At one time or another, we have experienced a lack of creativity. While working on that next blog post, you may find yourself staring at a blinking cursor or blank piece of paper – only no words come to mind.
You sit and think, think, think; with all that thinking, something should come to mind, right? Well, this is not always the case. Sometimes it takes more then just focusing on a subject to get ideas for your next blog post.
Keeping that creativity level up is key to writing good content. Coming up with ideas to write on can be a difficult task for any blogger.
Here are some simple ways to help increase your creativity and help spark those ideas for writing great content.
Change Your Environment
Are you just sitting at your desk staring at the computer screen or a piece of blank paper while trying to come up with ideas? Get up and find another place besides your desk to ponder ideas. Go into the kitchen, the room with that big view of the back yard or even just going outside can lead to ideas that you can put down into words.
Switch Your Focus
Sometimes, the longer you sit and focus on something, the less likely ideas will come to you. Switching your focus to something else, even for a small amount of time, can lead to having ideas pour into your head when you least expect them.
Going for a walk, getting a drink, going to workout, playing a video game or even reading a book are just some samples of activities that can help change your focus for the better.
This is one activity that I have used on more then one occasion. I believe that when you switch your focus, even for a short amount of time, ideas are more likely to come to you. This can be the same as finding a lost item when you least expect it.
Listen To Music
Some say music will help stimulate creativity and ideas. Others say the complete opposite. I am one that agrees with the former.
On more then one occasion of being stumped, after putting on some music, the creative juices start to flow and so do the words. From rock to classical, just about any type of music helps me to get in that focus to break through the creativity block.
The next time you have creativity block, give the above activities a try and see how they may help you. I have used each one of the above activities before when I have had creativity block.
Do you have any other ideas for thinking creatively in your blogging? Leave a comment so we can all benefit from them.