Writer’s Block

I don’t know how some of you do it.

You pump out blog posts like it’s your job. (And it is, for some of you lucky ducks!)

Some days, I literally look like this:

I sit here like a bump on a flippin’ log.

I usually stare at the computer screen, then go on Facebook (why is it my default site?!) go through my emails, read other people’s blogs and then think about doing this:

So what in the world do I do when I have no. clue. in. the. world. to write about?

1. I take a break. I eat, I pick around in the kitchen and see what ingredients I have. Sometimes an idea will hit you when you’re not even looking for it! ;)

2. Post about silly things. Honestly, who doesn’t like reading about stupid, off-the-wall quirks people have or think about during the day. That’s how my It’s OK If… posts came about!

3. Take a survey. 

4. Go to other sites for inspiration! I love Cup of Jo.  Legit, I don’t know how she finds the amazingness that she does on the web. Plus, her baby, Toby is adorable.

5. Sugar, sugar!  Fitsugar is one of the best fitness sites. The headlines alone always get my creative juices flowing.

6. Women’s Health magazine is my favorite health magazine because it’s realistic. The website is awesome, too and is great when you’ve got nothing to write about.

What do you do when you have nothing to write about? Where do you go for inspiration?





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About Alexa

Hi! I'm Alexa, and I'm a 27-year-old living and working in Elmsford, NY. I dream about food, cooking and could bake all day long if you let me. If you have any suggestions, comments, or just want to say hi, send me an email: alexa@simpleeatsfood.com.
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14 Responses to Writer’s Block

  1. I usually look at the headlines or think of personal things that I wish someone had given me advice or tips on. Writer’s block is usually the time when I write about tips for something or controversial topics.

  2. I have a draft of just an ongoing list of topics that pop into my head randomly. Then when I’m feeling a case of writer’s block, I have something to refer to and a topic to check off my list!

  3. Yesterday I had nothing to post about so I just didn’t. I used to stress about it but now I’m okay with missing a day here or there. :)

  4. Rachel says:

    i think about my friends and things i’m grateful for when i have nothing to write about. because i could talk about the people i love for days on end! sometimes i just skip out though, and don’t stress…partly cuz i feel like no one actually wants to read what i have to say anyway!

    for inspiration in terms of food, i definitely just blog search for hours. for inspiration in life, i turn to God… i know it’s not for everyone, but He’s yet to fail me :)

  5. Women’s Health & Fit Sugar are two of my favorite sites as well :)

  6. Jordan says:

    I can TOTALLY relate!! Most of my inspiration comes from other people’s blogs, fitness/food articles I’ve read, or just amazing things that I’ve eaten lately :)

  7. Sometimes if writer’s block is really bad I just skip it. Usually though I ate least have something that I didn’t have time to blog about in the archives. A lot of the time though, I feel the same way – uninspired. I do exactly what you do, head to Facebook! Hehe.

  8. Ugh Writer’s Block is the worst!! There are some nights where I just feel brain dead and cannot think about what to post! So lately, I’ve been trying to combat that by writing a little note in my phone every time I have a post idea! That way, when writer’s block hits, I can be a little more prepared! PS I love Fit Sugar as well- I’m obsessed with all the sugar sites! And I’ll totally enjoy a glass/bottle of wine with you!! :)

  9. Stephanie says:

    If I don’t have anything to post about, I just don’t post! Usually, though, my posts end up waaaay too long, so I cut pieces out and save them for future posts.

  10. Our routine’s are very similar. I hate that facebook is my default site too! Facebook, blogs, repeat…

    If I don’t have anything to write about I usually don’t post. This month my number of posts has been wayyy down.

  11. I have writer’s block all the time! Lol I just skip that day haha

  12. Haha, totally feel ya on drinking the wine ;). Love it! If I’m really not feeling it, I just don’t write a post. I’d rather skip it and than write something that I don’t really care about. I like to go to health magazine sites and news sites for inspiration sometimes!

  13. Brittany says:

    This has most definitely happened to me. I sometimes will just skip the post for that day if I really can’t find something that I think people will be interested in. Or if I am super busy like I am right now I skip a couple days and by that third day I have more than enough to share.

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