in my writing?’
Well, the answer is easy.
It’s writing with feeling and emotion. It’s making it personal for the person reading the article. You might tell a personal story, or write about a personal feeling on your topic. You might tell an experience that has effected you and got you to where you are now.
Writing with passion is easy when you put your heart into it and it can help you get rid of your blogger writer’s block. See even this topic has helped me get this out!
When you don’t put your heart into your writing, your article or your blog, it shows in your traffic and in your lack of comments and interaction.
There must be interest in your topic. Well, some people may think passion and interest are the same thing. Although they could be, I beg to differ.
Passion is how you feel about your topic and usually if you are passionate about a topic, you will put your feelings into it.
But you must be interested in your topic as well.
One reason I’m falling by the wayside (if I’m truly honest with myself), is that I’m writing about blogging and although I love helping people and sharing information and motivation, bloggers/blogging was never intended to be my specific niche. I kind of fell into it and it became a niche, but …
My real niche has always been health and wellness. Wow, uh? Only a few know that. And that’s what I’ve been focusing on lately.
If I re-focus on my niche, my writer’s block will go away. I have another blog focused on health and wellness and I have no trouble writing articles for that blog.
Why? Because it is my focus, my love, my main interest and my passion.
So What To Do?
Right now, I enjoy both blogs.
I love motivating and blogging and helping newbies and sharing information about blogging. I’ve learned so much and shared much of my experience and knowledge. It also enables me to learn more about this world of Internet marketing for myself and that’s awesome!
I also love health and wellness and want to focus and share information on my own health journey with others so that it helps them in their own journey.
I’m torn now and need to figure out what to do.
So What Would You Do?
So right now, I‘ll try to maintain both and continue to share my passion for both things – blogging and health and wellness. It may be too much – who knows.
I hope not because I enjoy all of the people I’ve developed relationships with through blogging and sharing my stories.
But eventually, it may come down to ‘time and effort.’ How much time and effort will I have to devote to both and work and family and kids, and life …
I’m sure I’ll figure it out. It just may take some time.
Over To You
What would you do? I’m sure we all have some good advice. I’m sure some of you have had the same problem at some point in time. I’d be curious to know how you resolved this problem.
Please share your experience. Would love to hear from you and I’m sure this will help others who have had the same issue.