6 Feb 2015

Collaboration | Beating Blogger's Block

As a blogger, I think there is a lot of expectation for us to keep rolling out high quality posts each week, but when you have your offline life to deal with it becomes hard to find the time to sit down and write. And then you do sit down with your laptop balanced on her knees and your fingers hovering over the keyboard…your mind just goes blank. You have no idea what to write about and whatever ideas you do come up with, you immediately dismiss as stupid. I'm sorry to say it but I think you have a case of the old Blogger's Block- a pesky little bugger that hits you at the worst times! So how to overcome it?

Well, today Amreeta and I have been busy at work over the past week collaborating with each other to bring you our 5 step guide to beating the block. This is the first time I have work together with a fellow blogger and combine our ideas for a post. But I must say it was a very lovely experience.

You can find Amreeta’s blog over at: curlyneedle.blogspot.co.uk 

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      Time out
Sometimes blogging can be very isolating. So the best way to find something to write is about is to take a short break away from your blog- don’t worry too much, it will still be there when you get back. Just get out in the world: Go for walks, treat yourself, met up with some old friends and remember to take your camera and notebook along for the ride too. Note down the things you do and think off, then when you get back to your desk, take a look at your scribbles and you might just have a handful of posts ready to publish.

Relax
Don’t ever worry that because you haven’t posted in a few days, your readers will sudden disappear or that you aren't doing the same thing as your favourite blogger so you must be doing something wrong. You don’t have to feel so pressured and pushed for time. Relax a little, because god knows you deserve it.

Blogspiration 
All good blog post start off from a small idea, inspired by something, be it nature, tv or other bloggers. If I’m lacking inspiration I like to do some pinteresting and read through blogs on bloglovin. This gives me some inspiration for blog post ideas and gets my creative juices flowing.  

Books are your new best friends
Even if you aren’t a book blogger, that doesn't mean you can’t spend your free time reading. It is such a beneficially hobby and you will quickly find that the more you read, the more you writing and vocabulary will improve. Take inspiration from authors and adopt their ‘voice’ as your own. Maybe it will even encourage you to pen a story of your own!

Guest bloggers
This is a great way to interact with the blogging community and grow your audience. Other bloggers can help you by writing a joint post together just as we are. Two heads are definitely better than one!

Once again a big thanks to Amreeta,
Love Beth xx

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