Do you have days where you hit the dreaded writer’s block?
Plus, the amount of writing necessary can feel endless and ever-growing.
Blog posts, emails, social media updates — the list goes on and on. It’s understandable why many of us feel overwhelmed.
But what if you find writing extremely difficult?
What if every time you sit down at a blank page you feel frustrated and mentally blocked? You might go from this….
If you find writing tough you’re not alone!
In today’s exclusive content, you’ll learn the practical strategies that you can use to move past the writing blocks that’s holding you back.
Comment down below if any of these resonates well with you!
Writer’s Block #1: “It’s all been done before.”Have you ever looked around your industry and thought, “I have nothing interesting to say that hasn’t already been said”?
I feel you. While you might be tempted to call it quits when someone bigger or “better” writes about an idea you also have, PLEASE don’t let this stop you. In fact, Pulitzer Prize-winner Anna Quindlen said it best:
Writer’s Block #2: “What if no one wants to buy what I’m selling?”
There’s nothing more frustrating in business than spending hours writing and rewriting a sales message, only to click “send” and hear crickets. You want to grow a loyal, committed, engaged following — not waste your time talking to an empty theater.
The problem may be caused by your perspective. Think about your audience, what do they really need and how you can give solutions to their problems. Not what you think they need, did you catch the difference?
Writer’s Block #3: “It takes me fooorever to write anything.”
Do you feel like it takes you way too long to write? 30 minutes to answer a simple email? Days to write a blog post?
You’re not alone. Feeling like you’re the slowest writer on the planet is one of the most common blocks. Almost everyone I know who creates content on a regular basis wants to be more efficient with their time, while still continuing to produce high-quality content.
You know what I do? I just write it out, everything. Then the next day I’ll go ahead and edit using a handy free tool called Grammarly it’s a life saver, go try it out.
Writer’s Block #4: “I’ll lose business if I spend all day writing.”
When you’re running a business, it can feel impossible to find the time to finish a big writing project, even when you know that the finished product would give you a boost in credibility and the chance to serve significantly more people.
The fix? Batch your repetitive tasks and do it all at one schedule. For example, do all your emails on Monday and your social media updates on Tuesday.
To make sure you get all the important things done is to use “time blocking”. This is where you set a specific time on when to complete a task, it could be 10 minutes, 10 days or 10 months.
Inside the Blog To Business Blueprint we show you a better, smarter and non-exhaustive process to create a simple content strategy that works.
Writer’s Block #5: “Everything I write is shit. I should just give up.”
I’ve had many days where I’ve questioned my capabilities. In fact, just a few weeks ago I was in the thick of writing despair…until I met a charming women in a coffee shop who bought my book, she recognized me and told how the book changed her thinking and challenged her old belief system for the better. For me, it was an instant boost.
If you ever struggled with self-doubt or losing your motivation, you have to check out the book and to be honest after that encounter in the coffee shop I sat down and read the book for myself because sometimes, all you need is to get out of your own head and be open to adapt to new perspective.
Writer’s Block #6: “Nothing about me or what I do is unique.”
Raise your hand if, when you first started out, it felt like everyone and their mother was doing what you wanted to do and you started to think…“Damn! Is EVERYONE a life coach / wedding photographer / blogger, etc.? How the heck am I going to stand out among all this competition? Can I measure up with these people?”
Here’s a reminder from Elizabeth Gilbert that will help you.
Writer’s Block #7: “Who am I to say this? Who am I to write this?”
Does the voice in your head say…
Oh boy, do I even have anything worthwhile to say?”
“Nobody’s going to want to read this anyway. What’s the point…”
“I have no official credentials or fancy degrees. Who do I think I am to write any of this?”
If you’re human and want to write, produce, or create anything — chances are you’ve battled these kinds of thoughts, too.
If the fear of being not good enough, experienced enough or not “together” enough has been stopping you from sharing your ideas, you have to remember that most of the successful writers/bloggers/entrepreneurs in the world don’t have any fancy trainings and credentials.
You feel insecure and I get it, we all feel that way at some time. The truth is, people need to hear what you have to say, your message can really make a difference, focus on your mission and before you know it, you move past these writing blocks in no time.
Now, it’s your turn…
What among these writer’s block do you struggle the most? Let’s chat below!