writer’s block

The Blog Engage $650 Guest Blogging Contest #2

I love writing. I love blogging. Writing is not a new thing. In fact, I’ve been writing since I was just a wee one and used to use, yes, pen and paper! I would buy those beautiful journals that had nice book bindings and paintings on the front and pick a different topic per day and write and write and write. Ok, it wasn’t bad for a kid, but I’ve come a long way since the color crayon days!

No matter how much one may love writing, there comes a time when you sit and stare at the screen and wonder what to write about. For some of us, this may be less frequent, and for shorter periods of time, and it may vary, during periods and seasons of our lives. However, most writers can say they have experienced, at the least, momentary writer’s block, or as I have written it, “Blogger’s Block.”

One of my favorite activities (and yet, she says, she does not partake often enough!) are blogging contests.

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Have you ever read an article and half-way through the article you wondered where the blogger was going? Sometimes, the author is back on track by the following paragraph and you mentally think to yourself, “That was weird, but ok” and go on with your reading.

There are times when this technique can be effective, especially with readers that want to figure out why the writer did what they did. And, in some cases the off-topic meanderings won’t impact other readers at all. And, for many of the readers, and especially the “skimmers,” it will just bounce off them, lost in the “skim excess” of unread material in the article.