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”:
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:
- 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.
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?
- Read the news!
What’s going on in the world? Got a personal opinion to share? Then share it!
- 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.
- Do a google search for “Blogger’s Block”.
There are a TON of great blog posts written about this subject. Such as these ones:
- 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:
Thanks for stopping by!
-Janice aka @momontherun
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