I’m really struggling to get any blogging done at the moment and I’m getting really frustrated about it!
I’m struggling even to write this post, having written, deleted, and then re-written the first paragraph about 10 times? I mean really, how many different ways are there to say ‘I’m struggling’.
Writers block is tough, and I find the longer it continues the more pressure I put on myself to get something done. And I do put an awful lot of pressure on myself. There are some nights when it’s just not happening, and the best option would be to just step away from it and come back with a fresh head the next day, but I tell myself to keep going. And so I sit with my pad open desperately searching my brain for something to write.
I just feel a little bit uninspired, this week in particular. It shouldn’t have been a big deal, I should have just taked a few days away from the blog, no one would have noticed and I’m sure I would have felt better for it. I’ve turned it in to more than what it is, by putting that pressure on myself.
It’s not that I don’t have anything to write about, because I have a notebook full of stuff, but I’m having a hard time with my words.
I have had this in the past. My little one year old blog has had it’s peaks and it’s slumps and I know it will have many more in the years to come. I have found in the past that the best way to deal with it is to get it out in the open. That age old saying ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’ is right, and I don’t think it matters who it is shared with, you just have to get it out in to the open. Writing about my struggles on my blog gives me a chance to read over it and realise how silly I am being, and usually gives me a bit of a boost.
It wasn’t that long ago I feel like I was writing a post identical to this one… Apologies if I sound like a broken record sometimes but this helps me get myself back on track!
I think I’m going to step back for the weekend, enjoy a bit of craic and hopefully be ready to take on the world on Monday.
What do you do when you reach a bit of a blogging slump? What do you find is the most effective way to get yourself out of it?