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How to Stop Writing Boring Content in 3 Steps

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No one wants to write boring content. Neither do I.

No offense, if you’re just writing and pushing hard, things may get a little off track.

Do you know what I do when I feel that I’m writing boring content?

I take three steps to ensure that the charm of writing useful, entertaining, and enticing content comes back.

Step One: I Step Back for a While

I stop writing. I often go on a two or three days break. It mostly happens with the clients’ content, though. I always try to give my best and if I feel that it’s not up to the mark; I don’t panic but rather try to give myself some space to cope with the situation.

The benefit of stepping back and going off the hook is that it freshens up your mind. Secondly, the chances of burnout washout because you stop right there without letting yourself slip off of the edge.

Step Two: I Consume Lots of Content

I often start with YouTube. From cat videos, vlogs, TEDx Talks to videos on entrepreneurship, lifestyle, and business, I go through a wide variety of content. Not only does it give me a fresh vibe, but it also provides me with a bundle of new things to strengthen my perspectives on things.

Secondly, I catch up on my favorite Netflix shows. I watch food documentaries, drama, sci-fi, and romantic TV series. I prefer Netflix Original Series because they are shorter than the TV shows and the seasons usually end within 10 to 13 episodes.

Thirdly, I go to the Stitcher app and download the latest episodes of the podcasts I’ve subscribed to. I listen to the marketing, entrepreneurship, blogging, and business development related podcasts.

Step Three: I Read Blogs and Books

At step three, I grab the book I started off reading and continue to read it for a while. In fact, I keep the book in my backpack. On the other hand, I start to read blog posts that I bookmarked in my Pocket account over the past few days.

Reading books and blogs have not only improved my writing but also opened up mind. I can’t recommend a certain type of book. However, I can say that always read what you like. I personally like books on personal development, business development, and entrepreneurship.

As far as blogs are concerned, I follow blogs related to blogging, marketing, entrepreneurship, and social media. It helps me stumble upon a wide variety of content to consume.

Fun Fact: When I’m away from writing, not only do I mentally relax, but I also learn new things.

Please be advised. I shared three steps that work for me. It doesn’t necessarily mean that those steps would work for you too. Don’t consider my opinion/recommendation as an expert advice. Do your research, consult with friends, and read other bloggers’ take on this as well.  

My Recommendations

The purpose of writing this blog post is to help you cope with the writing challenges.

I shared my 3-step process of fighting through the boring content problem. Whenever I do this, within 3 to 4 days, I genuinely want to rush back to writing.

Here are my 3 recommendations for you:

1. Stop Staring at Your Screen – if you’re not feeling the vibe, just take a break. Don’t wait minutes and minutes to start off the first paragraph. The words pour all over the page when you really have something insanely interesting to say.

2. Brush Off the Work Anxiety – just relax for a day or two. Make yourself comfortable. Watch Netflix. Hang out with friends. Order Pizza. Spend some quality time with family. Once you start to feel better, go to the third recommendation.

3. Learn, Explore, and Get Better – once things look to start better at your end, catch up on your go-to resources like blogs, books, YouTube, or whatever you’ve figured it out on your own. Just refill the energy, knowledge, and passion.

Do you know one of the reasons for writing boring content could be the lack of quality information on the topic?

And, when you keep pushing that over a period of time, your writing start to look less interesting, and in some cases, boring.

It could still happen if you’re passionate about your niche. If that’s the case, then my three steps come into the play. Try them out.

Have you ever felt at some point that your content seems less enticing?

Share your experience with us and help us out.

I’ll see you all in the comments section.

 

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24 Comments

  1. Hi, I am thankful to you for sharing this awesome article with this helpful knowledge. this is the blog that provide the lots of good information thanks for provide such a good information.

  2. Hi Hassaan,

    Excellent advice. I use these same very tips myself, from stepping away from the screen to watching Netflix. I started the new season of House of Cards yesterday. Love that series. But it also gives me a vivid imagination which leaks into my posts. My Netflix time, Firestick time and reading fiction before bed time help me tell colorful tales. I have A Game of Thrones to thank for my story telling LOL.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Ryan

    1. Hi, Ryan!
      Awesome. I’m glad you endorsed my points. Thank you. Secondly, I made a video on my favorite Netflix shows a while back just for fun. (Take a look: https://youtu.be/E-S878q8cQo). However, I don’t watch Netflix on a regular basis, but I do try to use everything to help improve my writing skills.

      Thanks a lot!

  3. hey!! first off! hats of to you man. you are very good at writing. my thought process is also very similar to yours. 13 reasons why is the show i just recently completed on netflx. this series is awsome man..
    by seeing you like this i also start writing now too. by just seeing your content i now know what is my reason to write.

    thanks man!!
    tum nahi hotey to hamara kia hota 🤝 !!

