Recently I have had a lot of readers write to me and have asked how I stay motivated with my blog and consistently post. I am not going to lie previously I struggled to stay motivated and I fell behind with posting. Sometimes I lost all motivation and didn’t know how I was going to get out of the rut I was in. If you are currently feeling this way I have a post 10 ways to improve your creativity, those tips helped me get creative again!
I am sharing these 5 tips that have helped me stay motivated on my blog.
Work to a schedule
When I first started blogging I didn’t really have a strict schedule, I would post when I had time or if I had writers block it was whenever I had an idea. This was lacking consistency. Having a schedule of what days and times you post, gives structure and can help with planning content for your blog. Posting consistently helps to develop a returning audience. I have a blog post coming soon about how I stick to my blogging schedule.
When I stay organised I definitely feel less pressured, when I am less pressured I have more fun and enjoy posting. Having to-do lists for all your blog posts will help you stay organised with writing and scheduling. Using my diary I can write down any tasks I need to complete that day.
Keep blog ideas fresh
Writing about different and popular content makes it fun and exciting to post and connecting with a varying audience. Varying content makes it fun and interesting for me, I don’t like to write repetitive content.
Try and engage as much as possible
Getting involved in engagement pods or comment swaps on social media, not only can you share your latest content with others but you can read other peoples’ content. The comment swaps are great to be able to leave genuine comments, make friends and build a community. A community that motivates you to be the best you can be.
Read blog posts, research and search Pinterest
Reading posts, researching and searching Pinterest can help give you a fresh perspective and motivation on new blog titles or points you want to discuss. Carrying out these activities gives you time away from your blog and you can come back to it with fresh eyes and hopefully a boost of creativity.
Do you loose motivation with your blog? What things do you do to keep motivated with your blog? I’d love to hear in the comments.