How to overcome writer’s block

I used to be a perfectionist, but I’ve come to accept that sometimes you have to create work you don’t like. 

How to get over writer’s block:

Brainstorm. Start writing or typing out ideas, and don’t think about it. Just write them out. Write until you have several ideas in front of you, and whether they suck or not doesn’t matter. Just get some ideas going.

Just start. Pick one of the topics and try to write about it. Again, don’t think too much. I feel like overthinking is actually the root of writer’s block, at least it is for me. Oftentimes it’s not that I can’t write, but that I feel like I can’t write anything good. I tend to set my standards a little too high, and when you do that, you end up with a recipe for failure. Nothing you do will be good enough if you’re holding your standards too high. So lower your expectations a little bit and just write.

Remember you’re not writing to please yourself but to engage your audience. I suppose that may not be true for everyone, but it is for me. I want to grow a following on my blog, so I don’t want it to be all about me all the time. I want it to be interesting for the reader. So even if I don’t like what I’ve written, I make myself post it anyway. It’s the only way I’ll get onto the next topic. Otherwise I’ll just stay in my writer’s block hell with no way out. Plus, someone might like my content even if I necessarily don’t. So I just go ahead and put it out there.

And that’s how you move past writer’s block! It’s one technique, anyway.

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