Attention please:

emergency broadcast system

We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog post to bring you breaking news that Charlotte has a whopping case of Writer’s Block.

She tries to form sentences:

  • Attempt 1: Protein bars are…
  • Attempt 2: Have you ever noticed when you’re 90% through your workout and…
  • Attempt 3: Whats the deal with…

But inevitably falls short. Upon attempting to write an even mildly amusing post she…

please stand by

…she realizes all attempts are futile until her Writer’s Block is cured and the muse returns.

The public is advised to be on high alert. The amazing Meghan also posted about her Writer’s Block all of 24 hours ago, leading imaginary internet doctors to speculate it could be spreading.

If you or somebody you love is suffering from:

  • Inability to come up with ideas worth their weight in salt
  • Resignation to the fact that “nothing good is going up on the blog tomorrow”
  • Lack of focus, attention to detail and an answer to the question “what exactly do you bring to the table?”

Then you may already be infected with Writer’s Block. If this is the case, you are highly encouraged to get outdoors, do something new, or read a book.

If symptoms do not dissipate soon, email Charlotte and you can commiserate together.

 

We now return to your regularly scheduled questioning:

What do you do when you can’t write?

Whats worse– posting something bad or not posting anything at all?

From where do you draw your inspiration?

 

46 Thoughts on “Writer’s Block — Seriously I can’t even come up with a catchy title

  1. Only you (and meghan) can pull off such a post 😉

    I often find when bloggers force content, it is stark obvious- I reckon a step back and break until the content or inspiration comes.

    (I still blame grain[less] brain)
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  2. I always have ideas spinning in my head but never anything much to say! I feel you, girl.
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  3. I prescribe heavy drinking and then just see what happens. I think it will be magical!
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  4. Quite frankly, I think your writers block post came out fabulously. It had a dash of sarcasm, a plethora of wit and some cleverly placed graphics. Kudos my friend. You pulled off the writers block post. I still need to come up with something for tomorrow and the next day and the next day. Maybe I’ll just borrow this.
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    • Lol this comment makes me happy :) Thats the thing with blogging, the high of actually completing a post is short-lived when you realize you have to do it all again the next day. (And I’m only posting twice a week!)

  5. my blogging mojo left a while ago because work shit all over my life….at first it was weird since i went from posting 3-4 times a week to nearly zero! then the quality of my posts went to the shitter and then i realized that it’s best to post when i want to post, rather than feeling like i should post. then again, i never had quality posts; just random word vomit.
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    • LOL same! I dont know how i was ever doing 5 days a week back in the day. 2 days is more than enough. I’ll just keep going– it’s not like the pages of this blog are normally filled with great literature after all, just varying degrees of word vom.

  6. Ha – I agree with Arman – leave it to you to come up with a post on writer’s block, while having a case of writer’s block!
    I would definitely not post a bad one -I would take a break – stay outside (my medicine) for as long as possible and then return…does this mean you are planning on disappearing again??? :(

    • NO not disappearing again!! i’m sticking to 2 days a week. i think its just normal to accept that some posts are going to be better than others. Writer’s block comes and writer’s block goes. Onwards and upwards :)

  7. Writer’s block is the worst for sure! Sometimes I just don’t post but I’ve definitely posted stuff I haven’t loved before!
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    • yeah it’s just normal that some posts (some weeks) are going to be better than others. I think consistency is important and im committed to the 2-days per week schedule i have going.

  8. Your writer’s block is equivalent to my pregnancy brain!!! This is pretty much why I haven’t been blogging as much as usually do. The brain just doesn’t work these days!!!
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  9. I would much rather not post than post something I’ve half assed. What do I do when I can’t write? Umm, not write? The next time you do a google search for something that might be relevant to us readers, wrote about what you learned! That’s what I did and it worked pretty well!
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    • Ooohhh that’s a good idea! The google search as a post. I like it! I’m committed to this Tues/Thurs posting schedule so I will def be using that concept at some point, and will be sure to credit the idea :)

  10. Well we must have one mind…Because I’m having the same problem! Tons to write about but dead-locked on the beginning! Good luck!
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  11. I think that even with writer’s block you are able to come up with a pretty entertaining post!
    I think you are a natural:)
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  12. And yet your writers block post is still highly amusing. Take a day off. Explore the city. Let inspiration hit. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

