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Top 4 Ways To Jumpstart Your Creativity

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Bloggers have a community of readers who count on your witty and interesting articles. But some days, you just don’t feel like writing. Your creativity is waning and the last thing you want to do is write one more blog entry. However, when you get into a creativity rut or just need motivation to put your fingers to the keyboard, there are some tips you can try to get the creativity flowing. Try these four proven tips to help you get away from writers block.

  1. Take a break. Sometimes, a break is exactly what’s needed to get creativity flowing again. Often the biggest hurdle holding a blogger back is the fact that you “have” to write. When you are coming up on a deadline or if there’s just a lot of work piling up, it’s easy to just hunker down and write for hours at a time. When you are in that situation, get up and take a break. Go take a walk around the block or go make a snack. Even a five minute break can often break up the monotony and get your creativity in working order again.
  2. Change your surroundings. Do you sit in a cubicle? Do you write all of your blog posts at your desk everyday?  Sometimes, when we look at the same scenery day in and day out, our creativity can suffer. All you need to do to jump start your creativity is chance up your scenery a bit. Pick up your laptop and move to another area of the house or work outside for the day. Change your office around or hang up a new picture. Even small changes can make a big difference.
  3. Keep writing. Even if you don’t feel like writing, keep putting pen to paper. Just write whatever comes to your mind, even if it doesn’t make a lot of sense. A brainstorming session or writing a short story that’s been on your mind can often help you get back on track. Sometimes a free write (where you write whatever comes to your mind) is all that’s needed to get your writing and your creativity going in the right direction.
  4. Ask others for help. Bloggers are a unique group of people. The blogging community is tight and is available to help when other bloggers are in need. If your creativity is lacking, don’t be afraid to reach out to your fellow bloggers and ask for some help. Ask what others do in a writing rut. Get together with some local bloggers or writing friends and bounce ideas off each other. Talking out your situation can often be the best way to make a change.

What other tips do you have for other writers to jump start creativity?

About the Author

Lisa has been a freelance writer for 4 years now, specializing in sales copy for sites like SatelliteTV.com.

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  1. Dean Saliba ) says: 11/13/2012

    I have found that taking a break works a treat for me, I don’t just write articles with my laptop I also use it to maintain sites and do other MMO work.

    I also find checking out what other bloggers are writing about is a good way of coming up with new ideas.

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  2. Stephen ) says: 11/13/2012

    Hey Lisa, great tips here. Whenever I hit a wall, I usually get up and do something completely unrelated to what I was working on. I used to try and just shift to another task with mixed results. But doing unrelated things usually gives the mind the break it needs to get going again.

    Enjoyed this list!

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