Everybody gets stumped on an idea once in awhile, regardless of what the subject matter of your blog is. After all, there is only so much news you can squeeze out of Lindsay Lohan and her rehabilitation drama, right?
The bad news is that a writer’s block can be a pretty serious ailment particularly if you are looking to improve your website ranking. If you are really serious about your website, remember that top bloggers are top bloggers simply because they have the ability to churn out new material at a consistent pace.
Tip 1: Make Other People Do the Thinking for You
You might be stuck in a void of empty thoughts, but the rest of the world is not. This means that the mission of writing your blog post based on a popular topic is as easy as looking at Google Hot Trends. When in doubt, interview someone else who has an opinion. The more popular the interviewee, the better for your traffic flow.
Tip 2: Make a List Post
Lists are probably the most powerful writing tools bloggers can wield because any topic can be made into a list (including this article of Top Five Ways of Curing Your Writer’s Block). If you’re looking for a way of integrating links from other sites into your blog, create a list to cross link seamlessly into other websites. The best thing about lists is that there are no rules to making lists.
You could make a hilarious list and it could go viral on its own. On the other hand, you could also write a very solid list of useful tips and be assured of constant traffic flow from readers around the Internet looking for a list just like yours.
Tip 3: Stop Writing (For Awhile)
So you’ve done your due diligence and familiarized yourself with the hottest topics on the Internet. If you feel like everything that could be said about something has already been said, it is time to take a break.
Let’s be honest, chasing the sweet spot at the top of the search engine ranks requires bloggers to constantly think out of the box so often that you are bound to come across blank pages in your head.
Push your chair back, take a shower and turn your back on your computer for a little while. We promise that it’ll still be there tomorrow, provided that you have robust house locks.
Tip 4: Start Reading (For Awhile)
Just like how an artist gains inspiration by walking through a museum full of artwork, you too need to submerge yourself into other works by other great bloggers of the same niche. Websites that run the latest news are also considered essential reading as nobody wants to read outdated information, no matter how well written it is.
Take a look at your archive of past written blogs as well as this can achieve two things. First of all, you’ll be impressed with your own body of work and secondly, you may just get inspiration from your own writing.
Tip 5: Just Write Already!
Ask any seasoned writer and they will tell you that the trick to continuous writing is exactly that – keep writing, even when you don’t feel like it. A great method of inducing your brain into the Writing Zone is to be disciplined during your writing hours.
Fix a time and place where all you do is – write, even when there is nothing to write about or if you simply can’t think of anything to write. Sit at your desktop and doodle, write anything at all until an idea hits you.
When you have successfully created your latest blog masterpiece, congratulate yourself and then continue writing another blog post because who knows when the writer’s block will strike again?