I read posts occasionally from writers who claim to be suffering from what they call Writer’s Block. Isn’t that goofy? They’re writing about not having anything to say. Isn’t that writing?
I’ve written about writer’s block before in this space, but today I’m offering a permanent, guaranteed cure for writer’s block.
If you’ll do these two things consistently, you’ll crush that writer’s block demon forever.
1. Use a notebook
I keep a notebook right by my mouse pad. Sometimes I’ll be writing a post or an email and get an idea for another post, or something I need to do that day. My notebook is full of reminders, lists, notes-to-self, addresses, phone numbers, Bible quotes, passwords, emails, quotes, tweets, recipes and more. I don’t feel comfortable writing at my laptop without my trusted notebook at my fingertips as well. I can’t count the number of times I was thinking and praying about writing a blog post. I thumbed through my journal pages and found just what I was looking for: the inspiration for my next blog post.
2. Keep blog post drafts
As I write this I have 211 post drafts in my draft folder. Some drafts are completed posts, some are guest posts, some are posts with content and no title, some are posts with titles and no content, some are sketchy rough drafts, some are quotes I may use in future posts, some are just notes-to-self about a topic or subject I’d like to blog about later. When I’m needing inspiration for a blog post, I merely scroll through my drafts until something jumps off the page and becomes fodder for a new blog post.
Do these two things and you’ll never suffer from writer’s block again. Guaranteed.
Editor’s Note: If you still can’t think of anything to write about after you’ve flipped through your notebook and exhausted draft topics, you may have to concede that you don’t have something to say. (Remember the first rule of all writing is: have something to say.
Do you think this will help your writing?
I’d love to get your feedback on this one.
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I don’t know if any of you have been running into this problem. There’s a solution. When I take pictures with my iphone 4 and upload them to my posts, occasionally although I edit them to be turned the correct way, when shared on social media and when the blog is viewed on your phone the picture is rotated 90 degrees. I found out why, my outdated phone (sorry the one before this was a flip phone, I drag my feet with new tech) when taking pictures vertically the blog masters rotate the picture. So first take pictures with your phone in the horizontal and I also added a plug in called Image Rotation Fixer.
Check out the rotated pictures by sharing them on social media, lets give everyone a crooked neck!
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Who we are in Christ poetically
Today I’m p;rivileged to share Deborah Ann, my new bloggingmeetup friend’s , beautiful verse about our true identity in Christ.
Be blessed and have a Marvelous Monday everyone!
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I have published an article in which I give advices on how to write a Master’s thesis.
I’d love to hear your advices on the writing but also your comments if you too have finished your thesis.
So here’s the situation. I have switched over from wordpress.com to my new and improved wordpress.org site. The issue is when ever I do anything with #bloggingmeetup or #bloggingbranding or go through the reader, my link (unless I am able to change it) goes to my old site.
Even trying to reblog a great opportunity through https://therichnessofasimplelife.wordpress.com/2016/05/27/meet-greet-pizza-party/. I end up getting traffic on my old site, which I haven’t posted on since March. I would love that traffic to come to my new site.
I’ve contacted people to help, but can’t seem to figure it out. My solution was to send out one last post on my old site to hopefully get the few folks that follow to come find me at my new site. I am going to make my old site inactive by this Wednesday. Hopefully I will still be able to meet up with all of you! If you have another solution, I am all ears(eyes)…..
The day my daughter learned to trust me
It took lots of coaxing and pleading, but finally my daughter took the plunge and trusted me. I wrote about our adventure together on my blog today.
I hope you enjoy reading my “trust” blog post.
Have a Thankful Thursday everyone
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Some folks call Jesus a prophet. Some say He is just a good teacher. Non-believers say He is a myth.
Jesus proclaimed He is the Son of God and He and the Father are one.
I have some thoughts on that topic today in my post on For His Glory, “Is Jesus God or not?”
I hope you’ll be encouraged to read it.
I hope everyone has a Terrific Tuesday
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When is the last time you confessed?
Our pastor asked this question this morning. Confession, he said, leads to true worship. It opens the door to God’s blessings. “But, if you hold on to your sin, it can become your identity.”
So, when is the last time you confessed?
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I am working on the blogging and branding 10 day course. I am on day 2 and changed around my widget titles in my sidebar from the customary “categories” “subscribe” “social media” type titles. Wondering if it’s too hokey or any better ideas for titles. Trying to carry across the feel of the blog throughout. If you check out my Pinterest page you see that almost every board starts with either “fun” “happy” or “life” ….again not sure if I want to go with this or not. Any input it appreciated!