9 MOTIVATIONAL TIPS FOR BLOGGING.

Everyone now and then gets a writing block or gets a bit down in the dumps when it comes to blogging. It’s like having 6 full time jobs at times and trying to make sure everything doesn’t overwhelm you and trying to keep pushing yourself can become draining very quickly. For myself I get really excited and I’m full of ideas and then sometimes it can get hard to keep your head above water when there’s pressure.

There is a lot to blogging that I think a lot of outsiders don’t understand. From personal experience a lot of people think that blogging is just writing online and getting things for free. Not a lot of people understand the business side to it and how much work and effort you have to put in all day around the clock to keep it going. Yes, there are perks to blogging just like any job but for me it means that I can be at home with my daughter and try and create a new career path for myself.

Tip number 1.

My first tip is either when you’re starting out or have been doing it for years, is to buy a small notebook and jot down all your ideas. I normally get my best ideas just as I’m closing my eyes and then I forget them by the time I’ve woke up. So I write everything in my notebook and even if I don’t use it straight away, the idea is there for the future.

Tip number 2.

Next is to research. If you’re in a blogging slump for whatever reason, is it your photography, your niche, your writing? Go have a nosey at the people you are most inspired by and see what they’re doing and how you can push yourself to get to their level. I’m not saying copy what they do, but take inspiration.

Tip number 3.

If you’re really stuck ideas try a quick google search. There are hundreds of ‘Blog Post Ideas’ to be found and probably more in specific to your niche. Jot down a few you like the sound of or you could use in the future.

Tip number 4.

Make a plan. I’ve come to realise I started my year off very slow and I was so excited to start my blog all over again and then I became quickly demotivated because I wasn’t where I was on my old blog. I wasn’t going to be. My old blog had more traffic coming in, and also spam views as I was with blogger. I made a plan of the realistic goals I want to reach by the end of this year and if I smash them by keeping up the hard work, then I know I’m doing great. This includes what I hope to hit social followings wise, views, DA and more.

Tip number 5.

Join a blogging group. There are always girls on twitter making blogging support groups through either Twitter itself, Whatsapp, Facebook. Even if you don’t keep up with them half the time, it’s a nice feeling having a group of support having people doing the exact same thing as yourself and it can take away the loneliness feeling!

Tip number 6.

Set up a schedule that works for you. Whether you blog full time, part time or just as a hobby then try and stick to a schedule. It’s not for everyone but it is ideal if you want to keep on track of your goals and to post regular. So if you blog everyday, every other day, two set days a week or once a week. Make a point of sticking to a schedule to make sure it’s all happening on time.

Tip number 7.

One of the things that genuinely helps me the most to get out of a blogging funk, is to talk to other bloggers. I mean you might not be best friends with anyone, or even talk to any bloggers at all but I’m pretty sure if you speak to a blogger or influencer that they’ll help push you in a creative direction. I luckily now have a few friends to turn to that will give me the kick I need and seek to push forward. Just message someone, the worst they can do is ignore it right? Heck if you’re scared just message myself. I always reply ASAP that is saying with my toddler trying to butt me in the head.

Tip number 8.

When blogging it can be hard not to compare yourself to others. Yes, we can see how sucessful others are and their stats and following ect, and  I know it can be daunting. Sometimes it can make you want to give up before you even get to the hurdle but you’ve got to remember, they started at the exact same position as you. They’re doing what you want to do. What’s stopping you and not them? You. Keep pushing yourself and work hard and the results will soon appear.

Tip number 9.

My last tip is to have fun. I remember when I first started blogging a many moons ago on a different website, that it was FUN and exciting. And then I started to take stats and analytics too seriously. Remember it’s great to post for your audience and to keep up with the latest launches ect but remember your blog is yours. Take time to write what you want to write about because that will help you to keep positive.

 

How do you keep yourself motivated to blog, let me know below.

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  1. March 22, 2018 / 10:26 pm

    Great Post and I completely agree with all these tips.
    Sarah X

  2. March 22, 2018 / 10:48 pm

    Some great tips here! I hit a bit of a slump with 30 draft posts and none near ready to hit publish…so I took it back to basics and brought a notepad. Bang! I’d written five in as many nights – there’s something about paper and pen that just brings out my creativity! X

    • March 24, 2018 / 11:48 am

      Thanks Jess! It’s so tough isn’t it? Like you’re saving them for the right time but there’s no time like the present is there? I agree, I love keeping notebooks everywhere and they become my bible when it comes to ideas! x

  3. March 23, 2018 / 9:08 am

    These are all such great tips! I do the notebook thing too, sometimes even with the notes app on my phone!

