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If I am getting stuck creating my topic or article, what should I do?
If I am getting stuck creating my topic or article, what should I do?

Tips and tricks to help you create a great topic or article without feeling frustrated.

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Written by Lou Monsour
Updated over a week ago

Often creating a topic or article is straight-forward - you get into the groove and get it done over a few sessions. Sometimes, however, you might get just a little bit stuck. For example, if you're having a busy day or juggling many projects at once, you may be struggling to find inspiration!

That's OK! If you are feeling like that, here's a couple of tips to get you back in the game.

1. Step back and take some time off. Don’t get frustrated or try to ‘push through’. Sometimes you just need a break and to let your mind think through things in the background. Then, presto, the inspiration you were looking for appears!

2. Talk with your team or other trusted peers and ask for some ideas. Are you heading in the right direction and just need some inspiration to keep going? Or do you need a total rethink? Perhaps you're progressing with your content better than you think?

3. Focus on your structure and facts. Once you get your choice of facts right, creating the content can become much easier. So consider if you have chosen the right structure - maybe another structure might be a better fit and assist you in feeling more inspired?

4. Try to complete the topic - even if it’s a bit rough. Just get all your facts done, even if you aren’t happy with them. Once you have that first draft, you can then review the topic as a whole and get more help from peers. Your first draft doesn’t need to be perfect. Often it’s easier to complete a poor first draft and edit it to make it great, then to try to produce a great first draft from the start.

5. Get a little help from the Tribal Habits team. Reach out to our support team with any questions you may have, request a free topic review or enquire about a paid topic polish or our content conversion services.

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