I remember as a kid watching a Chevy Chase movie that absolutely had me in stitches! In the movie, Funny Farm, he moves to a farm in Vermont with his wife to get away from the noise of the city to remedy his case of writer's block. Needless to say, everything that could go wrong in the country goes wrong making for excellent comedy and a great novel on his part.
While you may not have the luxury of escaping the noises of your environment, whether the city or your family, there are things you can do to crush your writer's block.
I offer you my personal tactics for this all too common battle:
- Tactic 1: Brainstorm - This my old school tip and I call it that because I learned it in elementary school (as you may have, as well). Some people call it free writing but you basically start out with your topic (i.e. if you're a dress designer maybe you start with "A-lines") and then branch out with relatable topics and before you know it you will have enough stuff to pull together into a piece of content.
- Tactic 2: Get In Where You Fit In - This is a great tactic for when you feel like what you want to talk about has been covered before. There are places such as google trends or even following hashtags where you can research your topic and see what may have been left out in those pieces that you can add to or elaborate on with your own unique perspective.
- Tactic 3: Build It Out - One tool that can be a life-saver for this method is Hubspot Topic Generator. You plug in the nouns and it shoots out topics that can get your wheels turning. I've personally never used a generated topic from Hubspot word-for-word but I have been inspired with unique material.
- Tactic 4: Dig Through The Crates - This is basically repurposing of your old content. Maybe you can turn a previous shot video into a detailed blog post or vice versa. There are several different types of content and you can always find a way to reuse material you've already created.
Writer's block effects even the best writers at some point. It doesn't mean you lack any qualifications or knowledge on your subject it just means you need a little inspiration.