    1. Hello, Rohal bhai!

      I’m thrilled to see that you have launched your blog. Congrats.
      Now, you have a platform of your own; make sure you keep on learning the art of blogging, especially how to cash in on your passion via blogging.

      My best suggestion: love the process

      That’s it.

      I hope my blog content could help you out in the future.

      All the best!

      1. it helped me out alot! i m still reading your other contents as well. they are all gr8 and to the point .. for now i know my content in blogging is very immaturist but i like the whole thought process that goes in to the writing and making videos part .. it really helped me to think in new ways to write and shoot the content !

        1. I’m glad you’re finding my content helpful. Just don’t get overwhelmed. If you start to like blogging, you’ll keep learning the growth tactics and strategies along the way.

  4. Hassaan, great points. We all face moments of empty-ness and giving yourself time and space are the best ways to deal with it. I can relate to your points and do follow the techniques you mentioned.

  5. Hi Hassaan,

    Excellent advice and I do some of it myself. When catching myself staring at the screen, it is time to get up and out walking the dogs, or just about anything that is not connected to anything online.
    When I do this I do come back with so many ideas.

    Taking a break and not feeling guilty for binge watching something is awesome. It is kind of an escape from reality and feeds my creativity.

    Thanks for these excellent tips…I’ll pass them on.

    -Donna

    1. Hello, Donna!

      Thank you so much for stopping by. It means a lot to me.

      I do the same. I hate staring at the screen. I try to get out of that zone and distract that laziness that starts to pile up. You’re 100% right. I can vouch for that.

      I’m so happy you came over and left a comment on my blog.

      Thank you so much.

  6. Thank you Hassaan, for reminding the points like referring the more content to produce the interesting and precised content than the boring content. Providing precised and contented post attracts the viewers.

    1. Hi, Durga!

      The purpose was to help readers understand that boring content does exist. In fact, we can avoid it, or how to respond to the situation in which we may feel uncomfortable while writing, let alone remain unable to produce quality content.

      Thanks for the comment.

      I hope this blog post helped you.

  7. Hi Hassan,

    This is the first time I am visiting your blog and I got here a comment link you left on some other blog. I liked your three points to avoid writing boring content. Among the three points, I like the importance of reading. I do read whenever I feel like getting bored or get stuck with the writer’s block. Anyway, thanks for the good share and hoping to come back again to read more updates.

    Cheers

    Reji Stephenson

    1. Hi, Reji!

      Thanks for stopping by. Reading books/blogs is a great way to keep the flow going. Not only does it help you get into the groove, but it also helps you learn new things. Reading blogs is one of those things that I try to do every single day!

      Thanks for the comment!

  8. Hey Hassaan,

    You know what? I always feel like my content is less enticing lol. But it always gives me an excuse to learn and grow with it.

    I really like your suggestions here. Reading online content, books, and taking a break to do other others helps out a lot. It may sound a bit counter-intuitive but it does give your brain a rest to give room to conjure up the creative juices again.

    Lately I’ve been reading books on other subjects outside of blogging and personal development. It has been keeping more balance that way I can come back to writing more refreshed and motivated.

    Thanks for sharing Hassaan! Have a great rest of the week!

    1. Hi, Sherman!

      I’m glad to see you here. Thank you so much for liking my suggestions. I figured that out on my own. What kind of books are you reading these days? I’m reading a book named Crush it, written by Gary Vaynerchuk. It is about following the passion and building a personal brand.

      Let me know!

      Thanks for the comment!

  9. Hey Hassaan,

    Those are 3 simple, yet quite effective tips. Stepping back for a while is so crucial and has worked for me every time 🙂

    And consuming lots of content is very important to be able to create content with unique angles and variety.

    Sticking too much to a rigid blogging template can also make your content boring – this is something I see with many bloggers (even the established ones) – those who stick to a pattern, or what I call a template – over the time it gets boring.

    Even though you should stick to your voice, it never hurts to provide variety and be a little entertaining lol.

    Thanks for sharing this useful piece of content!

    Cheers,
    Jane.

    1. Hi, Jane!

      Thanks for the comment. I was excited to share these tips, especially the first one. It works like a charm.

      Secondly, I think, if you’re enjoying what you’re writing, your content is going to be entertaining. So, it’s super important to stay in that lane that doesn’t take you off track. For me, a small break, content consumption, and reading books & blogs are the strategies that help me avoid writer’s block.

      I’m glad you liked the tips.

      Thanks for the comment.

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