You have finally found time in your schedule to sit down and write a new blog post. But when you settle in, your hands hover over the keyboard. Nothing comes to mind. You stare at a blank screen in exasperation as the minutes pass slowly. Whether you write for a living or as a hobby, you will experience writer’s block at some point. The first thing to do is realize that you are not alone. Everyone crashes into a wall that is hard to overcome. Sometimes all it takes to get started is some terrible prayers, inspirational blogging tips, or a blogging course.
The point is, you have to find a way to break the block and let the words flow again. As Maya Angelou said, “Nothing will work unless you do it.”
31 tips to write a blog
Write about the values that matter to you.
Explain a problem in your industry and offer a solution.
Describe a time when you were challenged and how you dealt with it.
Write about the idea of personal care and what it means to you.
Tell a hard lesson you’ve learned lately.
Tell a story about one of the following words: success, accomplishment, growth, achievement.
Write about how a mentor has changed your perspective.
Describe an event that you remember from childhood and how it shaped your career.
Share a relationship that impacted you.
Write about the goals you would like to work towards in the next five years.
Reveal a super power that you would love to have and what you would do with it.
Describe your definition of happiness.
Write about your opinion of the world.
Share a list of your best career tips.
Discuss how defects can be viewed as strengths.
Write about a time when you were incredibly happy or sad.
Share the latest that you have learned about yourself.
Pick three of your beliefs and why they are important to you.
Immerse yourself in the life lessons you believe everyone can benefit from learning.
Describe your daily routines and how they affect you.
Imagine your own secret lair and explain what’s inside.
Tell a story about accomplishments.
Describe the trip of your life.
Share your ideal way to spend a favorite vacation.
Choose three photos with different scenes and create a story to match them.
Write about the ups and downs of your first job.
Select a cause that you are passionate about and explain why it is important.
Choose one of your dreams and describe how you would make it come true.
Write about a person you admire.
Explain what makes you feel fragile or strong.
Write about something intangible: faith, magic, energy, power or creativity.
So when you draw a blank, grab a fresh cup of coffee or tea and try the blog writing instructions below. Pick one or two that stand out for you. Then spend 10-15 minutes writing everything that comes to mind. If you can’t think of anything in the first 30 seconds, move on to another. The goal is to find an idea that interests you enough to write freely, without feeling pressured to be perfect.