Writing articles can be tough to do. It always out as this great idea about some exciting topic, but then comes the hard part, right? You have to research the subject, accumulate information, and then put the pen to the paper. Then, you have to proofread, spellcheck, and make sure it all makes sense and flows to the reader. There are many steps involved in writing a good article.
Well, what do you do then, if the exciting part about coming up with the idea for the article leaves you as well? Not only do you have to deal with the researching, writing, and rewriting, but now you can’t even come up with the idea in the first place?
Here are ten ways to get past writer’s block and start writing associated content articles again…
1. Keep a pad handy everywhere you go, and when you have an idea for an article, write it down. This way, you’ll have article ideas to come back to any time you have trouble thinking of articles. Over time, you’ll develop an article list, that you can keep to use whenever you need it. Believe me, if you’re writing ten articles a day and trying to make a living at this, there will come a time when you need it!
2. Browse through the content on associated content. This always gives me ideas. I’ll come up with a whole new line of articles that I can start writing about. For instance, I could decide to browse through the education articles. Then, I ‘ll think to myself, wow, I’ve never written anything about my education. Then I come up with ten new articles I could write on education.
3. Make a list of things you know about. Maybe you know how to cook Mexican dishes well. Maybe you know the in’s and out’s of your hometown. Perhaps you know alot about vacation destinations. Are you tech savvy and know how to create webspaces? Do you know alot about financial investing? Write down everything you know. Then, you can come up with a subject area to start writing about from one of these things you know about.
4. Brainstorm. This is really called “having fun with ideas.” Here, you just start to write down every ridiculous thing you can think of that you might want to write about. The funny thing about this is, often you’ll come up with your best ideas during this process. You might think it’s totally absurd to write about why octopuses live in the ocean, but this could be a great article. Or, perhaps, your brainstorm led to you jotting down “how to give yourself a massage,” or “why you never see elephants as pets.” It seems that these really odd articles are the ones that end up getting on the featured content page at associated content. They want something unique and different!
5. Pick a topic that interests you, and type that topic into your search engine on the internet. You’ll pull up articles on that subject, which will in turn give you ideas for what you could write. If you like fashion, for instance, you may pull up articles on summer fashion. Then, you can think to yourself that you could write about fall fashion. There’s your idea!
6. Escape the writer’s world. What this means is that, if you get too caught up in something, you can really lose focus. So, take a long walk, go out to dinner, just get away from it all. Enjoy the moment, and forget totally about writing articles. Relax your mind and meditate, or try some yoga techniques. When you just let your mind at ease, the creative juices will start to flow again. It will be amazing, as you are sitting at dinner, totally absorbed in a conversation, and then you think to yourself, “wow, I’ve got a great idea!” You jot it down on the pad you carry with you at all times, and you scream out loud in the restaurant with excitement, totally embarrassing yourself. Okay, well you can skip the last step but it really would have been fun.
7. Pick a topic and go to an event that has to do with the topic. If you like art, go to a craft show. Then, you can get write a review of the event. Or, you can get ideas for some crafts you could make and write about on associated content.
8. Browse through your own articles and write down ideas that relate to subjects you have already written about. If you have written lots of restaurant reviews, look and see what restaurants you have not yet reviewed. Write on these restaurants. Or, if you have written alot of craft project articles, see what projects you have made that you haven’t yet written about, and write about those.
9. Think of a topic you want to learn about, that you don’t know alot about. Start doing research. Start going out and talking to people about it. You could interview someone who has a job in this area and write about “what it’s like to be a deepsea fisherman,” if that’s your interest. If you like news, go talk to a reporter and interview her or him about “what it’s like to be a news anchor.” Then, you can also start writing articles on what you learn after talking to people and doing the research.
10. Write news articles. Go out and about your town and chances are, you’ll find some type of developing story. Or, visit a local organization and find out what’s going on. You might visit and animal shelter and find out about a new law that will change how long they can keep the animals. Write about this!
There is no end to the articles you can write on associated content. Just don’t give up. There are always articles to be had!