I’m experiencing writer’s block for the first time

For the first time since starting this blog in 2019, I’m experiencing writer’s block.

I wrote earlier this year about having lost a bit of my enthusiasm for the blog ( you can find that post here ) though this feels different. It’s not that I’m falling out of love with the blog – it’s just that it’s more of a struggle right now to find things to say that may be of interest to others.  

I have quite a few ideas for future blog posts noted down though none of them feel right to me at the moment. The titles are there, though I’m struggling to find the words to expand on those initial ideas. I’m also mindful of the need not to regurgitate previous posts. There are themes which can be addressed across numerous posts without repetition though I’m finding that really difficult to do right now.

Having found numerous definitions of writer’s block, this one resonated the most:

Writer’s block is a temporary or lasting failure to put words on paper. It can hit every writer, if only for a few minutes for a day or two, but it becomes a real problem when the writer is not reaching targets and they feel incapable of completing a piece of work.

I hope this is a case of a temporary failure, rather than a lasting one. Thankfully, I have a week off work this week so I will definitely find the time to go back to square one, review my previous posts, note down my ideas for future posts in a definite plan (rather than having random ideas scattered about here, there and everywhere) and get to a point where the words are flowing again. I care a lot about this blog and desperately want to continue, though if the ideas and words just aren’t coming, I have a decision to make…

I always maintained the blog posts would be honest and this one certainly is. It’s good to write the uplifting content though I certainly won’t sugar-coat the difficult subject matter. Hopefully I’ll be able to post something positive next week.

As always, thanks for reading, stay safe and be kind to yourself and others.

Best wishes.

Mick

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