How do I deal With Writers Block?
Have you ever sat down to write an article or paper or a letter to someone and just simply didn’t know what to say? Even the first sentence won’t reveal itself to you. I’ve been there and just sat and felt kind of like a dummy and I’d get up and walk around and do something else and then come back and sit to write and there it was again…the Block!
That’s a real unproductive time and feeling and anyone that writes a lot or a little has been there. But it’s much worse when you are a writer and need to get things done on a daily basis, so unproductive time periods could be a problem more often for someone that writes every day.
However, it doesn’t have to be and that’s why I’m writing this now. With a few tips to keep in mind you can kick it in the teeth and it won’t be a problem for you anymore.
Who To Write To
This is probably the most important question to settle in your mind. You’ve got to know exactly who the article is directed at and what their needs are so that you can address them and not lose the readers interest. So get that settled in your mind before you even write a word.
If you are writing an post to beginners who have a limited knowledge of the subject, speak at their level. Keep that in mind as many in your audience could be beginners and might even struggle with computer basics.
Obviously if you’re writing to an advanced group in the same niche you wouldn’t write or speak to them as if they were beginners.
Comments and FAQs
Make sure that you check and answer your comments and questions as Google search engine keeps a close eye on the searchers experience at your site and it does affect your rankings.
SM like Facebook, Twitter, G+ etc., are great places to find inspiration, just enter your interests in the search bar and find that niche group of people that you’re going to be writing your article to. You can also use the social medias to find and keep track of the latest trends of interest socially.
Surveys and Polls
One really useful way to get content ideas for your posts and also keep yourself engaged with your readers is to place short survey questions or polls on your website, blog, email campaign, etc. Ask for what they’re struggling with or what they would like more info on and make sure that the viewer feels free to ask questions.
Find a Quiet Time and Place
When can you close off everything else and focus on your article? A writer or anyone at work needs a certain number of focused hours daily to achieve anything so when can you set aside 4-6 hours daily to give yourself to your project? Some like to take that time in the morning, others start work around mid day and then there’s those of us that are more productive later at night after everything quiets down.
Transform Older Content
Here’s a great way to get content ideas for your articles, revisit older content. Whether it’s your previous content or a competitors, you can gather the information and add to it, reorganize, repackage, rewrite and publish it fresh and new.
It’s very important to understand that the search engines will penalize your content if it is copied content from another site, even your own. Google, Bing, Yahoo and the rest don’t want their searchers to get cheap copy and pasted information so don’t do it. Your site will not get ranked or will be handicapped with a poor rating if you copy and paste material onto your site. Your content needs to be original and written or re-worded by you prior to publishing.
Read Relevant Info Daily
This is a great habit to get into and will greatly benefit you in the future because when you read relevant info like lessons or articles, blogs, posts and forums, you’re actually training your mind to focus on the subjects which will increase knowledge levels and understanding. That in turn will increase your subconscious awareness and allow you to be more creative thereby breaking any hindrances to writing.
So How Will You Break Through The Block?
Let me tell you what I’ve found that works for me. I let the idea grow in my mind for a while and then sit down and just start writing fluidly and not worrying about spelling or errors but focusing more on getting thoughts, words on the page. You can add to what you write later and rearrange your ideas or sentences to pull everything together and complete your article.
If you can remember at least a few of these tips you should be able to keep writers block at bay and smash it up when it gets in your way. You can be more productive, we all can if we pay attention to our habitual thoughts and things that slow us down and rob us of our own time.
So if you have anything to add to help on how to deal with writers block please leave a comment. I thank you and wish you the very best. Sign up for the FREE OFFER >>>