Staying Motivated To Keep Blogging
Do you feel like you’re stuck in a rut when it comes to blogging? Are you struggling to stay motivated? Do you ever feel like you’ve hit a wall when it comes to writing for your blog? It might seem impossible to keep going, especially if you’re feeling unmotivated. But there are things you can do to keep yourself motivated and inspired to write.
I think it’s particularly difficult when you first start out because you don’t have a proper following yet, are not fully sure about what route to take your blog, don’t have consistent traffic yet and more.
I have seen a lot of bloggers give up on blogging over time. For some, it’s because their site is not growing as quickly as it hoped. For others it’s because they are not making a profit or income from blogging like they expected to. And for some others it is simply because they ran out of content to create.
I always feel a little sad or disappointed when someone stops blogging because I think every blog has the potential to be something great. A lot of times, minor adjustments can help fix the issue of not having a proper following or enough traffic. Things like making your site more SEO or algorithm friendly, redesigning your site or even getting your blog post edited professionally can make a huge impact.
Because I don’t want to see any more bloggers I like give up on blogging, here are some ways that can help you stay motivated to blog:
Google Is Your Friend
I always say this, but when it comes to blogging research is truly the key. And Google can be your best friend because it’s a great place to get so much information completely for free. If not having enough traffic or following is the reason you no longer feel motivated to blog remember there are always ways to increase both your traffic and following.
The first thing you want to do, is do some research into things like SEO, keywords, Domain Authority (DA), blogging trends etc. Once you have more information on things like this you will understand how to get more traffic to your site which will consequently also increase your following.
If you are someone who feels like they don’t have time to do the research and make the changes, because it can be extremely time consuming, you can always hire someone to do it for you because these changes are somewhat vital if you want to grow your blog and especially if you want to make a profit from your blog someday. I personally offer a lot of services that can help you instantly grow your blog- you can check them out by clicking here. However, if you don’t have the budget to hire someone right now make the changes slowly when you have time but do it. I also have multiple posts on how to grow your blog yourself which you can read by clicking here.
Find Inspiration From Others
A lot of times, people stop blogging or lose the motivation to blog because they no longer feel like they are inspired to create content. This can happen especially when you have been blogging for a while. At first, it’s quite easy to come up with content ideas, however, over time it becomes more difficult to come up with fresh new ideas and this can really make you feel unmotivated.
One of the easiest ways to find inspiration for new content ideas is by looking at other blogs. You’ll see what works well for them, and you can use those ideas to help inspire your own posts.
Another great way to get inspiration for new posts is to read the content other bloggers are putting out. People come up with some fantastic ideas for posts and they can be quite inspiring for readers. If you do get inspired by someone else’s post please do be sure to give them credit for the idea.
If you’re still struggling to come up with ideas for a blog post feel free to check out my recent post “5 Blog Post Ideas When You Have Nothing To Blog About” for some new ideas.
Don’t Fixate On The Stats
A lot of bloggers or content creators, myself included, tend to focus on the stats. I know I can get a little obsessed with them and I was particularly like this when I first began my blogging journey. It can be quite annoying not to see your numbers grow or even to see your numbers drop sometimes when you are less active.
However, after years of blogging one thing I have realised is that blogging is not all about the stats. When it comes to having a blog, I would recommend concentrating on your content and creating the best content you can instead of refreshing your stats page every two seconds.
Yes, stats are important to an extent. You are more likely to get more sponsors, Ads, etc if you have more followers or more traffic but truth be told, you can easily make money with a smaller following and average traffic. I started earning an income from my blog way before I had the following and traffic I have now. And that was mostly thanks to the content I was putting out.
If you do have a smaller site with a smaller following and want to make an income from blogging one day, one thing you can be thankful for is that a lot of people want to work with micro-influencers these days. You just need to find the right people to work with for your particular niche.
So, stop concentrating on your stats and start working on ways to improve your content because having quality content is the key to keep blogging while fixating on stats can really make your feel unmotivated especially if you feel like your stats aren’t as great as you want them to be.
Write About Things You Love
Lastly, try to create content you love making. I know a lot of people tend to give up on blogging because they are creating content for the sake of stats, making an income, etc. This is going to leave you unsatisfied in the end because both growing your blog as well as making an income from it is going to take time. It doesn’t happen overnight unless you are the luckiest person ever.
If you are just churning out content for the sake of it you will feel less motivated to posts regularly or consistently. However, if you are putting out content you actually enjoy creating you will want to put out content because you are having fun making it. Plus, the quality will be so much better and the audience will enjoy it more because they will be able to tell that you enjoyed yourself creating the post.
I really hope this post inspired at least some of you to stay motivated to blog. Just know that blogging is a longterm thing and it takes time to know your niche, to make an income, to better your stats etc. Try to stick with it and you will be rewarded over time.
Have you ever felt unmotivated to keep blogging? How do you deal with that? What are some ways through which you keep yourself motivated to blog regularly? Let me know in the comments below because I would love to hear your thoughts! Seriously, leave a comment, I don’t bite (anymore).
If you feel like you don’t have enough time to take all my advice in but still want to grow your blog, consider hiring a blogging manager that can help you manage all the other stuff on your blog so you can just concentrate on the content. I do offer blog management services amongst other things that can help your blog grow almost instantly. If that is something you would be interested in please click here to view all the services I offer.
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