Beat the blogging blues...

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We all have those days where we literally hit a brick wall trying to type up a blog post or even just thinking about what to possibly write about, and suddenly you find yourself in a state of panic thinking of all the irrational consequences that will come from missing one little post. 

TAKE A BREATH.

It's okay to have one of those days, and I often find that those days tend to be some of my most productive in the end! Take today for example...I'm not feeling particularly great (cruddy immune system strikes again!) and I've been panicking all day that I haven't prepared for tonight's blog post, when I thought to myself...does it really matter? At the end of the day, blogging for most of us is just a hobby and an expression of creative freedom where we are in complete and utter control of everything. 
So why get yourself in a tizzy about it all? It's okay to have your down days, and if you decide one night you'd rather sit and play The Sims or watch Netflix in bed all night instead of concentrating on your blog, then THAT'S OKAY! 

For some, the pressure of producing great consistent content becomes a constant dark cloud over your shoulder and it's hard to put things into motion for fear of it not being good enough. You are good enough, of course, but if you'd like a little extra motivation or need some inspiration, here are some little tips on how I beat the dreaded blogging blues...

1. Take some "me" time
Noone is going to condemn you for having a blog post up a half hour later than you said it would be, nor are they going to hate you forever if you decide not to post at all. It's your little space of internet, so if you'd rather take a long hot bath and spend some quality time pampering yourself then do it! Take as long as you need to rejuvenate yourself - people will still be there to read your blog when you get back!

2. Read other blogs
Nothing inspires me more than reading other peoples blogs, especially when you're having a particularly down day and you want to find your passion again. If you don't feel like writing a post yourself, spend the evening commenting on other peoples blogs and spread the love (and your name!). You never know what might come of it! 

3. Read your comments
If you ever feel like your blog isn't going anywhere and you need a little confidence boost, just read your comments! That always puts a smile on my face, and it's always nice to read lovely things about yourself and your blog if you need a pick-me-up.

4. Get out of the house
You never know where inspiration for a blog post could come from if you step out of your constant surroundings and get a bit of fresh air. Even just a quiet browse round the shops or a little coffee date with a friend could set your brain ticking over with ideas - just make sure you keep somewhere to write it all down!

5. Draft, draft, draft
Some days I will have massive bursts of enthusiasm and excitement over my blog and I literally have about 308068538241 ideas running through my head. So what I'll do is I'll draft up lots of posts, some with only a few words on describing the post idea, and I'll come back to it later. They don't all make the cut, but it's nice to have little backups on the days where you cannot think up a thing!


I hope you find my tips useful, and I'd love to know what you find most helpful when you're feeling a little down in the dumps! Let me know in the comments, and don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin if you'd like to stay up to date with my posts :)

Always, Alice x

5 comments :

  1. I really love motivational posts like this one! I love the last idea, I should really do that more because I'm always coming up with lots of ideas (but all at once!).

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  2. Great post, was lovely to read - I definitely suffer from writers block, always struggle to find the right words! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. Fabulous post, and I can completely agree sometimes I find myself writing a post and just hit a wall whilst writing. I have to agree with me time, there’s nothing more important :) I love having days where I just read other blogs, like you said it can be really inspiring :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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  4. Love these tips! I've definitely been having the blogging blues lately. Sometimes you've just gotta take some time off and rejuvenate!

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  5. Great tips! Drafting loads of posts is such a good idea, I often get a massive burst of energy and then the next day, nothing! Lovely advice, just what I need at the moment :)
    cottonandcandie xx

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