Severe Writer’s Block – Product Reviews

Last Update: Jun 22, 2021

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Severe Writer’s Block – Product Reviews:

Severe Writer’s Block. I don’t know where to begin. Writing a product review seems so unobtainable. A blog, YouTube video, Twitter, Facebook Ad, or Pinterest. The anxiousness is there. The want to create a great product review and/or video, causing it to be within the first 5 pages in search engines or search results… is there.

For some, it’s an easy process. For others, it requires an “over the shoulder” walk-thru, comprised of visual and audial instruction. But those videos are not always enough. The attention is just not there. The ability to absorb instructions due to a learning disorder is crippling.

I didn’t say it was impossible. One may not be able to come up with great ideas and content as fast as others, but it can be done. That is what I keep telling myself as I write this. I have yet to publish my first product review. This has been on hold for over three weeks because of writer’s block. That’s what I call it anyway. It’s so frustrating. I watch the training videos, and yet, the ability to absorb it goes over my head. I spend good money on education, yet this mental block makes me want to quit at times.

Maybe I need a break from reality? How many times am I going to use that as an excuse to back out? How many times will I allow this to take control of my life? Do I want to pay others to create the content on my website(s)? Of Course Not! What’s the fun and experience in that? I’ve been approached by so many on here wanting to do that for me. (sigh) To me, that’s shameful. I get the greatest satisfaction from creating things on my own. I really enjoy knowing my content helped someone decide to better themselves, or to provide a need. You can’t get that satisfaction from letting others write everything for you.

So off I go again to watch Wealthy Affiliates “Jay’s (MagiStudios)” videos on Writing Review Posts. I need to watch the training videos more than once at times. I am asking for feedback on this. The more, the better.

  • How easy or hard was it for you to publish your first product review?
  • Which training videos helped you the most?
  • Is there a rule of thumb to go by? I’m sure you have more than one.
  • Software or apps you used to help you along the way?
  • Any suggestions for me to get past this mental block?

My Accident:

My learning disability plays havoc with my ability to concentrate with instructions. I use lots of Stick’em notes. Ha! I take them down as I complete a task. They’re a pain in the butt if you ask me. The front wheel of my friend’s bicycle came off as I was going down a steep hill when I was little (10 years old). All I remember is flying over the handlebars. I was in a coma for 4 days. I don’t remember my stay at the hospital, but my mom says I was up and talking with everyone. What kind of coma is that if I was talking to everyone and yet, I do not remember any of that? A few weeks later, my teacher asked my mom if I was left-handed. She said I was not. “Well, he’s writing with his right hand as if it’s his dominant hand!” Interesting, right? I guess that means the right side of my brain was obviously damaged and the left hemisphere took over. I do not remember ever being left-handed.

Back in the 70s, we didn’t have MRI machines and such to examine a brain. Makes me want to look at mine now to see what is still damaged up there. Too expensive and not worth it at this point. But scientifically, I am curious. I want to see what damaged brain tissue looks like alongside good, living tissue. Anyways, that’s the history of my brain ailments and “might” be why I have a hard time concentrating on anything. I do know I have short-term memory. At times, I even forget what I ate yesterday. Please Lord, don’t let me get Alzheimer’s. I’m determined to do something business related to prove to myself that I can do this. I may be slower than most of you, and it may take me longer to get to where you are, but I want to see myself attain such an accomplishment. I question myself and my abilities at times, but I know I can do this.

You guys at Wealthy Affiliate not only have a great wealth of information and training, but the family atmosphere here is second to none. I apologize for the stupid questions at times. I can deal with the “Dude, Just Look in the Video Sections!” comments, feeling their frustrations, but I’m used to that. Most of the time, a lot of you throw links at me to videos or training sections in live chat. That’s WONDERFUL! Thanks to all of you for being patient with me (and others like me). Whenever you see someone asking a question that seems childish, please weigh your answer before you post it. Most of the time when someone gives me an answer, I go, “Oh Yeah. Now I feel like an idiot! I should have known that!” I need a kick-start at times. Heheh. I don’t care about looking like an idiot. At least I came across someone who gave me the time of day and answered my question(s).

God Bless,

Trent523

P.S. - The above eagle is the Post 9/11 T-Shirts My Mom used to make (God Bles Her Soul).

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Hamg in there, Trent! Just start writing something--anything-- and you will be surprised when the flow returns!

Jeff

Thanks Jeffrey. Am certainly trying

Trent

I know you will have a breakthrough, Trent!

Jeff

Just take one step at a time and one day at a time. Good luck in your journey.

Thanks Ed. I will. Thanks for the praise and support. Sending a PM to you.

Trent

Hi
I've read your blog with tears in my eyes but not with pity

It is your mindset and determination to succeed that is filling my eyes with tears.

I also have a brother who is disabled because of an accident and if he had just the quarter of the determination and perseverance that you have, I would be overjoyed.

Even though you had an unfortunate accident as a child, look at you now, still determine to make such a positive thing out of your life.

I applaud you from the bottom of my heart. Your drive and motivation is awesome. I know that you will keep at it, no matter what.

You will try and try again until you are successful because you have you business vision need to be met.

Continue to make positive progress as you go throughout your journey.

Hey you,

Thanks for the heartfelt and comforting words Simone. One thing I wanted to mention was that it's hard to commit to all this affiliate marketing as I work 10 hours shifts at work, afternoons to the early morning hours. I used to be a ward clerk / transcriptionist for the veterans med center for over 12 years. I say this because despite our handicaps, we should not use that as an excuse to continue to wallow in self-pity. Your brother's handicaps may be more severe than mine, I don't know. My love (like a brother) and prayers are with him Simone. I pray he recovers his faith in himself and pushes on. I had a great, responsible position with the V.A., so if I can do something like that, so can he.

Simone, for someone like me, books and eBooks just don't cut it as a learning tool. The attention span is just not there to flip those pages. That's why videos are our best recourse. The videos have to be attuned with "verbose" instructions, step-by-step, over the shoulder type so that the slow learner can practice as it's preached. Most videos jump back and forth talking about add on softwares/apps. If it confuses someone with a normal attention-span, how in the world do you expect me to understand? One course I know is great is the Matt kid on YouTube (Can't give his full name here for obvious reasons). His courses are step-by-step, with check-boxes (like on here on WA). But his check boxes walk you through by video to do each task until it is finished, not just tell you where to go to do it. His is more A to B,, but it comes with a high cost. Nothing is free in this world. :)

I am determined and I thank you for the compliment on that. Like I said, I may not publish as many blogs/reviews as others, but I'll get there. More money for WA and for a longer time in their eyesight, heheh, so no arguments there. I am now following you here. Thanks for all the kind words Simone. You're a God Send.

Trent

P.S. - A picture attached to get you to giggle. :)

Lol
That image surely made me laugh.
You are working as well? What a man!

I was just wondering if what I had in mind might help you
Have you ever heard of Invideo? A member brought this to our attention recently
Have a read of that and look at its example and see if it can be useful.

Regarding my brother, he is paralysed from waist down but he is quite capable of using his hands and brains to make a living working online as he is such a smart guy.

His mindset is the thing that is holding him back. Each day I pray that there will be a change. I still have hope.

Let me know how you get on

I will check that out when I'm able. Heading to work. Thanks for the link and the kind words. :)

Trent

Always Trent

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