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Blog Like a Cartoonist – Six Stunning Secrets to Help You Break Through Bloggers Block

Posted By Darren Rowse 10th of February 2010 Writing Content 0 Comments

And now for a guest post with a difference from Cartoonist Mark Anderson from Andertoons.com who created this comic to illustrate the writing techniques he uses to create his cartoons, and how they can help bloggers push through writer’s block.

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Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  1. That is definitely a fresh look at writing blog articles! I will most likely try my hand at some of them!

    Thank you sir!

  2. its very humorous and intresting

  3. Between the content and the artistry, this is an incredible post. I would love to see an expanded explanation of these principles if there is one!

  4. Awesome and refreshing. Thanks. :)

  5. I read this article. And immediately came up with a winning comic for my site. AWESOME! Thanks so much! Love your site!

  6. Unique, innovative and unexpected – I love it!

    As a newby blogger, I’ve been exploring graphic options for my posts and cartoons NEVER would have occurred to me. Thanks for opening my mind to the possibilities. Next stop – Andertoons.com

  7. I Must say this was entertainment at its best this early in the morning!

    thank you!

  8. I LOVED this post. I’m a very visual person and it was such a great way to receive those tips! I’m printing this out for myself and now I’m gonna go share it everywhere online as well!

  9. Hiya, good day! Your work is extremely uplifting. I never considered that it was probable to do something like that until after I read your page. You definitely offered a great understanding on how this whole process functions. I will always return for more tips. Thanks!

  10. This was great advice, which adds one additional blogging point: Take ’em by surprise! (sorry, you’ll just have to visualize the cartoon to go with this comment).

  11. oh its great.. but we can’t alwayz be as cartoonist……….

  12. This was totally awesome! I absolutely love it, I might even print it out and hang it on the wall! Thanks so much, Mark and Darren! :)

  13. It was nice. Loved it.

  14. This advice is absolutely brilliant. My personal devotional, http://www.thebibledaily.org, a daily prayer, video, bible chapter and verse. It might help to think about ways to creatively write. People respond well to interesting perspectives.

  15. Quite clever, really! I laughed, I cried (from the laughter), I thought.

    Thanks for the inspiration, Mark and Darren!

  16. I love the sixth one – modernize! Seems the most relevant thing for me =p

  17. Fantastic! I started learning Flash two days ago and have even sent out a call on Facebook to find a cartoonist tutor. How serendipic.

  18. I’m a visual type of guy and this simple six comic strip gives me a simple overview of how to get around bloggers block.

    Very nicely done and I appreciate the lessons this blog post has taught me. Is this considered a blog post? :)

  19. Awesomely insightful! Great post!

  20. Interesting image. This could save a lot of time than brainstorming your ideas into writing.

    Perhaps what he asked us to do now is:

    Ideas = Cartoons = Superb!

  21. Loved it, very unique and original, and makes some great points. After reading these cartoons, people will better remember the content provided in them.

  22. Wow – such talent! I always wanted to be a cartoonist, right up until I realized I couldn’t draw. At all. Great advice and done in a very unique, unexpected and refreshing way. You’ve given a great workshop on blogging by example.


  23. Great post and very inspiring!!

  24. Great- Made me laugh-
    Will use these ideas for sure!

  25. That is definitely the most original blog post I have ever seen. Nice job.

  26. Makes me want to pull out my paper and pencil to start sketching. Awesome post. Would love to see more thoughts in images.

  27. This is one of the cooler posts I’ve seen on Content Writing guys. Extremely fun to read and only took a few minutes out of an otherwise hectic day.

    I imagine everyone checking out your blog is all about content writing, but how many of us actually get time to enjoy so many really great postings? The cartoons did the trick.

    The main lesson I take away from this article is that inventiveness is the key. Thanks for a great post.

  28. Did I already tell you that I love every topics on your site ?

  29. I was expecting something different, but when I saw your cartoons, they really made me smile. Now about that coffee one, could we make it a can of Pepsi Max instead… ;-)

  30. You are 100% on the money! Most people I see view things in the short run and try to take every opportunity to promote or hype themselves instead of building credibility by helping others achieve their goals.

  31. The other day a friend was here and forwarded the URL to me to check out In the older posts there are is some very interesting posts if some of you have not checked it out yet.

  32. Seriously if you want to learn how to build something from nothing, from the guys who have done it over and over this is the book. Darren Rowse, and Chris Garrett are leaders in the blogging industry and they are giving away all the “secrets”. If you are a business looking to advance your online marketing, if you are a new, hopeful, ambitious, Blogger, If you are looking for internet marketing strategies, you need this book!

  33. I always enjoy reading intelligent articles by an individual who is obviously knowledgeable on their chosen subject. I’ll be following this thread with great interest. Keep up the good work, I will be back

  34. It was a beneficial workout for me to go through your webpage. It definitely stretches the limits with the mind when you go through very good info and make an effort to interpret it properly. I am going to glance up this web site usually on my PC. Thanks for sharing

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