Hello everybody and welcome back to the blog! I hope you have all had a lovely week and weekend so far! Sadly mine will be spent working *sigh*, but I have had a lovely few days off work spent blogging, seeing friends and spending time with my boyfriend! (so I feel like that makes up for an exhausting weekend spent working). Sorry it has been a while since a blogpost, but hopefully this post will clear that up for you all. Today I am going to chat to you about how I have been in a blogger funk and my advice of how to get out of it!
Am I In A Funk?
Recently, I have found myself knee-deep in blogger funk. I have been struggling to find motivation to think of ideas, write blogposts and execute them. Or I think of ideas, start writing them and never finish! My drafts folder on WordPress is honestly jam-packed. Hopefully those blogposts may see the light of day at some point, but I wouldn’t hold my breath at this rate. So I have sat down, and compiled my tips and advice of how to get yourself out of this funk.
Remember Why You Started
When stuck in a funk, it is difficult to see past the ‘I don’t know where to take my blog’ and ‘I have no ideas’ and ‘I’m a shitty blogger’ and remember the love and passion you have for your blog- because we all do have it, otherwise we wouldn’t be doing it! Whenever I am struggling, I try to remind myself that I do love it, and when the ideas come, they will be good.
The main cause of a funk is a lack of inspiration to write blogposts and create content, so spark that inspiration again! Take inspiration from other bloggers, read loads of blogposts and take notes down in a dedicated blogger journal of posts/ideas that you like, and think you could execute! Pinterest is also an amazing place for inspiration, not only for photo ideas, but tips on how to write blogposts of a high quality and that fit your niche well. Make a Pinterest board filled with inspirational pictures, quotes and blogpost idea posts! A fat blogger hacks board- I’m certain it will get those blogging cogs running again!
The Setup & Atmosphere
Your setup and workspace for writing blogposts is so important for sparking that inspiration and for getting those blogger juices flowing! I like to either write on my iPad, Laptop or Desktop computer. Obviously the benefit with a laptop or iPad is that they are portable, so you can write on the go, in the garden or on the sofa! But I have really enjoyed getting back into using my desktop because it has given me a dedicated workspace and somewhere where I can fully focus on getting the blogpost done. If you have a workspace, make it adorable! Mine is half dressing table, half workspace and I feel like I have smashed the balance (if I do say so myself) I have prints, fairy lights, my camera, makeup brushes and cute books and coasters.
Playing music is good for some peoples concentration and not for others, personally I write my best blogposts whilst watching TV or listening to some music. I have actually started to create a Blogging playlist over on my spotify, so if you do want to check that out click HERE . I feel like having some nice chilled music on in the background can help with the inspiration and to keep the flow going!
When struggling to search for ideas, it can often be because you have too many in your brain already! So grab a notebook and write down all of your ideas, or things you have seen on other peoples Instagrams or Blogs and really enjoyed and that you think your viewers would enjoy. Yes there will be some crappy ideas, or ones that just aren’t realistically possible to execute, but amongst those will be lightbulb moment ideas- trust me!
Create Content YOU Like.
This is by far the most important, because as important and sometimes fun as following trends and the crowd in the community can be, you need to create content that YOU would read and that YOU enjoy creating. Always put yourself first when blogging and if you are mid way through a blogpost and you are getting bored, your readers probably will do exactly the same! Yes, following the common blogpost ideas is good in some aspects, in order to increase engagement and attract readers, but to stand out from the crowd is even more rewarding! Trust me.
I hope you guys enjoyed todays blogpost, I really really enjoy doing blogger advice style posts for you all! 🙂
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