Help: Remedies for "lost mojo" / "writers block".

by xaron
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I've recently returned to a website project after a 5 month hiatus due to health issues and feel like I've lost my mojo. It's a long way from being monetized (although the site is complete) and whatever momentum I had before has long since passed.

I'd still class myself as a newbie, so I'm not sure what "techniques" to drawn upon or things I can do to get past it and get the wheels turning again. Reading the forum just adds to the "white noise" and if anything, I need to declutter my mind, reorganize and find my new "3/5/10 step plan".

So, I really need some advice to help me out of this funk. However, to make things more interesting / informative for others I'd like to hear everyone's thoughts on how combat this particular problem and / or what they've gone / are going through. From the fellow newbies to the veterans, regardless of which rung you're at on the ladder to success. I'm sure even the veterans have hit the wall (figuratively and perhaps literally speaking) at some point.

Thoughts?
#lost mojo #remedies #writers block
  • Profile picture of the author KKM017
    I understand what you're going through. I consider myself a great writer and I still go through it...

    One idea that I use is to talk through it. Dont sit at a computer and type, walk around and try to say what you want to talk about. As a musician, have learned that there is sometimes a disconnect between what we think and what we do with our hands. Complete thoughts, however, are easy to translate into action. This is why it is easier to play classical music instead of jazz - Jazz forces you to come up with a song on the spot, while classical gives you the complete song idea to play.

    So try to speak the whole post, or something like it. If you're still having trouble, I wrote an article with some famous solutions to writers block on my site in my signature. Check it out. You could even subscribe if you felt like it...wink wink

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    • Profile picture of the author xaron
      Maybe "writers block" was a poor choice of words considering I'm not actually a writer. It's akin to that same feeling of being stuck though. Thanks for the suggestions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    I think the term you're looking for is "mental constipation." You really want your mind to go, but it just won't.

    I'd recommend making a list of what needs done on your project in order of ease. Start with the easiest, most painless items first. This will help you create momentum.

    Another thing that that helps me clear up my thought processes is a couple hours by myself in a park or woods. Sounds goofy, but it works for me. I forget everything I'm working on and just look at the scenery. I scan for patterns, connections, interesting sights, anything to get me connected to my surroundings. It's like a mental enema (Still working the constipation analogy... ). I'm always ready to work once I get home.


    Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonParker
    You should read a little book called "a technique for producing ideas" because you'll never have writers block ever again after you read it. Basically your problem is you have no "raw materials" to work with right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author NicoleBeckett
    First, stop staring at the blank computer screen. Seriously. You'll just psych yourself out if you do.

    Then, stop thinking in terms of paragraphs, bullet points, and anything else "formal". Instead, tell yourself (out loud) what you're trying to accomplish with this page/website -- in one simple sentence. No clauses. No commas. No "ummms". If the sentence starts to get long, stop yourself and start over.

    Once you get that simple sentence out, that's your hook. Everything else will revolve around it. You may not get everything perfect on the first try, but you'll have a much easier time getting a rough draft on paper.
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  • Profile picture of the author hebsgaard
    First of all xaron, if you write, you're a writer!

    I find that whenever I stare at a blank screen with no clue what to put on it that's what I write about. Sometimes I simply start by typing the words "I don't know what the next word I write will be, but..." They key is to not stop typing. Not for anything! At some point something will emerge that is relevant to your niche.

    Also, think outside the box. I remember a paid blog post about an energy drink I had to write for a web design blog. Not exactly two topics I would consider closely related. However, I managed to turn it into a post about maintaining your energy level when working on your web designs and how this specific energy drink could help you do that. In my experience, if you get creative, you can twist almost anything to suit your topic.
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    • Profile picture of the author RyanLeonard
      Try this for writers block: Write or Die by Dr Wicked | Putting the 'Prod' in Productivity

      It's evil, but it's "motivating"

      I've used it to crank out some stuff that just didn't want to leave my head. Give it a try !
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      • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
        xaron,

        Shoot me a PM with your email and I'll send you a worksheet and resource list that will help you come up with hundreds of ideas in just a few minutes.
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        • Profile picture of the author kmg
          xaron first I hope you are fully recovered from your health issues.

          Obviously a lot can change in 5 months so I think it is important to be really clear about why you are returning to this project. Once you are clear on why it is important to you, what you are trying to achieve and what benefits there are in picking it up again it will be far easier to feel motivated.