    • March 24, 2018 / 11:50 am

      I do too! If I’m out and about and forgot a notepad I’ll jot them in my phone but I only really use it for hashtags ect so I try to avoid it personally. Glad it works for you though babes! x

  4. March 23, 2018 / 11:08 am

    What a great post! I feel really motivated now, I definitely think planning is key x

    • March 24, 2018 / 11:58 am

      There’s just so much to do isn’t there? Keeping organised and following a plan helps me so much! X

  5. March 23, 2018 / 2:47 pm

    lovely post. i need to keep these in mind because i definitely have a tendency to be inconsistent and unmotivated with my blog at times, haha! xx

    • March 24, 2018 / 12:00 pm

      I know it took me so long to just keep pushing and pushing and now it’s like, I live and breathe my blog. In a good way I mean! x

  6. March 23, 2018 / 8:55 pm

    You’ve shared some really awesome tips babe, I really think that they’re gonna help so many bloggers! Thanks for sharing 🌸✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | http://www.alishavalerie.com

  7. March 23, 2018 / 10:01 pm

    Googling blog post ideas is such a handy tip, whenever I see lists of post ideas it immediately starts the brainstorming!! x

    • March 24, 2018 / 12:01 pm

      Doesn’t it just? I always think of a hundred more ideas when I google them and I just have a big long list to go through now but it’s so handy X

  8. March 23, 2018 / 10:50 pm

    I love these tips – I’ve recently switched to WordPress and that is keeping me motivated and excited for a fresh look on my blog. I haven’t posted in a while due to college assignments, but this has given me motivation to post! xx

    • March 24, 2018 / 12:03 pm

      I took the initiative to restart my blog over on WordPress after things went so bad on my old blog and it’s given me a big push for how much I’ve had to put into it to start over again. I hope you find the balance! x

  9. March 24, 2018 / 6:43 pm

    Fabulous tips!! I need to get into some better habits with mine! Xx

    • March 25, 2018 / 9:36 am

      Thanks babe! You’ll get there, slow and steady!

  10. March 25, 2018 / 7:28 am

    Omg Lisa you are a lifesaver because I have had serious writers/bloggers block over the last few weeks and this has just given me that little kick start that I need! Xx

    • March 25, 2018 / 9:38 am

      I’m glad Angela! We all get a bit of block and it’s so easy to resolve when it comes to ideas, it’s just about getting yor fingers to type is the hard bit!

  11. March 25, 2018 / 6:15 pm

    Great tips! I prefer pen and paper for keeping track of ideas and even writing posts at times. Bookmarked for future reference!

    • April 1, 2018 / 6:56 pm

      I’m the same! I always have to have a book handy to write ideas and even sometimes posts when I have a bath haha!

  12. March 27, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    I love your blog so much, so happy I’ve found it! These tips have really helped me & also motivated me! Thank you lovely! xxx

    • April 1, 2018 / 7:00 pm

      Thank you so much Hannah that means so much to me! I’m glad, it’s sometimes hard to become motivated especially if you’re having long days but perseverance is key! x

  13. March 27, 2018 / 7:46 pm

    These are such good tips! I have a little notebook where I write all my blog post title ideas. And once I start writing a few the rest of the ideas come flooding in honestly! I take a look around other blogs or what people are sharing on Twitter to fuel me with extra ideas!
    Much love, Caitylis x x

    • April 1, 2018 / 7:04 pm

      I do the same! Some of them I have from ideas people shared years ago, just in case I want to delve into it myself or if I can share the idea with someone else. It’s such a good way, it’s like a little index of ideas. Especially when it comes to seasonal posts! X

  14. Sam Joyce
    March 28, 2018 / 9:23 pm

    Great post and great tips !
    Actually im very exciting with my blog, so this post is very helpful

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  15. March 29, 2018 / 12:19 pm

    Great post!!! Very motivating and just what i needed to read as a new blogger!

    • April 1, 2018 / 7:12 pm

      That’s great to hear Jen, keep going! x

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