The Ultimate Guide To Staying Motivated With Your Blog

Have you ever thought about giving up with your blog? Or have you questioned why you are bothering to blog at all? This post is for you, do not give up! Working hard on something and not seeing some sort of immediate success can be demotivating and disheartening. But all bloggers started like that and have probably felt that way at some point, it takes time to build a consistent audience and success.

Blogging is hard work and it does require dedication and motivation. It is very frustrating I am sure you will agree when the blogging industry is portrayed as easy. Working hard on your blog consistently although requires motivation, however of course no one is motivated 100% of the time. I am sharing these 12 steps you can take as blogger to keep that motivation and drive for success.

#1 Create a realistic blogging schedule

When you are blogging it is important that you create a blogging schedule that is realistic and can keep too. In a schedule you need to work out how many times per week or month you would like to post, what set days of the week and times that your posts will go live. Creating this plan allows you stay consistent on your blog to help build your blog traffic and DA score. Making the schedule realistic is key for it to be successful, it is hard to stay motivated if you have overwhelmed yourself.

#2 Take a break when it is needed to avoid a burn out

Everyone needs a break at some point it is a chance to recharge and come back with fresh inspiration. If you are consistently working on your content it can be overwhelming and it can become stressful keeping up with all of your social platforms. Taking a regular social media detox or scheduling time away from your blog and social media is vital to stay motivated and inspired to work on your blog. You never want it to feel like a chore!

#3 Remind yourself why you started blogging

If you are finding yourself loosing motivation with your blog or writing, it is a great exercise to write down why you started blogging and what you enjoy about it. Doing this exercise reflects positivity and helps you focus on what you love. There are so many things that bloggers love about blogging.

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#4 Write about what you love

It is so easy to get sucked into the mindset of writing about topics that you think other people would like to see rather than what you want tot write about or enjoy writing about. Your passion is what shines through your writing and makes your posts enjoyable to read. If you start content that you are not enjoying it will come across to your readers. To keep your interest and motivation in your blog you need to create content you love!

#5 Create a blogging community

There is huge blogging community online and it is very supportive. It is important to have blogging friends and support one another, seeing other bloggers and their successes can motivate you to succeed and achieve your goals. If you are struggling with any blogger problems or have any questions there is always people on hand to help. I have made some great blogger friends who are super supportive of me and my blog.

#6 Create good writing habits

Finding your right environment is great to create the motivation to write. Also finding the right time of day to write is great to maximise your productivity. You may have a specific day that you have free and so allocating that day as your writing day can help you create a great schedule.

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#7 Stay organised

Keeping organised is a sure way to keep your motivation high and enjoying blogging. Having a schedule, writing posts ahead of time can help as well as plan your content ahead of time. When you have planned your content ahead of time and scheduled social media posts, there is less pressure and you will always have content. Building consistent content helps you boost your blog traffic and DA score. I like to use my BusyB planner and my bullet journal to help stay organised with my blog. Finding a planner system that works for you is a huge benefit for blogging.

#8 Join blogging groups

There are a lot of blogging groups on various social media platforms that you can join to help share your content, get helpful tips and advice again to make blogging friends. Being part of these groups means you can see other creators content and successes which can help motivate you to work hard and set more blogging goals for yourself.

#9 Keep your content

Researching content ideas, looking on Pinterest for inspiration and reading more can help inspire you to create new fresh content. Creating fresh content can stop you from becoming bored with your writing, new content ideas are uplifting and you can get excited about writing and sharing that content. It will be refreshing for your readers also.

#10 Make blogging goals and evaluate them regularly

Making goals in any area of your life is a great motivator to work smarter and succeed. Its always a great idea to set blogging goals whether that be a particular amount of followers, to post a particular amount of content per month or a certain amount of views. Setting goals and targets can help keep you focused. Checking in each month is beneficial to see how you are progressing. You can set up a statistics tracker in your bullet journal.

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#11 Engagement is key

Engagement on your blog and social media platforms is important to build your audience, improve your DA score and boost your blog traffic. Engaging with other bloggers on their blog and their social media platforms can help you make friendships. Having your audience engage with your content is so motivating especially when they leave positive comments or say that you have helped them and it makes you want to write more. There could be simple reasons that your blog engagement may not be growing so it is vital that you are making it accessible to do so.

#12 Stop the comparison attitude

It is great to follow lots of bloggers and be active in the community however it can be easy to fall into that comparison attitude and it is not only damaging for your mental health but it can really impact your motivation negatively. The blogging community is vast and there is space for everyone, everyone has something to share so never feel you are not valid. Every blogger is an their own journey, it is nota race. Use other bloggers success to motivate you to work smarter for your goals.

Do you have other tips to help bloggers stay motivating? I’d love to hear in the comments.

