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Blogging Tip: Don’t Feel Like Writing? Visit Your Reader

Do you ever open WordPress, look at that blank screen and think, “This is it. This is the moment when I run out of topics to blog about.”

And in that moment, you begin to panic. Will you ever blog again? Will you be reduced to merely someone who used to blog instead of someone who blogs? What will your followers think? Will they even notice? Should you just shut down your blog?

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Seriously, calm down and stop freaking out.

Yes, you have run out of topics to write about and things to blog about (for now). Just because you are currently stumped does not mean that you will continue to be. However, you cannot stare at a blank screen and force yourself to write (most likely nothing will happen and if you do produce anything, it probably won’t be any good.) So calm down, and allow yourself to accept that you won’t be writing today.

However, do NOT sign off!

Do you want to grow a successful blog? Writing blog posts is only a part of blogging. Another large part of blogging is building your community and engaging with fellow bloggers. Go visit those other blog sites (that you should be following) and maybe even find new blog sites to follow. Click on your “Reader” and type in something that you are interested in. When you can’t write or blog, you should be reading! Reading other blogs:

  • Encourages community.
  • Helps you get to know other bloggers
  • Helps other bloggers get to know you
  • Creates a society of reciprocation

So, get out there and start reading!

Happy Blogging Everyone!

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25 thoughts on “Blogging Tip: Don’t Feel Like Writing? Visit Your Reader”

    1. Thank you Ivor! It definitely can, but we have to be willing to go the extra mile to create a well thought-out comment, not just a generic fill-in-the-blank answer. But you already know that 😀

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  1. That is great advice, and more important than most people realize. I see lots of great blogs out there, full of well-written and interesting posts and great photos, with only 20 followers. I may leave a comment, but never get a response. And that may be why they have 20 followers. Community is important. And as far as taking a break, I’ve stopped for months. It’s always refreshing, and my writing seems to be better after a break.

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    1. Hello there! It appears as though we have not met before, so thank you for stopping by my blog! What do you blog about?
      Also, I think you hit the issue right on the nose. Blogging IS about community not just about the individual blogger. We sink alone and float with the help of friends and followers.

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