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What Do I Write About When I Am In a Slump?

Updated on May 4, 2015

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Keep a creative streak going whenever possible. Write mulitple Hubs, one right after another

All writers experience a “slump” or block. This sometimes is a short period of time while others last for days or longer. It is even not unheard of to see more than a few experiencing a week. Days of not writing does something to a writer’s mojo. Find something to write about when your mojo is off kilter. Avoid getting caught up in not writing on a regular basis. In fact, even great writers like Edgar Allen Poe had a piece of this type of problem.

More resources for idea

When the topic comes up about losing ideas or chasing them for subject matter it is nice to know there is more than simply the mind to go to. In fact, more than a few resources exist for this is concern.

Hubbers writing for the HubPages site are offered several resources designed to help with forming ideas for content. A supreme staff of editors work for the platform and more than a few articles were built around this issue. They are housed together on the site and prove useful to scores of members.

Analyze data on Hubs

Older articles/Hubs are full of ideas. Start with analyzing the stats around the work. For articles with tons of visits and reads on file, develop more content on the same subject. In other words, write a piece of content connected to the original work.

Never "spin" the article. There are other ways to link up which keep content at a quality level. Ideas like taking a different viewpoint from the original or even a subheading of content is useful for forming new ideas on the same material.


Comments have always been a source of delivering something new and improved. Feedback from readers viewing the work is a nice place to start. Take their opinions and thoughts and use these for finding something new to write.

When a reader commits thoughts and ideas to a writer in the comment segment, use it to the full advantage. Make the words of feedback a place to begin writing on countless matters. For instance, a Hub explaining how to sign a child of for kindergarten has a comment which shares a mother's horror story on the event.

Give her ideas for dealing with problems of similar sorts for anyone signing up their kid. Bullet point different subjects and discover a nifty title.

Questions around the site

Hubpages is one of the few platforms where questions are asked and answered by fellow members. These make a wonderful starting place to discover some things to make work better. Questions build a bridge between readers and those who want to know.

An audience is already waiting for what a writer has to say. Answer a question using more than a thousand words and see how fast readership begins. There is even a possibility the question Hub will go viral. Even within the community there is an abundance of people to build page views.

Keep it hot

When riding a creative streak write many hubs. Even if you are not writing hubs, make notes or a format of an article you want to write later. Realizing a simple piece of an idea works. Take hold of it and expand on it later.

  • Get a folder for innovations

Build a folder for article content innovations or ideas when they flow. Simply add one at a time or find another pattern that works. That way in a dry spell or slump the trusted folder is there. Pull out ideas and write a terrific hub. Pen and paper, old school, work as well. Whatever makes a writer comfortable.

  • Titles alone are okay

Some ideas are simply titles. That’s fine. Whatever belongs inside of this mind vault for future hubs is agreeable.

Some people panic because they get a title and get stuck. A title all alone is still a nice idea. This is where twenty or more in the vault is actually twenty or more articles.

Write when it strikes

Thinking of the future countless writers are more creative in the morning; some are more creative in the evening. Write a lot when this particular mojo happens to hit no matter what the time.

Some writers are more creative in the morning; some are more creative in the evening. Write a lot when that mojo hits you.

In conclusion

Remember not everyday is great when it comes to writing. Some are crappier than others. Every one gets stuck now and then. Avoid making it a habit and find ways to make it work in a positive manner. This is a temp situation and the work will continue to flow eventually.

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