 

 

181 thoughts on “The Ultimate Guide To Staying Motivated With Your Blog

  1. It’s funny that we used the same image of the girl with the pen; I wrote a blog post on how to find inspiration 😂 I like your take on the topic on how to stay motivated.

    These are very useful tips! I agree that we need to remind ourselves why we started blogging in the first place, especially when we start to question whether it’s worth the effort.

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  2. Very helpful points. I’d also add that you should always be open to inspiration because it can come from anywhere. I have seen things on my daily walks that have inspired a post. That’s why I always have my phone, camera or a notebook handy so I can take a pic or write a note so I don’t forget.

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  3. Wow. I really needed to read this post. I am really flagging on motivation to blog and this post was super helpful since it actually have substantial practical things to do, not vague. Organisation always helps me to feel more in control so that the plan! Thank you!

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  4. I’m here because Susiesopinions shared you on her blog and if that isn’t a boost to stay motivated, I don’t know what is 🙂 Really enjoyed reading this blog post. So nice to meet you, I’m signing up to follow you 🙂

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  5. Insightful piece that I found from another fellow blogger. Timely reminders for me as blogging gets discouraging at times. This inspired me and I thank you!
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  6. Thanks for the tips, Lauren. Since I’m new at this, I appreciate all the help I can get, and your advice rings true. Over the years, I’ve followed different bloggers, but never really thought it would be something I’d like to do. But COVID-19 helped change my mind, as being quarantined with time on my hands—-oh well, I’m sure you understand. Now that I’m following your work, I’m sure to learn more as I go along. Thanks again.

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  7. I loved reading this, and I especially agree with what you said about the blogging community! We’ve really enjoyed meeting so many fellow bloggers on a variety of platforms, and it really helps to keep us inspired and motivated x

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  8. Some really great tips here! I’m currently taking a break from social media (except for Pinterest) and it’s made all the difference. I’m so much less stressed about my blog, and I also have a lot more time now that it’s not taken up by scrolling Twitter, so I can schedule in down time while still getting all my blogging work done each day.

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  9. I love these tips with staying motivated. OMG YES on taking breaks. I try to take breaks from social media as much as I can. YESSS on getting involved with the blogging community. This is when I felt like my blog took off better than ever. Totally agree with evaluating your goals regularly. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ✨ exquisitely.me

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  10. Such a nice and motivational post. I was aware of the fact that success in blogging won’t happen overnight. I guess that’s what keeps me going. I know I have to put some real efforts into this process. 💻 Also, joining the blogging community has been the best thing I’ve done since I started doing this. ❤️ I enjoy every second of working on my blog and I know that some day this will be my job. ♥️ Can’t wait for this moment to come. Thank you for sharing this, honey!

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  11. These are great tips and all are so important. I really like the idea of creating a schedule – I always love to be organised and it is so helpful when it comes to blogging, as you are right that it takes a lot of hard work and effort. I also love engaging with the blogging community on Twitter – they are so helpful and supportive. Thank you for sharing this great post – it is so helpful.

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  12. YES to all of this! I lost motivation recently I won’t lie but, I picked myself back up through creating a Sunday Club biweekly newsletter and, connecting with so many of the bloggers I love on a much more meaningful level through my new Instagram hashtag #TheSundayyClub. I’ve also recently joined a load of Facebook groups including the Uncool Club (which I highly recommend), which has been wonderful too.

    Kate | thelittlecrunch.co.uk

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  13. These are all very helpful and important things to remember. I myself have been guilty of burning myself out in the past when it comes to my blog. Keep a realistic schedule. Great things come in time! Thank you for sharing. It is all so true!

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  14. Thanks for this great reminder Lauren!! I admit the blogging fire I had in my first year kinda snuffed itself out, but that was cause I forgot what my reason for blogging was. It’s kind of an exception right now as with covid-19 running rampant, there isn’t much to write about (imo). Organizing my thoughts and ideas for a blog post once more would def help. Thanks for sharing lovely!

    Geraldine | https://geraldinetalks.com

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  15. I love this!! I’ve been losing motivation quite a lot recently with my blog and feeling like I’m not really growing when I’m putting in the work. But this is definitely reminding me that is not the mindset and actually taking it back to the posts I love to write and why I’m doing it is definitely the way forward. Thanks for the inspiration boost!

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  16. These are great tips! I find it hard to stay motivated when I give myself TOO much to do. I love scheduling my day and my content, but sometimes I will jam pack my day to make the rest of the week easier. This is NOT a good idea. I have learnt that doing 3 tasks a day is better than 15 in one. Thanks for sharing!

    Em | http://www.loveemblog.com

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  17. My advice would be keep on trying new things and learn things. You would never get bored.

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  18. This is such a helpful post. I think most bloggers have felt unmotivated at times, but these are some really great tips to combat that. When I’m feeling super motivated, I try to write a couple of extra posts in a list style, such as my top 5 books you must read etc. Then when I’m feeling unmotivated, I have these as a backup.

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