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!
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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