There are times when bloggers experience that moment wherein they lose their motivation to write. Whether you’re a newbie or an experienced blogger, nothing is more frustrating than losing that passion to write because of several reasons.
Sometimes, you don’t get the results you’re after and you think it’s the end of the world for you. Well don’t worry because you’re not the only one who experiences such dilemma.
Fortunately, there are many ways on how you can get back on your feet again and restore that drive that inspired you to write in the first place.
Blogging is something people do for fun or to past time but for some, they’ve turned it into a money-making investment.
Here are some very practical and easy ways to stay motivated to write on your blog.
Always remind yourself why you started blogging
Remember why you started blogging in the first place? What drove you to open that computer and start typing? People have many reasons why they got into blogging.
For some, it was like an outlet for all their thoughts and emotions. It’s like an online diary that they get to share with the rest of the world mainly to entertain or inform.
On the other hand, there were those who started blogging because they needed the money.
Blogging is more than just a hobby because you can definitely earn money from doing it. For example, you started blogging as a side income and eventually turned it into a full time job because you’ve grown your site and you’ve developed an excellent online presence with tons of subscribers and followers.
Another is that blogging opened new doors for you to earn more by promoting products and services of companies or getting hired as a ghostwriter.
Whatever your reasons are for starting blogging, keep them in mind because they will motivate you to continue what you’ve started.
Get inspiration from your readers
Sometimes all you need is a little ego boost from your fans or readers. Do you ever take the time to read what they have to say in the comment section of your blog?
Whether you’re getting positive or negative feedback, the fact is you can learn a lot from them.
For instance, if readers expressed their dislike on what you’ve written, you can ask them for suggestions or just learn from their opinions.
On the other hand, reading the positive comments from your readers can be very uplifting to your spirit.
Their kind words and thoughtfulness can serve as an excellent inspiration for you. Surely, they will motivate you to continue what you’re doing.
Count your blessings
How did your blog change your life?
Did it make you a better person?
Are you helping thousands of people with your informative and entertaining blog entries?
Try to compare yourself now that you’ve been blogging for a while and with that of what you were before you discovered the beauty of having your own blog. Isn’t it that you’re earning more than you did before?
Sometimes, the rewards of blogging aren’t just the money but the fact that you’ve touched people’s lives from all over the world.
So keep that passion burning because you’re definitely a far better person compared before.
Be inspired by other bloggers
There are dozens of successful bloggers out there and like you, they too have been there before. They’re just human beings who also get burned out, disappointed, and somewhere down the road they’ve lost the motivation to blog, too.
But they persisted and you should do the same.
If you feel like you’re losing hope about blogging, read the life stories of successful bloggers. You’ll be surprised at how they started from scratch and battled with being “demotivated”.
Look up to them as your inspiration and it won’t be long before you start blogging again with fresher ideas to share with your audience.
Have a support group
As a blogger, you need not confine yourself in the four walls of your room and detach yourself from the outside world. Always have close friends and relatives you can always count on.
Your family for one is your biggest fan.
They know you better than anyone else and when you told them about your idea of starting your own blog, for sure they were the first to support you every step of the way.
Also, you probably have a circle of friends who’ve always been there for you.
They could be your co-workers, previous classmates, or childhood friends whom you can rely on to give you the motivation you need.
So whenever you feel down and uninspired, talk to these people. They may not be able to offer the solution you need but they can lend you their ears.
And if you ask, they can also give you some useful tips and advice so you can be back on track.
Change your workplace
Blogging can make you feel mentally and physically drained. You’ll be sitting in front of your computer for hours and taking only a few minutes off just to grab something to eat or fix yourself a cup of coffee.
Sometimes, sitting for too long in front of the same old room can be stressful and this can diminish your desire to write in the long run.
In order to keep yourself motivated, you need to change your workplace from time to time. For instance, you can take your computer in a quiet coffee shop where you can have all the coffee you want and at the same time enjoy the ambience of being in a different working environment.
You can also take a notebook and pen with you while walking around in a park. Being outside with sunshine and fresh air on your face can help clear your head and who knows, you can come up with new ideas for your blog.
Another great idea is to rearrange or redecorate the room where you spend time blogging.
Does it look like a mess?
De-clutter your workspace, clean up, and move that body.
You can rearrange your furniture or buy some indoor plants and other decors to give your room a whole new look to it.
Having a fresher and cleaner work station can serve as an inspiration to continue blogging.
Create your own schedule
One of the reasons why you lack that motivation to blog is because you feel burned out.
You’ve been beating deadlines, procrastinating, and taking in too much work than you can handle that suddenly everything is so overwhelming to you that you just feel like quitting.
Good news is, you can avoid such unfortunate event by creating a schedule and sticking to it.
There are many software and applications you can use to keep track of your activities. Use them to your advantage.
Once you have a schedule, you have to discipline yourself to stick to it no matter what.
This way you can avoid being stressed out with all the blogs you need to do.
Build your audience
Another main reason why bloggers lose the motivation to blog is because they feel that they don’t have enough followers.
If you’re just starting, use this as a motivation to create more useful and engaging content to drive traffic to your site.
Successful bloggers didn’t become instant celebrities but they worked their way to the top by not giving up. You too can do the same.
Even if you’ve been blogging for months or years, you shouldn’t stop promoting your blog to gain audience.
So how do you do this? You can tap your family and friends to help you. They can share the link to your site through their social media accounts or even by words of mouth.
Further, you can also learn about how to rank well in search engines so your site will become more visible online. Once your audience starts to grow, you’ll become more motivated to blog.
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Take a break
When was the last time you took a break from blogging? If you suddenly lose the passion to blog, it could be a sign that your body is telling you to rest for a while.
You’ve been working very hard and now, your spirit is willing to do the job but your body is too weak to cooperate.
Time for a break and be in a whole new place where there are no ‘stressors’ to bother you. Go on a trip to the beach for a few days or join a cruise.
You’ll learn some new ideas when you travel and you can write about them when you’re more refreshed. Give yourself a treat from time to time because you deserve it.
Blogging is a great hobby which can be turned into a part time or full time job.
Many people blog because they want to express themselves, share their thoughts, and at the same time help others by providing helpful content.
However, there are times when bloggers get demotivated, too.
If it happens to you, bear in mind the tips mentioned above and you’ll be back as motivated as ever to continue your blogging journey.