My experience with the 3 month wall.

Last Update: August 27, 2017

I was rushing around at the end of July trying to get some posts written and published so I could go out of town and not worry about my site. It was an extremely stressful trip, which included driving half-way across the country, with family, to do family business. We were strapped for time, with other obligations.

When I came home, I decided to do a review post that ended up being almost 5000 words! Honestly, I did not know I had that in me lol. I felt quite drained from that, so my next post was a more modest 1000 words or so. Everything was great. I was posting on time (my schedule), and generally feeling like I had a really good grip on it all...

And then I just completely lost interest in all of it. I went to my list of topics. Nope, not interested. The next day, I thought I might check my site for broken links and housekeeping issues, but I honestly did not care.

I was starting to think that I might have been wrong about what I could accomplish with WA and that maybe I did not really have the right stuff. This was very worrying, because when I first started, it was like a light bulb went off and I felt like I had found home with WA and building a website.

As well, I have felt like I was in the wrong line of work for many years now, so doing something creative in the hopes that I can help people seemed "right" to me. Is it possible that I was "wrong" about that?? That was scary!

And then I remember reading something about a 3 month wall. I found Jay's webinar, I also went online to read up on this. It was a relief to discover that this phenomenon is common, though for some of us it comes at a different interval ( 4 months, 5 months, etc). It is like "writer's block"...where you just can't do it..the writing...the research...the chat...

It took me about 2 weeks to get over it, but I am over it now. I just wrote 3 posts and published them to get caught up a bit in my publishing frequency, and I have a new list of topics to keep me busy.

For anyone else who gets caught up in the 3 month wall of apathy, just know that it happens and that you can just ride it out until you feel better. If you feel like doing just some of the tasks for your site, then just do that. But if you don't want to do any of it, then don't. Go for a walk, visit friends, or go to a movie. Don't think about your website.

Ride it out, and then come back stronger, with a renewed purpose (or at least I did).

Best wishes to everyone in my WA family. WE GOT THIS!!

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Peteguags Premium
So funny that I came across this tonight! I actually have hit this sort of wall myself and haven't written anything in over two weeks. Tonight I forced myself to log on and at least get a draft going. I'm about halfway through my article now and it all seems to be flowing back nicely. It was coming across this post and seeing that I'm not the only one going through this!
IrmaStretch Premium
Way to go! It is a good feeling knowing that you are past the worst of it :)
VeronicasLuv Premium
Hey there, Irma! Well, great job on not only identifying how you were feeling but being able to "snap back".

Yeah, I've been there a few times: hit the wall...felt stuck...felt much so that I wrote about it each and every time! My "hitting the wall" post came just 1 1/2 months after I got started; so now, if I get that feeling, I don;t try to fight it, I just let it fade out in its own time, which usually doesn' take long.

Thanks for sharing that video, it'll be one I'll have to watch one day soon.
IrmaStretch Premium
Hi Veronica and thank you for understanding!!

I feel much better now. I watched Jay's video and I was kind of on my way back at that point anyway, so it gave me some stuff to do. I thought I would give it a try and bam! I was back.
I am grateful that it did not last longer :)
VeronicasLuv Premium
I'll put that on my list to watch it this week, it looks good.

Isn't that amazing....that video was made like 10 years ago, but it's still applicable today! That's the sign of great training!
MKearns Premium
Once you get started rewriting you get recharged and the passion comes back. Works for me!
IrmaStretch Premium
Yes! And I am super happy that it did. I was a little concerned, but it is all good now :)