Lately blogging has started to feel like a chore and when I woke up this morning I had something planned but I simply didn’t feel like taking the pictures or writing the blog out.
This feeling started after Blogmas. I took a very short break off of blogging and ever since then I blogging has felt like a chore. While it has been feeling like a chore, I do start enjoying it again once I’m putting the post together. The problem with this is that I don’t want to wake up every morning and feel like I have to blog because then it just won’t be fun anymore.
So while thinking about how much I didn’t want to blog today I started thinking about why I felt this way and what the difference is when I am feeling motivated and excited to blog versus now, that I am not so excited.
Keep reading to find out what to do when you are in a blogging rut. Enjoy!
Take time to think about you feelings. Really ask yourself what is going on and why you don’t feel excited to blog. For me it was all the holidays and basically I had been lounging around the house so I just wanted to keep being lazy. Another thing I believe triggered this is that with the Spring semester being so close, I am starting to get stressed over those classes.
Plan. This morning I decided to plan some blog post. I sat down in front of my computer with my calendar open and whatever came to mind I scheduled a blogpost for the idea. This helps me out a lot because I plan out my post so I don’t have to stress out over what I am going to blog about that day. While doing this I actually came up with the idea for this post. I got super excited for the post and I could feel my excitement for blogging come back. It also helps to make notes as to what you want to write about in that particular post. I like to write my ideas down on the OneNote app on my phone.
Find Inspiration. If you simply cannot come up with ideas for post, find inspiration. When I have no idea what to blog about I always go to Pinterest. Going on here helps out so much and I end out planning out posts for days ahead as well. Another great way is to check out videos on YouTube; because my blog is beauty related, I can find lots of inspiration from the channels I follow. Inspiration is seriously one Google search away!
Take time off. If you are going through a stressful situation, take time off of from blogging. Use that time to pamper yourself and do things that you enjoy. Once you have de-stressed, even if for a moment, the ideas will start flowing once more.
Those are my tips on how to get over a blogging rut. I hope you find this helpful!