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6 Ways to Deal with Blogger’s Block

June 9th, 2009

Lately I just haven’t had much idea of what to write about.  Of course, I can keep everyone updated on where my alts are and how we’re progressing in raids… but I like to post useful, helpful posts on occasion.

The problem is, I haven’t been able to think of what!

I’m sure I’m not the only one who comes up against this issue once in a while.  So I’ve compiled a list of resources that I find helpful in this situation.  These are all ways to jump start your writing.  If you have any other tips, please let me know!

Blog Azeroth Shared Topic

Every week, Blog Azeroth/Twisted Nether writes a topic that they’d like to get others opinions on.  Not only is this a great way to get inspiration for what to write, but it’s also a good way to get your name out there.  Post in the forums and let them

Blog Azeroth Forums

The rest of the forums are also a great place for ideas.  There’s a Blogstorming forum as well as a forum for swapping guest posts.

Other Blogs

If you’re a WoW blogger, chances are you also read a lot of other WoW blogs.  Find an interesting post?  Don’t just comment on it… write your own post discussing why you agree/disagree with it, or expand on the topic.  Bloggers love to have such in depth feedback, just be sure to link back to the original post you enjoyed!

Twitter

Twitter is a great place to meet other WoW players and discuss the game with them.  It’s also a great place to get blogging help.  All you have to do is ask!  Ask if anyone has a topic they would like covered, ask opinions and do an analysis of them.  You can also just listen: “I wish there was a post out there about …” or “Can someone write or point me in the direction of a post about …” are good starting points if you see them.

Official Forums

Nibuca (Mystic Chicanery) made this suggestion to me, and I think it’s a great idea.  It never would have crossed my mind as I avoid the Official Forums like the plague!  Just venture on in, head to an applicable forum (Achievements, Hunter, Quests, etc.) and find the first question you can answer, then write a post about it.

Write a story

I was never into creative writing much, but I’ve found I quite enjoy it now that I’ve written a few things based on my WoW Characters.  You’ll never know until you try!  Expand on your characters, give them a history.

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3 comments to “6 Ways to Deal with Blogger’s Block”

  1. I’m sort of in the same place you’re at, actually – I can give updates on my alts (gripping entertainment in itself, I know) but I haven’t had the muse for much else.

    I would NEVER have thought that I could have a post idea from the official forums. (Like you, I truly do avoid them like the plague.) However, the “answer a question” idea really is a good one and I might give it a try.

    Writing a story is also a good suggestion and one that I’d MEANT to do for a while, but my “lore fail” status has kept me from it. Hm… /ponder

    Thanks for passing along these tips!

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  2. I really liked your “This week in raiding” posts, and where’s my weekly words? Those were a lot of fun too!
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  3. Ahhh yes I know, I’m a slacker :) I will try to keep up with them! I have a hard time finding words that I can use in everyday posts.