          If you can't identify why this project is still important, perhaps you would be better working out what you really feel motivated to do and focus on that. It will not only be easier, you will enjoy it more too.

          If it is just a chore that you need to complete so you can move on to something else that you enjoy more, work out what the essential things are you need to do and only do them. Be brutal about whether a task is essential or not so you can reach a level of completion quickly and move on to the projects that are most meaningful to you now.

          If you feel inspired to take it to another level at some future time, you can always return to the project and do the optional extras later!

          Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Barrs
    OK, maybe in stead if looking for "inspiration" you should look at the plain old boring numbers.

    The numbers tell the whole story.

    You say this is for a website project... usually what get's us up and running is emotional fuel. Sometimes this can keep us going, but not always.

    HOWEVER - emotional fuel is dangerous and volatile.

    I've seen too many people build up projects and businesses based on how they 'feel' about it, rather than "will it work!"

    We need instead to look at the numbers, the cash flow, the opportunities and expenditures.

    But these can be boring - GOOD! Because if after doing the numbers you are still bored then it's not a good project to continue... but if doing the numbers gets you excited, then you'll again have the power-packed emotional fuel to keep you going.

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  • Profile picture of the author Don Schenk
    You are not alone. There is an old song by a group called Chicago.

    The song is "25 or 6 To 4" - nobody knew what it was about until the fellow from the group was interviewed. People kept guessing it was about drugs or the occult or whatever.

    It turns out to have come from a bad case of writer's block. The song writer was sitting in a hotel room, because the band was on-tour. It was late, even by musician's standards.

    He said he looked at the clock across the room, but it was a little far away to tell whether the time was 3:35 AM or 3:34 AM. That is either 25 or 26 minutes to 4 AM.

    "Sitting cross legged on the floor, should I try and write some more? 25 or 6 to 4.

    :-Don
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    • Profile picture of the author cjreynolds
      Originally Posted by Don Schenk View Post

      You are not alone. There is an old song by a group called Chicago.

      The song is "25 or 6 To 4" - nobody knew what it was about until the fellow from the group was interviewed. People kept guessing it was about drugs or the occult or whatever.

      It turns out to have come from a bad case of writer's block. The song writer was sitting in a hotel room, because the band was on-tour. It was late, even by musician's standards.

      He said he looked at the clock across the room, but it was a little far away to tell whether the time was 3:35 AM or 3:34 AM. That is either 25 or 26 minutes to 4 AM.

      "Sitting cross legged on the floor, should I try and write some more? 25 or 6 to 4.

      :-Don
      Thanks! Cleared up something I have wondered about for 40 years now....

      Now if I can just get the words to 'Louie-Louie'
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    • Profile picture of the author xaron
      Firstly, I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to share your comments and suggestions. A few posts stuck out that I'd like to reply to.

      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      I think the term you're looking for is "mental constipation." You really want your mind to go, but it just won't.

      I'd recommend making a list of what needs done on your project in order of ease. Start with the easiest, most painless items first. This will help you create momentum.

      Another thing that that helps me clear up my thought processes is a couple hours by myself in a park or woods *snip* It's like a mental enema (Still working the constipation analogy... ). I'm always ready to work once I get home.


      Good luck.
      The initial "ew" visuals I got from your "constipation" analogy aside, those are some great tips! I've tried the "walk in the park" option and it does help but due to the aforementioned health issues, I find myself not getting out as much these days. Also, as wussy as it may sound, I still have pain to get through, which throws up another "challenge" because where-as some people have a high pain threshold and can seemingly work through it, my creativity / desire shuts off then. The pain isn't 24/7 but combined with the "funk" I'm in, it's enough to wear down my mental resilience.

      Originally Posted by JasonParker View Post

      You should read a little book called "a technique for producing ideas" because you'll never have writers block ever again after you read it. Basically your problem is you have no "raw materials" to work with right now.
      Thanks for the suggestion! Your comment about "raw materials" intrigued me. Do you know where I can obtain this book?

      Originally Posted by hebsgaard View Post

      First of all xaron, if you write, you're a writer!

      I find that whenever I stare at a blank screen with no clue what to put on it that's what I write about. Sometimes I simply start by typing the words "I don't know what the next word I write will be, but..." They key is to not stop typing. Not for anything! At some point something will emerge that is relevant to your niche.

