3 Reasons Why Writing Blog Posts is a Struggle
Updated: Jan 12, 2021
I am one of those people who struggles writing blog posts because I always overthink things. As a freelance writer, I spend most of my working day writing and editing blog posts for other people. And truth be told, once I am finished working, I am sick and tired of blog posts...sometimes I am so glad it's over that I don't want to work on my own blog. After doing research, editing, and writing, I am mentally tired most days.
But, I figured out the problems with writing blog posts, and I will share them with you below.
I was recently checking out a lot of other blogs and I feel so inspired by their posts and all the great content these bloggers put out on a regular basis. So I thought to myself "what do bloggers struggle with when writing blog posts?"
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1. Writer's Block
If you ask many bloggers and freelance writers, they'll tell you that they suffer from writer's block every once in a while. The problem isn't that there is not enough content to write about. In fact, the problem is that there is TOO MUCH content to create, too much to write, and not enough time. Therefore, the brain goes into overthinking mode and it's hard to select what to write about and how.
Depending on your niche, you might have lots of new information to blog about all the time. It's normal to struggle because you have to find inspiration, find information, write it up, and post it. And I know...it's not easy!
What is writer's block exactly?
I think writer's block is all in your head actually. But, it can be a ruthless struggle to overcome it. As a writer, you need to listen to the inner voice in your head and go with the flow. Basically, writer's block is a creative slowdown of the brain. It feels like you lack new ideas and don't know what else to write.
Many people consider that blogging is not a job or career but those people probably never tried writing 3 blog posts per week, doing other side hustles, working, and taking care of a family!
The main reason people experience writer's block is actually a bad disposition or mood. And by bad, I mean that when you can't seem to write, you're not in the right mindset.
To overcome this bad mindset, do something that makes you happy. Go out in nature. Take a walk. Take a coffee or tea break and recharge.
Check out my blog post about how to make coffee breaks a part of your routine.
What I like to do when I struggle to write is I read other things and do more research. I always end up finding ideas and it makes my work easier.
2. Writing is Hard
Writing is hard. The End.
I personally struggle with writing coherently somedays. The problem is I just can't seem to express what I want to say properly. I have a lengthy academic background in English, but writing blog posts is different!
I write, what's your superpower? - A funny mug that is so spot on. Writing is a superpower because not everyone can do it effectively!
Actually, there are so many components of writing to think about. You must master spelling, grammar, and syntax. Luckily, you have tools like the Grammarly browser extension. It helps you write faster because it corrects you as you write. But, you also need to do work and be confident in your writing. If you rely solely on this type of software, you risk sounding like a bot. It makes mistakes too and suggests incorrect "correction" sometimes.
The one thing I love most about blogging is that I can say whatever I want and the writing DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PERFECT!!!
GET YOUR POINT ACROSS. DON'T OBSESS OVER WRITING ERRORS.