Do You Have Blogger Writer’s Block?

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Writer’s Block
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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! Smile

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.

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Photo by screationzs

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.

Thanks so much.  Looking forward to hearing from you.



  1. says

    I love the idea of writing about a personal story. I oftentimes feel that topics I write about have been written about numerous times. It’s difficult to figure out your own personal spin, but including a touching personal story helps get over that! Thank you for that reminder. Also, lately, I’ve been trying to get over writer’s block by doing other creative activities. I’ll oftentimes look for inspiration while I take a walk, go for a run, create art, etc. Sometimes it’s a matter of developing a different perspective.

    You’re in great company, Barbara! There are many people who when it comes to blogging are mutli-passionate! Maybe you can think of a clever way to combine the two. Perhaps, writing articles about blogging that include a fitness story or metaphor! Who knows?! 🙂 I know you’ll figure out something that will work and make you happy!

    Thanks a bunch.
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    • says

      Hi Jennifer,

      Well, you’re the second person that has given me the idea of running health with fitness. I think that’s a great idea and very cool. Two people can’t be wrong, right! And the personal aspect of our story is what helps everyone relate. I should start posting some recipe ideas as well.

      I’ve tried inspiration during walking or listening to music, but I’m not good at it. I need peace and quiet to let the juices flow creatively. Loving it though and may try to get that inspiration with a walk. Music is too distracting – I start to sing. LOL! Or dance!

      Thanks for your help though. Very useful.
      God Bless,

  2. says

    Hi Barbara,
    I don’t think I’ve gone more than 10 days without a post. I find new things to write about in various ways. I read the latest social networks for news on my topics as well as alltop. I usually get ideas when I am in the shower or going for a walk. They do not come to me when I’m at the computer. You are right about being passionate about what you write about, that really can make a difference!
    You could also extend a topic like Jennifer mentioned abot, using fitness and social together for a post. I sometimes do causes as a part of my blog as long as I can make the connection to the other 3 main topics.
    I’ve done a few in regards to health, health of blogger and always being on the computer 🙂 I bet you could come up with a few just on that alone! Enjoy your weekend Barbara.
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    • says

      Hey Lisa,

      Great idea about blogging and health! Wow! Wish I had thought about that and it’s wonderful. Uhmmmm….got my mind reeling now! 🙂

      I try not to go more than about 10 days, but then I feel guilty because I was getting pretty good at every 2-3 days, then lost my roll. I do get a lot of ideas, but I don’t feel the passion about them. It’s just an idea. I guess I have to learn to get past that and just write about it. But I’ve always had a hard time just writing to be writing.

      Anyway, you thoughts were helpful and I love about health as a blogger. Great idea!
      Have a great week-end! 🙂

  3. says

    Hi Barbara,
    I get writers block a lot. I think it has to do with the passion and interest. I have a passion for health and wellness but I know I rant and rave and I think it bores people. So, that’s why I get stuck when I want to write about it. I also love creating healthy recipes – it’s a huge passion of mine and that seems to be what people like. I’m thinking for you, why not keep one blog and take one day and write about blogging and one day to write about health and wellness? That’s what I’ve been trying to do with mine. One day is a recipe another day is health/wellness. I know your two topics are a bit different, but I think it could work, no? Hmmmm I know you’ll figure it out. Have an awesome day. Lisa
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    • says

      Hi Lisa,

      Thanks for the suggestions. It does sound good to do one blog one day and the other the next day. My problem is I’d like to be able to blog on both two times a week and that’s a lot of work and a lot of topics to keep thinking of. 🙂 I’m with you though – my passion is health and wellness and it’s where I eventually want to be fully.

      I’ll figure it out and go with what feels good to me very soon

      Thanks for the support and the suggestions. Have a great week-end!

  4. says

    Hey Barbara,

    You know like I mentioned in the group, I usually go for a walk with my ipod, and ideas start to spring up. The problem with that is that I only have time for that on the weekend or whenever I’m off from work.