      Also, think outside the box. I remember a paid blog post about an energy drink I had to write for a web design blog. Not exactly two topics I would consider closely related. However, I managed to turn it into a post about maintaining your energy level when working on your web designs and how this specific energy drink could help you do that. In my experience, if you get creative, you can twist almost anything to suit your topic.
      I guess I don't consider myself a writer because where-as anyone can indeed write, there's an art to it and I am in awe of those that have mastered their craft and / or just have incredible natural talent.

      Originally Posted by kmg View Post

      xaron first I hope you are fully recovered from your health issues.

      Obviously a lot can change in 5 months so I think it is important to be really clear about why you are returning to this project. Once you are clear on why it is important to you, what you are trying to achieve and what benefits there are in picking it up again it will be far easier to feel motivated.

      If you can't identify why this project is still important, perhaps you would be better working out what you really feel motivated to do and focus on that. It will not only be easier, you will enjoy it more too.

      If it is just a chore that you need to complete so you can move on to something else that you enjoy more, work out what the essential things are you need to do and only do them. Be brutal about whether a task is essential or not so you can reach a level of completion quickly and move on to the projects that are most meaningful to you now.

      If you feel inspired to take it to another level at some future time, you can always return to the project and do the optional extras later!

      Good luck.
      That was a truly great post! So much so, I found myself rereading it several times because I kept pausing for thought. Maybe it just struck a chord with me but you really made me question why I'm doing this.

      I guess in all honesty the "why" is simple. Additional income. My RL job forced me to take a cut back in my salary. It's a job I hate but it pays the bills and there's too much unemployment / too few jobs for me to quit. The "why" is also because I want to see if a newbie can succeed the first time around within the IM industry. I like the idea of the site but momentum is key when you're just going with your gut, with no other "signs" (or people) to prove your not about to make a fool of yourself.

      Originally Posted by Paul Barrs View Post

      OK, maybe in stead if looking for "inspiration" you should look at the plain old boring numbers.

      The numbers tell the whole story.

      You say this is for a website project... usually what get's us up and running is emotional fuel. Sometimes this can keep us going, but not always.

      HOWEVER - emotional fuel is dangerous and volatile.

      I've seen too many people build up projects and businesses based on how they 'feel' about it, rather than "will it work!"

      We need instead to look at the numbers, the cash flow, the opportunities and expenditures.

      But these can be boring - GOOD! Because if after doing the numbers you are still bored then it's not a good project to continue... but if doing the numbers gets you excited, then you'll again have the power-packed emotional fuel to keep you going.

      Paul Barrs
      I agree with that logic. Unfortunately, the only thing I know for certain is how much time and money I can invest in this. I simply don't know enough about IM to know what chance of success this has. I can't even take an educated guess. Which brings me to me next point. Fear.

      Since I'm not adept in this field, I don't know if I'm just wasting my time here. There are too many question marks to really get pumped up about this, which is why I was so reliant on that initial burst of momentum. I tend to find it easier to ignore fear or doubt if I have the wind at my back.

      My passion isn't in IM (although I'm sure it's fun if you see something working and the "pennies" rolling in). My passion isn't in my RL job either. It's in art. More importantly in an area where very few make a decent living. A sappy moment here but my soul sings when I'm creating. It's just a lost cause monetarily speaking (at least for now) because aside from feeling like I can't catch a break, the health issues impacted on that as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesrich1
    Money is not a big enough reason to keep going. There needs to be a bigger reason of why. My question to you is why do you want the money? For inspiration in writing I find it best to do some reading. I read the book "Law Of Success" and I always find inspiration. Look at these 6 steps: Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill MP3 Audio Book Free - If you have not created your definite purpose its easy to find yourself aimlessly wandering around.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheWrightWords
    I write for a living, and I get writers block occasionally, it is no fun at all! I try to get away for a bit--even if it means just going outside for awhile, away from the laptop. I do find that if I try to push through and write "anyway" I won't be happy with the results, and will end up rewriting the pieces -- basically doing twice the work.

    If you're hitting a wall because you are trying to do too many things at once, stepping away may help. I live on a farm so there is plenty to do -- usually about 20 minutes outside clears my head enough to pick back up!

    Hope this helps, and hope you get moving again, soon!
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  • Profile picture of the author sparky
    Look at what questions people in your niche are asking, on forums or Yahoo answers etc. Write your own answers to them.

    write a top 10 tips, or 7 things you must know about?

