Breaking blogger’s block

If you’re a blogger or writer and you sometimes feel you have no idea what to blog about, I’d like to share some of the tricks I’ve learned over the years on how to combat writer’s block.

  • The first and best trick is to write about not having anything to write about. Just tell yourself you’re going to sit down and write about your current state for a set period of time, like 10 minutes. After a while, you’ll probably hit a groove and be able to transition into some other topic. And if not, you’ll still have 10 minutes of writing that you can post.
  • Almost all bloggers surf, right? Just collect some of the links and other posts you’ve come across and turn a list of those into a post of your own. You give other bloggers links and get karma that way, too.
  • Have someone else give you three random words (or, for the more advanced, three random sentences) that you now have to incorporate into a story or post. I’ve written many a story this way, and I’ve returned the favor for other friends, as well.
  • Post a picture you’ve taken.
  • Post a picture someone else has taken and write about it.
  • Go searching for pictures that match a theme.
  • Make a random list of things.
  • Look through your archives and find a post that needs a follow-up. Feeling down one time? Talk about how you got over it (or didn’t get over it). Digging through your old posts is a gold mine for material.

I’m sure there’s more but that’s all I can think of off the top of my head. Also, my 10 minutes are up.

Feel free to share your own ideas in the comments!