Blogging is tough, we all know that and it can be hard, very very hard at times to keep up the motivation, enthusiasm, mojo – whatever you want to call it – to write and create new blog posts. Whether it’s through writers block or a lack of desire, it’s rubbish either way and can put a bit of a downer on your mood, your blog and your attitude towards it.
It’s important to know though, that every blogger gets these moods and phases. I know I have, man I’ve had those moods where nothing I write seems good enough or I can’t come up with any decent blog post ideas more times than I care to admit! But… in time, we always come out the other side. It’s normal, you can’t have your creative spark on 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!
During my blogging journey, whenever I’ve had these moments, days, weeks, phases where I seem to have lost my blogging mojo a bit, can’t think of anything to write and everything I do write seems completely and utterly hopeless I’ve always done a few things to help me get through it and to help me keep a positive mind-set rather than letting it get on top of me.
Note down every single blog post idea you have
By doing this, when you find yourself in one of those creative slumps, looking back over a list of ideas you’ve had in the past you may find an old idea which wasn’t right for you then will spark an interest now.
Write a blog post when your blog is doing well
We all have good and bad blog days. When they’re not doing as well as usual, that sucks but 99% of the time, it’s not our fault. I always try and write my blog posts when my blog is doing well and my motivation is at its peak.
Do research into your older blog posts
When you’ve got zero mojo (that sounds like a bad Boyband, doesn’t it?), I find doing research into your own blog and going back and examining which posts done well helps and reminds you of what you’re good at.
Read more blogs
I know we all do this anyway but finding new blogs to read is always inspiring for your own. Try reading blogs that you wouldn’t usually read to get ideas you wouldn’t normally have.
Search for blog post ideas
Lots and lots of bloggers have wrote posts with lots of great blog post idea suggestions for others to use. There’s nothing wrong with seeking inspiration this way and I wrote my own list of blog post ideas here!
Get outside! (Or at least off the computer)
Inspiration is everywhere and sometimes, the best thing to do when you’re stuck in a creative rut is remove yourself from your laptop or wherever you blog for a while and come back with a clear head.