    Do a search for quality articles, write a short comment about them on your site/blog with a link to the article.
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  • Profile picture of the author TristanH
    Taking a break from a project I'm not so excited about and working on a project I'm excited about works well for me. Then when I'm done working on the one I was excited about, some of that momentum and energy carries over into the one I wasn't so excited about.
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  • Profile picture of the author Berg Canon
    Xaron,

    You don't say what your biz is about but let me ask you this

    What if you received an email from someone who found your site that said

    "Thank You soo much for making this available, I can't tell you how much this has changed my life! I have been searching for this for a long time and all but lost hope until I found your site. I just can't tell you how greatly this has benefited me and my family. Again thank you"

    How would that impact you? What would you do next?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Originally Posted by xaron View Post

    I've recently returned to a website project after a 5 month hiatus due to health issues and feel like I've lost my mojo. It's a long way from being monetized (although the site is complete) and whatever momentum I had before has long since passed.

    I'd still class myself as a newbie, so I'm not sure what "techniques" to drawn upon or things I can do to get past it and get the wheels turning again. Reading the forum just adds to the "white noise" and if anything, I need to declutter my mind, reorganize and find my new "3/5/10 step plan".

    So, I really need some advice to help me out of this funk. However, to make things more interesting / informative for others I'd like to hear everyone's thoughts on how combat this particular problem and / or what they've gone / are going through. From the fellow newbies to the veterans, regardless of which rung you're at on the ladder to success. I'm sure even the veterans have hit the wall (figuratively and perhaps literally speaking) at some point.

    Thoughts?


    Also...Understand you don't have to "write" to create great content on the web, at least you don't have to think about things to write about.

    Go to Youtube and find some good videos that will help your readers. Add them to your webpages and give people a good summary of what they'll find in the videos.

    Also, consider making your own videos or learn about "infographics" and create some of them. Infographics take more research than creativity, so they can be good when you have a little trouble being creative.

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    • Profile picture of the author The Great Gordino
      Take a moment to consider why you want to make money online - it isn't the money, it's whag the money will do for you.

      Let that reason soak in.

      Then, consider how will you be helping people with your site.
      If that makes you feel good, and the subject of your site is one that fires you up, you are in the right ballpark!

      Then you can look at your monetisation.

      As for writer's block, when you start with a blank page, do what a lot of painters do - get rid of the blankness immediately...instead of whacking some paint up, just hit the keyboard, type how you are having a writer's block and what you want to get done, and then let your mind direct, rather than trying to force things.

      I hope that lot makes sense, it's the techniques I use!
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      • Profile picture of the author pers1t
        I would say, you need a muse to inspire you

        Seriously though, consider outsourcing. You can offer some percentage of future profits or just a flat rate.

        Finally, we all came to the internet marketing to earn money from somethink we enjoy. If you don't feel like pasionate about you future project, think like internet marketer, outsource, and enjoy the life
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        • Profile picture of the author cjreynolds
          Originally Posted by pers1t View Post

          I would say, you need a muse to inspire you
          Can you find those on fiverr.com?
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          • Profile picture of the author pers1t
            Originally Posted by cjreynolds View Post

            Can you find those on fiverr.com?
            Sometimes I feel like everythink you can imagine can be found on fiverr. Just keep in mind that you get what you pay for. So for 5 bucks you get...
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            • Profile picture of the author cjreynolds
              Oh, so you would get higher quality muse's on ODesk - typical....

              BTW: Has anyone had any luck using muse's from the Phillipines?
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              • Profile picture of the author kmg
                Actually cheap articles (from Fiverr or written anywhere) or dredging up some bad PLR or just googling your topic can be a good way to overcome writer's block and get yourself started - provided you don't publish it.

                You can even just pick up a book on your topic and open it at a random page and start from there.

                Just use it as a trigger to start you off thinking about the topic then write what you think from your personal perspective, experience and expertise. Express what you agree with and what you disagree with. Just get the words down and don't worry about how good what you write is. You can (and should) edit later.

                If what you are reading doesn’t make sense (and it often won't!) write down the questions that come to you as you read. Answer three short questions or one longer one and you have an article that is both original and helpful.

                If you already have a subscriber list you can ask them what questions they would like you to answer.

