Beginners Bloggers Block

I started out strong. Just over eight months ago.  I was blogging often, having a fairly clear, concise point with each post.  The feedback I got was amazing.  People told me that what I was writing was relatable and how they looked forward to my posts. But, as the weeks went on, I found myself blogging less and less and less.  At one point going more than a month without posting a single thing.

I would still go to WordPress almost every day.  Just under the “Reader” tab.  I would scroll through my saved categories, spending a majority of my time under “Blogging”.   A common post I’d see would fall along the lines of “So, I haven’t posted in a while.” or “Things have been really hectic lately and I haven’t logged in”.  Listen, I get it. I do.  Life gets busy and things come up.  But I couldn’t help but wonder…  Were they really too busy for days, weeks, on end or maybe it’s because they didn’t have something to say? Something they were proud of, or inspired by, or excited about. And by no fault of their own necessarily.

It’s so very easy to rely on an excuse, rather than admit that you’ve maybe lost motivation.  Or perhaps, you’ve been looking for inspiration and have come up empty handed.  I find that so many of my posts have come to fruition because I was inspired by something.  Something happened or I read something.  Whatever it was, was so amazing that it just compelled me to write. To tell the WordPress world all about it.

A few weeks ago, I got the blogging itch.  The one where you need to write something down, purely for the sake of writing.  But, I didn’t know what to write about.  I needed inspiration in real bad way.  So I went over to  Dream Big, Dream Often, to see what the author had been up to. He has a fantastic blog.  Every day he publishes posts that are not only thought-provoking, but also entice engagement from a seemingly very diverse audience.  I’m pretty new to this, but even I know that is no small feat.  And as I scrolled and read, there it was. A simple blog post, about nothing really. It was maybe 3 or 4 sentances long.  In the post, he had asked a question about social media usage. I answered, and in my response, I typed the title of this post.  That’s all I needed, I had my inspiration.

When inspiration hits, there’s no other way to describe it other than a spark.  When I have an idea for a post that I’m excited about, there is nothing that will stop me from writing, editing, revising and hitting that beautiful blue “publish” button.  My eyes light up, you can see the wheels turning and from there, my fingers glide over the alphabet keys with the utmost of ease.  You never know where the spark will come from or when it will strike.  But thankfully, inevitably, it does.  Whether it’s slight or fierce, sooner or later, you’ll have a creative urge that will bring you back from that merciless thing called writers block.

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29 thoughts on “Beginners Bloggers Block”

  1. This was a wonderful post!Yeah,that moment when a spark strikes and hits you and pretty much everything after that is just so relatable.The moment the idea conjures up however transient it may be is just so priceless to all of us.Keep writing.Looking forward to be a part of your blogging journey!

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  2. Accurate post! I’m working off of a spike right now… I don’t ever want it to end but in the outside chance that it does blogging is like a daytime soap opera… you can always pick up where you left off and no matter how much time has past it never too late or too hard to catch up 🙂

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    1. Hahaha. “Daytime soap opera” too funny and true!! That is the best thing about blogging though. You’re right! Thank you so much for commenting! Do you have any tips? I would love to have a spike!!


      1. Hmmm…. tips…I’ve actually reached a time in my life where the opinions of others matter less and less each day. Having said that my only tip to you would be to write exactly what you want to write. I think the readers connect better when you give them something real.. something they can relate to. Hope this helps—-


  3. That is very good advice. And is, without a doubt, what I struggle with the most. I care far too much about what people might think. So much so that there have been times that I’ve turned off social media sharing so that they wouldnt see a post. I also think thats why I have more than a dozen finished blog posts under drafts and can’t seem to hit the publish button. Lots of second guessing, and doubting. I’ll have to keep working on that.


  4. I keep a little note in my phone for blog topics because you never know when inspiration will strike, and I have forgotten sudden ideas before. I try to write a couple words next to the topic so I can remember my train of thought later.

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  5. I’ve been blogging a long time and go through cycles of writer’s block or life stuff happening that stops all motivation/ability completely (I’ve written about that and shared tips about overcoming it, etc). It’s interesting to find what re-sparks a love of writing/blogging!


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