Don’t Know What to Write About? Try This List!

Writing a great post every day, week after week is hard work.  I spend hours each day looking for cute things my kids do to share with you and daydreaming about what to blog about.  Thank goodness my employer hasn’t found a way to monitor the things I think about ’cause I spend the majority of the day daydreaming – I need to break up the monotony of my day somehow.  (Though if there was a way they could monitor my thoughts they would, as they monitor every thing else we do at work).  Unfortunately, despite all of my daydreaming, I do occasionally encounter “blogger’s block”:

blogger’s block – Inability to think of anything to blog about.

Now one of the first things you’ll learn when researching how to grow your blog is that content is important.  Very important.  So much so that most sites will also tell you that if you don’t have any great posts to post, then don’t post at all.  It’s better to skip a day or two then to write crap that no one is interested in. 

Unfortunately you can only skip so many days before you start losing readers.  And that’s why this post will come very handy to you.  Go on now – Stumble It! or bookmark it right now so that when blogger’s block strikes you’ll know just what to do. 

Alright – so here’s a list of things to write about (or do) when you have blogger’s block:

  1. Go to twitter!
    Check out what people are chatting about right now!  I don’t think you even need a twitter account to view the public timeline.  As I write this the Twit Scoop suggests that people are talking about “The Bachelor” (which is on right now and I’ve changed the channel to it).  they are also chatting about: Chuck, Heroes and Christian Bale.
  2. Tweet!
    Find out what some of your twitter followers WANT to read about.  From the suggestions I got regarding busting Blogger’s Block, my twitter followers like reading about the cute things my kids say and do.  What do your follower’s want to read about?
  3. Read the news!
    What’s going on in the world?  Got a personal opinion to share? Then share it!
  4. Read blogs!
    Do a top ten recap of all of your favourite blogs (thanks to @theamanda for this idea). I’m going to check this one into my back pocket to pull out later this week.
  5. Do a google search for “Blogger’s Block”.
    There are a TON of great blog posts written about this subject.  Such as these ones:

    * 101 Great Posting Ideas That Will Make Your Blog Sizzle
    * Battling Bloggers Block
    * 10 tips for beating blogger’s block

  6. Write a post about Blogger’s Block!
    That’s what I did!

Happy blogging folks – I hope that you were able to find some great blogger’s block busting tips – I sure have.  Now I’ll leave ya with two cute cartoon’s I found about blogger’s block:

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-Janice aka @momontherun

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5 thoughts on “Don’t Know What to Write About? Try This List!

  1. Fear not! I am a loyal reader. I actually check your page every couple days or so to see if you posted anything new. Even if you miss a couple days that’s no big deal. There are lots of times I miss more than a couple days at a time.

  2. hey Janice,
    Great list and good ideas (as usual).
    I loved the cartoons, especially the first one.
    I think having (little) kids is a catch-22 for a blogger. They give you plenty of things to blog about, but you’re busy taking care of them so you don’t have time to blog… :) ~ Steve, the trade show guru

    trade show gurus last blog post..Trade Show Zombies

  3. Great tips – I actually have 2 blogs (one personal re:kid/knitting and one business tips). When I get bloggers’ block, I’m doubly stuck…Thanks for ‘helping me get out of the box’

    Cheers
    Katherine

    Katherine C.s last blog post..Weekend Chores

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