I don’t know how people can blog multiple times a day and not run out of gas! Kudos to them because this mama here can’t do it. Last week I found myself in a bloggers “rut”. I didn’t necessarily run out of ideas but everything I thought of wasn’t appealing to me or I was just frustrated with it all. I then came across Kate’s post and it was like the girl was in sync with my brain! She hit every point I was thinking of and inspired me to do a post about my own experience in this situation.
Being Unique – I’m not bashing fellow bloggers but it could be a little lame when everyone is talking about the same release the same exact day. I’ll scroll through my Bloglovin feed and it’s all about the same product! I know we’re given things to test but maybe you can talk about it in a favorites or include it in a post vs. being its own post like everyone else.
Blogging on the go – Can’t think? Remove yourself from the environment. Head out to a cafe or Starbucks that offer free wifi, sit, have a drink and get to typing. Sometimes I find being at home in my PJ’s behind the computer can be a little depressing and Un-motivating. I love getting dressed, putting on my face full-o-makeup and heading out with laptop in hand. It can really improve your overall mood and give you the push you need to get the ball rolling.
Switching it up – My blog covers all types of different things from DIY projects to Fashion. The main focus is beauty of course but I think its fun every now and again to give your readers something different to read about, maybe a recipe you’re enjoying atm or a hidden hobby you do on your spare time (I love to draw when I can). If you stick to one type of blog content then by all means do your thang, there is nothing wrong with that! I visit Temptalia’s site because I know it provides the best swatches and I can always count on it. Personally I like a little bit of everything!
Giving yourself a break – I recently moved my WordPress blog to a self-hosted blog because my account was temporarily “locked”. I had a melt down because I wasn’t able to post for 3 days but I’m not going to lie, the time off was great. I blog 6 days out of the week and it can be very overwhelming at times. If you need a break do it! Collect your thoughts so that you’re coming up with good content. If i’m pissy or tired it affects my work and when I read it the next day it’s a no go. Just let your viewers know via Twitter, Facebook or whatever floats your boat.
People Watching – Creepy? Yes, it can be but people are so interesting! It’s amazing what you tell about a person just by looking on the outside. Some patterns, bags and hairstyles have triggered ideas in my crazy blogging head to type a post. Don’t get caught though, It could be really awkward!
Fellow Bloggers – Perfect example is this post, like I said earlier I was the inspiration from Kate that made me write this post. It’s always nice to reference back and say “I received the idea from this person”. I always give the credit to the corresponding blog or site!
These are just some things that have helped me out in the past and still help me when I’m in need of saving. Things could be worse so I appreciate all the errors and set backs because it’s all worth it in the end!