When you’ve committed to posting a series of blog entries, but find that at times the motivation just isn’t flowing, here are five tips that can help save the day!
- Free-flow write for 5 minutes. Open the nearest book and read a sentence. Write the sentence itself on the notepad. Assuming you’re typing, close your eyes and finish the paragraph (hope you’re a good typist!). Try keeping your eyes closed and just write whatever comes to your mind for five minutes. Inspiration can sometimes hit you like a hard rock during one of these free-writing sessions.
- Grab a guest. Ask a friend or colleague to write a guest article. Take ‘em out to dinner in exchange.
- Review a product in your industry. Describe the functionality and how it makes you feel in the most passionate detail. Then, remove half of it to avoid the tl;dr (too long; didn’t read) syndrome that readers can develop.
- Capitalize on creativity. During those brilliant moments of inspiration, write until you run out and keep several articles archived. Pull them out when there’s a lull and throw them up. Should count for something!
- Write an article on tips, hints, or tricks to doing something. This will at least pull out the technical or humorous side of your creativity. Go from there.
I hope you enjoyed these five tips to fighting writer’s block when you have a commitment to keep.