When it comes to blogging, staying motivated is key. If you are demotivated, it will lower your creativity levels and in turn, your ability to bring out great content on a regular basis. When you are first starting out as a blogger or trying to grow your blog, getting demotivated can be quite common. Here are 5 super simple and effective ways on how to get motivated as a blogger.
Consistently setting new goals for your blog is so important. Not only for improving and growing your blog but also to keep that passion and motivation inside you alive. Setting goals will make you have something to look forward to. Do not get too comfortable with blogging. Make sure you are always taking on new challenges and learning something new. Whether it is improving your blog photography, looking into new ways to promote your content, learning about SEO/DA or coming up with strategies to monetize your blog. The options are honestly endless. Whenever I feel myself getting demotivated and going into a blogging rut, I think of ways I can improve my blog content. Doing this always gets me super inspired, excited and ready to work towards those goals.
I am not going to lie, this can be very hard especially when you are in a major blogging rut. There are; however, a few things you can try out. Reading other blogs and surfing on Pinterest are two very useful and common ways to get those ideas flowing through your head. Another thing I do is google, ‘beauty/lifestyle blog post ideas’. I am always surprised at the number of great blog post ideas I end up finding! Kayla Seah gives some awesome tips in her ‘How To Stay Motivated With Blogging’ post on how surrounding your self with people from your industry (perhaps talking to your blogger friends) and being extra attentive in conversations on what people want to see or hear about can really help get those creative juices flowing and in turn, help you come up with amazing blog post ideas!
CHANGE UP YOUR ROUTINE
This is one of the simplest things to do yet we all have such a hard time doing it. It is also something I myself need to work on as well. We are all guilty of getting stuck into a routine. Doing the exact same things day in and day out, especially those of us working from home. Then we wonder why our brain starts to lack motivation and inspiration. Go out for a walk, make plans with your family/friends, have a social media detox, spend the whole day in bed watching Netflix. Honestly, do anything that is different from your daily routine. I can promise you will notice yourself feeling way more motivated and clear-headed afterwards.
GET OFF SOCIAL MEDIA
I came across this amazing tip on Shout Me Loud’s post on ‘How To Motivate Yourself For Blogging When You Are Feeling Demotivated’. It talks about how social media can be a huge demotivator for bloggers. Although social media is crucial when it comes to blogging, constantly checking social media updates and seeing all the extravagant things other people are up is bound to have a demotivating effect. I have personally felt this so many times. I will see something on social media and it just takes out all the motivation within me. Thoughts like why can’t I be the one going on these fancy holidays or hitting these major life milestones fill my head. At those times, it is best to just have a little bit of a social media detox. Focus on working on your blog goals rather than checking what everyone else is up to.
FEELING INSPIRED, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT
You know those times when you randomly feel that burst of motivation and inspiration within you? Make sure you take full advantage of it. Write blog posts, take blog photos and catch up on any blog work that you have been procrastinating. This will be super helpful when you are feeling demotivated and can not for the life of you think of anything to post. You will already have pre-written content waiting right there for you to publish.
Make sure to never force yourself to produce content if you are not feeling it. Your readers will be able to tell. At the end of the day, it is quality over quantity. Take some time off if you need to and get back with a fresh mindset and some amazing content!
How do you stay motivated as a blogger? Let me know in the comments!
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