Going through a blogging rut can be an absolute nightmare and I’m sure many bloggers experience it at least once through their blogging life. You get to a point where you want to be producing content for your readers but there’s just a block, sometimes it can be lack of inspiration, a personal issue, there are so many different reasons that can effect each person differently. I’ve had my fair share of blogging ruts, mainly because I’ve been busy with other things. I worked so hard in my final year at uni and thankfully it paid off, but it meant that my blog had to take a back seat. After finishing my exams and graduating I pretty much went straight into working full time – which was definitely a shock to the system. I’ve only just got back into the swing of posting regularly, I love writing and I want to keep it up so I’ve made a plan and hopefully I will stick to it. Here are some of the ways I keep organised and inspired to write.
PLAN, PLAN, PLAN //
I think the most important thing to consider is that you need to plan ahead. If you post one, three or even five times a week, the last thing you want to be doing is writing the blog post the night before. Having a plan written down and writing blog posts in advance ensures you will always have something to put up. That way, if something comes up which means you can’t sit down to blog, you have a backup. I have created a simple plan in excel, it shows the dates up until the end of the year and I’ve planned what I’m going to write for two months in advance. I’ve left some space for unexpected blog posts just in case I find a miracle product and need to share it with you asap!
In terms of inspiration I don’t think you can go wrong with a scroll through bloglovin’. When I read a good post about something I’m interested in, nothing inspires me to write my own blogs more. Look through your make up stash and refreshing yourself with the items you love, or maybe hate. There are also bloggers that have been releasing blog posts with loads of post ideas which are a great way to get back into blogging when you’re out of ideas.
BE REALISTIC //
If you have commitments, or you’re just lacking motivation… it’s fine! For many of us blogging is a hobby. Don’t put unnecessary pressure on yourself to deliver content – if you’re stressing out and writing rushed blog posts, chances are it won’t be your best work. Be realistic about how much you can produce with your own individual capacity and bare this in mind when planning.
ENJOY IT //
Above all you need to make sure you’re enjoying it. As I said before, for a lot of us this is a hobby!