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How To Overcome Writer's Block As A Blogger


I have hit a bit of a wall this last week. Writer's block or blogger's block or whatever you wanna call it. I just can't seem to get my words out. I have so many pictures sat in my files ready to be shared but the words to go with them have been lost somewhere.

The thing is, it was never like this at the start. I would write every single night and always have something to say. Whether it was gushing over a new trend or sharing probably a little too much info about my relationship, the posts went up like clockwork. Then I think I started overthinking it all and suddenly I didn't know what to say anymore. And the more I tried to push myself to write, the less I was able to. But, at the same time, I didn't want to take a break through fear that I would never write again. What if I just have nothing to say ever again? What if my well of inspiration has dried up forever?

And that is what this week has been like. I have felt hugely uninspired. I haven't travelled anywhere interesting or even had an opinion that I deemed worthy of sharing. Sure, I have had a few half-baked ideas but nothing to make an entire blog post out of. I have spent this week opening my laptop, writing a title and a paragraph, then closing my laptop again.


And I feel like this is kinda borne out of the pressure I put on myself. I always want to write something super interesting and ground-breaking and hilarious accompanied by editorial level pictures. I may not always achieve that but that is the aim behind almost every post I create. And that shit is kinda exhausting. I see myself becoming too much of a perfectionist about the content that I produce and share and it is draining the joy out of writing.

I want to have fun with this blog and not care too much about page views or the fact that I haven't been chosen for certain campaigns and realise that yes, I have worn that coat 3 times already on the blog but no one really cares. I want to give myself more creative freedom here rather than leaving posts in my drafts for months on ends because they weren't quite riveting enough for me to click publish on them.

I want to let loose and really enjoy sharing my thoughts here again. However mundane they may be. And I also want to give myself more breaks so that when I do come to write, I write about things that I am passionate about and I share content that I am proud of - not because it meets my high expectations of what kinda content I should be producing but because I have enjoyed the whole process.

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4 comments

  1. I couldn't relate more to this! Back in September, i wrote "bumbling back to the blogosphere" and how anxiety/over-analysis was stifling my words. I have more drafts than published posts and it's frustrating to know, yet so hard to actively change - so we can try together :)

    "Because i've enjoyed the whole process" - I adored this. I recently saw a book in waterstones called "why art matters" by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell and it said: "the things i did because they excited me have never let me down." I couldn't resist sharing it at the end of my latest blog, as i feel it can speak to SO many of us in this social media/creative world. I may just have to treat myself to it as a self-care christmas present! YOU'VE GOT THIS xxxx

    Bumble and Be

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    1. Thank you for this lovely comment - I absolutely love that quote, it may be a new favourite for me tbh

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  2. Indeed, we must not stress about how many page views we had last month. Whats important is we write with heart, after all that's what a blog really is, an online diary ;)

    Marie
    The Flower Duet

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  3. It can be so hard, sometimes I can be wrote off for days at a time!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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