Blogging 101: Starting out

It is quite common for people who like to write to be stuck with fingers hovering on keyboards or pens on paper. It is common and very frustrating. No matter how hard you rack your brain into producing what could be the best essay of your life, nothing really comes out. Instead, your annoying mind conjures up many different things like this, for example:

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Or this:

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And after what seems like hours of unproductive writing, you admit defeat and close the laptop hoping that you would be able to scribble away with utter abandon the next time. But, but if all else fails, there are some ways to get inspiration back.

TAKE A BREAK

It is tempting to type away even if there isn’t anything in that brain of yours to write about. Just forcing your mind to think of something would only give you a headache. First of all, stop and close the laptop or notebook. Secondly, relax. And lastly, rest. You’ll be surprised that words will flow easily the next time.

CHOOSE A TOPIC (OR TOPICS) THAT INTERESTS YOU

Contrary to what other people say, write about something that you like. Chances are that there are other people out there in the world that have the same interests as yours.

READ

Read books, magazines, other blog entries, and other things. There might be something there that would catch your attention and you want to blog about it.

WORRY ABOUT STATS LATER

It is understandable that one wants to have a 100 followers by the time the first entry is published. However, it doesn’t work that way. Building up a fan base or followers takes a lot of effort and time. It doesn’t magically happen overnight. But there are times that I wish it does!

HAVE FUN

It doesn’t have to be a job or a chore to write. It is supposed to be enjoyable wherein your imagination could take flight.


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