Well, there is a point to blogging. Your readers do want to hear what you have to say. Don’t waste too much time staring at the blank screen, but walk away and busy yourself with some other task until you find that inspiration. When you think you are inspired again, go back to the computer and go online. Read other blogs. See what other authors are blogging about. Maybe this will inspire you to find your own blog topic for the day.
If your blog is usually very informative about writing or editing or marketing your work, it’s okay to take a break from those kinds of posts and write about an interesting experience you’ve had or something that has affected your life. Your post doesn’t have to be a long essay, but just share your thoughts. If you don’t have anything profound to say, well then say that and maybe the inspiration will flow and you’ll write a great blog post.
I am using Google Alerts to get notified any time someone searches for my books or my name, but I also utilize it to get notified when inspirational romance novelists post blog entries online. Of course, you don’t want to plagiarize, but you can read what others are writing in the hopes that you will be inspired to share your own thoughts.
Do a search online to locate articles on what authors should blog about. If you are blogging five times a week or more, it’s only natural that you will eventually hit a brick wall and have absolutely nothing to say in your blog. You have a choice ~ you can either not blog for the day or two or three days ~ or you can try to find your inspiration again and look at things with a new perspective. However, if you decide not to blog for a few days, make sure it’s only a few because once you stop; you may get into a rut and stop blogging completely. Chat with your readers and try to find your inspiration.
You can also add variety to your blog and it doesn’t always have to be you writing the posts. I post author interviews on Mondays and I am trying to find more authors who are interested in being interviewed for my blog. I am working on locating novice writers who want to be interviewed. I am also networking with book reviewers who blog and they’ll be guest bloggers. Just don’t give up. Inspiration will come.