How To Write That Blog Post/Article When You Don't Feel Like It - 5 Proven Methods



Are you experiencing a writer's block? 

It is something that no one whose job involves writing looks forward to but it is still something we all go through. That dreadfully feeling of not wanting to write anything although you probably should or need to is never pleasant. I've been writing for 8 years and in those 8 years, I've tried everything to get out of the writer's block as soon as possible. Here are 5 proven methods that will help you push through not feeling like writing anything. 

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Last week I shared with you 6 Free Tools That Will Make Your Blogging Journey Easier. I know how hard it can be to actually start and write a blog post when you just can't make yourself do it. I wish I knew this when I just started my blogging journey as it would help me be more consistent. Follow these tips and get out of the writer's block at any time. 


5 PROVEN METHODS THAT WILL HELP YOU START WRITING 


#1 HAVE DIFFERENT TOPIC CHOICES 

Sometimes the problem really isn't you, it is the topic you chose. There is nothing worse than forcing yourself to write about something you just don't feel passionate about, right now. Having only one topic and then that being something you just can't make yourself write anything about is just not going to make you go anywhere. Before you start writing, it is best to brainstorm a few topic ideas you find interesting. Even if you have a list of all the topics there is a chance that you are not that interested in them anymore. 

So go on Instagram, Pinterest, Google, and all the other social media where you can find inspiration. Never set in stone what you want to write about as it will constantly change. Sometimes you can find what to write about if you just think about things you've been loving lately, found a solution too or talk to someone about. You really don't need to go to find a topic that will spark that writing motivation. The great thing about those kinds of topics is that not only that you will get in the mood to write but you will write it much quicker. 

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#2 OPEN THE BLANK PAGE 

If you have a topic but still have trouble getting words out then just opening the blank page could help you. Most of the time we just feel overwhelmed and the thought of writing makes us anxious. The first step you need to take is either grabbing a pen and paper or open Word document. Write the title down and if you can't think about anything else to write that's okay. Live it like that and then try again later. The next time you'll probably feel better as you already made that first and the hardest move. 

When we don't feel like doing something it is probably because of some other reason we are not even aware of it. When it comes to writing a blog post maybe you feel pressured to write that perfect blog post or you are afraid of what response you will get. Worrying about things like that beforehand is just taking you away from the beauty of writing. Always remind yourself that it doesn't need to be perfect it only needs to get across your thoughts and opinions. 

#3 WRITE BULLET POINTS 

In case the topic you write about is complex and you just don't know where to start and how to combine everything you need to say, then bullet points are your best friends. Just write as many bullet points as you can at first. Then you'll probably connect some together and get rid of other ones. Dividing your post into sections will make it much clearer and easier to know what exactly you want to focus on. There is always a possibility to go too broad or narrow and bullet points are here to keep you on the right track. I personally write minor headings and subheadings. 

Sometimes the introduction may be the trickiest part so the best would be to leave it for the end. First, write the body structure and then write an introduction and conclusion. This way you will have a smaller part of the post to write and you'll be able to do it without too much trouble. It is all into tricking your brain to get things done even when it is refusing to do so. Once you find the way that works best for you, you'll be able to get out of the writing burnout much quicker. 


#4 SET 30 MINUTE TIMER 

This is the trick that works most of the time. It is especially useful if you have a deadline. You don't need anything fancy. Just grab your phone and set a 30-minute timer. In those 30 minutes set everything aside and only focus on writing. This will help you to concentrate better and with that, you'll be much more productive. Most of the time you will write even after 30 minutes are gone as you'll get in the flow. 

Another thing I would recommend is a Pomodoro method. I talked about it before and it is something that helped me be productive a lot. Pomodoro method is based on a timer to break down work into intervals, mostly 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. There are usually 4 intervals that are 25 minutes long but you can adjust that to your needs. Between each interval, you can take a 5-minute break and then keep on writing. 

#5 WRITE NOW, EDIT LATER 

The wors thing you can do when you finally get that little bit of motivation to write is to censure yourself. The first draft doesn't need to be even close to perfection. If you stop and overthink every single sentence then you will just lose any motivation to finish this article. You can't expect that you will have a polished and ready to publish the post immediately after you wrote it. This will only lead to mistakes and half-done work. Proofreading and editing as boring as they can be are one of the most important parts of writing. 

I'm not saying that there are not some people who have a gift for writing and produce a perfect article from a first try. I'm just saying that it is better to be safe than sorry. Getting the writing flow and going with it without thinking too much about perfection is what will save you a lot of time. It is much easier to edit a written post than to stop after every sentence. Most of the time editing will just take you a few more minutes to tweak some parts and notice any grammar or structure mistakes you made. If you use Grammarly it will take you even less time to edit your post. 



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