After my past few posts about mental health I have found myself void of any writing capability for this blog and have swerved towards the photography side of things because I just can’t seem to find the right topic to blog about at the moment and when I do I can’t find the right words. I don’t want all of my posts to be about my illness, but at the moment it is the forefront of my life which means it’s kind of the main thing I have to talk and blog about.
The most annoying part is that I get a lot of ideas at night, just before going to bed so leave it until the next day but wake up having forgotten what the blog worthy idea was. There are around 30 unpublished (and uncompleted) blog posts sitting there waiting for the correct words, but they don’t come to me until I don’t have the time to blog. No this isn’t unique to me, but it is very very frustrating as I am sure you can relate.
Here’s the thing about blogging: to keep a steady flow of readers you have to post frequently whether it be weekly, daily or even fortnightly so writers block can be a really damaging thing for blogs, or at least it can be for mine as I don’t have too large of a following so tend to rely on views from social media sites rather than the people subscribed to my blog.
It stops me from growing the blog further and gaining a larger following which has, to be honest, been a little disheartening. I think my writing is good, and I have the capability to engage, but don’t really get the opportunity to do so as I haven’t yet been able to built up that wealth of readers. And this is all okay, building up a blog takes time, I just feel like my writers block has put a literal block on growing my blog at all.
Generally I will get ideas when doing mundane tasks such as housework, travelling to work, showering etc. This is presumably because I’m not thinking about blogging, and is probably the only way I can get rid of writers block. However it doesn’t always work and I could use some advice on how to get my writing flow back.
These are just my thoughts for today. Do you get writers block? How do you cope with it?