Luci Barker

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

How To Cope With Writers Block!


I'm sure we've all been through those times where we are struggling for post ideas or have no motivation or inspiration in order to get writing. So, for today's post, I thought I would share a few tips of how to cope with writers block.  There are only a few of the tips either that I use or that I think would be good to use and I hope they help you!!

1. Plan your content in advance:

I like to plan out what I’m going to upload and when weeks, if not months, before its due to go live. To put it in perspective, I have already started planing Septembers posts, with July and August fully planned. That way, if I come up with other ideas or sponsored posts / collabs come up, I can then shuffle them around and be even more ahead of schedule and I won’t be getting as stressed haha!

2. Arrange Collabs or contact Brands for Sponsored Posts:

If you're really stuck for ideas maybe try contacting some other bloggers or tweeting out to see if other bloggers want to collab with you and they may have some ideas on what you both could do or you could bounce ideas off of each other. You could even contact some brands and see if they would like to work with you one a new post and they may have some ideas of how you can work together.

3. Quick Fire Ideas:

Set yourself a challenge in order to come up with some post ideas. E.g. set a timer for X amount of time and try and come up with X amount of posts in that time. This has helped me a lot with, not only keeping up to date with uploading posts, but also writing a number of them in advance and scheduling them.



4. Check our other blogs or Bloglovin:


Reading other blogs can really help to give you some inspiration when it comes to writing. Obviously, I’m in no way saying that you should copy them, but if you see a good post idea then you can put your own spin on it or even give that blog a shout-out in order to give them credit for the idea/post. Bloglovin’ also helps a lot as it brings many bloggers content to the same place, again to give yourself ideas from the people you follow, or you can search to find posts that fit your niche i.e. Fashion. 

A lot of other bloggers should also have 'Blog Post Idea' posts which will give you a number of different post ideas, some may even be for particular times of the year e.g. Christmas. 

My Blog Post Idea Posts:

Christmas: (click here)
Spring / Summer: (click here)
General Ideas: (click here)




5. Look at your Blog Statistics:

If you look at your blog statistics you will be able to see which of your posts has been most popular or what topics are most popular, whether they’re related to Beauty, Fashion or Lifestyle etc. And then you'll be able to see what your readers/followers like to read and that may help you out.

6. Take a Break:

If you're really struggling for ideas, you can't find the words to start writing a post or you feel like you're forcing content, then maybe it's time to take a break. Your readers/followers will still be there for you when you start uploading again, but I feel like you should absolutely love and be proud of every single post you put out there, instead of uploading half-hearted content just because you have a schedule to stick to. Obviously, there will be posts you love more than others, or posts that you find that you spend more time on to make it perfect but personally, I'd rather upload every now and then with some really good, original content that I love, rather than uploading very often but average content that I know I've rushed.


There you have it, some of my tips of how to cope with writers block. I really hope you enjoyed this post and I'll see you next time!!



Until Next Time,

Luci ♡♡


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