    Other than that, I read books, articles, and other people’s blog post. I get so many ideas, and I would have to say that over 75% of the blog posts that I written were based upon those three resources. I find that starting off how you feel about the subject matter gets your creative juices rolling. Especially if you run into a term you’re not clear about, then you have to do your due justice to find out the meaning and from there you create another relative topic within your post. This has happened to me many of times.

    But anyways, you definitely have to start out with the passion and why you’re passionate about it. Then as far as time an effort, maybe you want to rotate. Write about blogging one week and then about health and wellness another week.

    I hope this give you some ideas!

    Thanks for sharing!
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    • says

      Hi Sherman,

      I love that your walks with your ipod inspire you. My problem if I tried to do that is I’d be dancing instead of thinking about writing! LOL! But if you only have time for the week-ends it can get a little hard.

      I get many ideas as well and even jot them down, Sherman, but my problem is when I actually get to the writing and I’m only so-so about the topic, then I have a hard time writing the post and/or finishing. That’s where that passion comes in. My ideas are usually just that ‘ideas’ and I may not have enough info, passion or interest in it when I start to put pen to paper. That’s my problem.

      And I’ve taken your suggestion to heart. I do try to alternate between health and wellness and blogging/new entrepreneur stuff weekly. It takes the stress out of trying to produce too many posts each week.

      Thanks for stopping by,
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  5. says

    Hi Barbara,

    I write at least twice a week and I usually keep at least a good size draft of my future posts for at least a week and half in advance. That allows me to keep myself ready for any unforeseen situation when I may not be able to write something right away.

    To get my blogging ideas, I follow my Twitter stream and sometimes it comes on Facebook. These days, coming up with an idea to write about, isn’t very challenging in every niche, in every subject area, or so I believe.

    Thank you for sharing your situation and it definitely makes me feel even more strongly that keeping a few future posts ready, is a great idea 🙂

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    • says

      Hi Kumar,

      It seems most of us keep a list of post ideas. It’s nice to see that aspect of blogging is consistent for bloggers. A good habit and as you said keeps us ready.

      I’ve heard that others follow their Twitter stream and that’s interesting, but unfortunately, I really must be passionate about it or my interest is next to nil and I can’t write on it. Therein, comes the writer’s block. I guess easy for some, not so for others. Everyone suffers from it ocassionally, right?

      Anyway, thank you for stopping by and for your confirmation that we’re doing the right thing.
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  6. says

    I’ve certainly struggled with writer’s block before. Recently, I had the opposite problem. I was writing too much and simply could not focus on the topic on hand. I started out writing about reciprocating comments and that took a turn into talking about commenting on CommentLuv blogs (which turned into an explanation of DoFollow and NoFollow links).

    Before I knew it, I was well over 1,000 words and I was all over the place. 🙂 I ended up turning that rant into one post on DoFollow enabled CommentLuv blogs and I have the foundation of at least one more post.

    I often write rather long replies to comments. So, I keep a document that I copy and past portions of comment threads into. Sometimes, the reply itself can be fodder for a post. If the comment is one that I left on another blog, I’ll note the URL and when I can, I’ll link out to that blog post in my article.

    Thanks for the article. It got me thinking. 🙂
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    • says

      Hi Sherryl,

      I know, except for a select few, that we all struggle with writer’s block, despite the fact that we have all these ideas. 🙂 I have them popping up all day, jot them down and then when I start to write on it, I’m only blaise about the topic. Passion is a must for me to write my posts.

      I also understand how it’s hard sometimes to stay focused on the topic at hand. I have the same problem and I’ve done that a thousand times where, like you said, I start with one thing and end up with something else. I have to laugh at myself every time that happens and as you did, we focus and narrow it down. The sign of a good blogger to do that. 🙂

      I do get a lot of topics from my comments as well. That’s an excellent way to get topics.

      Thanks for stopping by. Hope it helps for sure.
      Take care,
      Barbara Charles recently posted…Do You Know What Facebook DeBugger Tool Is?My Profile

  7. says

    Hey Barbara,

    I believe it was last year but it could have been the year before when I was taking a course from a copywriter and he specifically said that there is no such thing as writer’s block. One of the main reasons is exactly what you just said here. You have plenty of ideas and things to write about but you’re just not into them right now. That’s totally different then not being able to come up with something to write about. The bottom line is that you just don’t want to.

