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Beating Bloggers’ Block Tip: Check Your Categories Archive

Whenever I find myself stuck and wondering what to blog about, one of the things I do is check my categories archive. How does this help me?

#1 - Often, I look at categories and the entries below them. If I see that a certain category doesn't have as many entries as the others, I try to think of things to blog about using that topic. If I use this technique with my current category archive, I will need to blog about these topics soon: gadgets, arts/crafts, creativity/life enrichment, podcasting, current affaird, literature/books, writing and travel.

#2 - A quick look at my categories and entries can remind me to continue writing about a particular topic. Perhaps, expound on it --- or update it.

#3 - I also use my categories and previous entry titles as "word (or phrase) prompts". For example, if I see the title 'Radar's Up on Podcasting', it might trigger something in my mind. Perhaps, a blog entry about using radars?

What about you? Do you experience bloggers' blocks? How do you battle it out?

Anyway, I also have more tips on beating bloggers' block at my Web Logs site at About.com

About the Author Shai Coggins (MTeach, MSoc Sci App Psych)

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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