Writer’s block is inevitable when you have a blog, and it makes it super hard to commit to blogging on a regular schedule. The problem is that our minds get stuck in an endless loop of negative self-talk. Let’s talk about how to break that cycle and get your brain moving in the right direction.
You don’t have to spend much time on this site to figure out that I’m a total nerd for editorial planning, writing, and blog post inspiration. In one of my weekly emails, I talked about a small change I made to my blog planning process that made a huge difference: Moving my planning time from the […]
As much as I love planning out my editorial calendar, brainstorming ideas, and even challenging myself to write as much as I can within a time limit, some days I am truly at a loss for words. I have no more ideas to add to the calendar, and I need a little jumpstart to my […]
You’ve heard of editorial calendars. Everyone talks about them as an important tool for blogging. But it just seems like a lot of work, right? After all, you’re too busy winging it to plan ahead. And what if you don’t feel like writing the post you planned when the time comes? Wouldn’t that make planning […]
Once a post is published, I don’t really give it a second thought unless someone asks me a related question. When I deleted nearly 500 posts from my blog, I uncovered a few years’ worth of posts that are still valuable. Sure, people still come across them from time to time through my Revive Old […]
Let’s be honest: it’s really hard to blog consistently. Some days I can plan out two month’s worth of content in a short time. Some days I look at my editorial calendar and think all of my ideas are crap. Some days are just busier than others. I know I’m not the only one — […]
No matter how many blog post ideas I come up with, and no matter how excited I am about them when I first add them to my calendar, there are always times when I sit down to write, and absolutely nothing sounds interesting. I have nothing to say, and no good ideas. I felt like […]
I’ve taken a number of blog breaks, both planned and unplanned, and starting back up again never gets any easier. I always plan to keep writing during breaks — ha! That never, ever happens. That’s not to say I’ve ever regretted taking a break — they are sometimes necessary. Most of the things we do […]