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Making Blogging Fun Again

Blogging takes a lot of work and a lot of commitment. I spend more hours on my blog than anything else and while some might think that’s crazy it’s not! I love blogging. And when you’re doing something you love you never want to stop. You have to peel yourself away sometimes or else you would never eat or sleep!

 

And while blogging is fun I recently went over a hiccup with my blog where I just felt uninspired. I would sit down to write and nothing would come. I would go over my notes but still, I couldn’t find something to write about passionately.

 

It was like I left all my inspiration in Europe, somewhere at the airport in Paris.

 

I was always told (well read actually) that you needed to pick a niche and stick to it. And while I was reluctant to follow, I stuck to my niche – Travel. And it worked for some time. I had a lot to write about and it was fun. Until one day it wasn’t.

 

I’m an artist and a creative writer. Boundaries aren’t something I enjoy and will always try to push. I don’t like being told what to do. Never have. I never seemed to fit into the mold of “normal.” I preferred my own company and I love doing my own thing. Maybe it’s because I’m a Sagittarius. The sign that’s destined for travel and flies by the seat of their pants. The sign that’s super spontaneous but can’t commit to anything.

 

This past month has been a journey of self-improvement and change. Every time I come home from a trip I leave more and more of me behind, and the more I leave behind the more I feel the need to improve what’s left. I don’t want to live for holidays or the next trip. I want to live for right now and be able to enjoy it. So I’ve been changing. And with change comes growth and new inspirations. I am currently in the midst of boxes, clothes hanging off my treadmill, and all my stuff is split between two houses (the joys of moving.) And in the midst of this chaos – I found my inspiration again.

 

I love writing about travel. But I also love writing about clothes, skin care products, health food, and well.. anything else that I’m loving at that moment!

 

My point is to make blogging fun again you have to write about what you’re passionate about. And for me that’s how I  am making blogging fun again! Break out of the mold – You’ll be amazed at how the inspiration starts flowing!

 

making blogging fun again

Here’s some other little tips to make blogging fun again:

Blog about what you love

Found a new restaurant? Write about it! Make a delicious batch of cookies? Write about it! I’m a nosy person. If you’re a travel blogger I would be so happy to see what you ate for breakfast! Or what’s your diet like? Where did you get that dress? Why do you like tea more than coffee? These are some things I find fun to read and they make people more relatable!

 

Don’t get caught up in what everyone else is doing

I wrote recently why comparison is a path of self destruction and I am happy with the positive feedback I received! Take a break from reading other peoples blogs and comparing yours to theirs.

 

Read other blogs

Not your favourite blogs but some new blogs! Head to Bloglovin (add me if ya like!) and go to the explore page. Now search your heart out and find posts you like! I love finding new bloggers and they give me inspiration.

 

Don’t let the “game” freak you out

Blogging takes time. Growing your blog takes time. We can’t all be the one who had a post go viral on their first day as much as we want to. My post about elephants in Thailand got over 5,000 views when my blog was only a few weeks old. I didn’t have any other material so none of that traffic stayed. I was so excited – and then was like “Where’d ya go?”

 

Do something creative

If you’re a travel blogger recreate a food that you liked while travelling. If you’re a beauty blogger try showing what you do on a lazy Sunday. Do something unique to your blog and see the response you get.

 

 

How do you make blogging fun? What kind of blog do you have? Share in the comments I love hearing from you! 

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18 Comments

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    Bethany
    January 13, 2017 at 6:13 am

    I’ve just come across this post and I love it – I’m a creative too, and I find that when I try and put something in a box, or stay within a niche, I lose inspiration and feel stuck. I actually was struggling with this recently and wrote quite a long piece about it over on my blog. I think it’s important to do what you love and give yourself that creative freedom, because that’s going to give you your best work!

    Bethany
    http://www.virevolter.com.au

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      The Fernweh Wolf
      January 18, 2017 at 8:43 am

      Oh I’ll go read it! I completely agree. I feel like we read blogs because we like the person who’s writing and like being familiar with someone. What they blog about is only the initial attraction. And it’s way more fun reading when the blogger is inspired 😀 Thanks for this comment!
      xx

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    Amanda (@HotMamaTravel)
    June 10, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Love your take on blogging. Trying to treat travel blogging as just a business can suck the life out of what made you love it in the first place.

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      The Fernweh Wolf
      June 19, 2016 at 11:16 am

      Exactly! It’s become so competitive and people have so many different rules on how to do it the best it’s hard to take a step back and breathe! I think if we write about what we love and with passion people will come and appreciate it!
      xx

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    annanowak11
    June 10, 2016 at 7:08 am

    Thanks for the tips, I totally understand that. I am currently going through a ‘dry’ and uninspired phase. Really a bad thing for my creative self-esteem.
    http://postcardsfromtheworld.com/

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      The Fernweh Wolf
      June 19, 2016 at 11:22 am

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting! That honestly makes my day. A dry and uninspired faze is completely normal part of blogging! Try going on Pinterest for a bit or reading some new blogs! That usually helps me to get the creative juices flowing again! <3

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    LisaLDN
    June 6, 2016 at 12:15 am

    I love this, and it is so so so true! 🙂

    • Reply
      The Fernweh Wolf
      June 19, 2016 at 11:24 am

      Thanks hun! <3

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    April | April Everyday
    June 5, 2016 at 1:54 am

    I love this! I can totally relate to just blogging what you want to blog! I always hate when I read blogs that advise you to find your niche and stick to it. If I stuck to my love of travel, I’d probably blog about 20 times a year! I just blog what I want to blog – after all, isn’t that what blogging is all about?!
    I’m glad that you’ve found your blogging mojo again! YAY!
    xo April | April Everyday

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      The Fernweh Wolf
      June 19, 2016 at 11:27 am

      Right!! We can’t all be on a plane 24/7 and that’s okay! I completely agree blogs are like a reflection of ourselves so of course it’s okay to branch off from the niche once and a while! It’s fun to switch it up :]
      Thanks hun!!
      xx

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    Chalsie
    June 3, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Great post Shelby. I’ve been going through a similar thing lately. Although it was more about my lack of time and organisation to give myself time to blog. I definitely get really caught up in what everyone else is doing and feel really unoriginal, which just takes the fun out of it for me. But I had a bit of a blogging hiatus, and I’m feeling pretty freaking inspired now. I’m going to try to read less blogs though, only the ones that matter!
    xx

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      The Fernweh Wolf
      June 19, 2016 at 11:30 am

      Thanks Chals! I know people keep talking about the Google Calendar to keep them organized but it’s so hard to keep up with it. I’m so glad you’re feeling inspired again! Must be the Japan trip ;P Can’t wait to read (and watch) more about your adventures :]
      xx

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    Lauren Elizabeth
    June 2, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Such great tips! Thanks for sharing!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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      The Fernweh Wolf
      June 19, 2016 at 11:31 am

      Aw thanks madam!! Thanks for commenting <3
      xx

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    milex
    June 1, 2016 at 8:19 pm

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      The Fernweh Wolf
      June 19, 2016 at 11:31 am

      <3 <3

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    Gabrielle
    June 1, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    I can totally relate to not appreciating ‘boundaries’ in any shape or form – how exciting for you that you’ve rediscovered your blogging mojo, I’m looking forward to future wide variety of posts! 🙂

    aglassofice.com
    x

    • Reply
      The Fernweh Wolf
      June 19, 2016 at 11:32 am

      Thanks Gabrielle! That means a lot :] Blogging without boundaries would have made a better blog post title haha
      xx

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