Overcome Writer’s Block … With Poetry

writers blockIf the majority of your blog focuses on written content, then you’re bound to encounter writer’s block at some point.

Thought a lot of people reger to writer’s block as the time in which you simply don’t know what to write, it’s a little more complicated than that. You see, writer’s block can encompass a lot of different things, but for me it’s the frustrating moments in which you simply can’t seem to find the right words for what you want to say.

This is unavoidable … it happens to every writer.

What is Writer’s Block to a Blogger

It’s as common as losing your train of thought .

People often criticize writer’s block as as a byproduct of laziness and unprofessionalism, but as someone who’s been through it — a lot, — I can tell you that it’s not that simple. You might know exactly what you want to say, but because you’re suffering a spell of writer’s block at the moment, you can’t come up with the right words to express it correctly.

Writing helps inspire writing, so when faced with writer’s block, the best thing to do — and most commonly recommended thing to do — is to write. At this point, it’s not about the quality or the underlying message … it’s just about plain and simple writing.

Let it flow.


Think like a poet.

If you’re familiar with poetry, a loose overview of what a lot of poetry is includes connecting two seemingly unrelated things so that they become connected. For example, if I were suffering from writer’s block and needed something to help jumpstart me into the flow of writing, I might try to find something connecting a seahorse with the planet Saturn. It could be the connection between your MacBook Air and the latte you’re drinking, it could be about the corruption of politics and the animal kingdom in general … whatever it is, the key is to find the connection and write about it.

Explore it.

Chris Rice is an SEO with Sachs Marketing Group. He writes about WordPress themes, plugins, and services for entrepreneurial bloggers at CreativeBlogger. Get more from him on Twitter and LinkedIn.


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