How Do You Beat Blogger's Block?

United States
October 16, 2008 9:27pm CST
Writer's block could also pertain to this. I have run across the white screen of death. Its not that I don't have ideas to blog about, but it seems like as soon as I open the page, they run into the recesses of my head. How do you beat it? What little tricks do you use to get the ideas flowing? Maybe I'm suffering from an overwhelming surplus of ideas. In that case, how would you get the words to flow? Isolate one idea?
3 responses
• Brazil
17 Oct 08
If I know what I want to write about, I put music related to it, and sit with my eyes closed, thinking about everything I can inside that subject. I write down some sentences that I think will help me build my text, and, after some time, I turn down the music, and read my sentences. With that, I start writing everything I tought with my eyes closed. If I can't concentrate, I don't even try writing, because I don't want to write something that doesn't not come from the inside, but only from my head.
• United States
17 Oct 08
Thanks! That is a very good idea. I used to settle in with a hot cup of green tea, but as you can tell, that just isn't getting them flowing for me tonight! I'll try that and see how it goes. :)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
Wow, I`ll take your idea. But somehow it still depends upon who there person is. Coz based on experience, there are really people who are distructed when there is a noise even if it`s just a mellow music, know what I mean... There are people who are not used to focus or concentrate with what they do when there is music or a certain noise around... so again, it still depends on a person. I believe it would work for me since I just love music, but make it mellow music and love balads! Hehe.
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
Best thing is, to write down or take note immediately of the thought before it runs into the recesses of your head...
• United States
17 Oct 08
I do try to keep an idea journal of sorts, but some days, like today, they just seem like cold words on a page. They lack the spark that gives them life in my head I guess. Maybe I just need new material!
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
Yea, just need a bit of focus... and of course be sure that the idea really interest you.
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• United States
22 Oct 08
If I experience writer’s block, I usually take a short break. Sometimes I will go for a walk. If I am really frustrated I will listen to music. That usually helps me unwind a little bit. I think the best way to get over writer’s block is to stop thinking about it for a little while. I have also started keep a notebook handy. I use it to write down ideas. Keeping notes helps to prevent writer’s block, as I always have something to write about. You can also jot down ideas real quick. If I get an idea for an article, I will quickly write a few points down that I want to cover. For me, this helps to prevent writer’s block.
• United States
5 Jan 09
I do that too, but unfortunately my writer's block doesn't always seem to come from a lack of ideas. Perhaps inspiration? Or maybe I'm just a victim of analysis paralysis. :) One thing I have just started is keeping a digital voice recorder at my side at all times. I have noticed that I tend to talk things through a lot, so I figured I'd try that and see if I can glean some information and ideas that way. :)