When you are a new blogger the first year of launching your blog is usually pretty easy. New bloggers have all kinds of ideas for content they want to create but as time goes on and you get into year two and three you may start to lose some of that motivation because you may start to run out of ideas. As a blogger, it is so important that when you start to feel discouraged and lose motivation you remind yourself why you started because it is so easy to compare yourself to others who are better writers and have higher follower count. It takes time to establish an audience so if you are struggling here are a few things you can do to get back on track.
What is your mission?- Before starting a blog the first thing you need to know is what is your mission? What message do you want to put out for your readers? If your blog is all over the place it may be difficult for you to get growth for your blog because your readers will not know what type of content to expect. It can be really discouraging when you pouring your heart and soul into your blog and no one is reading it so why not narrow down your blog categories so it is clear to your readers what is all about. Some bloggers can have a blog that is all over the place and get tons of growth from it but as for most people having it more organized usually, works better.
What interests you?- One of the reasons you could be losing motivation is that you are writing what you think is popular not what interests you and are getting bored with your content. Your readers deserve your best work and can see right through something that was whipped up in ten minutes and one that took several hours. Why should your readers want to read your content if it’s, not something you wouldn’t read yourself? Don’t create content you wouldn’t read yourself because it will show and your blog stats will suffer because of it and I know it’s not about numbers but when your views tank it can be discouraging and make you wonder why did I do this again? Your stats may not be as good as you’d like them to be but you can really tell the passionate bloggers from the non-passionate one’s because the passionate ones always do better.
Take a break- If you are truly burnt out from blogging then instead of throwing in the towel and quitting then you may benefit from taking a short break. Short breaks allow you to clear your head because if you are too stressed coming up with new blog post ideas will be nearly impossible. While you’re on your break you could create new content so that way when you return you are ahead and have more time to write new blog posts. Writing when you are on a break is less stressful because you won’t have the added stress of having to publish a post. If you are super stressed and the thought of writing stresses you out then taking a break from writing may be more beneficial until you are able to clear your head and get back on track.
Rebrand- Most disabled bloggers love what they do but they don’t necessarily want to advocate for disability all the time. Don’t get me wrong advocating is important and I would never stop doing it but it can get exhausting and sometimes discouraging. If you are a disabled blogger and feel the same way it can never hurt to change up your blog to keep you motivated. My blog’s primary focus is a disability but I like to write about blogging, fitness and other things about my life to keep me super excited so I can stay motivated and want to write. It’s really important as a blogger that whatever you write about is exciting to you and makes you want more because if it isn’t it may be time to make changes and change up your content so you are able to enjoy blogging again.
Read other blogs in your niche- I love blogging don’t get me wrong but sometimes I’m not in the mood to do it. Reading other blogs in my niche helps me feel inspired and get motivated to write new content.
As a blogger, it is so easy to lose motivation to blog when your posts aren’t doing so well. If you don’t remind yourself why you started your blog will lose purpose and you will lose motivation to create new content. Planning and writing what you love will be your best tools as a blogger and as soon as you have mastered that you will do great things. Blogger burnout is real so make sure you recognize the signs and take care of yourself because you cannot grow if your posts don’t interest you and you don’t really care about them. Bloggers, how do stay motivated as a blogger?