This is the phrase that I grew up hearing whenever I was speechless.
We’ve all been there. There’s a break in the conversation, it’s our turn to talk, and we just can’t think of a single thing to say.
Instead of continuity in the conversation, there’s this awkward, almost painful, silence…
When I was growing up, the adult waiting patiently for me to speak would often use the phrase: Cat got your tongue?Â
There are still times when I feel that a conversation has run its course and that I don’t have anything new to say.
Blogging is an online conversation. Just like in verbal communication, there are times when I feel that everything that could be said has already been said (if not by me, then by somebody else).
Call it blogger’s block, if you will. (A cousin to writer’s block, perhaps?)
Here are a few ideas to overcome blogger’s block:
- Force yourself to blog. Sometimes just typing out a few words can stimulate additional ideas. Before you know it, you have a fresh post.
- Change the time of day that you post. After an entire life of being a morning person, I now sometimes find that my best ideas for posts come at night.
- Surf around. You may find someone else’s post that you want to respond to.
- Last, but not least, take a break. You may need a rest. Give yourself time off, but set a time that you will resume blogging and stick to that date!
What are your solutions for blogger’s block?
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