You've finally found time in your schedule to sit down and write a new blog post. But when you settle in, your hands hover over the keyboard. Nothing comes to mind. You stare at a blank screen in exasperation as the minutes slowly slip away.
Whether you write for a living or as a hobby, you'll experience writer's block at some point. The first thing to do is realize you're not alone. Everyone hits a wall that's tough to work around. Sometimes all it takes to get started is a few terrible sentences, inspiring blog writing prompts, or a blogging course.
The point is, you have to find a way to break the block and let the words flow again. As Maya Angelou said, "Nothing will work unless you do."
31 Blog Writing Prompts
Write about values that matter to you.
Explain a problem in your industry and offer a solution.
Describe a time you were challenged and how you faced it.
Write about the idea of self-care and what it means to you.
Recount a tough lesson you've learned lately.
Tell a story about one of the following words: success, fulfillment, growth, achievement.
Write about how a mentor has changed your perspective.
Describe an event you remember from childhood and how it shaped your career.
Share a relationship that impacted you.
Write about the goals you'd like to work toward in the next five years.
Reveal a superpower you'd love to have and what you'd do with it.
Describe your definition of happiness.
Write about your opinion of the world.
Share a list of your best career tips.
Discuss how flaws can be seen as strengths.
Write about a time when you were incredibly happy or sad.
Share the most recent thing you've learned about yourself.
Choose three of your beliefs and why they matter to you.
Dive into life lessons you believe everyone can benefit from learning.
Describe your daily routines and how they impact you.
Imagine your own secret lair and explain what's inside.
Tell a story about achievement.
Describe the trip of a lifetime.
Share your ideal way to spend a favorite holiday.
Choose three photos with different scenes and create a story to tie them together.
Write about the ups and down of your first job.
Select a cause you're passionate about and explain why it matters.
Pick one of your dreams, and describe how you'd bring it to life.
Write about a person you admire.
Explain what makes you feel fragile or strong.
Write about something intangible: faith, magic, energy, power, or creativity.
So when you draw a blank, grab a fresh cup of coffee or tea and try your hand at blog writing prompts below. Choose one or two that stand out to you. Then, spend 10-15 minutes writing down whatever comes to mind.
If you can't think of anything in the first 30 seconds, move onto another one. The goal is to find an idea that interests you enough to write about freely, without feeling pressured to be perfect.
Originally published Feb 1, 2021 7:00:00 AM, updated February 01 2021