  13. i feel your pain!! writers block is probably one of the most annoying things in the world especially if it’s your JOB to write and your just sitting there like well you see my brain is like a pile of yarn right now soooooo basically i’m worthless. haha. you’ll snap out of it! the best always do!! :)
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    • Hahaha omg yes to the brain as a pile of yarn analogy!! i was staring at my computer screen for what felt like hours and the words would just not come out in any way that made any sense whatsoever. glad im not alone on this 😀

  14. I think you should just post something bad – that’s what I do LOL… you never know what other people are interested in! Sometimes it all works out! Cheers :)
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    • Thats actually great advice! A lot of people say not to post if you’re not satisfied with your work, but I tend to disagree. If we waited that long, this blog would not exist in the first place :)

  15. Ughhh writer’s block. I used to try and force out a post, but I’m trying to get better with just letting myself take the time off until the writing mojo comes back. Buut apparently, you can still turn writer’s block into a fun post :-p
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    • Yeah considering I’m really just coming off a long break, I feel consistency is important for me right now. I don’t know how I ever did 5 posts a week back in the day- managing 2 is more than enough for me :)

  16. Inspiration? Sugar highs 😆 It’s horrible, but it’s true! My best work comes when I’m hyped up on either sugar or caffeine. And while I used to try to force out posts even if I wasn’t feeling them, these days I’m all about quality over quantity. That being said, sometimes the posts I thought were horrible actually ended up being reader favourites, so you never know!
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    • It’s so true- you never really know what readers are going to enjoy. I mean you can guess but sometimes i’m very surprised. Sugar and caffeine have a way of helping my creative process as well. And wine :)

  17. Oh blogger’s block- what a tragedy it is! I’ve definitely experienced it in the past and while it’s frustrating, I do step away! Whether it’s blogging or shopping, I’ve always been one for quality over quantity! I can tell when other bloggers force content & I’d hate for others to feel the same about me! That being said, this block better not last long missy ;)!
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  18. Even your writer’s block makes me giggle! You know what helps me? A shower. For some reason I tend to get good ideas in there. You know what does not help me? Laziness to actually write down what I think of when I am in the shower.-Ashley
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    • Hahaha oh on that subject, i had an idea on my walk into work today and, rather than paying attention to traffic and fellow pedestrians, I wrote it down thoroughly in my phone before i could forget. i was like mr magoo crossing the streets unaware of the chaos around me.

  19. I’m always writing, as I not only write a blog, I also write for my full-time job and also do freelance writing work… and oddly enough, I never really experience writer’s block in that I can’t think of topics to write about. I do experience writer’s block in that I have days where my sentence structure plain old sucks and nothing I write sounds that great. I usually just push through it and edit the crap out of it until it sounds presentable!
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    • Oh wow you might be my writing hero :) thats a lot! for me its two-fold, sometimes i just cant think of ideas, other times the ideas are there, but the sentences don’t want to follow.

  20. When I can’t come up with a post, I don’t write. HA. I have learned that my random nonsense is only tolerable when it has somewhat of a point to it. Thus my blogging has dwindled immensely over the last year. OWELL!
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    • Yeah when i started this thing a year and a half ago i was doing 5 posts per week. [shakes head in memory]… that dwindled to 4 to 3 to 2 and finally i was just posting whenever i could. after the hiatus, im reallllly trying to stick to a tues/thurs schedule.

  21. Lol leave it to you to creatively have writer’s block. You’re a gem.

    Also, I’d so much rather read this than some crap about how you should watch your portions and (gasp) make sure you’re getting enough water and sleep! Not that those aren’t bad things but I can only read/comment on those topics so many times 😉
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  22. Okay, I bow my head in front of you in awe of how you turned a case of the dreaded block that keeps us from the blog into a post. And a good one at that, I was showing at least one of the signs you listed just a few days ago. Personally, I’d rather not post than publish an uninpired surge of words. The worst for me is simultaneous writer’s block at work and at home [blog]. In those cases there’s a 90 % likeliness I’ll be hit with blogging inspiration at work of all places.
    As long as blogger’s block doesn’t frustate you to the point of throwing in the towel forever – but come on, you’d miss all of us too much 😉 – I’d say brew a cup of coffee, grab some chocolate and a good book and wait it out.
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  24. I think something is going around…You and I are not the only ones who have needed a break from the blog life recently. I’m still working on getting back. I’ve been uninspired of late, but it’s getting there. You will too!
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