Having been a writer for the WKNC blog for over a year now, there are times in which I feel like there’s nothing to write about. I scroll through my Spotify, look at old lists I’ve made and read my colleagues’ blogs and nothing strikes my inspiration. These blocks can be annoying at best and paralyzing at worst, especially when held to a deadline.
But there’s one tip that I’ve heard and practiced that I feel has been instrumental in getting past writer’s block and creating blogs that I’m proud of.
Live your life.
Going about life as normal presents me with so much creative inspiration. Rather than hole-ing myself into my room until I can think of an idea or come up with something I feel is worthy of creation, I try to do activities (not even necessarily related to writing) and those provide me with inspiration. Whether it be just going on a walk, being extra intentional about spending time with my friends or paying attention to the music playing in the grocery store, inspiration has struck me far more when I’m doing something rather than just telling my brain to create an idea from thin air.
Creative blocks are a nuisance, but sometimes they are necessary.