jimcoe wrote:I'm a digital artist (and many other things) and artists often have to fight blocks to their creativity. This topic is often discussed among artists, so you might want to search a couple of artist's forums too.
What I do:
* Realize it's normal and it's temporary. Humans are naturally creative (it's a survival trait). So it's not something special which you can loose permanently.
* Get away from what you've been doing. Don't obsess, Do take a break and do other stuff. Take a couple of days off, or at least work on a totally different project.
* Go to creative environments, like art galleries or museums or cruise the latest art and design magazines (or whatever) at the library.
* Take long walks, visit the wilderness, seashore, lakeside or such.
* Generally kick back. Often a block is related to stress or overwork, like a mini-burnout.
For me, one of the best ways to cure writers' block is to get really angry about something.
I have a hard time sometimes because I have ADD and I'm not on meds for it. Sometimes I sit at my computer to write and suddenly have this need to do dishes, or laundry, or make a phone call. What usually helps me is to pick up my laptop and go in a different room and try to refocus. I don't know if that will help for writers block, but maybe..
In that kind of situation, I tend to speak to someone who is also passionate or at least know something about the topic I am going to write. It is a good thing that you talk to someone about it first and from there you may know how to start again. :)
jmpruitt wrote:I have pretty much ignored Google for the last 2 years. What are you doing to directly engage customers and presell them on what you have to offer. half the time, my sales are almost a done deal before people even see my site.
I am focussing more and ,more on social networking forum marketing and guest posting, and getting people onto an email list from there, and mainly monetizing once I have them on my list. I have also been working for the last couple of months to get back into video marketing. I am doing at least 1 new video a week right now. haven't gotten a lot of views yet, but it is picking up.
macdalangin wrote:Hi Nate,
Try to build quality links to your review sites and if you can, update your review pages with something new. Try to add videos or simply review updates of the products. For the record, not all review sites are affected. Just try to think of other ways you can get traffic to.
i have writers block not becouse i have ran out of things to say
but im afraid of how google will view it. PLEASE COMMENT YOUR THOUGHTS
nates450r wrote:I don't know what's been going on with me lately but i have been in a funk. You know the feeling when your brain is filled with tons of ideas and you can work hours on your. websites and get tons done. Well i have not had that feeling for while and it sucks. I try and set mental goals of ware i want my progress to be at the end of the day but when i turn on the computer to get started i hit a brick wall of writers block. Any ideas or tricks to beat this feeling?
snowieranch52 wrote:I went to one of those writing clubs at Barnes & Noble where about six other writers attended. The lady who seemed to be the head of the club pulled five items out of her huge purse and said..."pick one and write about it for ten minutes." The shock of the idea threw me, but of course as the newbie, I felt the need to participate and after an "intimidatingly, no-words-come-to-mind," it worked. Words began to flow and my paper was voted the second best. So, I would suggest, when you are in a good writing mood, make a few 3x5 cards with words about "your favorite subjects surrounding your business" and store them until next time you have writer's block. After you "draw" a faced-down card, it may take a few minutes of thinking, but words should start to come, then you are relaxed with it and the words flow.
Another thing you might try, is have about three articles "stored" to take the pressure off. Hope this helps.
Cindy at http:www.cindysflowergarden.com
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