We all get to a stage where we just can’t blog, no matter what we do nothing works and we have absolutley zero ideas. The last few weeks I’ve seriously lacked motivation and have been really struggling to produce content I WANT to put out.
Quite often we all get caught up in the blogging world and jump onto trending posts. There’s nothing wrong with doing a post that’s having a good response right now but sometimes we forget we blog for ourselves. Creating your own content has to be something you like, if you’re into whats popular at the moment then go for it. However often we are pushed towards creating specific posts because that’s what people enjoy, instead of blogging for ourselves we tend to blog for others. I know I’ve done this before I posted things that yes I did enjoy writing but I wasn’t passionate about it. I wanted to create three posts a week (why why why???) and I was struggling. Instead of what I wanted to post, I concentrated on what others wanted to see. As much as letting your readers impact what you post, don’t make it control you. I started blogging for myself, I didn’t really care if people read it or not and that’s the attitude I want to continue. If I don’t get as many posts as I want out then that’s fine. I would much rather not post anything then something I don’t feel strongly about.
Reading other blogs does however give me motivation, quite often you can take inspiration of a post you’ve seen someone else do and make it your own. Reading others post can spark a little idea in your head and don’t be afraid to do that.
It’s ok to take a break. This was something I was a little worried about. I didn’t want to stop and lose readers that I had worked for. However producing content I wasn’t proud of was going to do that anyway. Taking a short break can help you refresh your mind and allow you to come up with more ideas. Something else that I would recommend doing is a making a note of a post you want to create, as quite often I’ll think of something and then completely forget until weeks later.
Take inspiration from your life. This is something I tend to do a lot. I often take personal issues or topics that ‘bother’ me and just write down my feelings or emotions. If you aren’t too into creating those sort of posts you can still take things from your life. Reading posts about peoples days out are one of my favourtie things to read, as well as hauls or fashion posts. Photos are something I love on a blog post and love it when people take inspiration from the photos they take and turn it into a blog post.
How do you stay motivated with blogging?