Topics: blogging, writer's block
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There are many reasons why you may want to start a blog. You might want to make it an essential part of the content marketing arm of your business; giving your brand a face and a voice which are quintessentially yours and establish yourself as a leader in your field while also giving customers that elusive something for nothing. You may do it to allow other like minded people the opportunity to benefit from your insight, outlook and introspections. You may even do it because you find the act of writing about something you’re deeply passionate about therapeutic. Whatever you reasons, if your blog is to be a success it must be fecund. Not only must it be well written, engaging and rich in useful information that benefits the reader, it must be updated regularly to get an organic SEO boost.
And that’s really hard to do when that old chestnut known as writer’s block strikes. In order to maintain peak productivity, you need to nip this phenomenon in the bud… But how? Well, here are some ideas to get you started...
Hit the road, jack!
The first thing to do is get away from your computer. That blank page is not going to fill itself if you keep staring at it. Drag yourself away from your computer and stop acting as though you’re on the verge of a breakthrough. Get out, get a change of scenery and give your brain a rest. Take yourself for a drive, or better yet a ride on a motorbike. Driving has been found to be meditative, while riding a motorbike engages both the body and the mind and can aid cognitive faculties according to a report by the University of Tokyo.
That said, don’t let your distraction cloud your reactions on the road. Keep clear of other traffic, especially heavy goods vehicles. If you are injured in an accident with a truck that is not your fault, an accident lawyer can help you seek justice if you check out https://www.gbw.law/personal-injury/truck-accidents/. Nonetheless, it behoves you to keep your wits about you on the road. You may come back from your trip bursting with ideas.
Hit the gym
Sitting staring at your computer is only going to make you feel angry, frustrated or depressed. Get out its bluish glow and do something that gets the blood pumping. Hit the treadmill for an intense cardio session or pump some iron. The flow of oxygenated blood around the brain and body has been found to improve cognitive faculties and may help you bust through your writer’s block.
Write something else
Just because you’re struggling to find the right words for this project does not mean that your skills have altogether abandoned you. It simply means that you’re not up to the project if you go in cold. A good idea is to turn your talents to writing something else. Do some work on a short story you’ve been working on, update your diary or simply freewrite.
You may find that you return to the project in hand refreshed, reinvigorated and ready to go.