Stuck In Thoughts and Ideas – Bloggers Block?

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I haven’t posted anything in a while and it is frustrating me.  I have so many thoughts and ideas floating around in my head but struggle with putting words to them that would make sense and/or would be enjoyed by others reading them.  Reading my Bible and other books, doing a bible study in a group, reading and commenting on others’ blogs, and just general thoughts about things important to me are all jumbled up in my head; so I thought tonight, why not just write a silly little blog post about not being able to write a blog post!  🙂

What are some things I can do to get my thoughts organized or my brain organized?  (that is a task in itself!)  I can write down my ideas and some of them I have written about in my journal, but not put into more interesting words.  Yes I know, I should just try rewriting those thoughts in my journal and even expound on them.  Why does that sometimes seem like a hard task when it really is not.  Ahhh the excuses I can come up with!  Not enough hours in the day, I will do it when I finish something else, my mind is blank, too tired and on and on ad nauseum!   

I can pray about it and ask God to guide me with the words so that they are pleasing to Him.  After all, that is what I do when I am writing in my personal journal and it works most of the time.   I can make an “appointment” with myself to work on writing things; perhaps a change of scenery like relaxing outdoors, going to the park, the library, a coffee shop.  Lots of ideas I need to try on for size and just jump right into them.  

I came across a couple of Bible verses that are encouraging and can pertain to the issues of not being able to put words to ideas and transfer them to “paper”, i.e. the computer screen.

Colossians 3: 23,24 (amplified)

23 Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily (from the soul), as [something done] for the Lord and not for men,

24 Knowing [with all certainty] that it is from the Lord [and not from men] that you will receive the inheritance which is your [real] reward. [The One Whom] you are actually serving [is] the Lord Christ (the Messiah).

1 Peter 4:10 (amplified)

10 As each of you has received a gift (a particular spiritual talent, a gracious divine endowment), employ it for one another as [befits] good trustees of God’s many-sided grace [faithful stewards of the [a]extremely diverse powers and gifts granted to Christians by unmerited favor].

Writing my words to be pleasing to God and letting him be my guide, my critic is, I think, a positive  step to take.

I welcome suggestions from others.  What works for you when you get stuck in limbo? How do you jump start yourself to write?    Thanks in advance for reading this little blurb and for any  hints you may share.   I look forward to writing again this week while I have a few days off from work. 

 

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14 thoughts on “Stuck In Thoughts and Ideas – Bloggers Block?

  1. You will hate me for saying this….lol…..no really, you will……

    Just Breathe.

    Something will come to you when it is the right time. Worst thing you can do is fret about it. Pray and ponder then pen

    Oh…and drink your water. 🙂 {{heads for the door as book comes flying past her head}}

    • LOL!!!!! Skye you are so funny! I don’t hate what you said in the least little bit so you are safe. You made me truly LOL with that. And yes. I Am drinking my water! Drowning in the stuff and inviting everyone to join me. Thank you! Giggling!

    • Not sure why I didnt see this before or get notification that it was here! I look forward to reading your post when you complete it! I bought that book that you have about water but haven’t been able to read much of it yet.

  2. Elaine: You are not alone. What I’ve found is that when I feel I have to put together a post, it doesn’t turn out well. I’ve had to learn that I’d rather post nothing other than my daily quotes than put up something that doesn’t say “Theresa.” Write what you feel, when you feel it – the rest will fall into place. Good luck and blessings…

  3. Well I don’t claim to be even an “average” writer however I do find the following works for me:

    1. Topic is based on what God is showing me, through His Word. After prayer, study of a book in the bible and or a devotional book.
    2. I love to outline first- almost always how I start. It helps me get ideas out and it is where I begin to see the structure of my thoughts
    3. Formalize the post.

    Again, not an expert but I love to consider God and His Word through blogging and so, outlining really helps me to do that. I need to maybe ask my beautiful and gifted wife to proof read mine in the future. 🙂 Still I know God knows what I am trying to say, so in the end that is really all that matters to me.

    Hope this helps in some way and that you have a blessed day in the Lord today!

    Darren

  4. When I can’t write I go for walk and I observe life. In order to write I have to have this so called tunnel vision. If I have that I am not worry what it is and if is good or not. I am just sure at that pint that I should write it and that it will be OK. No matter what it is. So If I don’t see much I go to world and to people and I see a lot…Thank you for sharing and especially for your faith…it memorize me spirit of my country.

    • Peter!! I am so excited to see you visit my blog and comment! You made my day. Thanks for the great advice too. I hope you visit again soon. Looking forward to you getting your new blog set up.

  5. I so totally hear you! I must have a gazillion thoughts in my head and when it comes time to put “pen to paper” so to speak; well, I get stuck or procrastinate or convince muself I’m not all that interesting! Sometimes we just have to DO it!

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