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What to do when you need a break from blogging

Blogging can become all consuming at times. You’re constantly coming up with ideas, doing research, writing, and publishing. Then repeating the cycle over and over again. It can become a grind. Eve…


Some good advice here from Scott Nesbitt. I’ve employed some of these, and I think that now that I have over 800 posts on my blog, I can certainly bring back some of the earlier posts here and there for newer readers who missed things the first time around! 


Another thing I find helpful is curating content, much like what I’m doing right here. There are lots of great articles out there about the topics you like to cover, so why not share them? I curate content to bring in new ideas from others, but also as a means of saving information for myself later that I think my readers will find interesting as well. 


But we all need a break now and then, and it’s not that we don’t want to blog anymore–it could be that we are just busy or stumped on something exciting to say at the moment! 


How do you get over a writing block, especially on a blog? Share your ideas in the comments. 


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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