I've been at this blogging thing since 2008 and faced many a time staring at my computer with dread. Not again. Honestly. Ain’t nothing left to say. It’s all been said before. And I said it. Tank’s empty. It’s boring. I’m bored. Totally yaw.
Your readers want your words, and the need must be fed. What do you do when you can’t think of anything of value to add other than what you ate for lunch? The well know blogger must be have many thing they want to share about. Me? Just a piece of junk article.
A couple years ago, when blogging was still in its infancy, a post title like this was fairly common, along with titles such as:
Nothing Happened Today
I Don’t Have Anything to Say
Not Much, You?
Been a While
Sorry, I Haven’t Been Around Much Lately
What should I say next?
I have to write something here
Now, as an experienced blogger yourself, you know that these post titles are ineffective and time wasters since they give no information and have no keywords or search terms in them. You’ve also learned that people don’t care about your excuses and don’t want to read them, so stop making them. Just blog and get to the point, BE, Nuffnang, Adverlets and so on and on and on bla bla bla
But what do you do when you look at your computer screen and think, “I got nothing to say.”
It’s not writer’s block, or the more modern blogger’s block. That’s a more serious issue. It’s normal to confront your blog and feel compelled to write something, and yet have nothing to say. Do you?
I don’t know how it started, but blogging comes with an implied requirement: You must contribute something of value but Sometimes i just write something dumb...who want to read? hahahaha
Along the way, I hope you add your suggestions for how to overcome the got-nothing-to-blog syndrome and help others overcome their temporary blog blocks. We all get them, and knowing you aren't alone can be the first step in recovery.
Inspiration always came in unexpected places
What blocks your creative blogging flow and how do you get past it and back to blogging?
If you are serious about blogging, don't be in a hurry to post even if you have a slightest idea. Find a silent place and devote some time nurturing that idea. Keep paper and pen handy. Keep jotting the key points which you can elaborate later. Now re-visit your points and add details. Re-check what you have written and think from a reader's perspective. Check words and phrases and try to improve the readability. Keep thinking about making your post interesting. Search for any relevant images that can be included with your post.
To remain full of ideas, keep reading related books and articles. For example, if your blog is about fitness, keep checking books, articles and other blogs on fitness. Share your experiences with techniques that you previously followed. Don't just preach, remain practical. I keep pen and small diary with me while I travel. If a slightest idea pops inside me, I jot it down and keep refining it for a few days.
Serious blogging is a lot of effort. If you are not serious, it is not a matter of concern what you write. It needs a slight discipline if you want to post valuable articles regularly. Why the heck i'm telling all this? hahaha i'm not a good writer in blogging too yaw.
FootNote ~ “I Have No Idea What I’m Going to Blog About” yaw