10 Tips for Breaking Through Blog Writer’s Block

Every writer experiences writer’s block at some point, and many have multiple encounters with it. If that happens, don’t despair. Instead, consider these tips to help you get on the road to writing once again:

  1. Review content curation sites such as StumbleUpon and Listly to harvest trending topics for blog post ideas.
  2. Use an RSS Feed Reader such as Feedly to monitor other blogs.
  3. Write a review of a new product, app, etc. Many new technology products are unveiled each day. Writing about them can help others determine if they should use or buy the product.
  4. Brainstorm a list of topics and revisit the list later to see if it can be broken down into multiple topics. Many times broad topics can be split into multiple sub-topics, and each one can be a post of its own, providing a plethora of topics about which to write.
  5. Think of a “how to” topic (i.e. how to set-up a Twitter account) and write about it. People love to learn how to do something new.
  6. Follow Twitter and LinkedIn “thought leaders” in your area of expertise and use their topics as starting or follow-up points for your own posts.
  7. Update an existing blog post. Information changes quickly.  Looking back at previous posts may prompt you to update the information in the post or take the topic in a new direction.
  8. Re-purpose an article you’ve written by converting it to a slide deck. Haiku Deck allows you to easily convert an article to a very image rich slide show which you can then post to your blog.
  9. Write a “tips” post! Readers love practical lists of tips on particular topics.
  10. Run an Internet search for tips on solving writer’s block. Many people, bloggers included, write on this very topic and can arm you with inspiration and tools to help break writer’s block.

About Cheryl Niemeier

Cheryl Niemeier is Director of Knowledge & Research Services at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. Ms. Niemeier received her Master of Science in Library Science from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in 1986 and her Bachelor of Science in Education from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana in 1981. Ms. Niemeier has held multiple professional leadership positions in local, regional and national library associations. She frequently speaks at professional association conferences and continuing legal education seminars. Ms. Niemeier has authored multiple articles and seminar publications.
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3 Responses to 10 Tips for Breaking Through Blog Writer’s Block

  1. Heh, number 9 is good. Reflexivity for the win!

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