Writer’s Block

chair on empty beach by Fred Fokkelman

I seem to have lost my ability to generate blog post topics.

Every time I intend to write something, I get sidetracked with one of the following:

  • Is anyone going to be interested in this topic?
  • Will I offend anyone?
  • Will anyone misunderstand what I’m going to write about?
  • Will I breach my privacy?
  • Has anyone else written about this same topic?
  • Have they done it better?

Not to mention the ‘pressures’ and expectations that:

  • I have to be entertaining and/or interesting
  • There needs to be some search engine value

All of this means I’m contantly on post-new.php, writing, re-writing and deleting blog posts. Sometimes I can’t even start writing because my mind is going around in circles.

I’m sure many bloggers face the same problem. At least, I hope you do. Because it can’t be easy churning out blog post after blog post for years… and by the way Adino Online is almost 5 years old!

Maybe if I could just find the time to sit down and write without distractions. I wonder if I could have a day just sitting down in a cafe, just writing.

Then I start to doubt myself. What if that doesn’t solve the problem?

I hope I can get over this stage quickly.

Time to go search my brain and my heart for things to share with all of you.

Photo By: Fred Fokkelman

6 thoughts on “Writer’s Block”

  1. I too am facing a writers block.. quite some time oledi..reinventing my blog but doesnt seem to generate muchinterest though 🙂

    Adino: At least you still have a very big blog readership 🙂

    I find your blog interesting with new guest writers… gives us a different perspective.

  2. If you’re on WP’s latest version, you could try to cool ‘zen-mode’ to compose your blogs. Clears up everything else and leaves just a blank white space to write! Pretty cool feature! 😀

    Adino: Yeah it’s pretty cool!

  3. Just write whatever you want. Don’t think so much.

    Since my blog is my online ‘diary’, I write and share stuffs that excite me. 🙂

    Adino: Thanks for the tips! I will try not to think too much and ‘defeat’ myself even before I get started.

  4. Aiyoh just write what you feel like writing. Don’t fall into the trap of writing what you think people want you to write. Besides, you have 3 lovely kids…more than enough material to work on! 🙂

    Adino: Hmmm that’s a good idea. Not letting external pressures get to me…

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