Creative ruts. Writer’s block. Stuck in a rut. Whatever you call it, “blogger’s block” is a real thing. In this week’s episode, I’m chatting with Lynn White of Lynn White Designs about the reality of blogger’s block and how to avoid it and overcome it.
Lynn and I both share actionable tips and insight into our own struggles with blogger’s block, in hopes that you will learn from our experiences. This really does happen to everyone, even if nobody is talking about it. So listen in and be encouraged.
- People deal with a rut but don’t like to acknowledge it.
- Lynn deals with her own creative blocks by walking away, doing something else, and reminds us not to beat ourselves up.
- Blocks can make you feel like a failure, so close down and do something unrelated. Lynn likes to cook, call a girlfriend to chat, or take a walk. The key is to step outside of the work environment.
- Working at home makes it difficult to separate work from home. Having designated office hours helps. Also, when choosing your get-out-of-the-rut activity, don’t do household chores; do something you actually enjoy.
- You will get inspired while out & about so be ready with a notebook or your phone notes app.
- Keep a running list of ideas. Maintain an editorial calendar. Batch write.
- Talk to yourself and record your thoughts for listening later.
- Don’t think for your readers. Don’t assume they know something. Write it anyway.
- Find out what your readers actually want from you: Do a Q&A post, repurpose content.
- Women in particular feel obligated even if we don’t love what we’re doing.
- Try other formats of content – video, audio, etc.
- Reach out to other people to collaborate or share guest posts.
- I share my process for writing content and social posts to alleviate the stress of needing a post RIGHT NOW.
- Portent’s Content Idea Generator: Pop in your topic and this tool will give you blog topics with just the hit of the enter button on your keyboard.
- Answer the Public: Enter your topic, choose your country and this tool will give youtons of questions related to that topic. You can use any one of these questions to answer in a blog!
- How to Turn 1 Blog Post into 16 Blog Posts, 35 Social Media Posts, and 3 Live Events
- How Lynn Uses an Editorial Calendar + Her Blogging Process
Connect with Lynn:
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