The last couple of months have been very chaotic on different fronts. This doesn’t really help with writing. Sometimes I sit down, ready to write, but end up staring at my screen and nothing comes out. It’s not that I do not want to write anything, but I just can’t think of it. Stress or a busy day is not very beneficial for inspired writing.
When I started my blog, I knew I wanted to create a personal blog. Sharing my personal experiences, travel stories and recipes with you. At that time I didn’t think that writing something new every couple of days would be challenging, but it can be! Unfortunately I can’t force myself to write something if I don’t ‘feel’ it, because for me it’s very important to write genuine and honest posts.
For days I can feel uninspired, but then all of the sudden, I know what to write about and I can write multiple posts in a few hours. They are not always equally good, and I’ll always make sure that I have a read through at least a couple of times. Sometimes I delete them again, if it doesn’t make me feel good. I know I am writing a good post when I can’t stop typing. The words will just come out and I don’t have to think about the words and sentences. (English is not my first language, that is why it’s not always easy to think of the right words)
Starting a blog took me years, because I never really thought that my life was interesting enough to write about. But I realized it’s not about having an interesting life, it’s about sharing your personal experiences with others, to maybe help them with their own struggles in life.
My personal tips for writer’s block
- Not forcing myself to write when I feel uninspired. Let the stories come naturally.
- Take away distractions (tv, loud noises outside, boyfriends). Try to sit in a quiet room, or put headphones on with relaxing music.
- Not overthinking what to write.
- Write things down immediately when feeling inspired.
- Write multiple posts when feeling inspired. Whenever you feel a writer’s block coming up again, at least you already have something ready to post.
- Not being over critical about what to write.
What do you do when you have writer’s block? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.