    We all have those moments, I get it. When I took some time off at the end of the year I did that because my heart wasn’t in it. Oh sure, I could have continued writing but my posts would have probably been horrible because my mind wasn’t on it. Even this year trying to get back into the swing of things with everything that keeps on happening has still got me dragging.

    It’s important though that you enjoy what you’re writing about or it will get old very very soon. If you’re continuing to struggle coming up with topics or writing something that you’re unhappy with then it’s time to reconsider. I know you love helping bloggers though which is why you’ve kept this blog but your true love is health and wellness. I think you have to go with wherever it takes you my dear.

    I use to believe in writers block until I understood it in a different way. Now I know that the ideas are all around us and coming up with topics isn’t the issue, it’s putting ourselves in the mood to write. Yikes!

    Have a great week my friend.

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    • says

      Hi Adrienne,

      Aaaah so I see why someone would say that it’s not writer’s block. I think that is just a term for explaining lack of interest, lack of passion, etc. I get it and it resonates with truth.

      I’m still working on this blogging thing Adrienne and don’t think I’ll give up but it is hard finding a topic to *always* be passionate about.

      I truly understand your break over the holidays and I’m sure we need it to free our mind and refresh our spirit. I think many of us were feeling that this past holiday season.

      Thanks so much for your support and encouragement. I’m still hanging in there for sure.

      Barbara Charles recently posted…Do You Know What Facebook DeBugger Tool Is?My Profile

  8. says

    Hi Barbara,

    You get that right, passion and interested are completely different and this subject happens to be kind of the topic that I’ve just written about and now I just get to this post. How interesting!

    You’re right, anyone who never had the writer’s block is lucky. It happens to most people who have to write a lot.

    What has helped me when I feel dry about ideas to write about is taking long meditative walks or browse for ideas online or even the local library. One thing I’ve noticed with me is that if I feel down on the emotional energy level my writing inspiration is affected. When I feel upbeat, my writing inspiration is high.

    I’m glad that your very writer’s block inspired you a post.
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  9. says

    Hi Sylviane,

    There are so many things that help us free ourselves from writers block. Each person’s individual taste, preferences and passion all fit in. Walking or browsing online are definitely something that many people use.

    Funny how we seem to think of the same things too. As you noted, when we dry up we can lose focus for a minute and have to get back into the swing of things. I’m usually best with new ideas when I’m coming out of sleep, first waking up in the morning and I must write them down then. It’s funny how it’s different for each person. Also very interesting that writer’s block actually inspired the post. Too cool! 🙂

    Our moods definitely work with or against us when we need to write. So I guess it’s about always keeping our moods positive and encouraging and uplifting in order to stay in a place to prevent ‘a block’ or lack of passion as Adrienne noted.

    Tanks for the insight and help. 🙂
    Barbara Charles recently posted…Do You Know What Facebook DeBugger Tool Is?My Profile

  10. says

    Well Barbara:

    For someone temporarily suffering from writers block, you really did a good job expressing yourself.
    And BTW, I had no idea your main passion was health & wellness! And that subject probably gives you more than enough contiual inspiration.
    And didn’t seem to take too long for you to produce some meaningful and helpful content.

    Hey, everybody hits those occasional speed bumps, but typically after either reading other inspirational bloggers such as yourself!

    Or listening to an audio program or attending a webinar etc.

    It doesn’t take very long, before you find your inspiration mojo! Great job! Thanks for sharing your extremely valuable insights!

  11. says


    Here’s the other thing. Because I didn’t want to write a novel! But you brought up
    a very interesting point, that I also wanted to touch on.

    It’s really important to try and write whenever you feel at your creative and emotional best!
    And of course, that peak/optimal time is different for everyone!

    I too find that a majority of my best creative periods occur, when I follow your advice about writing at my creative and most inspiring periods!

    Thanks for sharing that very important piece of the -defeating- writers block puzzle!
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