These days a lot of bloggers complain about writer’s block, which is nothing but the inability to come up with the content for posting on their blogs. Though there are a number of reasons for it, normally overcoming a writer’s block can be quite tough which is the reason why very few bloggers prefer to post frequently on their blogs.
Once you encounter a writer’s block, you can end up wasting a lot of time, trying to come up with useful content but it just doesn’t come out right and even if it does, the flow is not quite there. So what should you do about it? Do you just keep waiting for the right time to write or should you try to do something about it? Well, if you don’t know what to do when you encounter a writer’s block, here are some practical tips for you that will surely help you get rid it of the so called writer’s block and get you going again:
1# Get Some Rest
Most of the time, the main reason for being unable to write well is the mental fatigue that we are experiencing at that point of time. Instead of sitting for hours, trying to come up with something and putting together a not so well written article in the end, it’s always better to clear up your mind by resting for a while and then getting back to the job again. The best way to go about it is to take a short nap, lasting around 45 minutes or so, as it will help de-clutter your mind, allowing you to think with a fresh perspective. But make sure you don’t keep resting for too long as it can hamper your productivity a great deal and you might lose a few important hours that you could have utilized elsewhere.
2# Don’t Set a Time Limit
While most writers would argue that setting a time limit increases productivity, it isn’t such a good option when you don’t have much to write anyway. Setting a time limit will only lead to more stress on you, and you will find yourself struggling to write anything worthwhile. On the other hand, if you let your mind work freely without pressure of any kind, you will find it much easier to get your ideas and thoughts flowing again.
3# Jot Down the Points First
It sounds kiddish, but believe me it’s certainly effective. Whenever I come across a writer’s block, I make it a point to jot down all the points I would like to elaborate upon, before finally starting to write the article. This makes it easy for me to expand upon those points and overcome the writer’s block with ease.
Another advantage of writing down the points first is that it helps you write a more thoughtful article rather than just putting together anything that comes to your mind. You could also make use of a few wordpress plugins to come up with synonyms of the words used in your article as there are a number of plugins that come for free and indirectly help you write better and longer articles.
4# Skip The Intro
One of the other important reasons why most people experience a writer’s block is that they are unable to come up with a good introduction at the time, which usually leads to a good amount of delay. Rather than scratching your head to write a good intro, you could write the other portions of the article first and then write the intro at the last. Not only would it lead to you writing the article faster, but it also takes away a lot of pressure from you, allowing you to write the intro at ease later on after finishing with the rest of the matter.
Author Bio:- Harshit Singhal is a part time blogger who occasionally shares the best wordpress popup plugins on his blog Exceptional Blogger.