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Do You Find Yourself Without A Topic To Write About?

Have you ever found yourself struggling to find a topic to write about so you can post it here at Persona Paper? I know there have been several times that I had the time to spend writing, but I just could not come up with a topic. I got the idea for this post after reading an article here posted by WritingLover , her post was titled "Creating New Article Ideas" . In her article she gives three very good ideas on how you can go about coming up with ideas for articles.

I have a few of my own things that I use to help jump start my mind when it comes to "topic block". Here are a couple of methods I use:

1) Trending on Social Media - I tend to spend too much time on Facebook when I spare time and I see many stories that are trending on Facebook and I have gotten several good ideas to write about here for those trending stories.

2) Read new/recent articles posted here on Persona Paper - In find myself on Persona Paper quite frequently on my lunch breaks at work and much of the evenings after work and I read a lot of posts. Sometimes, the urge strikes me to write my own post after I finished reading an interesting post or one that I happen to feel strongly about.

I hope my methods or the ones WritingLover included in her post gave you some ideas that can help you.

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Colibry21 wrote on April 21, 2015, 3:37 PM

I do sometimes have a hard time with thinking of something to write about. Another thing that will sometimes help is reading the newspaper. Sometimes, there will be something that I will want to share, or it will help me think of something.

rosepetal wrote on April 21, 2015, 4:01 PM

On occasion I draw a blank literally. I found that I have had to walk away for a little while. Sometimes that blank page can be intimidating.

Soonerdad3 wrote on April 21, 2015, 4:03 PM

That is another good idea that I can use.

Soonerdad3 wrote on April 21, 2015, 4:04 PM

I can see how that can work in some situations.

SoundNFury wrote on April 21, 2015, 4:18 PM

Sometimes it happens, where I do have the energy and time to write, but can't think of anything. Or sometimes, I have topics to write about, but can't get the energy to do it. I usually follow stuff in my Facebook news feed (the one for my blog.)

Soonerdad3 wrote on April 21, 2015, 4:22 PM

Facebook is definitely a great resource for articles for sure.

SyddyHud wrote on April 21, 2015, 5:07 PM

I struggle with topics all the time so I end up writing about my life, like my busy schedule or what I did over the weekend. Whatever comes to mind really although I'd like to write topics that would interest others.

MelissaE wrote on April 21, 2015, 9:21 PM

Good ideas. Sometimes I do get my ideas from current events.

Soonerdad3 wrote on April 21, 2015, 9:33 PM

Yes, there seems to be an endless supply of topics found in current events.

iwrite28 wrote on April 21, 2015, 11:01 PM

I seem to have a lot of topics to write about but being lazy about actually getting down to the writing part.

Soonerdad3 wrote on April 21, 2015, 11:13 PM

I can definitely understand that, I suffer from laziness frequently

Soonerdad3 wrote on April 22, 2015, 7:15 AM

You are definitely one of the lucky ones, I find myself at least once or twice a week struggling to find something to post about.

trufflehunter wrote on April 22, 2015, 7:18 AM

All the time. I tend to reuse the same old categories too. Guess i need to read out of my comfort zone.

Soonerdad3 wrote on April 22, 2015, 7:27 AM

When I first started at these type of revenue sharing sites a couple years ago I would only read from a select group of categories. Then I began stretching my horizons when it comes to reading.

allen0187 wrote on April 22, 2015, 8:25 AM

Those are great ideas to come up with post subjects. Thanks for sharing these.

msiduri wrote on April 22, 2015, 9:19 AM

The short answer is—no. I'm much too happy to blather on about whatever is on my mind or whatever I've read. emoticon :smile:

Soonerdad3 wrote on April 22, 2015, 9:49 AM

Thanks, I am just like others here at Persona Paper, I find inspiration from other members here at Persona.

Soonerdad3 wrote on April 22, 2015, 9:55 AM

Thanks for reading and leaving a comment.

AliCanary wrote on April 22, 2015, 3:47 PM

Reading articles is always very inspiring for me, as sometimes, I start leaving a comment that gets long enough to be its own post!

ViperGirl85 wrote on April 22, 2015, 5:31 PM

Oh I certainly have. That's when I usually write about what's on my mind, past experiences or upcoming events, or I look to writing challenges/prompts for help.

WritingLover wrote on April 24, 2015, 4:19 PM

Sometimes I struggle for ideas, its usually a sign that I need a break.

Soonerdad3 wrote on April 24, 2015, 4:32 PM

That is always a good source of topics to write on.

Soonerdad3 wrote on April 24, 2015, 4:33 PM

Those are all good sources for topics as well.

Soonerdad3 wrote on April 24, 2015, 4:34 PM

That is true, but unfortunately if I did that I would never write new articles

FreyaYuki wrote on June 5, 2015, 5:00 AM

My problem is not having enough time to write everything that I want to write about. I have so many drafts and stuff that I want to write about but, unfortunately, there just isn't enough time so whenever I get ideas, I just list them/take note of them and then work on writing a complete article later on when I get more time.

Last Edited: June 5, 2015, 5:05 AM