As a blogger I go through phases where I’m really into blogging and then it’s like I almost can’t be bothered to. I know being motivated to blog can be really hard especially if it’s a hobby and you have school or a job as well to contend with. In today’s blog post I’m going to be sharing with you some ways to stay motivated.
If you don’t feel like blogging then don’t
There’s nothing worst than blogging when you don’t feel like doing it. I’ve always said if I don’t want to blog that day then I won’t pressure myself to. I feel like if I did blog on a day like this the quality wouldn’t be as good as it normally is and I would just be rambling on. I also feel that if I pressured myself to blog then I would lose my blogging ethic as it would become something I had to do and not want to do.
I always find I’m more motivated to blog once I’ve read other peoples blog posts. I like to find a few new blogs to read each month so that my blog dashboard is always filled with the most recent posts from bloggers. This is important as although there’s many new blogs popping up all the time there’s also lots not being used anymore. I also like to go through my readers lists every few months and unfollow the blogs which aren’t active anymore.
Talk to fellow bloggers
This one is a great way to become motivated as you can motivate each other. Finding other bloggers is easy if you use Twitter or Instagram I usually use the #bblogger #lblogger or #fblogger depending on the type of blogger I want to find. Once I’ve found them I will reach out to them and build a friendship with them. If I’m having an off day I will message them and just talk about blogging. This motivates me because I see what plans they have for their blog and it makes me want to work on my own plans.
Plan future blog posts
I always find if I plan for something then I become excited about it. For example, if I write down 10 possible future blog posts I’m more likely to write about them. I’m a planner and I like to be organised so by doing this I can see how I can put it together and make it happen. This can be done on your phone or a diary that you carry around with you. I usually write potential blog posts on my phone as I’m on it so much anyways.