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.
Image Credit » http://pixabay.com/en/the-light-bulb-light-bulb-lighting-371652/
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.
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.1