Thursday, November 28, 2019

Breaking Out Of Blogging Slump

Falling into a blogging slump can be so easy, but breaking out of it… not so much. There can be any number of reasons why we fall into a lull in the first place, which unfortunately means there is no single, quick fix answer when it comes to breaking out of it.


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In today’s post I’ll give a couple of tips for guidance, for things that I do when I need to pull myself back into a routine – which admittedly I myself have fallen out of this week.

Read old posts
Having a little read back over your old posts can not only help you feel a little more motivated, but it can also help give some inspiration when it comes to what to actually write about.

Do you have a previous post about a life development or topic that has since changed or developed? Did you review a product which you now have an update on having used it longer? Did you get something else from that brand? Do you have some old seasonal content that can be revamped and posted again?

Read other blogs
If your own content doesn’t give you any joy, reading other blogs could help ignite a little spark of inspiration for a post of your own. There is a lot of content that you could put your own spin on or may have a totally different take on.

Just make sure you credit where the inspiration came from. For example, my self-love tag referenced both the blog I’d got the idea from, and the original blog that person got the inspiration from.


Take the Break
Sometimes you are tired, busy, have something going on in your personal life or quite simply don’t feel like writing anything. That’s absolutely fine. Think about it, we don’t go to work solidly through the year, we have weekends, we take time off for holiday, heck sometimes we fall unwell and have some time off to recover.
Blogging is no different. You can expect yourself to keep the same momentum all the time, like with anything you need a break from time to time. If you’ve already got to the point where you’ve barely posted for weeks or even months, a little more time isn’t going to hurt your blog.

Start writing Every time an idea or a fragment of an idea pops into your head, write it down. Heck, set it up as a draft post if you want.

Slowly add to it and expand it, and eventually you’ll get a full post. There is no need to force yourself to sit down for hours on end just to get a post out. You won’t enjoy it, and that will probably come across in your writing.

Write about the little thingsYou don’t need to write a post solving every problem under the sun. You can write a post about absolutely anything. 

What are you watching at the moment? How do you spend your free time? What is your daily routine? What products are you loving right now? What do you eat during the week?
It’s simple little posts like that, that will help you get back into the swing of writing again, and hopefully, get you back up and running.

Remember why you started 
Perhaps looking back at why you started blogging in the first place will help inspire you? Did you do it as a creative outlet, to pass time, to document something in particular? Or even to get over or help with something going on in your personal life?

Whatever the reason, looking back may help. Heck, it might make a good post! 

Remember, there are no rules when it comes to blogging. No one is making you stick to schedule, or post specific content. You set your own rules for what you want for your blog. 
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  1. These tips are so helpful! Reading other's blogs (just what I am doing now ��) and writing every little thing helps a lot. Thanks for sharing! Super helpful.

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    1. I’m glad you found them helpful! To be fair, even when I’m not in need of inspiration I still love reading other blogs!

      Em x

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  2. As a blogger, I can definitely relate to this. I'm sure most bloggers have felt this at some points. I always write in my notes when I get an idea that could be a post and that's really helped me as well as reading other blogs as you have mentioned.💛

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    1. Absolutely agree, I think everyone gets it from time to time. I always start a draft when I get an idea for a post - even if it’s just a subject and nothing else, then I gradually add it it.

      Glad you enjoyed reading.

      Em x

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