Why It’s Okay To Run Out Of Topics To Write About

Just because you CAN squeeze 10 topics out each week, that doesn’t mean you SHOULD. It’s time to talk about mindset, value, and the art of being boring.

We Don’t Need This Many Articles Or Blog Posts, Anyway

Saturation isn’t merely a vaguely unpleasant-sounding word that makes me think of armpit sweat. It’s also a real phenomenon that’s become somewhat of an issue at various points in our current Information Age, where anyone and everyone can publish work and pretend they are interesting and know what they’re talking about.

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No One Likes A TryHard

To preface this point, being a TryHard isn’t the same thing as trying hard. It’s good to try your hardest to grow and improve as a writer. It’s not good to force out words like those squeezy play-doh molds that got gunked up constantly and inspired generations of toddlers to eat ‘spaghetti’ made of solid, commercial-grade starch.

Some People Just Have More Ideas Than Others, And There’s Nothing Wrong With That

This is my requisite “but on the other hand…” portion of the article. Sorry, I’m a Libra. It do be like that.

Mostly, Though, Forcing Topics Will Take The Fun Out Of Writing — And That’s A Very Bad Thing

Writers who don’t actually enjoy writing become sad, decaying creatures of woe and sorrow. Those quotes about vomiting up your soul onto a bloodstained page are not only melodramatic — they’re also dangerous.

Emily Sinclair Montague is a professional writer, author, and content strategist. Connect with her at www.wordsofafeather.net or on Twitter (@EmilytheMontag1)!

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