5 Ways To Stay Motivated As A Blogger!
When it comes to blogging, staying motivated is key as you always want to be putting out the best possible content for your readers to enjoy but we are all human and getting demotivated especially when you are first starting out or trying to grow your blog can be common. Here are 5 ways you can use to get out of that blogging rut and go back to being your motivated self.
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 and make sure you are always taking on new challenges and learning something new. Whether it is improving your blog photography, looking in to 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 in to a blogging rut, I think of ways I can improve my blog content and it always gets me super inspired, excited and ready to work towards those goals.
Seems pretty obvious right? But how exactly do you get inspired? I am not going to lie, this can be very hard especially when you are severely lacking inspiration or are in a major blogging rut but there are a few things you can try. Reading other blogs and surfing on Pinterest are two very useful and common ways to get those ideas flowing in your head. Another thing I do is google, ‘beauty/lifestyle blogpost ideas’ and I am always surprised at the amount of great blogpost 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 help you come up with amazing blogpost ideas!
CHANGE UP YOUR ROUTINE
I honestly believe this is one of the simplest thing to do yet we all have such a hard time doing it and it is definitely something I personally need to work on as well. We are all guilty of getting stuck in to a routine of doing the exact same things day in and day out- especially those of us working from home- and 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 and spend the whole day in bed watching Netflix- honestly, do anything that is different from your daily routine and 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’ and it basically talks about how social media can be a huge demotivator for bloggers and I can totally relate. 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 while you are sitting there working on a blogpost is bound to have a demotivating effect. I have personally felt this so many times, where I am perfectly fine and I see something on social media and it just takes out all the motivation within me because why cant I be the one going on these fancy holidays and hitting these major life milestones? It is completely normal to feel this way and in these times, it is best to just have a little but of a social media detox and 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 this burst of motivation and inspiration within you? Make sure you take full advantage of them- write blogposts, take blog photos, catch up on any blog work that you have been procrastinating on because when that time comes where you are feeling super 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.
How do you stay motivated as a blogger? Let me know in the comments!
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