Your Blog and You: 5 Ways To Reignite Your Writing Habit
So, you’ve been regularly writing for your blog, slowly gathering followers and a modestly growing mailing list and now you’ve run out of steam. It happens to all bloggers eventually, even the most successful ones! Whether you feel like you’ve run out of ideas or you don’t believe you’re getting the recognition you deserve for all your hard work, or maybe life is just getting in the way and you’re wondering if you should bother writing at all…bloggers doubt can really get under your skin. So, what can you do to boost your motivation? Well, here you’ll find 5 ways you can reignite your writing habit. Good luck!
Invest in some new equipment
The great thing about blogging is that you only need a laptop, word processing software and an internet connection to get started. But if your laptop is slow, crashes all the time and generally makes life difficult then investing in some new equipment might give you a much needed boost. As a blogger we all know that we must check for plagiarism so you could invest in a plagiarism checker and even proofreading software to really make things easier for yourself!
Check out all the comments
If you’ve been blogging for a while then you’ll probably have a few comments here and there on your posts. You might even have regular followers and people who like to comment on every post! Go through and read their feedback, not only will the positive comments make you feel good, but you’ll also see that your work is reaching people and making a difference. If someone has left something a little more constructive, then take it on board.
Change your working environment
Anyone who works from home will tell you that working at the same station each day gets dull pretty quickly. Dust, grime, clutter and dullness can kill any desire to work. So, try to switch up your writing locations and try something new. Add a potted plant to purify the air, buy yourself new stationary, or how about heading to a café to write your latest blog post? The smell of coffee and the hustle and bustle of the outside world might just give you the boost you need.
Remember why you started blogging in the first place
There are so many different reasons why people start blogging. Whether you have plenty of life experience you want to share, you’re putting together a travel guide or you just want an outlet for all the ups and downs of modern life. Whatever your reason for blogging, revisit it.
Look how far you’ve come
They say progress is about looking forward and not back. However, looking back allows you to see how far you’ve come. Read your first post and you’ll probably realise how much your writing has changed and matured over time. Remember when your subscriber numbers were less than 10? Look at them now! You might feel that you’re still nowhere near your goal, but when you see how far you’ve come you’ll be incredibly proud of yourself! Now, take your writing habit to the next level!