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10 Signs You've Run Out of Good Ideas for Hubs
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Sometimes it happens to the best of us. We are going along writing well without a care in the world and one day we wake up blank. Suddenly no ideas seem like a good idea anymore. Even lists of old ideas seem stale and ridiculous. You've looked everywhere for inspiration, but you can't find any. No topics seem like anything someone would want to read, and surely, it is nothing you'd want to write about on Hubpages. Yes, sometimes we suffer from writer's block.
Now, you might be hoping this is going to be a helpful hub on how to stop being so "blocked" or how to write even if you are blocked. However, this is not the case. If I had that kind of knowledge, I probably would not be writing this hub in the first place. In all fairness, this is really not the most helpful hub. Instead, this hub is going to give you the 10 signs you have run out of good ideas for hubs.
1. You're Staring at a Blank Screen
You've been staring at your computer screen for hours, but it is no help at all. When you are in your time of need, sometimes Mr. Computer simply has nothing to say. The computer is not always your friend. Sometimes it just sits there taunting you and there is nothing to be done about it.
2. You've Started Calling People
You start to randomly call friends and family members and ask them for ideas. Some of their ideas are so terrible, you decide to never do that again. Obviously their ideas of entertainment are quite different from your own.
3. You Start Roaming the Streets
This is part of a "maybe an idea will just fall from the sky" theory. Nothing is falling from the sky today, except maybe some leaves or for some odd reason, a NASA satellite. You figure there must be some great ideas out there, but nothing is coming to you.
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4. Random Thoughts Are Not Working
You begin to think maybe something random will occur to you. Objects around your home might help you out. However, they really do not.
As it turns out, no matter how much you like to eat Nutella, you just can't discuss it long enough to make a hub about it. You can, however, discuss it long enough to make a blog post about it.
5. Take a Nap
When all else fails in life, you just need to take a nap. Sometimes you might even have a crazy nightmare that inspires a hub. Perhaps a dream about zombies will really work out for you and a new hub. But wait, you've already got some hubs about zombies and there is nothing new to say about them unless, of course, there is an actual zombie apocalypse. But then again, who has the time for hubs when the zombies are attacking?
6. You've Started Reading Again
Yes, you've really actually sat down and attempted to read some books for inspiration. Books? Real books with pages and not on a computer screen? Wow, that is so out of style! This writer's block has really gone too far now.
You can't even think of a good #7 for a completely ridiculous list you are creating on Hubpages.
8. You've Started Overeating
When all else fails, just start overeating and you are bound to think of something, right? Wrong. All of the food in the world does not seem to help this situation. Instead, you've only managed to anger your stomach and eat all the Nutella. Can things get much worse?
9. You've Started to Watch a Jersey Shore Marathon
It is an all new low once you begin to watch the Jersey Shore marathon on MTV and the computer can't pull you away from it. After all, writing for Hubpages is way more productive. Seriously, how many times can Ronnie and Sammi break up anyway? There has got to be a hub somewhere in that, right? No, actually, there isn't a hub hiding anywhere in that. They need to just break up and be done with it this time.
10. You Start to Write a Hub with a List
When all else fails, you start to create a hub with a lame list in it. Either that, or you start to read a hub with a really lame list in it. This is your rock bottom. But the good news is, you can only go up from here.