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How are you all doing? My last week of vacancy seems to be turning into a flop. The idea was to go to the beach everyday. But, the weather is not really helping… Bah
This week I got something that I never experienced in these 9 months of blogging… Creative Block. I just don’t really have any ideas in what to write this week lolol I blame my vacation XD The truth is, I’m not thinking in the blog in the slightest, neither I am reading other people stuff, answering comments and so on. However, to be honest, that was the idea! Two weeks of total relaxation and no thinking 😛
This way, today, I though to myself, since I don’t have any idea in what to write about why don’t I just write about that? I mean, that’s a theme, right? 😀 So, that’s what you are going to get! Some nice ideas to get those ideas coming when feeling creative or writing blocked! Hope you like and find it useful! 🙂
– Introduction –
I just didn’t know what kind of title I should write there. However, I wanted to make a small introduction about the theme before giving my advice and at the same time have something that clearly states we are entering in the said theme.
There are two type of bloggers out there. Bloggers who only write when they feel inspired who don’t really follow a schedule and bloggers who have a schedule where some of them, like myself, write everyday (or almost everyday).
When you try to put content every single day, is just normal that you may have some times when you won’t be able to come up with new ideas. Of course, most of the people end up having series to cope with that.
I’m lucky to say that I got some nice ideas which are easy to use for long-runs series. I have nice ways to have reviews always flowing and can always count with my long-run collab with Mel to fill one week day.
However, sometimes I don’t want to do reviews. Sometimes I don’t really know what to write for my random thoughts on Wednesdays. That’s when things get complicated.
To be honest, I’ve just realized that I don’t want to do so many reviews as I’m doing right now. I want to go for more personal posts. However, that’s still a work in progress since I still have to decide how am I going to do it lolol
Posts like “Why as a gay guy I don’t like Shounen-Ai” and “Yuri on Ice from a performer perspective” were some of the ones that I had more fun to write when it comes to Anime. But, as you can see there are not many inside that personal genre in my blog. The reason is… Those are ideas difficult to get and these were just inspiration that struck me.
Nevertheless, I can’t say that I have few ideas or that I don’t have content to give. In fact, I have long-run series which will always be a secure place to come back when my muse don’t visit.
Now, the one I have more difficulty to get themes are random thoughts for Wednesday’s posts (like this one). So here is what I do to help my brain to come up with some ideas when he doesn’t do it by itself.
– Take a long bath –
Many ideas I write in my blog where created on the bathroom. I’m not even kidding. I don’t know why, but give me a hot shower and my brain just starts getting really nice ideas!
An example would be the small story I wrote yesterday. The idea of the overall story came when I was in the beach. But, the story itself took form while I was showering.
– Take a stroll –
Walking helps a lot to make your brain think. However you can’t have any kind of distractions. So, when I do this I let my phone at home or I just turn off the Internet. This way it’s just me and the walking. No notifications from WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, no work emails… And so on. Sometimes, I don’t even have to walk and sitting in a bench at a nice park is enough. I think the main idea is to get outdoors and stop hassling for a bit. The moment I do that, ideas start flowing my brain.
– Read other People’s Work –
Other bloggers are always posting content. And, let me tell you, most of them are posting great articles. So, seeing other people’s stuff helps a lot in feeling inspired to create new ideas and new things. I say people and not bloggers because it can be any kind of content creator.
– Watch/Read/Play things that you normally wouldn’t –
I’ve talked about this. Don’t really know what to write about? Go watch an Anime you would never watch. Don’t ask me why, but probably since it’s so different from what your brain is used to it helps thinking on new ideas.
– Music –
Yes, I just have this one. There are times when I do have the ideas but I just don’t feel like writing (or don’t know where to start). I always listen to the same YouTube Music Video:
This music is supposed to have some kind of sounds that make your brain to get more creative. Don’t ask me how it works. It just does! I use it a LOT! In fact, I listen to this almost every single day at my work (my job is being creative almost 8 hours a day).
It works like a charm. Not only when I’m writing, but also when I’m doing design or thinking in new ideas. However, I always stop when the music gets to the pure binaural. I’m just scared that the music can be used to hypnotize me or something like that xD Yeah, I’m pretty neurotic when comes to things like that ahah
– Conclusion –
Everyone have days that just can’t feel creative, like everyone have days that just can’t be productive. However, there are weapons you can use to help your brain to start working. These are mine! 😀 It works a little like Sims 4 moods don’t you think?
And you? What do you when you have days like this? Comment down below! 🙂