I’m pretty sure we’ve all experienced being a bit uninspired at some point right? With blogging, feeling uninspired by your content and everything you’re seeing online, or just going through a weird space personally and having it affect your blog, happens sometimes. And then there’s also the feeling like everything has been done before. It happens, it sucks, but it generally goes away and you get your blogging groove back. Here are a few little tips to make that process a little faster.
TAKE SOME TIME OFF
As a blogger, time off isn’t really a thing. I’m blogging in some or other way most nights at 10pm and often on a Sunday, basically any time I spend living is time I could be spending blogging. But equally, I don’t feel bad taking time off if I feel like it’s necessary, and by time off I mean I’ll take a week if need be! Clear the ol’ head, come up with new ideas, replenish the creative juices and live a little. I generally come back full of ideas, inspiration & energy.
RE-EVALUATE YOUR GOALS
Blogging when you’re feeling de-motivated is incredibly hard, I know. Sometimes you need to remind yourself why you started in the first place, look at your goals, and ask yourself where you’re heading & what you need to do to get there.
FOCUS ON YOUR SKILLS
Often as bloggers we feel like there’s a certain industry standard to maintain, or expectancy from your readers. Like if your blog doesn’t contain the perfect mix of beautiful imagery to hilarious writing the world might just implode – but it won’t. If you’re feeling the pressure, screw it. Focus on your main love. For me it’s photography, so I’ll take a series of pictures that might be completely unrelated to fashion but could very well be just what I needed. For you it might be baking, or illustration, whatever it is focus your next post around this and you might find yourself feeling a little more inspired.
Blogging often looks easier from the outside than it actually is, and in reality can be hard to stay inspired and at the top of your game! What are some of your ways to keep motivated?