Happy Tuesday to all you lovely people! As most of you probably know, I’ve been cutting back on the number of posts I write, but I wanted there to be more than just discussions and tags on my blog! So I’m introducing Tuesday Tidbits! These posts are going to be SUPER short- only about 300 words tops. They’re just little pieces of advice I think will be helpful!
Tuesday Tidbits can be about anything remotely book-related: from reading, to blogging, to writing, to just my every day, book-loving life!
My very first tidbit post deals with something most of us have dealt with. I happens to me a lot: I want to get my newest post all shiny and ready to be published, but when I sit down to actually write the thing, my brain just won’t do words! The reason can be anything; sometimes I’m tired, or I’d rather be reading, or I’m just in a mini-blogging slump.
If you’ve ever been there, you know how frustrating it can be! In my case, I sometimes have to trick my own brain into actually writing a post.
I’ll tell myself that I’m only going to start with an easy, bite-size piece. I’ll just write the introduction to the post, then I’ll go do something else if I’m still not feeling it. That way, my non-cooperative brain goes, “Yeah, I guess I can get through writing just one paragraph. No problem!” Usually, by the time the intro is done, the blogging part of my brain has finally turned on, and I can get through the rest of the post easy-peasy.
Even in the rare cases where it doesn’t work (sometimes my brain really does just need a break, and that’s okay!) and I have to leave the rest of the post for another day, at least I have an introduction, which is more than the blank page I started with when I sat down.
So if you’re ever stuck on while writing a post, try tricking your brain by committing to just a small piece, and leaving it if it’s still not working.
Thanks for reading!
What about you? Have you ever felt really stuck while writing a post? Do you have any advice for getting past that? If you’ve never felt stuck before, can you PLEASE TEACH ME YOUR WAYS?? Let me know in the comments below!