When you spend your time creating fresh content, all day every day, it’s natural to run out of juice from time to time. Even the most professional content creators can get stuck sometimes. In short, they feel as though they have writer’s block—yet the content demand never stops, never relents. Blogs still need updating, social feeds still need posts, and the Google algorithms need to be fed fresh content.
To be totally blunt, content marketers don’t really have the luxury of writer’s block. There’s just too much to write, too much content to create! The question is, how can you minimize the risk of writer’s block—and when it does happen, how can you get yourself unstuck quickly?
How Content Creators Cope with Writer’s Block
- One suggestion we’d offer is to always keep a running list of ideas. Apps like Evernote make it easy for you to have that running list handy at all times, and to be able to quickly jot down a fresh inspiration whenever it strikes. When you have a day where you just feel stuck, you’ll always have that list to consult.
- Also have several blogs bookmarked to consult whenever you need a new direction. You may feel out of ideas, but other bloggers in your niche or market are still cranking stuff out! Turn to them for some ideas.
- Sometimes, writers get half of an idea, but aren’t sure how to complete it. That’s where outlining can come in handy. Rather than writing half a blog post then getting stuck, just try outlining your main argument—your central ideas.
- Sometimes, stepping away and turning your mind to other things works wonders. Go for a walk, clear your head, get blood pumping, and allow your mind to sort things out in the background.
- Another tactic is to flex your writing muscles in different ways. Can’t come up with a good company blog post? Try your hand at writing something else for an hour or so—a short story or a poem, maybe. Just write something you like, and see how it inspires you.
- Finally, remember that there are pros out there whose full-time job is to assist in content creation. The Grammar Chic team can help you develop your ideas, from inception to publication, and we’re always around when you feel stuck.