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4 Ways to Cure Blogger’s Block

Do you suffer from blogger’s block?

Blogger’s block is inevitable! Any blogger is bound to stare at a blank sheet of paper or a blinking cursor on their screen.

Blogs are essential in building your personal brand credibility and visibility. While it is exciting to have a blog and even more exciting to actually have people subscribe to and read your content, it is a BIG commitment. Once you start a blog you need to provide regular content, or else your blog will become an empty parking lot and nobody will come by for a visit.

Here are a few sources from 4 blogging experts to keep at your fingertips then next time your blog hits a dead end:

  1. Brain Clark of Copyblogger has a great infographic highlighting 22 Ways to Create Compelling Content When You Don’t Have a Clue.
  2. Michelle Shaeffer started to help bloggers keep a steady stream of ideas. Every day Michelle posts a blogging idea prompt that you can use to blog about, or as a teaser to come up with your own idea.
  3. Jon Morrow, also of Copyblogger fame, recently released a free report called 52 Headline Hacks where he gives 52 actual templates to generate 52 headlines to use for your blog posts.
  4. Darren Rowse of ProBlogger has a great post with 25 techniques to battle bloggers block adapted from how he deals with speakers block.

I am certainly not a blogging expert, but a technique I have used is hosting ‘blog-a-thons’ and ‘vlog-a-thons’ on my own blog. In June I hosted a ‘30x30x30 Personal Branding Blogathon’ and in September a ’30-Day Personal Branding Vlogathon’. I was amazed at how quickly I found people in my network willing to join these efforts and share content. Every day I feature a new thought leader’s post or video.

Seeking guest bloggers is a great way to add fresh content to your own blog, and give you a bit of a break when you suffer from blogger’s block! Why not apply to become a guest blogger here at the Undercover Recruiter?

By Peter Sterlacci

Peter Sterlacci is known as “Japan’s personal branding pioneer" and is one of 15 Master level Certified Personal Branding Strategists in the world. His company, BeYB, is introducing a leading global personal branding methodology to on-the-move careerists in Japan. Follow Peter on Twitter @PeterSterlacci