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Bloggers Block

January 8, 2017
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How ridiculous is it that I came storming back into the New Year all raring to go. Now – seven days into 2017 – whenever I sit down with my computer all ready to write out a blog post. I go blank. I have a tonne of ideas away from the screen, but as soon as I’m faced with getting them from brain to keyboard. All I can think of is a big fat nothing. Nothing. I was on a long flight recently and spent well over an hour looking at a blank word document. With my aim being to write up a few posts I had ideas for… an aim that spectacularly failed. Thanks a lot bloggers block.

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But all is not lost. As I said, I have ideas. I think what I need to do is not just note down the idea as it pops into my head, but also make a few points in more detail. Most of the time when I’m awake I have thoughts pop up of what I want to write about and how. But then they pop out as soon as they popped in. I need to be consistent about where I note them too as I do have a tendency to have multiple note-location options on the go at any one time.

But anyway, why the post? Well, firstly. I find writing what’s in my head is one of the best ways to snap out of blogging block. Like a little dose of therapy. Not that I have anything particularly therapy-worthy going on right now. But sometimes just sharing a bit of word-vomit is just what I need to get the old noggin producing blog-worthy words again. Then secondly, I wanted to just put it out there that I am VERY open to any suggestions to what people want to see/read this year.

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I’m all too aware of how saturated the blog world is. So if I was to stop blogging I’m sure it wouldn’t be missed all that much. But I don’t want to do that, I want to keep doing this because I feel like something is missing if I don’t. BUT I do want to make sure what I blog is of interest and useful. For example, this year I’m going to be doing some posts on beauty problem solving. Tackling some of the less exciting sides of beauty. Issues and how to fix them. I also know that there’s such a wealth of gorgeous content out there, that it takes a heck of a lot to draw a few eyeballs my way so I can’t rest on any laurels. Which is what I mentioned when I blogged a few days ago for New Year about going for quality over quantity. The teeny challenge being really upping that quality… but I have a few ideas how! Just wish me luck on that one…

Anyway. A bit of a ramble, but a ramble is ok from time to time I think. As I said – hoping that this little ramble might be the thing I need to unblock the old creative juices and get tapping away on my keyboard again! What do you do when the dreaded bloggers block strikes!? The best news for me is that it’s not a lack of motivation or the keen-ness to blog, that’s a LOT harder to shake than bloggers block in my opinion!

I’m also very open to new blogs to read, so any you have been loving and want to share would be amazing! Or give a little plug to your own corner of the web.

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    • Reply Caroline Owens February 13, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      I only returned to blogging recently after taking a year out due to health reasons and I’m having major bloggers’ block. My enthusiasm is there, I have ideas I just have no confidence and trouble putting my ideas into words. So thank you for this post. It’s nice to know I’m not alone with this. Caroline @spursbythebeach (Twitter)

  • Reply Nicky Zeeb January 8, 2017 at 5:16 am

    I’m having the exact same problem! I feel like I came into 2017 with so much motivation and so many ideas and yet nothing is coming from it. I feel like I just can’t put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard?) and come up with anything substantial. I’m sure both of us will snap out of it soon, and I think your right in that we just need to push through and write about anything.

    Nicky Zeeb xx

    • Reply Jen January 8, 2017 at 1:20 pm

      Glad I’m not the only one feeling it! I’m just happy the motivation is there, even if the words escape me at the moment. I’m sure they will come as it’s easier to find words than it is to re-find motivation! Thats for sure!

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