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19 February 2020

SO YOU'VE GOT WRITERS BLOCK...


Writer's block. We've all been there. In fact, this is the first post I've wanted to write in a while thanks to my writers block. They say write about what you know and boy do I know about writers block!
I've been suffering writers block since late October. Yep, that's almost 4 months of me attempting and failing at writing for this blog. I've written odd posts since then, a couple of round up posts at the end of last year and a promise to myself that 2020 was going to be the year I came back to blogging with a bang and well... so far it's been more of a disappointing fizzle.




It's not that I didn't want to write, I wanted to write more than anything! It's just for the first time, I didn't have the words to write. I didn't have anything I wanted to say. I had all of the thoughts and so many ideas for posts I wanted to do but every time I sat down to turn my ideas into posts. Nothing. I would stare at a blank screen, the little blinking line frustrating me because I didn't know how to write the words. It made me doubt myself. Maybe I couldn't write anything because I had nothing important to share or that I couldn't find the words because I wasn't good enough.

I've tried a number of different things in the past to try and get out of writers block - writing down all my ideas, reading old blog posts, taking inspiration from others, writing whatever was on my mind but this time, I decided to give myself time. I took a step back and decided to wait for the words to come to me and for a time where I was ready to sit back at my laptop and write. It was hard because writing and finding the words has always been a second nature to me. I am a writer. I've been writing since I was kid - short stories, a diary, my blog. I've always been writing and it was something that came so easily to me. So, to not be able to find the words and do what I love was really difficult, I felt like I had lost a part of myself.

Today, is the first time in months I've woken up with a ton of ideas whizzing around in my head and funnily enough the first blog post I'm wanting to write about is writers block. The irony. The thing that was stopping me from writing, is the thing that is making me want to start writing again. Taking a step back and giving myself time has given me time to reflect on my writing and my blog. I've already mentioned in a previous post that recently I haven't been happy with my blog. I was finding it too stressful and was putting way too much pressure on myself. I felt like if I wanted to carry on blogging then I had to look a certain way, had to post a certain type of photo and had to stick to writing about a certain type of thing.






In reality, I think that is where the writers block came. I didn't have anything I wanted to say because I was worrying about it having to be about what I wear all the time. I love sharing my outfits but it started to make me feel like that was all I was to people - the clothes I wear. And I am so much more than the clothes I wear. I have so much more to say than detailing my outfits. And the only person that was deciding what I felt like I had to write was me.

My outfit photos are not going anywhere! I love sharing what I wear and I am really enjoying sharing them in a more casual "selfie" style shot that I've been doing recently but I am going to relax when it comes to writing and write about whatever comes to mind. I'm going to start writing a bit more about what I want to and less about what I think others expect from me. There's still so much more I feel I can put into this blog and I'm excited that I have a ton of ideas instead of staring at a blank screen!


Have you ever had writers block? How did you get back to writing?

Till next time,
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  1. You write beautifully! I love reading your inspirational thoughts, insights, and lifestyle posts, your makeup beauty posts, and I especially love your OOTD photo-posts and your outfit fashion lookbook posts.
    You look fabulous modelling your horizontal striped jumpsuit styled with the black and white trainers.
    I too get writer's block sometimes, but tend to pre-compose and save bits of potential writing for posts on a number of separate (Apple computer) TextEdit documents.
    My block and excuse for a lack of posts is more of a lack of self-confidence and planning for photos and videos to embed in potential posts.
    I think you are an absolutely fabulous blogger!!!

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  2. The writer's muse is a fickle being indeed, who loves to be coy and play hide-and-go seek at times. I've long learned that it usually best to roll with the punches. Forcing things rarely ends well or in content that you, the writer, truly loves and are happy with.

    I adore your blog and have been a long time reader. I'm personally a huge fan of when people cover fashion and other topics on the same site and happily look forward to all manner of entries you may share with us this year (and beyond).

    May your muse stick around for ages to come and continue to bring many more flurries of ideas your way.

    Autumn Zenith �� Witchcrafted Life

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