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Saturday, June 10, 2006

Handling Nothing

When there is really nothing in your genre that is pressing to write about, there are a few things to try in order to get the creative juices flowing.

Probably the most obvious is go through your archives. There is probably something in there that could or should be updated. If you have been working on the internet for a while, you most likely have many things in there that haven't been touched in a while. Rework them and present them in a new light.

Another thing that might help get things going is to do something else involving the business. You can go over stats to see how the site is progressing. Do your accounting, see where you stand with your game plan and translate that into a post.

If you have Multiple blogs or websites, work on one or more of the others. Often times, I find that working on another project helps kick start my main objective, what's on the table for today.

Pre-write a post set for another day. Again, this could help in getting today's post started, or even turn into today's post.

Take a walk. Just get away from the office for a while, clear the mind and things will begin to flow.

Whatever you do, Don't just sit in front of the computer and stare at a blank screen. If there is nothing there, then there is nothing to inspire you.

How do you handle a slow day for your home business? Do you have any special tips for other readers?

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At 2:42 PM, Blogger maceyr said...

Great post. I personally have a tendency to dabble a bit on my posts, writing a bit of something on one topic and then taking a break and maybe work on another next. For me, this works as although in the eyes of many, this may not seem like a good way to work, it works for me.

Taking a whole day or whatever to work on one posting can be very mentally and physically draining. To do a bit on something for a little while and take a break makes things less boring and less of a chore.

So at any one time, I have a few postings that are partially done that I can post. This makes things a lot easier especially when the unexpected happens.

I do have a target of posting something in a deadline so something does get done. But again, that works for me.


At 10:53 PM, Blogger Joseph said...

Hey May,

I think any time something gets to be too much you need to make a little change, nothing major, just change things up a bit.

You have a good way of setting things up by having something in the wings waiting for you to finish and post.

I have to try that myself.



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