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The #lbloggers chat: Writer’s block with @SpottedSunshine

Contrary to what some might believe, bloggers are writers and we all experience writer’s block from time to time. As a former film blogger, I used to hit a bit of a wall from time to time but as a lifestyle blogger, there’s always something to write about. Of course, if if you’re too focussed on writing, you’re not going out and actually experiencing something to write about!

#lbloggers chat

The early consensus with the chat participants was that they’d rather not post anything than resort to a half-arsed attempt.

#lbloggers chat

But if you’re making your way towards The Big Time and your readers have come to expect regular content, is there something that can be done to help get the creative juices flowing?

#lbloggers chat

#lbloggers chat

As @hello_flower mentioned, if you’re not posting regularly, your stats are likely to suffer. So even if you’re not adding new content, keep your blog fresh in your readers’ mind – remind them of must-read posts via your social media channels or find another way to direct them to your blog – maybe via a giveaway or contribute to a popular tag/meme circulation. Or get networking! Highlight some of your own favourite blogs or interview a fellow blogger – the post practically writes itself!

#lbloggers chat

#lbloggers chat

Of course, there’s not a lot that tea and cake can’t fix!

#lbloggers chat

The best tip seems to be to block write posts when inspiration hits and schedule a few – there’s no harm in it! In fact, I’ve been so busy lately that I’ve actually backdated this post – it’s hard to fit it all in sometimes. Remember, we’re all human.

#lbloggers chat

#lbloggers chat

#lbloggers chat

#lbloggers chat

#lbloggers chat

#lbloggers chat

#lbloggers chat

#lbloggers chat

Now @TanjaMortensenn has asked the ultimate question! I feel like I keep adding more and more categories and become less sure of my ‘niche’. I think I’m managing to develop the Cornish side while also maintaining the kind of content which people originally started following the blog for. But is it too much? What do you reckon?

#lbloggers chat

Ooh, good question! I started blogging because I wanted to share my film reviews. Then I launched this blog because I realised there’s more to life than movies (gasp!). As for the future, like 99% of bloggers, I wanna make a few quid from it. Ok, honestly, I want to be paid to write from home and this blog is a pretty good start – I hope!

#lbloggers chat

#lbloggers chat

A-ha! That question again…

#lbloggers chat

I reckon it’s alright to cover a range of topics as lifestyle itself is quite broad. Even as a reader I follow a range of blogs to cover all of my interests. The more the better, right?

Here are some links to some inspiration:
February Girl
All Things Beautiful
Cali Jae

And, finally, this week’s new blog discoveries!
Pastel Skies
Darling, Oh My!
Our Little Luxuries
Cherry Soda
dainty owl
Bubblewrap and Popcorn
Margottea
Average Adventures
What Naomi Wrote
Hello January

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