50 Creative Ways to Cure Writers Block


Whether you’re a regular blogger busting out multiple posts per day or a semi frequent writer, we all get from time to time what we call writers block. This is when no matter how hard you try to think of something fresh to write about, you simply are unable to produce the results.

I personally feel that there is a distinctive difference between getting writers block and feeling uninspired to write. In either case I’m giving you 50 inspirational things you can do to cure your writers block.


  • Go to the beach
  • Watch a sunset
  • Watch a sunrise
  • Go for a run
  • Read a book
  • Find interesting blogs and read some posts
  • Go to the cinema
  • Watch a DVD
  • Listen to your favourite record
  • Wash the car
  • Go for a drive
  • Treat yourself to some fine dining
  • Take the dog for a walk
  • Start a debate or an argument on an online forum
  • Treat yourself to a spa weekend
  • Start another blog of interest
  • Cook a meal
  • Invite some friends around for a few beers
  • Ask a question on Facebook
  • Tweet your question on Twitter
  • Hold a dinner party
  • Write a short story
  • Blog about your day’s events
  • Plan your next holiday
  • Go clothe shopping
  • Go swimming
  • Buy a new piece of technology
  • Take up some photography
  • Create a video blog
  • Write a blog post about your blog
  • Do some gardening
  • Go food shopping
  • Watch videos on YouTube
  • Iron some clothes
  • Hold a competition on your blog
  • Perform an online survey on your blog
  • Make a compilation of your best posts over the last six months
  • Add some new features on your blog
  • Experiment with new plugins
  • Have a BBQ
  • Get a hair cut
  • Take up a new hobby
  • Go to the theatre
  • Go to the Zoo
  • Take a walk in the park
  • Do some online marketing
  • Sell something on eBay
  • Buy something on eBay
  • Post a video on YouTube
  • Wash some dishes

You’re probably wondering why this list contains things that is totally unrelated to blogging. The reason for this is that whatever you do; you need to keep your mind away from your blog, empty the mind so that to inspire it to think of new topics to write about.

I’ve been sat at the desk before now trying to rattle my brain into what to write about and the truth is if you can’t think of what to write about then it is best that you don’t bother at all. Instead take the day off and do what ever else you can asides from blogging.

One of the best things you can be doing is marketing your blog and helping to drive traffic to it. Otherwise take your pick from the list above, enjoy.

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