Something I know a lot of bloggers experience is writer’s/blogger’s block. It can be torturous when suddenly you decide everything you have to say is ridiculous, boring or been said 1000 times already. Or maybe it’s just that you have a block – no idea why it’s there – but you simply cannot move your fingers when you sit down in front of the blank screen. The blank screen. It mocks us so.
I’m starting a new weekly series here called “What Should I Blog About?” to give you writing/blogging prompts and generally to help give you a boost to your content each week.
These prompts are created to be fun and engaging, to help you strengthen that writing craft, and for bloggers who write about life/parenting/womanhood/mommyhood/what-have-you-hood – as well as those bloggers who lean more towards the poetic in their style (no matter the topic). I want to have something for everyone – even if it just gets you started!
My advice: don’t force yourself to stick exactly to the prompt, or even to type what you’ll be blogging. Yes, get re-aquainted with that little thing called a pen.
Sometimes the best prompts can flourish and grow into epic blog posts that were originally written out in a journal out in the park.
Still other times you’ll start writing and see that your post goes in an entirely different direction, but the prompt itself is what catapulted you there. Just take the prompts that speak to you and begin writing (pen or keyboard). Don’t think too much, don’t edit anything, just go. Maybe at the end you’ll have something editable that you’d like to publish, maybe you’ll just have pushed past that stonewalling your brain was doing. Either way? I hope these prompts help inspire you to keep the great content coming! If you’d ever like to share what you’ve published based on these prompts, feel free to leave your link in the comments so we can come read!
This week’s prompts:
1. Write about 5 things you would do to entertain yourself if you did not see a soul for 7 days.
2. Write a story from the viewpoint of a wedding bouquet.
3. Start your story with this line: Her laugh broke the silence.