How I Get Around Writer’s Block as a Blogger
I’m fortunate enough to have never run out of things to write about. There’s always something awesome going on in Tel Aviv, whether it’s a new restaurant I happen to come across or an interesting story from one of my random days. I also travel a lot, which means I also have more things to share from my trips. That said, even with such a dream job I do run into writer’s block every now and then…
There are days when I just can’t put the ideas and thoughts I have in mind into blogposts that are easy and enjoyable to read. I’m sure you’ve had this kind of day, too. There are a few things I usually do to get around writer’s block. I’m going to share them with you in this post.
Get Inspired – Stop Writing and Start Reading
A good friend of mine – and a fellow blogger – once told me that you can only write as good as the things you read. Although I have yet to prove if that is true, I can tell you that reading helps a lot with writer’s block. The next time you’re having difficulties writing the things you have in mind, stop trying and switch to reading instead.
What I normally do is write random notes and pointers so I don’t end up forgetting what I was going to blog about. I then pick up a good book and just relax. There is no rush; you don’t have to push yourself to read just to be able to get around your writer’s block. It’s best to let it flow.
Pick a book you actually enjoy reading and just get started. You’ll get lost in the pages before you know it; that’s a good thing. Alternatively, you can browse through other blogs and websites to find inspiration.
Have a Good Laugh – Look at Memes and Pictures
Speaking of browsing through the internet, there are a lot – and I do mean A LOT – of sites where you can browse through memes and pictures. Most of these sites have funny pictures posted by other users; there are thousands to browse through and many more get posted as you scroll down the page.
I have to admit; I enjoy browsing through pictures of travel destinations when I’m having a really bad day. Funny videos are a lot of fun too, especially those involving cute animals or dudes trying to do something awesome and failing miserably.
Go Back To Nature – Take a Walk
The last thing you can try to get around writer’s block is taking a walk. Just leave your desk for a few minutes, put on your yoga pants, and go to a local park or a nearby coffee shop to unwind. The walk itself is quite refreshing and you will feel so much better after just a few minutes.
You can pick up a cup of coffee along the way and sit on a bench to watch other people. People-watching can be a great source of inspiration and interesting stories, too. Again, writer’s block will not be a problem after just a few minutes of walking – or after you’ve tried some of the previous tips we talked about in this article.
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