I have been in the longest blogging slump, that I think I have ever been in for the past few months. That’s why blog posts have been a bit thin on the ground recently, because I have had so little motivation to blog. I’m a big believer in not forcing yourself to do something as you always end up resenting the thing and it almost sucks the fun out of whatever you’re doing. So I didn’t want to force blog posts, knowing they may not come across as that good and I didn’t want to really stop enjoying blogging. But thankfully, I am out of my blogging slump, I’m like a new woman or should I say new blogger, and thankfully I am enjoying planning and writing posts again. Hooray.
I’m also guessing that because you’re reading this, you probably want to get out of your blogging slump too, so here are some of the ways that helped me to get organised and writing again. You can do this *fist pump*
1. Have A Break:
Like i said above, give yourself a break from blogging. If you force it, it will get worse and sometimes you need to step away to have a breather. The world won’t stop spinning if you stop blogging for a little while, it’s always quality over quantity. Usually I find by having a break, it usually gives my head some space and before I know it, I want to get back to blogging again.
2. Get Inspiration:
If you have no inspiration, then try and find some from places like Pinterest, Bloglovin, magazines or wherever you get inspiration from. I love Pinterest and Tumblr as usually I’ll get blog post inspo from pictures that I then can turn into something for my blog. Look through the popular pages on Bloglovin to see what people are loving, or perhaps look up those posts that give you loads of blog post ideas, this one is particularly good.
3. Think About What You Read:
I always try to write for myself as if I’m enjoying making my blog, then hopefully it will show in my posts and like minded people will come over and read too. I will sometimes look at each blog post that I click on and think ‘okay if this is what I like to read, why aren’t I writing this kinda thing?’ Go through your reading history, or even just make a note of each title of post that you click on and then develop that into something for your blog.
4. Have An Idea Vomit:
So what I mean by this, is open a blank document on Word/Pages, or a blank page in a notepad and just write down every idea in your head. I tend to put categories such as Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle, Blogging that kinda thing, and then I write my ideas underneath. Just sit and write down as many ideas as you can, it doesn’t matter if they’re no good, just write down everything. From this, I can start to make these ideas into blog posts and before you know it you have a huge amount of ideas.
5. Get Organised:
I read this post by Fee which was SO helpful, and one of her tips was to get organised and plan blog posts. I was like ‘hmmm’ but then I opened a blank calendar on my computer and started planing blog posts. Within twenty minutes, I’d planned all of September’s posts and then it was just a case of writing them and getting pictures taken. I wrote posts in the order I wanted to, and I was so happy how much I managed to get done in a couple of hours. I have found that being organised and planning and scheduling posts, is something that works for me, it may not work for you, but it makes me feel organised and makes me more efficient.
I have found these five ways have helped me to get back on track with blogging, I am now going to follow these ways to keep going and keep being organised with posts. I hate letting blog posts slip behind, so I feel so much better when I’m planning and writing regular posts!
How do you cope with blogging slumps?