6 Ways to Beat Bloggers Block

I attended an amazing mini blogger conference this past weekend. (Special thanks Aubrey for putting it all together and being a fab host!)

During one of our "round table" style discussions someone asked the inevitable question...

"What do you do when you don't know what to blog about?"


These are the 5 things we talked about to help you beat blogger block... PERMANENTLY!

1. Have a series

Life With Amberly & Joe has some really great series' she does on her blog. What do you do when you don't know what to write? Add to the series!

2. Focus on your niche

What is that you blog about? Marriage? College? Books? Your life?

Really focusing in on what your niche is can help you generate blog posts. One blogger shared the quote "Constraint breeds Creativity". Once I decided on the 6 categories (see left side bar) that I wanted to blog mostly about, now if I don't know what to blog about I think, "What can I add to one of these categories?" Usually just looking at all 6 gives me a creative boost.

3. Pinterest Board of Ideas

Create a "secret" Pinterest board. When you see a pin that sparks a blog post idea, pin it to that board! When you are blocked, go back to the board. One night everyone was pinning like crazy about a new movie coming out, I pinned a pin of it and then came back to it a few nights later. This was the end post.

4. Link to other posts & write about it

Did one of your favorite bloggers do a post you just LOVED? Was there a news article you had thoughts about? Or an online magazine you read that had an interesting topic? Write a response to the post and send your bloggers to the original post with a link. I read a Christian article about effective ways to study the bible book of Isaiah. So I blogged about it! We all love sharing our thoughts, that's why we are bloggers!

5. Monthly Themes

Is it Halloween time? Share what you were last Halloween and give hints as to what you'll be this year! February? Make a list of things you love. July? Write a post about what America means to you. Etc. etc. etc. Every month has something unique about it. Use it to your advantage and blog about it!


Did I miss any really great ideas? How do YOU beat bloggers block?

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38 comments:

Ashley Z. said...

Ah! Thanks for sharing. I loved this part of the discussion and keeping this in mind!

Dallas Socials said...

Secret pinterest boards are my favorite! It's a great way to collect ideas!

Life with Amberly said...

Great tips!! :) I think you covered them all!

Bethani Gregg said...

thanks for the tips - sometimes my mind just blanks out & i need a little help. i try to jot all my thoughts down in a notebook so i can add as post ideas later

Unknown said...

Those are all great tips - besides monthly themes, there's also a ton of fun holidays to pick up on, like National Smores Day for example!

Camille Millecam Whiting said...

I love the idea of getting focused! I'm in a pretty tight niche, kind of my own genre. When I hear other bloggers talk about having writer's block I seriously scratch my head and think- how does that happen? I really do think limiting your focus does breed creativity!

Jessica Doll @ Team Wiking said...

Great tips! Having a series always works best for me. It at least helps you plan your editorial calendar better.

spiffykerms said...

Omg bloggers-block is the worst. I've got a few blog posts in my queue right now so whenever I have a block I publish a few of those in the drafts, waitin' to go.

Jenna Brussee said...

These are some really good ideas. I am doing a Fall themed week right now, and it helped me come up with a ton of ideas.

Melissa Haag said...

Good tips! It seems like some days I can crank out post after post, and some days I stare at a blank screen lol.

Angelic Sinova said...

Yes, yes and YES to all of this! Having regular series on my blog have rely helped me when it comes to blogger's block <3

Andi said...

Great tips. I do several series which helps me. Even when I can't write myself I have at least 2 posts a week because of the series!

Alisha H. said...

You can always participate in those "Wordless Wednesdays" type of posts too. Those seem kind of fun sometimes, but I've never done one.

Kaycie Eddie said...

Loved this, Brooklyn! I'm trying to get back into blogging consistently and this was so helpful. Pinterest is my favorite for inspiration!

Brendy Beauty said...

These are some great tips! I especially love the secret pinterest board for ideas!

Erica Marie said...

I get bloggers block more than I'd like to admit, thanks for all the great advice!

Erica Marie said...

I get bloggers block more than I'd like to admit, thanks for all the great advice!

Neely said...

These are fabulous tips!

celery and cupcakes said...

Thanks for sharing these great tips!

GiGi EatsCelebrities said...

Sometimes I get a tiny bit nervous as to what I might post about... But that's only when I am stressed about something else. Literally an hour later I am coming up with the weirdest topics that just WORK! ha ah! ;) My brain is weird, but awesome! LMFAO

Kendall Rayburn said...

I have been thinking of starting a series to help with some content ideas! Love all of you ideas - thanks!

Lauren said...

I love checking my pins from Pinterest for blogging ideas - it's always a great resource :)

Carly said...

These are some great tips for getting out a blogger's block! I love the idea of a series!

Alyssa said...

I totally love the idea of have a weekly series. Such a good place for a weekend recap or an outfit of the week kind of thing!

Jenn @ hellorigby! said...

Great tips! Thanks for sharing!

Ecuador InMyEyes said...

Great tips! And very true ways to beat the block!

Michelle Chouinard said...

Great ideas, one and all! I need to go create my secret pinterest board right now, lol. :)

M. Mobery said...

These are great ideas! Sometimes it does get really tough to come up with fresh material.

Miranda Myrabev said...

I think having a series and monthly themes really help me

Rebekah Clarke said...

Really great tips! Thank you for sharing :D

Amby Felix said...

I keep a notepad and write ideas for recipes/blog posts so when I do have a block I can go back and pick something. It REALLY comes in handy! Great tips!

Jordan Wise said...

I haven't gotten 'bloggers block' but I love the ideas here, and will definitely continue to use them :)

Astrid Delgado said...

These are all great tips! The series one really helped me get into the habit of blogging. Now the only thing that makes me post less is that life got busier with a full time job, but I'm working on that.

Ayana Pitterson said...

This is a great list. I especially like using pinterest boards to get me thinking of things to write about. Thanks for sharing.

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Trish said...

All good tips! Sometimes I will also bust out a magazine and get ideas from there. And even if I don't get any, I at least got a few moments to myself :)

Les said...

This is such a good list. I find myself stuck and uninspired sometimes, so I'll have to remember these suggestions!

Raewyn @ Be A Warrior Queen said...

I need to start a secret Pinterest board! I never even thought of that - thank you for the tip!!

Sarah Woods said...

I have the opposite problem. Too much to write about and no time to write.