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Last week I was in a bit of a blogging funk. I didn’t have any motivation to work on my blog. For the past several months, I have been working really hard to grow my blog and have been spending hours every day working on it. I guess I just got a little burnt out.
If you are a blogger, have you ever experienced this? What did you do? This week I am sharing my 5 favorite “blogging funk” cures. If you are in a funk right now, give one of these ideas a try.
1. Take a break. I took a few days “off” from working on my blog last week. I already had blog posts scheduled so I still had content going up on my blog, and I did the bare minimum to promote them. I took a break from Twitter and Pinterest, too. Instead, I spent my free time reading and studying.
2. Get inspired and try something new! I realized that I have been doing the same old same old with my blog for a while. What gets me excited about blogging is coming up with new ideas, making changes, and learning new things. I started brainstorming and came up with the idea for a new series, “How to…” In this series, I teach a basic kitchen skill, such as how to shred chicken or how to roast broccoli in the oven.
3. Revisit your goals and set some new ones. In order to grow your blog and be successful, you need to have goals. It helps me stay motivated to set both small, short-term goals and bigger, long-term goals.
4. Think about why you started blogging. Was it to share your stories? Inspire people? Share your expertise? I started my blog because I love cooking and wanted a way to share what I make with others. I also hoped to eventually turn it into a career. Thinking about why you started can help you keep moving.
5. Get connected with other bloggers. Even though I wasn’t really feeling like working on my blog this past weekend, I still joined in with The SITS Girls Twitter Party on Saturday morning. It really helps to hear from other bloggers.