Becoming consistent in writing blog posts is rarely easy. I know that writers and business owners often get trapped in a spiral of hesitance in producing fresh content, and at times, they completely come up blank with nothing but a white screen and that persistent never-ending blink of the cursor staring right back at them.
“Alright, so I have written and published a couple of blogs, now what do I write?”
“Is there anything else I can write that is even remotely publishable?”
These are some of the most common mind-numbing questions that take up much of the time when a writer sits down to create some new website content.
Producing exclusive content can be frustrating and sometimes nerve-wracking – especially if there is a deadline involved. Just thinking about how your readers and followers are going to view your content can be daunting.
Will you get a good review?
Are they going to enjoy it? How bad can it get?
These are all thoughts that tend to suppress your creativity, affecting your brainstorming, eliminating your ideas one by one, shoving them to your ‘not worth it’ list. Rest assured, all writers, even the most experienced bloggers go through these dilemmas. However, negative thinking can have a long-term effect on your creativity, which is why you need to take it easy and focus.
Curbing the ‘Block’- Tips to Developing Unique and Interesting Content
Before you call it quits for the day without writing anything, it is important to realize that coming up with a great idea for a blog post is similar to thinking of a product you can sell. You are likely to come up with absolutely silly ideas, but somewhere among these ideas you are bound to find the perfect theme for your next blog post.
Dig deep into those ideas to mine the gems.
Let’s consider some ideas to help you out when you continue draw a blank.
Personalize Your Blogs
Add both success and failures to your blog posts. If you have faced challenges, then chances are your readers have as well. Failing, being too ambitious, experimenting, and taking risks that make your heart skip a few beats – all can inspire, especially when linked with lessons learned and successes achieved.
Letting your readers know about your experiences first-hand can be a great way to build trust and credibility, the two cornerstones of building a loyal readership. Share some tips about the steps you took to overcome the challenge, what tools or contacts you used to help you, what advice you were given – become a source of guidance for your readers.
Always Be Up To Date With What’s Going On
For a blogger, it is important to ‘stay in the loop’ as far as your niche is concerned. You need to keep an eye on the developments and changes in your industry, including the changing trends in writing content. You could alienate your audience if you don’t keep up with what’s happening and don’t come up with relevant topics.