At one point or another, every blogger experiences a lost of blogging motivation, including myself.
Perhaps it’s because of how long it takes to turn a blog successful. Maybe it’s the feeling of not getting results we think we deserve.
If you’ve lost your blogging motivation, don’t sweat it! It’s times like these where we need to pick ourselves up, find our motivation and keep ourselves accountable to our goals.
I’ve prepared a few tips to help you get your blogging motivation back and find the love and excitement you’ve once had for blogging.
1. Remember why you started
You started blogging for a reason and you should always remember that reason. Did you create a blog because you wanted to:
- Work from home and make a side income?
- Get more traffic to your business?
- Establish a reputation for yourself?
- Educate or help others?
Personally, I created this blog because I want to help others, build a reputation for myself, earn a sustainable passive income, and have the freedom of working for myself. I stay motivated and continue to write because of these goals.
I like to work backwards to identify what steps I need to take in order to accomplish my long-term goals. That’s why you’ll always see me doing research and finding new ways to grow my blogs.
Why did you start blogging and what can you do to get there?
2. Read comments that your readers left on your blog
I love looking back at all the comments people left me! It makes me realize that my posts actually help people and that was one of the reasons I started blogging in the first place.
It also feels nice when people leave positive comments and give your blog some recognition because after all, we spend a lot of writing and we lose blogging motivation when we feel like our content isn’t making an impact on our intended readers.
Try looking through your comments too and find your inspiration again.
3. Take a look at how far you’ve come
We often think about how far we are from our goals and forget to think about how far we’ve come.
You’ve grown a lot mentally and became more skilled in blogging and marketing since you started, wouldn’t you agree? If that’s the case, you should be proud of yourself for getting this far because most people fail at blogging by becoming impatient and giving up too early.
Blogging is a never-ending journey of learning and with every day that passes by, you know more than the previous day. Just imagine how much you’ll know and how far you’ll be 1 year or even 5 years from now if you keep your blog going!
4. Look at other bloggers who inspire you
Think of a successful blogger that you look up to. How do you think they got there? Definitely not by letting the feeling of demotivation get in the way of their goals, that’s for sure.
These bloggers put in an unbelievable amount of hard work and overcame many obstacles to get to where they are today. You need to do the same.
5. Make friends and keep each other accountable
There’s nothing better than a friend who always pushes you to do your best and become a better version of yourself.
I have a few friends that do that for me and I’m extremely thankful for it because sometimes when I don’t feel like writing and when I see them working hard, it pushes me to do the same. It feels really good to have the support of blogging buddies.
It’s also nice to have someone you can relate to so that when you’re struggling, you can talk to someone that knows what you’re going through.
To make friends in your niche, try joining Facebook groups and reaching out to people. Twitter is also a great way to engage with other people, create conversations and make friends.
6. Keep yourself moving
It’s not always good to stay in the same spot for blogging because it can make you feel mentally and physically imprisoned.
Maybe all you need is a change of environment?Heading outside, getting some fresh air, and looking for inspirations will help keep your blogging motivation.
Trying a different work space might also help such as a cafe, the library, or other public places that have WiFi. I never like working in the same place for long periods of time so I’m constantly looking for new locations to write and that seems to work for me.
7. Create a schedule to prevent yourself from burning out
Working on your blog non-stop for extended periods of time is the easiest and most effective way to burn yourself out, and you don’t want to do that. Instead, try creating a blogging schedule for yourself so you can balance blogging with the other activities in your life.
Knowing what things you need to accomplish and when you need to accomplish them is a good way of keeping yourself motivated. Even though schedules can’t force you to be accountable to your goals, it still acts as a good reminder for you and that’s sometimes enough to keep you going.
I usually spend my daytimes doing other activities and schedule my blogging tasks after 9pm because I found that to be my most productive period for working on my blog.
Create a schedule and find what works for you.
8. Find ways to promote your blog
As mentioned at the beginning of this post, one of the reasons why we begin to get demotivated in the first place is because we’re not seeing the results we’re looking for. I think that as soon as we start seeing more results, the motivation comes back because there are numbers to back up our hard work.
That being said, here are a few links that you can check out for effective ways to promote your blog posts:
- Aspiring Bloggers – How to Promote Your Blog Posts: 14 Methods That Guarantee Traffic
- Kissmetrics – 17 Advanced Methods for Promoting Your New Piece of Content
- Problogger – 65 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog
Let me know what gives you blogging motivation in the comments. Please repin the image at the top to help motivate other bloggers.