                Actually questions are really powerful because we automatically start to answer them when we read them. Then all you have to do is capture your thoughts. If you are writing a longer book or report try drawing up your outline as questions rather than chapter headings - at least until you have written it.

                You might also consider dictating your thoughts or questions about things as you read them, and even dictating your articles rather than typing them. That works for some people better than others. You'll probably need to go back and edit what you dictated thoroughly later but it is always easier to edit something that to write the first draft.

                Another writer's trick I have heard of is to stop writing in the middle of a sentence so that next day all you have to do is complete the sentence and you are off and started writing for the day. That never really worked for me, but what did help me was to leave the last couple of paragraphs as really raw first drafts that obviously need editing. Next day when I pick it up again they are obviously so bad I just have to start revising them and before I know it I am back 'in flow' and writing.

                Finally just get anything written down, no matter how bad it is. You can always improve it later. You can't edit what you haven't written.

                Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    Use EFT (download the free course on emofree.com) and use it on both positives (eg. "I write easily and effectively now") and negatives ("I have writers block"), and feel how things change in a few minutes of "tapping"

    If you find that EFT is making some difference but you want more, use TAT (Tappas accupuncture technique) on the same things (EFT works more on the inside of you, TAT on the outside, so using both together will have more effect than using either one alone), and Aspectika (free on Zivorad's website) on any relevant phrases.

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  • Profile picture of the author anders3397
    Being a writer and product creator I've found that one of the major causes of losing momentum is simply a feeling of overwhelm. If you're coming back to a project, your head is probably full of ideas and you probably also have thoughts such as "where do I start?", "I'm missing out on so many opportunities here..." and "If I do something it might be the wrong thing or I might be better doing something else." All of these are simply going to stress you and stop you from doing much at all.
    The key is to just take a small step. Don't even think about the outcome. Just think, "what's one small thing I could do right now?" It could be as simple and small as opening your computer - so do that. And then what's the next thing? And then the next?
    Once you start creating some movement you begin to feel better. You get the feeling of momentum happening. Then, when that is happening you can step back a little and start to think a bit more strategically.
    Break everything down into the smallest steps possible and just focus on the next one. Simple, but it works!
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    • Profile picture of the author cjreynolds
      Thanks, kmg! You definitely gave me some stuff for my toolbox

      Not too many years ago I was improving my knowledge at one of the local community colleges, and one of my profs had us do a 600 - 1000 word essay - he chose a topic none of us knew about, and we each had 5 minutes to research some aspect of that topic, then 20 minutes to write the essay - this wasn't an English or writing course (though I didn't know it at the time, it was my first introduction to IM - but the prof never used that term) and none of the students considered themselves writers. I, like most of the students, didn't expect to create a work of literature in 20 minutes! Especially when drawing on 5 minutes of 'experience'!

      We were all amazed. It wasn't the best writing I had done up to that date, but pretty close, considering the brevity of the essay.

      Not that I advocate becoming a '5-Minute Expert' in your niche, but this exercise proved that, under a little pressure, you can get the creative juices flowing - you might even surprise yourself!

      Hope that helps...

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  • Profile picture of the author williamk
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    Take a vacation or take a walk. That is the best thing I could do and it helps immensely. I also know a few writers who go for tracking whenever they get a writers block.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vienn
    As for me whenever I run out of ideas for articles, I take a break and read fiction. Sometimes, I browse through Stumbleupon and find really interesting stuffs on different subjects.

    There's a great resource for article ideas called Rack and Write by Alexis Dawes. Go check it out. It's a heck of a tool for writer's block.

    If all that doesn't work, just go outside and take a walk or see a movie!
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Copy
    You can try brainstorming ideas while in the shower. Just make sure you learn to monetize those ideas or your cognitive deficit will soon become an economic deficit after receiving the inflated water bill.
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  • Profile picture of the author atlantarobin
    I was feeling that same way last week. Went in search for an answer. Found Dennis Becker's $5 A Day WSO. Bought it for $5, of course. It reeeeeeeeeeeally helped me focus. One thing, one week at a time, building income consistently, gradually, persistently... very much worth the read.... First thing was brainstorming and making that list. Lists I can do, even when I've got writer's block. Search for it in the WSO's. It was the best $5 I've spent on here. And its basic, focused, short and longterm strategy is so simple, even I can't and won't forget it.

    Just my thoughts...
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