Beauty Influencer’s Sunday Column Vol15: How Do You Overcome Blogger’s Block?

Blogger’s block is usually what we refer to as a lack of inspiration, hence not being able to write or put up a post. I don’t know about others, but I never had any REAL block until just recently. I ran for 4 years of regular blogging, and I guess I ‘ran out of fuel’ for a while. I’m still low on fuel, but instead of not having any content to write, I am not inspired to write, have not been. Mostly, on my part, it’s because I’ve been too tired and bogged down with babysitting. Ashton is getting more demanding, and he needs even more attention now that he’s more and more mobile, curious and adventurous. When I have some time to and for myself, I’d rather catch up on my workouts, getting a haircut, or just do nothing.

 

So I hope you’ll bear with me while I’m missing in action for longer periods of time, but I hope to post at least once a week for now – instead of the usual alternate days.

 

 

BISC Vol.15 Group 1

 

How do you overcome blogger’s block?

 

BISC Vol.15 Group 1

 

LILY | Malaysia | Chloe Ash
When I have blogger’s block, I usually just go offline for a while and enjoy what reality has to offer. For me, personally, the block is because I’m uninspired, and maybe a little burned out. A break is usually a welcome, and most of the time, it takes shorter than expected to get some inspiration to write again. Nowadays however, I have content to write, but just don’t have the time to do it. That’s entirely another type of block. LOL!

 

ANNE | Germany | Linda, Libra, Loca
I don’t think I ever experienced a severe case of “bloggers block” (knock on wood!), but I have had days where I am completely exhausted and lacking all inspiration. To keep up with my schedule I plan my posts three months in advance, rotating beauty, skincare and random stuff so I don’t get stuck in a rut. And if life gets in the way I still have quality content prepared to see me through at least a week or two without the pressure of having to write, which is the best way to get all inspired again.

 

TRACY | USA | Swaybeauty
I actually hit a wall about a month ago due to beauty overload. I took a little break and started my “Married to a Chef” series. Having those posts at the ready lifted a huge weight off my shoulders. After the first two went out I found myself more at ease and able to refocus my attention back to beauty related posts. I think taking a break is so important for your mind, body and spirit. I don’t think you should ever have to apologize for doing so because after all we’re only human.

 

KRISTEN | USA | Glambunctious
I just take a break.  Sometimes it’s a a few days away from social media, or a week off from blogging.  I focus on other areas of my life and when the magic returns, I get to writing!  I don’t really think of it as a block or lack of inspiration; it’s just a time where my brain power is needed elsewhere.

 

SHEILA | Canada | Maddy Loves
I generally have “moments” of inspiration and then I write, write, write, often several blog posts in one sitting. It’s really hard to motivate myself to write if I have writer’s block, so I generally go away and do something else, or I scroll through my folder of folders of stuff I need to review, hoping to get some inspiration. I might also read other blogs, hoping I’ll get bitten by the writing bug. If all else fails, I might just give up. Blogging is a hobby anyways, so I try not to stress myself out too much by it!

 

JAA | Thailand | Hello Jaa
I usually just let it be. Sometimes I even think of it as a blessing because I’ll have more time to spend with my friends and family doing “life” things. I’ll try to stay off social media, too, if possible. I find that when I’m happy, I’ll have a lot of energy, and ideas will flow naturally. I also find it easier and more fun to write about things I’m genuinely happy and excited about! :)

 

 

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