What To Write About When You Don’t Know What To Write About

shutterstock_212138536I have a confession to make. I don’t know what to write about today. I’ve been racking my brain trying to come up with ideas, things to tell you, insights to share, and I’ve got nothing. Nothing!

It happens to the best of us. The ideas dry up and it seems the more you think about it the harder it gets for any inspiration to come your way. That’s the situation I’m in right now. It’s frustrating, especially when I WANT to write. I truly enjoy the process of writing, and publishing, and of learning from you based on how you react to what I’ve created. It’s the highlight of my week sometimes.

But for now, I’m all out. Oh sure, I could just give up, turn on another episode of “Lillyhammer” and go about my day. But that’s not the practice. If I’m watching TV I’m not honing my skills. I’m not accessing that part of my brain that creates. I’m merely consuming. So to create, I must plant my butt in the chair and do SOMETHING. Anything.

I could take a walk, do something different besides staring at a blank screen, waiting for my muse to arrive. That often helps, it really does. But I tried it yesterday and nothing came. The important thing is, I’ll try it again today. And maybe tomorrow, too. I’ll persevere.

I could do that thing my friend Dave suggested, and go back through some of my more popular past posts, and see if there’s anything I can expand upon, take from a new angle, or give a fresh start. That’s some solid advice right there.

Or maybe I could read for a while. Pick a favourite author or blogger and dig in for a while. That would certainly get my brain working, and it might just spark that idea I’ve been waiting for.

I could ask you. What do you want me to write about? Anything in particular you want to hear, or learn? What insights might I be able to share to answer your questions? I’d love to hear it!

What I won’t do is nothing. Taking no action isn’t going to get me anywhere, and it’s certainly not going to get more words on the page. But, the truth is, I still don’t know what to write about today. I’ll have to get back to you on that.