You can probably guess why I’m writing this post. We’ve all been there. We start out with a burst of blogging energy and enthusiasm, writing like crazy, you can’t shut us up, and then…BAM, writer’s block. I’d like to say I have a great excuse, like I was backpacking through the Andes and didn’t have access to a computer.
But, no. The answer is simply that I stared at the screen for a few days and literally had nothing to say. I should know better. I teach creativity and innovation and tell others not to let this happen to them. But it happens to even the most creative people.
So, I’m going to take my own advice. Here are a few tips to get back and start blogging:
- Forget about it!
Have you ever just been driving down the street or taking a shower and you suddenly have a great idea for something? That’s because your brain has been working in the background and it suddenly makes a connection. Go watch TV, take a drive, climb a mountain. Anything! Just get out and do something different and stop trying to force it. Trust that your brain will recalculate. [Read more…]